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      Skoda Rapid has been discontinued.
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      Skoda Rapid

      Skoda Rapid

      Price icon

      Price

      ₹ 6.99 Lakh onwards
      Mileage icon

      Mileage

      14.84 to 21.72 kmpl
      Engine icon

      Engine

      1498 to 1598 cc
      Transmission icon

      Transmission

      Manual, Automatic
      Fuel Type icon

      Fuel Type

      Petrol, Diesel
      Seating Capacity icon

      Seating Capacity

      5 Seater

      About Skoda Rapid

      Summary

      Skoda has tweaked its entry-level sedan, the Rapid, again. The C-segment sedan was introduced back in November 2011 and since then has been tweaked and updated regularly. While most of the updates were technical and some added vinyl, this tweak is a proper facelift that matches the new face of Skoda cars.

      The C-segment sedan competes with its sibling, the Volkswagen Vento along with the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Nissan Sunny and Renault Scala. Skoda cars are known for their build quality and the Rapid also has a nice ride and handling package.

      Further to this, read Skoda Rapid Road Test details by our expert.

      Exterior

      While the body shell remains the same, the Rapid gets cosmetic upgrades. The new Skoda Rapid is based on the company’s new design philosophy. The front sports a asharp design with rectangular headlights and a restyled grille. It gets LED DRLs standard across the range. The fenders and the front bumpers have been redesigned for a modern appeal. The bumper at the rear has been smoothened out on the edges for a neat finish. The sides resemble the current generation but the car features new alloy wheels to complement the new look. The Rapid also gets electronically adjustable and foldable ORVMs.

      Interior

      The Skoda Rapid interior has always been functional and now comes in black and beige. The new model gets Climatronic-automatic AC with dust and pollen filter and rear AC vents. The Skoda Rapid gets a touchscreen infotainment system with MirrorLink and reverse parking sensors with a camera option, cruise control and rain sensing wipers. It gets height adjustable driving seat with steering mounted audio controls and cruise control.

      In terms of safety, apart from the in-built structural rigidity, the new Rapid offers dual front airbags and ABS with EBD as standard across the range.

      Engine and Transmission

      The new Skoda Rapid retains the existing engine options in India. The 1.6-litre petrol engine generates around 104bhp of power and 153Nm of torque and will be offered in a five-speed manual and a six-speed automatic transmission. The diesel, on the other hand, will continue to be offered with a 1.5-litre engine that now generates 109bhp of power, and it will come mated to a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission option.

      MIleage

      The 1498 cc Diesel - powered variant delivers a fuel economy of 19 kmpl in city and 21 kmpl on highways, while the Petrol variant offers a mileage of 13 kmpl on urban roads and 15 kmpl and freeways, respectively.

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      Skoda Rapid Price List

      Find a list of all 14 petrol and 13 diesel versions of Skoda Rapid. This table includes on-road price which covers all costs like RTO and Insurance.

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      Skoda Rapid Expert Review

      Ninad Ambre
      by Ninad Ambre

      Skoda Rapid facelift diesel First Drive Review

      The Skoda Rapid has been in our market for the past five years, but its success rate hasn’t been what the Czech manufacturer was hoping for. Buyers primarily preferred the ever dependable Honda City or the flamboyant Hyundai Verna or the value for money

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      Skoda Rapid Expert Review

      Skoda Rapid facelift diesel First Drive Review

       The Skoda Rapid has been in our market for the past five years, but its success rate hasn’t been what the Czech manufacturer was hoping for. Buyers primarily preferred the ever dependable Honda City or the flamboyant Hyundai Verna or the value for money Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. The fact that it felt too similar to the Volkswagen Vento and people apprehension over Skoda’s aftersales service quality further put it out of preference.

      Skoda Rapid

       Now though, Skoda has launched the updated Rapid and the changes aren’t just skin deep. You also get the upgraded 1.5-litre diesel unit which makes more power than before. To address its aftersales issue, Skoda is also offering a comprehensive 4-year maintenance plan with the car. So are these factors enough to get the buyers back in Skoda showroom? We drove the car in picturesque Mussoorie to find answers 

      Skoda Rapid

      Skoda Rapid 

      One look and you will notice the peculiar familiarity of the new Rapid with the Skoda Octavia and the Superb. The fascia is more slender than the old car and it now features sleeker headlamps like in the Octavia. These projector units also feature DRLs that just adds to the Rapid’s more premium looks. The signature moustache grille is carried over, below which is a redesigned bumper with restyled air dams and fog lamps. Moving to the side of the car, the only change is the chrome embellishment on the door handles. At the back, you get smoked tail lights, a slim spoiler and a chrome slat on the tail gate. All these changes have made the Rapid look fresher and sharper than the outgoing model.

