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Skoda Rapid Latest Updates

Skoda India has hiked prices of select variants of the Rapid by up to Rs 30,000. It has also revived the base-spec Rapid Rider, now priced at Rs 7.79 lakh -- Rs 30,000 more than before. Prices of all the other variants, except for the Ambition MT, Onyx MT, Style AT, and Monte Carlo AT, have gone up by Rs 20,000.

The Rapid is now priced between Rs 7.79 lakh and Rs 13.29 lakh (ex-showroom). It rivals the Volkswagen Vento, Hyundai Verna, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Toyota Yaris, and the Honda City.

Skoda Rapid Price

The price of Skoda Rapid starts at Rs. 7.79 Lakh and goes upto Rs. 13.29 Lakh. The price of petrol variant of New Rapid ranges between Rs. 7.79 Lakh to Rs. 13.29 Lakh. Skoda Rapid is available in 11 variants and 7 different colours.

New Rapid Specifications

The Skoda Rapid comes equipped with a 1.0-litre TSI turbo-petrol engine that produces 110PS of power and 175Nm of torque. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual (standard) and a 6-speed torque converter automatic (optional). According to ARAI’s claims, the engine with the 6-speed manual offers a mileage of 18.97kmpl, whereas, with the torque converter automatic, it is 16.24kmpl.

Skoda Rapid Variants

The Skoda Rapid is available in six variants: Rider, Rider Plus, Ambition, Onyx, Style, and Monte Carlo. The base-spec Rider gets manual transmission only. The rest can be mated to either a manual or an automatic transmission.

New Rapid Features

The Skoda Rapid features an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system (lower-spec variants get a 6.5-inch unit) with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, climate control, auto-dimming IRVM, electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs, auto-up/down power windows, remote locking, rain-sensing wipers, tilt and reach-adjustable steering wheel, and keyless entry. Safety features include four front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, and a rear view camera.

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Skoda Rapid Price List in India

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New Rapid 1.0 TSI Rider
18.97 Kmpl | Petrol | Manual
Rs. 7.79 Lakh
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New Rapid Rapid Rider Plus
18.97 Kmpl | Petrol | Manual
Rs. 8.19 Lakh
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New Rapid 1.0 TSI Rider Plus AT
16.24 Kmpl | Petrol | Automatic
Rs. 9.69 Lakh
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New Rapid 1.0 TSI Ambition
18.97 Kmpl | Petrol | Manual
Rs. 9.99 Lakh
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Editor's View of Skoda Rapid

  • Upside

    Build quality. Peppy and efficient turbo-petrol engine. New 6-speed torque converter has no power lag. Ride and handling.

  • Downside

    Missing modern features. Transmission too eager for slow daily commutes and weak infotainment package.

  • Our Verdict

    Nice handling car with lower variants priced quite attractively and a long warranty. A good option for those living in tier 1 cities and have access to Skoda service.

New Rapid Detailed Review

It’s not the first time that we’ve seen something like this happening. Platform sharing is one thing but most automotive companies that own multiple brands under their umbrellas end up selling the same car with different badging. The Volkswagen Group is a massive conglomerate and includes some of the biggest brands in the family car business of which VW itself, Skoda, Audi, etc are already here. So a lot of the models from Volkswagen have shared their platforms with cars from Skoda but in the process have managed to retain their own distinct identities.


At some point or the other though, the thin line of differences between shared platform cars does thin even further and that’s something we will witness when the Skoda Rapid launches on the 16th of November 2011. But does that mean the Rapid is just a rebadged Volkswagen Vento? If you’re not paying close attention it may seem so, but look deeper and distinct differences begin to emerge. While the transition for the Vento from the Polo wasn’t too far fetched, the car that was being termed the ‘Fabia sedan’ is clearly apart from the Skoda hatchback. So in the process of creating the Rapid, Skoda have found themselves with a car that isn’t a Fabia with a boot and still isn’t quite a Vento with a redesigned front end either.


