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Skoda Rapid Gets TSI Power; Priced From Rs 7.49 Lakh


The updated Rapid is powered by a BS6-compliant 1.0-litre TSI turbo-petrol engine

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  • Priced from Rs 7.49 lakh to Rs 11.79 lakh.
  • It’s offered in five variants: Active, Ambition, Onyx, Style, Monte Carlo.
  • Gets a new 6-speed torque converter automatic instead of a DSG.
  • No diesel on offer.

The first-ever turbocharged petrol powered Rapid for India is here! Skoda India has launched the BS6-compliant Rapid TSI at a starting price of Rs 7.49 lakh (ex-showroom). It comes in five variants and a single manual transmission at present. The automatic variant will join the lineup later. Here’s a detailed variant-wise price list:

Variant

BS6 Price

BS4 Price (1.6-litre petrol)

Difference

Rider

Rs 7.49 lakh

Rs 6.99 lakh (limited edition)

Rs 50,000

Active

Discontinued

Rs 8.81 lakh

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Ambition

Rs 9.99 lakh

Rs 9.98 lakh

Rs 1,000

Onyx

Rs 10.19 lakh

Rs 9.75 lakh

Rs 44,000

AmbitIon AT

TBA

Rs 11.35 lakh

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Onyx AT

TBA

Rs 10.99 lakh

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Style

Rs 11.49 lakh

Rs 11.15 lakh

Rs 34,000

Monte Carlo

Rs 11.79 lakh

Rs 11.39 lakh

Rs 40,000

Style AT

TBA

Rs 12.43 lakh

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Monte Carlo AT

TBA

Rs 12.69 lakh

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all prices, ex-showroom

Prices for the BS6-compliant Rapid have been increased by Rs 50,000 depending on the variant you pick. Incidentally, the Rider, Onyx and Monte Carlo limited editions are offered as standard while the base-spec Active variant has been scrapped. For details about the variant wise colour options, head here

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The main change for the Rapid is under the hood. It’s powered by a BS6-compliant 110PS 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine that replaces the 1.6-litre MPI petrol unit and the brilliant 1.5-litre diesel engine. Though the Rapid TSI is more powerful than its BS4 predecessors, it’s not as torquey as the TDI variant. Also, the quick-shifting 7-speed DSG has been traded in for a 6-speed torque converter that will join the lineup later. Here’s a detailed spec table:

 

Skoda Rapid 1.0-litre TSI

Skoda Rapid 1.5-litre TDI

Skoda Rapid 1.6-litre MPI

Power (PS)

110PS 

110PS

105PS

Torque (Nm)

175Nm

250Nm

153Nm

Transmission options

6-speed MT/6-speed Torque Converter

5-speed MT/7-speed DSG

5-speed MT

 

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In terms of features, the BS6-compliant Rapid now 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 rearview camera. 

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The Rapid TSI locks horns with the VW Vento BS6, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Toyota Yaris, Hyundai Verna, and the upcoming 2020 Honda City. Considering that the Rapid is almost a decade old, would you pick it up over its fresher rivals? Let us know in the comments below. 

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