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Skoda Rapid Latest Updates

The Skoda Rapid facelift has been spied testing in China. The refreshed model takes plenty of cues from the Octavia and Superb. The grille on the facelifted car is now sleeker and wider while the headlamp design mimics that of the Superb. The side profile takes plenty of cues from the Octavia thanks to the rear quarter glass mounted on the door. At the rear, the facelifted Rapid comes with split tail lamps and an aggressive looking bumper.

Inside, the China-spec Rapid is expected to come with a premium interior. Under the hood, the China-spec Rapid comes with a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that develops 110PS and 150Nm. It can be had with a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox.

Skoda Rapid Price

Skoda Rapid prices start at Rs. 8.82 lakh for petrol and goes upto Rs. 12.70 lakh. The prices of Rapid diesel variants start at Rs. 10.06 lakh and the top-end diesel is priced at Rs. 14.26 lakh. Skoda Rapid is available in 18 variants and 6 colours.

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Rapid 1.6 MPI MT Active
15.41 kmpl | Petrol | Manual
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Rapid Onyx 1.6 MPI MT
15.41 kmpl | Petrol | Manual
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Rapid 1.6 MPI MT Ambition
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 Highlights

Specifications

You can choose between a 1.5-litre diesel engine and a 1.6-litre petrol motor. Let’s go through this one engine at a time. The diesel motor is a four-cylinder unit that makes 110PS of power and 250Nm of torque. You can opt for a slick-shifting 5-speed manual, or a super-quick 7-speed DSG with this engine. The 1.6-litre petrol engine makes 105PS of power, and 153Nm of torque. You get the option of 6-speed automatic besides the 5-speed manual, but this is a conventional torque converter and not a DSG.

Exterior and Interior

Skoda’s ageing sedan got a fresh shot of botox in late 2016. The design is now in-line with the Czech automaker’s global lineup, courtesy the larger ‘butterfly’ grille and the smoked out projector headlamps. Changes to the profile and the rear are next to none, save for a new set of 16-inch alloy wheels, a reworked bumper and revised detailing for the taillamp. The redesign doesn’t do much to hide the age of the sedan, but there’s no denying it’s classy. We have to give a special mention to the rock-solid build quality; the Rapid feels like it’s built to last.

The design of the cabin remains unchanged with the update. The colour scheme, though, has been updated to beige and black, which does make it look a lot livelier. The equipment list features the usual suspects - automatic climate control, a 6.5-inch touchscreen, cruise control and rear AC vents. The show-off features such as a sunroof, ventilated seats et al are missing from the list though. Skoda has also silently updated the feature list of the Rapid, replacing dual airbags with four. This, in our books, is a very good move!

Variants

The Rapid can be had in three variants - Active, Ambition, and Style. There’s an Edition accessory pack as well, that adds black accents and black upholstery apart from an all-black dash. All engine-gearbox options are available in all variants, save for the diesel-automatic that can be had in the top-spec Style variant only. If it’s value for money you’re looking for, pick the Ambition variant - it’s the best blend of flash and functionality.

Competitors

Honda City: 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. Looking for a big car experience? Dial H for Honda.

Hyundai Verna: Looks suave, is loaded with features you didn’t know of, and most importantly - doesn’t ride like it’s got pogo sticks for wheels. If you can make peace with the limited room at the rear, the current generation is the best Verna ever!

Volkswagen Vento: It’s ageing, but it’s far from being dated. If you’re keen on driving (fast) yourself, the dual-clutch transmission on the Vento will be a more-than-willing partner in crime. It’s got a stiff ride, but the basics of space, practicality and ergonomics have been nailed to the T.

Maruti Ciaz: There’s nothing that makes you go ‘wow’, but it doesn’t let you whine either. Yes, it’s a bit boring to drive and it could do with some more features. But, if you need a no-nonsense car to be chauffeured around in without burning a hole in your pocket, the Ciaz should be in your garage.

ZigSays

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 could do with some more features, but that build quality does make up for a lot!

Skoda Rapid User Reviews

4.3 /5
147 Rating & 62 reviews
  • Mileage
    4.3/5
  • Comfort
    4.5/5
  • Performance
    4.6/5
  • + 3 more
  • Maintenance Cost
    3.4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5
  • Features & Styling
    4.3/5

Preferred For : Family & Daily Commute

49% of users have given a rating of 4.5 and above

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  • Prasad Dudhgaonkar
    Prasad Dudhgaonkar
    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.

    Gets Mileage of 18 kmpl
  • Adi Urlove
    Adi Urlove
    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.

    Gets Mileage of 16 kmpl
  • Sanjeet Singh
    Sanjeet Singh
    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.

    Gets Mileage of 18 kmpl
  • Jerin Wulf
    Jerin Wulf
    4.7

    My experience with Rapid is very good so far... it is built like tank and sports a very powerful engine. It can also climb hills with ease.

    Gets Mileage of 19 kmpl
  • Antony Joseph
    Antony Joseph
    4.7

    DSG is a really awesome.Never feel like driving an automatic.There is no lag at all.Power delivery is quite stunning.They could have provided push button start.Ride comfort in rear seat is not good.Suspension is not good

    Gets Mileage of 15 kmpl
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  • Arun Bhute
    Arun Bhute
    5.0

    SAFETY & STUDYNESS LIKE VERY MUCH

  • Madhav Rajani
    Madhav Rajani
    5.0

    Best package in this price range.

    Gets Mileage of 18 kmpl
  • Vijay A
    Vijay A
    5.0

    Love skoda cars because they are very comfortable and stylish

  • Vishal Chaudhary
    Vishal Chaudhary
    3.7

    All is great...but boot space for driver is too short not good for a driver of height 5feet and 12 inches...and its a money pit

    Gets Mileage of 18 kmpl kmpl
  • Riyaz Riz
    Riyaz Riz
    4.3

    It"s good and I will go for again scoda

    Gets Mileage of 15 kmpl
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Skoda Rapid Expert Reviews

  • 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
  • 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 Colours

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

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Skoda Rapid Mileage

Fuel Type Transmission ARAI Claimed User Reported
Diesel Automatic 21.72 kmpl 17 kmpl
Diesel Manual 21.14 kmpl 18 kmpl
Petrol Automatic 14.84 kmpl 11 kmpl
Petrol Manual 15.41 kmpl 15 kmpl

Skoda Rapid Service Cost

The estimated service cost for Skoda Rapid
Petrol (6 years) Rs. 38,477
Diesel Automatic (6 years) Rs. 52,139
Petrol Automatic (6 years) Rs. 43,502
Diesel (6 years) Rs. 52,139
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