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Skoda Rapid Latest Updates

Skoda India has launched the BS6-compliant Rapid from Rs 7.49 lakh (ex-showroom) onwards. The main change for the BS6 Rapid is under the hood. It comes with a new turbocharged petrol engine which replaces the earlier diesel and naturally aspirated petrol engines. The Rapid is Skoda’s entry level model in India and is known for its tough build quality and fun-to-drive nature.

Rapid Specifications

The Skoda Rapid comes with a sole 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine that develops 110PS of power and 175Nm of torque. This engine replaces the 1.5-litre TDI and 1.6-litre MPI units found in its BS4 predecessor. The Rapid TSI is initially being offered with a 6-speed manual transmission, with the automatic variant slated to join the lineup later

Rapid Variants

The 2020 Skoda Rapid is offered in five variants: Rider, Ambition, Onyx, Style and Monte Carlo. All variants come with different colour options. You can read about them here.

Rapid Features

The BS6-compliant Rapid comes with new goodies like an upgraded 8-inch infotainment system, and infrared-cut windscreens and windows for blocking out harsh sunlight. It also comes with climate control, cruise control, auto-dimming IRVM, rain-sensing wipers, LED DRLs, auto-up/down function for all four power windows and keyless entry. On the safety front, it comes with four airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors and a rear view camera.

Skoda Rapid Competitors

The Skoda Rapid TSI locks horns with the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Toyota Yaris, Hyundai Verna, VW Vento BS6 and the upcoming 2020 Honda City.

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Skoda Rapid Price

The price of Skoda Rapid starts at Rs. 7.49 lakh and goes upto Rs. 11.79 lakh. The price of petrol variant of Rapid ranges between Rs. 7.49 lakh to Rs. 11.79 lakh. Skoda Rapid is available in 5 variants and 6 different colours.

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Rapid 1.0 TSI Rider
999 cc | Petrol | Manual
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Rapid 1.0 TSI Ambition
15.41 kmpl | Petrol | Manual
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Rapid 1.0 TSI Onyx
15.41 kmpl | Petrol | Manual
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Editor's View of Skoda Rapid

  • Upside

    Build quality. Powerful and efficient diesel engine. DSG Gearbox. Ride and handling. Well equipped.

  • Downside

    Loud diesel engine. Repair costs high. Service network.

  • Our Verdict

    With the new 7-speed dual clutch gearbox, the Rapid has the potential to be a gamechanger in the C-segment, especially in big cities where it should now be a popular choice

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Skoda Rapid Mileage

The mileage of Skoda Rapid is 15.41 kmpl. This is the claimed ARAI mileage for all the variants of Rapid.
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Must Read Questions & Answers Before Buying Rapid

