2016 Skoda Rapid Facelift Launched At INR 8.35 Lakhs

Posted on Thu ,03 Nov 2016 1:57 pm
CG Staff
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2016 Skoda Rapid Facelift Launched At INR 8.35 Lakhs

The Skoda Rapid now gets the more powerful 108bhp 1.5-litre diesel introduced on the VW Ameo.

 

The updated and facelifted 2016 Skoda Rapid sedan has been launched in the price bracket of INR 8.35 lakhs and INR 12.79 lakhs (ex-showroom, Maharashtra). It is the second car in the VW India group to get the updated 1.5-litre TDI diesel engine first introduced on the VW Ameo in September.

 

2016 Skoda Rapid prices (ex-showroom, Maharashtra):

Petrol

1.6 MPI MT Active – INR 8.35 lakhs

1.6 MPI MT Ambition – INR 9.27 lakhs

1.6 MPI MT Style – INR 10.44 lakhs

1.6 MPI AT Ambition – INR 10.38 lakhs

1.6 MPI AT Style – INR 11.46 lakhs

 

Diesel

1.5 TDI MT Active – INR 9.57 lakhs

1.5 TDI MT Ambition – INR 10.49 lakhs

1.5 TDI MT Style – INR 11.67 lakhs

1.5 TDI AT Ambition – INR 11.71 lakhs

1.5 TDI AT Style – INR 12.79 lakhs

 

The major exterior changes are at the front of the car where it gets a new fascia with sharper headlamp units with projectors, butterfly grille with chrome trim, a new front bumper with new trapezoidal foglamp units. The styling is now in line with that of the Octavia and also the Superb. The side profile of the 2016 Skoda Rapid though remains untouched and the only change at the rear is a new bumper and a chrome strip at the bottom of the boot.

 

On the inside the brown-beige upholstery has been replaced by a black-beige one. Features available in the car include a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with MirrorLink, GPS navigation and a reverse parking camera, rain sensing wipers, cruise control, cooled glove box, etc. Safety features available as standard include driver and passenger airbags, ABS, ESP & Hill Hold (only in DSG equipped cars), etc.

 

The 2016 Skoda Rapid is the second car in the VW India Group to get the updated 1.5-litre TDI diesel engine. It pumps out 108bhp and 250Nm of torque and is mated to either a 5-speed manual or a 7-speed automatic DSG box. Skoda claims a mileage of 21.13 km/l and 21.72 km/l for the diesel MT and AT respectively. The petrol is the same 1.6-litre MPI unit producing 104bhp and 153Nm of torque which is mated to either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The petrol engine equipped cars have a mileage rating of 15.41 km/l and 14.84 km/l for the MT and AT respectively.

 

Skoda India has been ramping up its sales as well as service network in the country and the new Rapid comes with a 4-year service care program, 4-year warranty and 24x7 roadside assistance as standard.

 

The 2016 Skoda Rapid competes with the Volkswagen Vento, Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and the Hyundai Verna.



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