SKODA Rapid to revolutionize C segment with the new 1.5 TDI diesel engine and the 7 speed automatic DSG transmission
Rapid model range now starts at Rs 722,230/- (Petrol) ex-showroom Delhi
7 speed automatic dual clutch DSG with cruise control and new 1.5 TDI engine
Increased fuel efficiency with the 1.5 TDI diesel engine: 21.66 kmpl* with DSG transmission and 21.14 kmpl* with the manual transmission
New sporty exterior design with glossy black elements like headlamps, fog lamps, grille along with the logo lip, multi-spoke alloys and ORVM’s
Combination of unmatched power, driving pleasure and high fuel efficiency
Delhi, September 25th, 2014: SKODA AUTO India introduces the new Rapid with new 7 speed DSG automatic transmission and a powerful 1.5 litre TDI diesel engine. With superior build quality and exclusive features tailor made for the Indian market, the Rapid model range will start at Rs. 7.2 lakhs (Petrol) ex showroom Delhi. The Rapid is ideal for the Indian roads with an attractive design, ample space, excellent safety equipment and modern proven technology. The new Rapid will be available across all authorized showrooms in the country.
Mr. Sudhir Rao, Chairman and Managing Director SKODA Auto India said, “The newly launched Rapid reflects our commitment to introduce innovative products of global standards in India. It is a comfortable car for the family with an elegant design, ensuring an efficient and an extremely safe drive. The DSG transmission further accentuates the dynamic driving pleasure of the Rapid. We have very ambitious long term plans for the Indian market; the Rapid along with our renewed focus on ownership experience will form the cornerstone of our future strategy.”
SKODA’s unique automatic dual-clutch DSG (Direct Shift Gearbox) transmission is composed of two transmission structures. This dual-clutch gearbox offers the function of two manual gearboxes in one; by contrast, it uses two dry clutches, but has no clutch pedal. Both clutches are actuated by the automated control system depending on the selected gear. Thanks to its very rapid shifting it enables you to achieve excellent acceleration while operating in the optimum mode and also being extremely fuel efficient.
Customers can now choose from six exciting colour options – Brilliant Silver, Candy White, Cappuccino Beige, Deep Black Pearl, Flash Red and the new Toffee Brown colour (the Toffee Brown colour is expected to be available in November).The SKODA Rapid will also be available with a new sporty exterior design with the set of black elements: headlamps, fog lamps, grille with logo-lip, multi-spoke alloys and external mirrors.
Excellent Safety Features:
Numerous electronic safety systems enhance the SKODA Rapid’s safety. The Rapid comes with ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), EBC (Engine Braking Control), dual rate brake assist, height adjustable head restraints at front and rear, driver and front passenger airbags. Additionally, the fuel supply cuts off in the event of an accident. Visibility is further enhanced with its projector head lamps (manual levelling). The Rapid comes with an electronic theft deterrence module that includes engine immobiliser with floating code system and security code for audio player. Along with comfort opening and closing of all windows, the unique anti-pinch system ensures your family is well protected.
Comfort and Convenience:
The climatronic air conditioning system ensures that the customer can set the optimum temperature within the cabin. The new Rapid has adjustable dual rear air conditioning vents on rear centre console for better air distribution. The new Rapid also flaunts a comprehensive entertainment suite that includes a 2-DIN SKODA audio player, large format display, front and rear speakers, audio and phone controls on steering wheel, USB and Auxiliary audio input for portable media players as well as the SD/MMC data card reader. The Radio can be remotely controlled from the phone App “Skoda Remote” available for iOS as well as for Android phones. The Rapid offers new generation rear parking sensors as a driver aid. For the first time, it will also give drivers the option of the cruise control that assures the optimal driving comfort along with the best fuel efficiency.
Price Ex-showroom Delhi:
|Engine||Gearbox||Active||Ambition+||Elegance||Elegance Black Package|
|1.6 MPI / 77kw(BS4)||Manual||722,230||817,181||872,017||885,117|
|1.6 MPI / 77kw(BS4)||Automatic||914,940||968,583||981,683|
|1.5 TDI / 77kw(BS4)||Manual||838,772||924,813||974,324||987,424|
SKODA AUTO India:
1. Has been operating in India since November 2001 as a subsidiary of SKODA AUTO a. s. Czech Republic which is one of the oldest car companies in the world and headquartered in Mladá Boleslav
2. SKODA AUTO India has 4 models on sale in India – SKODA Superb, SKODA Octavia, SKODA Yeti and the SKODA Rapid
3. SKODA AUTO India has a network of 80 sales and 79 service outlets across the country and has sold over 1,97,831 units since November 2001
4. It has set up a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Shendra near Aurangabad, Maharashtra