Q. Is Skoda Rapid BS6 or BS4 model - Safari Storme 2012-2015?
  • Skoda Rapid still runs on BS4 complaint engine. It comes with a 1.5-litre TDI diesel and a 1.6-litre MPI petrol engine.
Q. Which is better Rapid or Dzire?
  • Both cars are of the different segments and come in different price ranges. Dzire is a Sub 4-meter compact sedan on the other hand, Rapid is a c-segment sedan. If you want a comfortable sedan for your family with good fuel efficiency and want a good feature list at a budget, you may go for Maruti Dzire. On the other hand, Skoda Rapid is a more spacious and premium car. It is fun to drive and offers great build quality too. Do take a test drive in order to clear your all doubts. Check out authorised dealership details. Also, you may compare both the cars according to their variants.
Q. What is the price of Skoda Rapid variant which have automatic climate control?
  • Automatic Climate Control is available in Skoda Rapid Onyx and upper variants which are priced in the range of Rs. 9.76 - 14.26 lakh(Ex-showroom Price, Delhi).You may get an idea about its on-road price by following the given link and selecting your desired city: https://bit.ly/38Xxgj5
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Q. In 10 - 15 lakh budget which family car you will suggest in terms of safety, style and comfort. Should I buy petrol or diesel with good performance. Automatic is more preferable if economically it is good and advisable. - Rapid?
  • In this budget, Skoda Rapid is indeed a good car to buy as it offers solid built quality with good fit and finish. We would suggest you pick for its diesel version because Rapid diesel engine is punchy, fun to drive and frugal. Rare for a car to pull all three off. Moreover, its top-spec model gets projector headlamps, leather upholstery, automatic climate control, touchscreen audio system etc. In terms of safety, Rapid is available with dual front airbags and ABS with EBD as standard. The top-spec variant is equipped side airbags as well. The automatic variants of the Rapid come with electronic stability control (diesel only) and hill hold control. Its 7-speed DSG automatic paired with the diesel engine is quick and refined. Rarely skips a beat. Do take a test drive in order to judge your driving comfort.
  • If safety of family is of importance must go for any skoda vehicle. Depends on usage less that 500-800 per month go for petrol, if going long drives then diesel. still even if you buy diesel for short run no issues just price and maintenance is a bit on higher side but considering mileage with smooth DSG gearbox it's worth it. nice handling characteristics and spaciousness/ luxury is in genes of skoda vehicles.
  • I had...XUV500..W6AT.drove nearly 28000..in one year..with Delhi to kanyakumari road trip...from very first day it had alignment problem....showed up 5times in a year...all time they revert...its just minor issue....but...It had some builtup issue...which they never acknowledged...so I sold off..and got tata harrier.....and done 500km...with this beauty...more headturner then any suv on road...and feel quite safe
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Q. Should I buy Skoda Rapid, Hundai Venue, Ford EcoSport or Volkswagen Polo TSi petrol . shortlisted above car. Already know that I have short list from different segments but need your opinion.
  • The biggest bugbear for Skoda has been that despite its Germanic build and high-quality components, their reputation has suffered due to the high cost of maintenance. The Rapid is a feeling of premiumness and long-lasting solidity that is a cut above the rest. The diesel too is impressive and among the most involving-to-drive sedans in the market. The Rapid is a car worthy of your attention if you are in the market for an executive sedan and want good driving dynamics.If we talk about Venue, Hyundai has got the basics spot on with the Venue. It’s spacious enough for the urban family, it has a large boot, and it’s offering the right blend of features and quality. Both the engine options we sampled felt versatile enough to tackle the daily grind and weekend getaways with equal ease. There’s a polished dual-clutch automatic as well, that adds greatly to the Venue’s convenience quotient. At that price, it’s not just an SUV that ticks all the right boxes, it’s also phenomenal value for money.It’s among the only ones in its class that actually looks like a scaled-down SUV and not a blown-up hatchback. It offers great engines, good interiors with an appealing design and that very likeable SUVish stance. So, if you need a small SUV that has some swag, you know where to head.We would like to inform you that Volkswagen Polo GT TSI has been discontinued and no longer available in the new car market. It delivers great performance and technology which is light years ahead of it competition. This little hatchback is extremely lively to drive, is relaxing when you want it to and stays decent when you visit the petrol station. The spares are expensive and service quality perceived is not yet up to the mark. But it pains to see such a fantastic product suffer because of the after-sales issues.
Q. Hi I am planning to buy a petrol sedan and i have shortlisted Skoda rapid and Honda city. can you suggest which one is better in terms of service cost, mileage,& comfort.
  • There’s not much to dislike about the Skoda sedan. With the facelift, it looks as premium as ever, and packs in more tech. If you feel the Vento is a bit out of reach, pick the Rapid. It’s practically the same package delivered with a smaller pinch to the wallet. Yes, it’s a tad bit old and it could do with some more features - but that build quality does make up for a lot! On the other hand, the City continues to be the most desirable sedan in this lot. It’s got the looks, the tech and more importantly - that oh-so-illustrious ‘H’ badge on the grille. It’s fun to drive, and has enough space to shame cars from a segment above. Moreover, we would suggest you to take a test drive in order to clear your all doubts. Click on the given link to get your nearest dealership details: https://www.zigwheels.com/dealers
  • See driving pleasure...nothing can beat VW/Skoda...but it is low on space, ineffective A/C, and wallet shattering shattering maintenance costs. Honda city on other hand is generous in space, very good a/c very affordable maintenance and it is also very powerful to drive . If driving pleasure is your only concern go for skoda, otherwise Honda city....I will advise you to go and check both the cars in person and then decide.
  • Not sure about Skoda but Honda City has decent service cost, mileage shall be in high 15's and it is very comfortable.
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Skoda Rapid User Reviews

