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    2020 Skoda Rapid Rider Plus Launched In India At Rs. 8.0 lakh - New Features

    by Mahesh Yadav on Wednesday, Jul 15 2020

    2020 Skoda Rapid Rider Plus launched in India at Rs. 7.99 lakh. It will sell alongside the base Rider variant. The Rider Plus variant gets a touchscreen music system with Android Auto, Apple Carplay and a few cosmetic touches.

    Update: Rider variant is not discontinued. The Rider Plus is a new variant and it'll sell alongside the Rider variant.

    2020 Skoda Rapid Rider Plus

    Here's the full price list, new features, engine specs and dimensions of this C-segment sedan.

    Also Read: Which Variant Of 2020 Skoda Rapid Turbo BS6 Is The Most Value For Money?

    Watch our Hindi variant breakdown of the 2020 Skoda Rapid:

    2020 Skoda Rapid Rider Plus Price

    The Skoda Rapid now starts at Rs. 7.99 lakh as the Rider variant is no longer available. Instead, we now have the Rider Plus variant, which costs Rs. 50,000 more. The most expensive variant of the Rapid still costs Rs. 11.79 lakh (ex-showroom). Here’s the updated price list:

    Skoda Rapid 2020 - Ex-Showroom Price

    Variants

    1.0L Turbo Petrol MT

    Rider

    Rs. 7.49,000

    Rider Plus (New)

    Rs. 7,99,000

    Ambition

    Rs. 9,99,000

    Onyx

    Rs. 10,19,000

    Style

    Rs. 11,49,000

    Monte Carlo

    Rs. 11,79,000

    What Are The New Features of the Skoda Rapid Rider Plus?

    The 2020 Skoda Rapid Rider Plus gets the following new features for the additional price of Rs. 50,000 over the Rider variant:

    • 6.5-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple Carplay
    • Window line chrome garnish
    • Black B pillar
    • Trunk lip garnish
    • Decorative door stickering
    • Silver and Brown colour options - earlier it was only available in Grey and White

    What Are The Features Of Skoda Rapid Rider Plus?

    In addition to the new features mentioned above, the Rider Plus variant also gets the following, which are also available with the Rapid Rider:

    • Front and rear armrest
    • Power mirrors
    • Rear defogger
    • Remote central locking
    • Tilt and telescopic steering
    • Auto AC
    • All power windows
    • Boot lamp
    • Rear reading lights
    • Body-colour door handles, mirrors and bumpers
    • 15-inch wheels with covers
    • Black grille
    • day/night inside mirror
    • 2 airbags
    • ABS
    • Parking sensors

    What Are The Missing Features of Skoda Rapid Rider Plus?

    We believe, that you might miss the following features in the Skoda Rapid Rider or Rider Plus:

    • Cruise control
    • Steering-mounted controls
    • Height adjustable driver seat

    We say so because touchscreen infotainment is easy to install aftermarket or from the dealer. But these features are not an easy swap. Also, Rs. 50,000 for a touchscreen is not worth the asking price. However, we also see that a touchscreen has lately become a must-have feature for most car buyers across all segments. At least with steering-mounted controls, it’d have better justified its asking price.

    2020 Skoda Rapid Rider Plus Engine Specifications

    2020 Skoda Rapid - Engine Specifications

    Engine Type

    Turbo Petrol

    Displacement

    1.0-litre

    Cylinders

    3

    Power

    110PS @ 5000rpm

    Torque

    175Nm @ 1750 - 4000rpm

    Manual Transmission

    6-speed

    Manual Fuel Efficiency

    18.97kmpl

    What Is The Power And Torque Of Skoda Rapid 2020?

    The Skoda Rapid Rider Plus has a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine. The 3-cylinder 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine makes 110PS of power at 5000rpm and 175Nm of torque between 1750 and 4000rpm. This engine is available with a 6-speed manual transmission.

    What Is The Mileage Or Fuel Efficiency Of Skoda Rapid Rider Plus?

    The 2020 Skoda Rapid's 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine has an efficiency figure of 18.97kmpl.

    Skoda Rapid 2020 Dimensions

    Skoda Rapid 2020 - Dimensions

    Length

    4413mm

    Width

    1699mm

    Height

    1466mm

    Wheelbase

    2552mm

    Boot Space

    460 litres

    Ground Clearance

    168mm

    Fuel Tank

    55 litres

    Tyre Size (Base Variant)

    185/60 R15

    Tyre Size (Top Variant)

    195/55 R16

    What Are The Dimensions Of Skoda Rapid Rider Plus 2020?

    The Skoda Rapid 2020 is 4413mm long, 1699mm wide and 1466mm tall. A wider body results in better shoulder room inside the car while a higher roof makes it easier to get in and out of the car. The 2020 Rapid has a wheelbase of 2552mm. The wheelbase is the distance between the centre of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase usually means better legroom and better stability at high speeds. A shorter wheelbase makes a car very agile and eager to change directions.

    What Is The Boot Space Of Skoda Rapid Rider Plus 2020?

    The 2020 Rapid has a boot space capacity of 460 litres. The fuel tank capacity of the Rapid is 55 litres.

    What Is The Ground Clearance Of Skoda Rapid Rider Plus 2020?

    The 2020 Skoda Rapid has a ground clearance of 168 mm and it gets 185/60 R15 steel wheels with wheel covers. The higher variants come with 195/55 R16 tyres and alloy wheels. The 168mm ground clearance is acceptable for a car of this class and it shouldn’t pose any problems for most car buyers. Only on very rough roads of tall speed breakers, you will have to drive it carefully - especially if you have a full load of passengers and luggage.

    What Are The Competitors Of Skoda Rapid Rider Plus 2020?

    The main rivals of the 2020 Rapid are Honda City, Hyundai Verna and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. Because of its aggressive price tag, the B2 segment hatchbacks and sedans like Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Hyundai Aura, Honda Amaze, Ford Aspire, Hyundai Elite i20, Tata Altroz, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, etc. are also indirect rivals for the Rider Plus.


    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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