      Skoda Rapid

      Skoda Rapid 

      Unlike the exterior, the cabin layout in the Rapid facelift stays more or less the same. So you get the same ergonomically designed dashboard from the Vento and everything falls to hand easily. Traditionally Skoda have always been quite generous with equipment levels and this top-spec Style variant is no different. That said, it still misses the push start-stop button and a reversing camera. However, you do get rear parking sensors and premium features like rain-sensing wipers, auto headlamps, electronically retractable OVRMs, auto-dimming IRVM, one-touch all-four power windows with anti-pinch and cruise control, which are absent in most of its rivals. The biggest addition is the 6.5-inch touch screen system. This capacitive touch display is clear, quick enough and is easy to scroll through. The audio system, which gets Skoda’s new Mirrorlink system, does the job well while the speakers have a good sound output. Dual front airbags and ABS are standard safety features across the trims.

      Skoda Rapid

      Thanks to the tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment, finding a comfortable driving position is easy. The front seats are comfortable with good side bolstering and generous thigh support. Similar is the case in the second row, which offers great space and a well-designed bench. Thanks to the flat floor, generous knee room and wide cabin three people can sit here in good comfort. The Rapid like before is very practical and it boasts of thoughtfully designed storage spaces and loads of cup and bottle holders too. On paper the 460-litre boot sounds a bit less, but it is well shaped and can take your weekend’s luggage with ease. Ergonomically the only grouse we had with the Rapid was the front centre armrest, which is placed too high and fouls with your elbow every time you make a gearshift. Like before the overall quality of materials in the cabin is good and everything feels well screwed together.  

      Skoda Rapid

       Skoda Rapid

      We reviewed the new 1.5-litre TDI diesel paired to a five-speed manual. It also can be had with an optional seven-speed DSG transmission. Then there is also a petrol variant powered by a 1.6-litre MPI unit mated to either a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic gearbox. Start the Rapid facelift's updated diesel engine, and it settles down to the same clattery idle as before. Thanks to the update, the power output has now gone up from 105bhp to 110bhp but the torque figure of 250Nm remains the same. It clearly felt more responsive than the old unit and there is loads of pulling power from as low as 1,500rpm. Such is the flexibility of this motor that you can get away with being in a higher gear at crawling speeds, which makes it quite stress-free to drive. Go past 2,000rpm however and this motor really gets in its stride, as it pulls relentlessly to around 4,500rpm, post which the power tapers off. The five speed gearbox is quite direct but the clutch action feels too heavy and long. Thankfully the torquey motor doesn’t warrant too many gearshifts to make quick progress.

      Skoda Rapid

       Driving around slow moving traffic and by lanes, we really appreciated the direct and easy to twirl steering which makes it easy to maneuver. Low speed ride is absorbent and pot-hole infested roads were also dismissed without any problem. But large road imperfections do make their presence felt in the cabin, as the suspension thuds through them. On the highway, the Rapid displays good stability and the comfortable ride makes it an able cruiser. Over undulating surfaces it does tend to bounce a bit and a flatter ride would have been welcomed. Around twisty sections, the Rapid feels willing and the direct steering, good body control and loads of grip gives you lot of confidence. The brakes too offered good bite and stopping power felt more than adequate.

      Skoda Rapid

      Make Skoda
      Model Rapid
      Fuel Diesel
      Variant Style 1.5 TDI
      Engine Capacity 1.5-litre
      Max. Power (bhp@rpm) 109bhp @ 4,000
      Max. torque (Nm@rpm) 250Nm @ 1,500
      Gears Five
      Length mm 4413
      Width mm 1699
      Height mm 1466
      Wheelbase mm 2552
      Fuel Capacity (in litres) 55
      Tyre size 185/60 R15

       

      Features  
      Dual Airbags Yes
      ABS and EBD Yes
      Projector headlamps with DRLs Yes
      Auto headlamps and rain-sensing wipers Yes
      6.5-inch touch screen system with Mirrorlink Yes
      AC with automatic climate control Yes

      Specifications Skoda
      Rapid
      Honda
      City
      Variant Style 1.5 TDI VX Diesel
      Fuel Diesel Diesel
      Engine Capacity 1.5-litre 1.5-litre
      Max. Power (bhp@rpm) 109bhp @ 4,000 99bhp @ 3,600
      Max. torque (Nm@rpm) 250Nm @ 1,500 200Nm @ 1,750
      Gears  Five Six
      Length mm 4413 4440
      Width mm 1699 1695
      Height mm 1466 1495
      Wheelbase mm 2552 2600
      Fuel Capacity (in litres) 55 40
      Tyre size 185/60 R15 175/65 R15

       Thanks to modern creature comforts, good ride and a powerful diesel engine, Skoda has surely put forth a competitive package. It still has the old cars robust build and material quality is really good too. So in a way it should be just right for most buyers even if it might not exceed expectations of some. Skoda is also revamping its after-sales service and now has well thought offers for buyers. The Rapid is being offered with a four-year warranty, road-side assist and maintenance package, all-inclusive in the ex-showroom Delhi prices that start at Rs 9.49 lakh. So the competitive pricing with added benefits does make the updated Rapid a more lucrative buy.

