Skoda recently revealed a walkaround video of the Scala hatchback. Skoda Scala is available in India in the sedan version and sold as Skoda Rapid. The European Scala hatchback can tell us a lot about what we can expect from the upcoming next-generation, 2020 Skoda Rapid. Let’s see what features the next-generation Skoda Rapid could have once it launches in India.
ŠKODA SCALA: Walk Through
2020 Skoda Rapid Engines
1.0-litre turbo petrol with 5-speed manual transmission
1.0-litre turbo petrol with 6-speed manual transmission
1.0-litre turbo petrol with 7-speed dual-clutch automatic
1.6-litre turbo diesel with 6-speed manual transmission (Euro-spec engine)
1.6-litre turbo diesel with 7-speed dual-clutch automatic (Euro-spec engine)
Given the declining demand for diesel engines and the stricter BS6 emission norms, we can expect the car to come with petrol engines only. The 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine with 6-speed manual and 7-speed dual-clutch automatic makes a suitable alternative to have in India.
The 1.6-litre diesel engines are Europe-spec while the Indian versions are 1.5-litre in displacement. It’s difficult to predict if these engines in the Rapid will survive the transition to BS6. Making a sub-10 lakh rupee car BS6-compliant will add quite a bit to the cost and may make it too expensive. It remains to be seen if Skoda brings the diesel engine with the 2020 Rapid.
2020 Skoda Rapid Exterior Features
Now, let’s list the 2020 Skoda Rapid features we can gather from the walkaround video. Based on our knowledge, we’ve ranked the features on a scale of 1-10. 1 equals the features will not come in the 2020 Skoda Rapid and 10 means it’ll definitely come.