Specifications Summary of Rapid
|Mileage (ARAI) kmpl :||14 Kmpl to 21 Kmpl|
|Gear Box :||7 Speed|
|Fuel Type :||Petrol / Diesel|
|Transmission :||Manual / Automatic|
|Length Width Height :||4413*1699*1466|
|Seating Capacity :||5|
|Boot Space :||460|
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.
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Skoda Rapid Price
Skoda Rapid prices start at Rs. 6.99 lakh for petrol and goes upto Rs. 12.69 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 19 variants and 7 colours.
- Petrol (10 Variants)
- Diesel (9 Variants)
Rapid Variants Price List
Editor's View of Skoda Rapid
Build quality. Powerful and efficient diesel engine. DSG Gearbox. Ride and handling. Well equipped.
Loud diesel engine. Repair costs high. Service network.
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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Must Read Questions & Answers Before Buying Rapid
Q. Thanks.. however skoda doesn't have safety features such as BA,EBD,TCS. It has only ABS and Hill assist. Does this not make this car less safer compared to other cars in the same budget offering all these. Please advise.
Q. I want to buy a petrol car. My budget is 14 lakhs on road. My driving is about Max 3000 km per year. Mostly with family, safety and durability is the most important consideration for me, and mileage is not a concern. I want to buy automatic cars only. I am confused which one to buy. My short listed cars are Ford Ecosport, Skoda Rapid, Toyota Yaris, Ford Aspire and Honda Jazz. Also how about the Nexa brand cars are their build quality good.
Q. Which car is better Skoda Rapid or Hyundai Verna?
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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!
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.
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.
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!
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Features & Styling4.3/5
Preferred For : Family & Daily Commute
51% of users have given a rating of 4.5 and above
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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||19 kmpl|
|Petrol||Automatic||14.84 kmpl||10 kmpl|
|Petrol||Manual||15.41 kmpl||10 kmpl|
Skoda Rapid Service Cost
|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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Skoda Rapid News
The just launched Skoda Rapid Rider Edition costs a mere Rs 6.99 lakh, putting it temptingly close to sub-compact sedan territory. Is it worth it though?Jul 18, 2019 | By Team ZigWheels
Gets cosmetic updates and competitive price tag to capture buyers from a segment below.Jul 16, 2019 | By Team ZigWheels