      Skoda Rapid

      Pictures By - Kapil Angane

      User Reviews for Rapid

        4.1

        Overall

        4

        Exterior

        3.7

        Interior

        4

        Ride Qlty

      • 12/08/2020 17:41:01 | Asif Sayed

        Whats Good

        I really liked how the car look and the paint work on it. the strong lines which makes the car look stylish indeed. Seats are quite comfortable. Ride experience is smooth and does gives you please offcourse for it being a German.

        What Can Improve

        Skoda can totally look forward to do the interior again due the interior does not feel anymore premium comparatively to the other existing rivals. it lacks the modern and feels outdated. The car does lacks in the interior quality for example. the a/c vents are extremely fragile that it was the first time I saw an a/c vent broke which happened in my own car. You can here the loosen panels that too for a car. Its just the overall quality doesn't stands up for what you'd expect from the brand.

        A preferable ride for those who look for pleasure yet got to compromise with the interior quality a little bit.

        Mileage Details

        • Mileage (City) 12 kmpl
        • Mileage (Highway) 21 kmpl
        • Maintenance 7000 per month

        User ratings

        • 4

          Exterior

        • 3

          Interior

        • 5

          Ride Qlty

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      • 02/08/2014 11:38:34 | Prithivi Maharaja

        Whats Good

        running in highways

        What Can Improve

        touch screen music system can we apply

        totally satisfied with the car

        Mileage Details

        • Mileage (City) 16 kmpl
        • Mileage (Highway) 19 kmpl
        • Maintenance 2000 per month

        User ratings

        • 4

          Exterior

        • 4

          Interior

        • 4

          Ride Qlty

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      • 01/20/2014 11:52:06 | Sethu Madhavan

        Whats Good

        A Car powered with German technology. Related to Volkswagen and Audi.

        What Can Improve

        They should know how to respect a customer. The customer care center at Aurangabad has to be more responsive. The local dealer is not bothered about their directive. The aggrieved customer doesnot know where to post their complaint. The Aurangabad office simply forward the customer representation to the dealer back without going through it. A good car is handled by unprofessional people.

        A separate lock near the existing latch of the doors( as seen in other cars like Honda city, Suzuki) are required for safety. The rear A/c vent should have provision to close the air in case no rear passengers. Since the wiper controls are provided (wrongly) at right side ( unlike most of the other cars ) it should have a separate switch on the dash to cut off all wiper operation to avoid inadvertent movement of wiper blade on dry windshield and thereby getting scratches on it. Unfortunately the light controls are at the left which is very inconvenient as the left hand is already required for gear change also. In emergency when ever you want to give flash to a incoming car your right middle finger pulls the wiper ( as all other cars) and wiper sweeps on the dry windshield. Most of the Skoda cars you can see scratches on the glass. The story becomes worse with a new driver. The power supply to horn could have been provided directly instead of through Ignition.

        Mileage Details

        • Mileage (City) 14 kmpl
        • Mileage (Highway) 19 kmpl
        • Maintenance 500 per month

        User ratings

        • 3

          Exterior

        • 3

          Interior

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      • 01/18/2014 14:19:22 | Murali Janakiram

        Whats Good

        Pick Up and road grip with excellent breaking

        What Can Improve

        Can try to keep the hieght little more to avoide touching road humps

        Skoda as the name say is most dependable and in one year of driving the car with all weather conditions and at extremely high, average and low speed(city traffic) the car has proven very safe and most dependable at any speed Up to 130 Km/Ph.The brakes are most dependable even with most riskey situations.

        Mileage Details

        • Mileage (City) 12 kmpl
        • Mileage (Highway) 18 kmpl
        • Maintenance 500 per month

        User ratings

        • 4

          Exterior

        • 4

          Interior

        • 5

          Ride Qlty

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      • 12/10/2013 14:22:17 | Sunil Kapadia

        Whats Good

        Powerful Engine, Spacious interiors, Big Boot

        What Can Improve

        Fuel Economy is poor - get around 12 kmpl against the advertised 15. Ground Clearance is poor - bottom touches at Road bumps. Service is poor - Specific complaints made at First service were not attended. No Reason given for not attending to complaints

        Was assured Servicing would be done at Bharuch by opening a Service Station within 6 months of Purchase of car. Service Station not yet opened though over a year has passed since purchase was made.