At first glance and especially in profile the Rapid is just the same as the Vento. It does get the Fabia front end treatment though with the bonnet sporting traditional Skoda creases and ridges leading up to the corporate Czech manufacturer’s grille flanked by the large almond-shaped headlamps. Head-on, the Rapid is a Fabia but get a little bit of angle into your view and the elongated hood shows its dimensions and melts into a sleek cabin culminating in the well-integrated boot.

The rear end itself is a straight lift from the Vento except for the redesigned tail lamps and another distinct Skoda feature that is making its way into all their cars. Concentrate on the rear end just between the tail lights and the number plate and you notice a ridge on either side that seems to converge at an imaginary point around the roof line. This crystal cut in the boot signifies quality for Skoda in PR speak, but regardless, gives the rear good character. The design integration of all the Skoda bits into the Vento body has been carried out flawlessly and what the Czech manufacturer has achieved while doing that is a car that will appeal in its design more to the general Indian populace owing to its more welcoming and softer visual appeal.

Skoda Rapid Drive 3

While the Rapid sports enough features on the outside that identify it instantly as a Skoda, it’s the interiors that seem to have been the neglected bit in terms of giving the car a separate identity. But then again, when you have a formula that already works, why change it, right? The basic design on the Rapid’s insides carries over from the VW Vento – simple, fresh, functional and extremely ergonomic.

The steering wheel is carried over from the Skoda parts bin and is chunky and of superior quality, but still doesn’t have any steering mounted controls. The trim and colours on the dash have been given a slight do-over with a more feminine touch to the otherwise black and beige turnout of the Vento. All in all, the Rapid is a comfortable car to be in and capitalizes on VW’s proven design. You even get rear air con vents and a front passenger seat that can be adjusted from the rear bench as well. Driver’s seat is adjustable for height as well and can make for a great driving position when adjusted properly with awesome support all round.



Skoda Rapid Interiors

The only grouse we have with the Rapid’s cabin as we did with the Vento as well is the huge arm rest for the driver that could be a bit of a bother while changing gears when you’re in spirited driving mode! The Rapid comes factory fitted with a 2-DIN audio player on the top of the line Elegance variant and also goes one up by incorporating an AUX input as well as an SD/MMC card reader. Top variants also get electronically regulated climate control while the base Active and Ambition variants have to make do with a manually regulated air con. Other differences are in the amounts of chrome in various places in the car – both inside and out. The Elegance also gets fabulous 15-inch alloys while the lower variants settle for 14-inch steel wheels.

Skoda Rapid 1.6 TDI Engine

Sitting snug under the long bonnet are the same engines in the same level of tune as those in the Volkswagen Vento. You’ve got the choice of either a 1.6 litre turbo diesel powerplant or an MPI petrol unit of the same capacity. Both units make the exact same power as well at 105 horses but naturally there’s a massive difference in the torque – the TDI putting down 250Nm between 1500-2500rpm and the petrol making 153Nm @ 3800rpm. It wouldn’t be too exaggerating to say then that the diesel is the more fun-to-drive variant and if its performance you’re looking for from your Rapid, go for the TDI.

We drove both cars for about 200km each through a route of mixed terrain and road conditions near Jaipur in Rajasthan and the diesel was way more efficient than the petrol with gear ratios that not only make the car driveable but enable one to sneak out superior performance as well. The suspension setup on both cars seems to be slightly on the softer side compared to the Vento but while it takes bumps and broken roads well, it also doesn’t compromise much in terms of body roll and handling. So what you have with the Rapid is a car that delivers the same quality in its underpinnings as other Skodas – big or small.

The Skoda Rapid will make it to showrooms with both 5-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmissions, but as we saw earlier on the VW Vento, only for the top variant petrol engined cars. The diesels will be offered only with the 5-speed manual gearbox and these are the ones you should really keep your eyes on. Pricing will be crucial and expect the Rapid to cost slightly lower than the Vento variant by variant. To sum it up, Skoda seems to have another winning product to add to their portfolio – this time courtesy the big guys at Volkswagen.

