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The Skoda Rapid Diesel Is Now Available With A Tempting Rs 1.58 Lakh Discount


Almost all of its variants get a discount for a limited time!

  • The Rapid TDI gets a discount ranging from Rs 1.06 lakh to Rs 1.58 lakh.
  • Rapid Onyx edition and petrol variants don’t get any discounts.
  • Rapid TDI will be axed once BS6 norms take effect.

Eyeing the Skoda Rapid Diesel? This is the right time to take the plunge as Skoda Auto India is offering a limited period discount on the Rapid’s diesel variants. The discount is available on all trim levels barring the Onyx edition. It’s available only till 30 November 2019. There was a similar discount that was offered earlier with the Vento diesel, its badge engineered cousin. Volkswagen India has announced a huge discount offer across its entire diesel range and we could expect Skoda to do the same for its India line-up in coming days. Meanwhile, have a look at the revised prices of the Skoda Rapid diesel:

Skoda Rapid Diesel

Old Price

New Price (Limited Time)

Difference

Active MT

Rs 10.06 lakh

Rs 9 lakh

Rs 1.06 lakh

Ambition MT

Rs 11.30 lakh

Rs 10 lakh

Rs 1.30 lakh

Style MT

Rs 12.74 lakh

Rs 11.16 lakh

Rs 1.58 lakh

Ambition AT

Rs 12.50 lakh

Rs 11.36 lakh

Rs 1.14 lakh

Style AT

Rs 14 lakh

Rs 12.44 lakh

Rs 1.56 lakh

All prices ex-showroom pan India.

The discounts on the Rapid TDI range from Rs 1.06 lakh to Rs 1.58 lakh depending on the variant you pick. Top-spec variants get the biggest discount in excess of Rs 1.5 lakh. However, the Rapid TDI starting at Rs 9 lakh makes it a tempting deal as it undercuts its rivals’ entry-level prices by a fair margin. 

Another reason for the hefty discount could be the fact that Skoda will be axing the Rapid TDI from its portfolio post April 2020. The Volkswagen Group won’t be upgrading the 1.5-litre TDI engine to meet upcoming BS6 emission norms. The TDI motor in the Rapid develops 110PS of power and 250Nm of torque. It can be had with either a 5-speed manual or a 7-speed DSG.

The Rapid also comes equipped with a decent amount of kit such as a touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, climate control, cruise control, steering mounted audio control, remote lock and unlock, one-touch power windows , auto dimming IRVM as well as rain sensing wipers. Safety features include dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors with rear view camera, electronic stability control and hill hold control. The last two are only available in DSG variants.

Despite being one of the oldest models in its segment, the Skoda Rapid promises to offer loads of fun behind the wheel. It is one of the most solidly built sedans available in the market at present. However, the Rapid falls behind if five people use the car frequently as its best termed as a four seater sedan. That said, if you require a diesel sedan with a fun-to-drive nature and decent space for four, the Rapid should be right up your alley, especially with the tempting discounts on offer right now.

Skoda will be bringing the Rapid’s successor in 2021. Its next launch for the country is the Kamiq midsize SUV that’s slated to hit showrooms in 2020.

 

Recommended Variant : Rapid 1.5 TDI MT Ambition

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