        Mileage Details

        • Mileage (City) 11 kmpl
        • Mileage (Highway) 14 kmpl
        • Maintenance 1000 per month

        User ratings

        • 4

          Exterior

        • 4

          Interior

        • 3

          Ride Qlty

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      Quick Facts about Skoda Rapid

      Skoda Rapid, a Sedan, is available from ₹ 6.99 Lakh to ₹ 14.25 Lakh in India. Skoda offers the latest Rapid in 27 versions in India. The base model Rider Limited Edition starts at ₹ 6.99 Lakh in Delhi and the top model Edition 1.5 TDI AT priced at ₹ 14.25 Lakh in Delhi. If you are looking for 5 seater car then you should consider Rapid.

      Rapid comes in 14 Petrol version(s) and 13 Diesel version(s).

      The Petrol version comes with 1598 cc engine capacity and Manual,Automatic transmission mode(s). It generates 104 bhp @ 5200 rpm.

      The Diesel version comes with 1498 cc engine capacity and Manual,Automatic transmission mode(s). It generates 109 bhp @ 4000 rpm.

      Skoda Rapid comes in 6 colors which include Brilliant Silver, Candy White, Cappuccino Beige, Carbon Steel, Flash Red, Lapiz Blue.

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      Rapid Specifications

      Note: Specifications for Rapid Rider Limited Edition have been mentioned

      Engine & Performance
      Fuel Type
      Petrol
      Transmission
      Manual - 5 Gears
      Mileage - ARAI Reported
      15.41
      Engine
      1598 cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC
      Engine Type
      petrol engine, in-line, liquid cooling system, 16V DOHC, transverse in front
      Peak Power (bhp@rpm)
      104 bhp @ 5200 rpm
      Peak Torque (Nm@rpm)
      153 Nm @ 3750 rpm
      Drivetrain
      FWD
      -
      Steering, Tyres, & Suspnsions
      Steering Type
      Power assisted (Electric)
      Minimum Turning Radius
      5.3
      Suspension - Front
      McPherson suspension with lower triangular links and torsion stabilizer
      Suspension - Rear
      compound link crank-axle
      Wheels Type
      Steel Rims
      Tyres Size - Front
      185 / 60 R15
      Tyres Size - Rear
      185 / 60 R15
      Spare Wheel
      Steel
      -
      Size, Weight, & Dimensions
      Bootspace / Dicky Capacity (L)
      460
      Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
      55
      Passenger Capacity
      5
      Length (mm)
      4413
      Width (mm)
      1699
      Height (mm)
      1466
      Wheelbase (mm)
      2552
      Ground Clearance (mm)
      163
      Curb Weight (kgs)
      1111
      No of Seating Rows
      2
      No of Doors
      4
      -

      Skoda Rapid News

      Skoda Rapid’s decade-long production comes to a full stop in India
      Skoda Rapid’s decade-long production comes to a full stop in India
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      by Gajanan Kashikar
      11/01/2021 20:03:37

      Skoda has ended the production of its Rapid in India after 10 years and it is going to launch an all-new Slavia sedan here in coming months.

      Skoda Rapid range receive cosmetic updates
      Skoda Rapid range receive cosmetic updates
      Aditya Nadkarni
      by Aditya Nadkarni
      04/25/2021 19:32:03

      Skoda Rapid  Skoda India has discreetly updated the Rapid range as the model has now received a set of cosmetic updates. The changes are valid for the Monte Carlo and Onyx variants of the

      Skoda Auto India launches Rapid Rider Plus; priced at Rs 7.99 lakh
      Skoda Auto India launches Rapid Rider Plus; priced at Rs 7.99 lakh
      Aditya Nadkarni
      by Aditya Nadkarni
      07/15/2020 11:36:04

      Skoda Rapid Rider Plus The Skoda Rapid Rider Plus has been launched in India at 7.99 lakh (ex-showroom, all India). The model is available in four colours that include Candy White, Carbon Steel,

      2021 Skoda Rapid ‘Matte Edition’ launched in India; prices start at Rs 11.99 lakh
      2021 Skoda Rapid ‘Matte Edition’ launched in India; prices start at Rs 11.99 lakh
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      by Gajanan Kashikar
      10/04/2021 13:13:34

      Skoda has launched the Rapid 'Matte Edition' in the country with prices starting at Rs 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom).

      Skoda commences bookings for Rapid AT
      Skoda commences bookings for Rapid AT
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      by Aditya Nadkarni
      08/27/2020 14:32:16

      Skoda Rapid AT The bookings for the Skoda Rapid automatic variant have begun for an amount of Rs 25,000. The company has revealed that deliveries of the Rapid automatic variant will begin on 18

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