Skoda Rapid Drive

Till date we saw Skoda come out with their cars before VW did – as they did with the Laura, Superb and the Fabia. For the first time it is Skoda that has let VW take the lead with their entry-level sedan but in the process the Czech haven’t lost out at all. They have a car that looks better, sports a fast name and should interest quite a few. But the real winner in all of this is the VW Group which will now be targeting the likes of the Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Suzuki SX4 and the Ford Fiesta with not only the VW Vento but the Skoda Rapid as well. Looks like it’s all smiles in the German camp then, your move now Asia!



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Skoda Car Dealers in Delhi

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    • East of Kailash, E-14, New Delhi, Delhi 110065
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  • Aryaveer Motors

    • No 62, Rama Road, Najafgarh Ind Area, Moti Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110015

New Rapid User Reviews

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  • 5.0

    Best performance, Best mileage, Best comfort, Best ambience, Best road presence, Best high speed stability, Best safety

  • 5.0

    Car is good including mileage road grip good maintenance good safety features good for long drive strain free journey very same car

  • 3.7

    Its a great car, Handling is good.Few features missing.But the services are not up to mark.Specifically the last service one.They charged a lot but realized the dealer hasn't done the right service this time.Also average service cost are higher than other cars.

  • 5.0

    I bought this car last month on my birthday.I use this car for daily purpose and so much happy with its performance.It looks good as its headlights are very attractive.Moreover it comes with great interior features which ensures my safety as well as my comfort.Also this car is giving good mileage till date in the city area.Quite happy with the overall experience.

  • 5.0

    The gripping on the road amazing... sincerely stable on road ... gliding through traffic.... its best in the safety...all-rounder.... the engine is like butter ...pickup awesome....It's a love on the road...rocking even after 8 years ...

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  • 4.7

    Extremely comfortable to drive and commute.One gets a real luxury feel in this car.Though the engine produces a roaring sound which one can hear only if the windows are slided down, But the cabin sound is minimum.You don't feel any vibrations even at speeds beyond 120 kmph.It's a very responsive car and it could be handled with surgical precision.A sturdy vehicle built to last long.Now my odo just past 202000 mark, And i feel the car is as fresh as it was on the first day.Service interval is comfortable at 15000 kms / one year, May cost you about 12000-15000 minimum.It gives a pretty good mileage, On highways, If you maintain 50-60 kmph, You can even get up to 24-25 kmpl.If you maintain 80 kmph, You can expect to get 19-20 kmpl.The build quality is superb.Painting lasts long.Even after seven years and more than 200000 kms, My car is shining as ever.After sales service is pretty good, But such service centres are really scattered; and if you have to replace some parts, Which will sure be a very infrequent event, You may have to wait for even 30-45 days some times! this is a major drawback of this vehicle.These german cars are not market leaders in providing extra features like how makers like hyundai would give; they tend to follow lazily the korean or japanese car makers who are the market leaders in providing extra features, But the cars they make are really wonderful if you are that type who would enjoy the pleasures of comfortable and luxury driving.

  • 5.0

    The car is extremely comfortable with well-cushioned seats.The steering is well configured to offer better control on the road.The car build quality is the best in the segment which ensures passenger's safety on the road.The car offers decent mileage both in the city (11 kmpl) and on the highway (18 kmpl).My experience with the after-sale service is good.The service includes home pick up and drop, Car wash, Interior polish, Oil change, Ac filter cleaning, And some other things.The service cost me rs 8362.

  • 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

    I am using skoda rapid car and it is giving me good performance with good mileage.Also, It keeps me safe while driving with hydraulic dual-diagonal circuit braking system vacuum-assisted, Disc brakes with inner cooling, And many other safety features.The seats are also comfortable with skoda rapid and it runs smoothly.I love this car and i recommend it to others also because of its performance and features.

  • 5.0

    Zero to minimum vibrations. Feel safe when inside the car, very good family carValue for moneyService cost is comparable to other similar carsI didn't find any issue with the after sales service yet. The service center calls me every year to remind me for the service, provides free pick up and drop service.Overall, the car was trouble free for the last five years and my family enjoys riding in it.