4.3 /5
353 reviews & ratings
  • Mileage
    4.3/5
  • Comfort
    4.5/5
  • Performance
    4.6/5
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  • Maintenance Cost
    3.4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5
  • Features & Styling
    4.2/5

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47% of users have given a rating of 4.5 and above

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  • 5.0

    I bought Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI in May 2012 and it is still in an excellent condition. It is a very sturdy and reliable car. It's a joy to drive the car over long distances. It is a manual petrol version that I drive and can drive beyond 900 km in one tank filling on highways. The ride is slightly on the stiffer side but the car always feels firm on road at any speed. Steering gives just the right amount of feedback. Seats especially driver and co-driver's seats are good. Boot space is great and can carry a lot of luggage. Ideal for long distance trip with multiple destinations. Overall nothing to complain. This car is loved by my family. Can not ask for more from a car.

  • 4.7

    7 Speed DSG gear box is one of the best in india very refined but noisy. but 0% noise is audible inside the cabin. Real thrill comes when I watch other cars vanishing in my rear view mirror fantastic car for racing. City 13kmpl in bumper to bumper highway 18kmpl. You should be a passionate of cars to own this DSG automatic. On a full tank of 55 liters in city driven for 525 kms but still I have half a tank left over.

  • 4.3

    Great build quality.Awesome handling.Understated looks can divide opinion. Awesome Dsg gearbox. Negatives are space could have been better. Nvh levels are on higher side as compared to verna. Maintenance till know has been on par. Features on skoda rapid are really lacking over the competition verna and city both gives you sunroof. Skoda flaunts you with the superb DSG gearbox and tank like build quality.

  • 4.3

    Skoda Rapid is a value for money car in it"s segment. Not on top in terms of mileage, but manages to score more on its power output and cornering capabilities at high speeds. Very comfortable and reliable car for long trips. I have driven it 1000+ kms in a single day with no breakdowns whatsoever.

  • 4.7

    Most powerful car in its segment. Very stable on mountain roads and excellent comfort. Only issue is ground clearance. Boot space is huge. Except for ground clearance, have no other issue with this car. Having owned it for now more than 7 years, cant be any happier!

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  • 2.3

    The mistake I did by owning a skida rapid MPI 1.6, fuel inject problem always makes me very much discomfort..mileage is around 18 kmpl, high maintenance,,and that too parts are very difficult to get.

  • 5.0

    Skoda Rapid is a Fantastic sedan👌🌟🌟🌟🌟

  • 5.0

    fun to drive, segment best in terms of built quality, fit & finish!

  • 5.0

    excellent.... This is very good car... I love this

  • 4.0

    auto transmission performance underpower

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Skoda Rapid Expert Reviews

  • Skoda Rapid: First Drive Review
    Skoda Rapid: First Drive Review

    The Rapid now comes with refreshing new looks and a new 1.5 litre diesel, with a service package that makes it more appealing

    Nov 21, 2016
  • Skoda Rapid : Detailed Review
    Skoda Rapid : Detailed Review

    Is this a Fabia with a boot? Or is it a Vento with a rebadged front end? Or does the Skoda Rapid bring in a completely different character of its own?

    Nov 7, 2011

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Skoda Rapid Colours

  • Flash Red
  • Carbon Steel
  • Cuppuccino Beige
  • Candy White
  • Brilliant Silver
  • Lapiz Blue

Skoda Rapid Service Cost

The estimated service cost for Skoda Rapid
Petrol (5 years) Rs. 35,128
Diesel Automatic (5 years) Rs. 49,086
Petrol Automatic (5 years) Rs. 34,907
Diesel (5 years) Rs. 49,086
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