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Must Read Questions & Answers Before Buying New Rapid

Q. Is it worth buying 2012 model Skoda Rapid?
  • It would be unfair to give a verdict here as the resale value of any vehicle would depend on certain factors such as the physical condition, kilometers driven, number of owners, engine's health, etc.
Q. Is Skoda Rapid available now?
  • For the availability, you have to get in touch with the nearest authorized dealer in your respective city as it depends on their stock book. You can check dealers here.
Q. Compared with earlier version of Skoda Rapid, Now the engine power is only 1000 CC(999cc). Since Engine power reduced, how the performance like speed, pulling power, torque, mileage ?
  • The new Skoda Rapid comes equipped with a 1.0-litre TSI turbo-petrol engine that produces 110PS of power and 175Nm of torque. The engine has actually shrunk in size from 1600cc to just 999cc. Not exactly an inspiring statement. But the key acronym in the spec sheet is ‘TSI,’ and that really makes a big difference to the equation. The gearbox is also a new 6-speed manual and its throws are short, and it’s fairly slick-shifting too. That engine is also nice and tractable, so you can stay in a high gear, say 4th for example, and allow the revs to drop down to as low as say 1500rpm and it will still pull away cleanly without too much of a complaint. Yes, it is a small engine paired with a turbo, so below 2000rpm throttle response is dull, but that doesn't mean you can't keep up with traffic in the city, and a slight prod on the throttle means you can pull off an overtake. Moreover, the mileage of Skoda Rapid ranges from 16.24 Kmpl to 18.97 Kmpl (claimed). For a better understanding of performance and driving comfort, we would suggest you to take a test ride. Follow the link and select your desired city for dealership details.
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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.
  • 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.
  • Depends on the need you have as a buyer, if your prototype is only driving thrill then definitely you need a turbo petrol, forever a Naturally appeared petrol of City is more happy to revv. In terms of back seat comfort and bout space City beats Rapid all time. Interior is more upmarket in City, and also maintenance cost is very less in city too.
  • I agree with you But for prospective buyers i hv some things to tell. 1 the spare wheel isnt actually a spare wheel in RAPID as it us one size smaller. 2 engine gets too hot too soon. 3 hind window glasses open half only 4 when you want to decrease speed you HAVE to apply breaks. Even when you deccelerate it keeps going at high speef
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Q. Which has got good resale value between Skoda Rapid and Honda City?
  • Honda City has a good resale value. Skoda Rapid being a good car has low resale value due to its high maintenance cost and not easily serviceable outside Skoda Service centers. Also the spares of Skoda are bit expensive.
  • Honda City is topmost choice in sedan second hand market. Honda engines are good. Toyota and Hyundai are also good but unable to beat city.
  • Especially Honda City
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Q. How should i look at City & Rapid in terms of mintenance cost?
  • The estimated maintenance cost of Skoda Rapid for 5 years is Rs. 35,128, whereas, the estimated maintenance cost of Honda City for 5 years is Rs. 15,000. However, we would suggest you to get in touch with the nearest authorized for exact information.
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Skoda Rapid Mileage

Fuel Type Transmission ARAI Claimed User Reported
Petrol Automatic 16.24 Kmpl 15 Kmpl
Petrol Manual 18.97 Kmpl 14 Kmpl

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Skoda Rapid Service Cost

The estimated service cost for Skoda Rapid
Petrol (5 years) Rs. 70,256
Petrol Automatic (5 years) Rs. 69,814
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New Rapid FAQs

What is the price of Skoda Rapid Top Variant?

The ex-showroom price of top variant of Skoda Rapid is 13.29 Lakh (Delhi).

What is the mileage of Skoda Rapid?

The ARAI claimed mileage of Skoda Rapid is 18.97 Kmpl. Also check User Reported Mileage of Rapid.

What is the EMI of Skoda Rapid in Delhi?

The EMI for the base variant of Skoda Rapid in Delhi is Rs. 15,069 per month @ 10.5% for a tenure of 60 months.

What are the top competitors of Skoda Rapid?

The top 3 competitors of Skoda Rapid are Honda City, Volkswagen Vento and Hyundai Verna.

What is the boot space in Skoda Rapid?

The boot space in Skoda Rapid is 460 L. View full specification of Rapid

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