Chez auto maker Skoda Auto has launched the new 2018 Edition Rapid in the car market of India with a starting price tag of Rs. 10.96 lakhs that goes all the way up to Rs. 13.92 lakh (prices ex-showroom, Delhi). The special edition model of the Rapid is now a new addition above the already selling range topping Skoda Rapid variant. The new Skoda Rapid Edition 2018 comes laden with a handful of cosmetic changes and looks ready to fight better with its market competitors.
The new 2018 edition of the Skoda Rapid comes in two exterior colour options of White and Red, both of which flaunt black highlights to make the sedan look sporty and more visually attractive than ever. The special edition Rapid flaunts sporty black theme is all over its exterior styling such as the headlamps, there is a black rear spoiler, while there are blacked out rear view mirrors as well as tail lamp cluster. The special edition model of the Rapid also gets 16 inch alloy wheels as a standard feature.
The sporty black accents from the exterior design have been carried on the inside of the car as well and that’s a part of the vehicle’s standard kit. The cabin of the special edition Rapid has an all-black theme which dons a sportier visual appeal with its attractive contrast red stitching on the seat upholstery as well as the steering wheel to make the car’s cabin a very welcome place for the sporty auto enthusiasts. The new Skoda Rapid Edition 2018 comes packed with a whole host of premium features which includes a 6.5 inch touchscreen infotainment system along with Apple Carplay, Android Auto and MirrorLink connectivity support, and cruise control apart from many others.
Under the hood, the new 2018 Skoda Rapid edition’s petrol version gets powered by a 1.6 litre MPI petrol mill that has the capability to churn out the max power output of 108 hp along with 153 Nm of top torque. The car’s diesel version packs in a 1.5 litre diesel motor that is capable of delivering a peak torque of 250 Nm along with a top power of 103 hp. Both the engines get paired with a 5 speed manual transmission gearbox. The petrol versions come with a 6 speed torque converter automatic transmission gearbox as an option, while the diesel avatar gets equipped with a 7 speed DSG transmission.
The Czech car maker is offering a 4-year warranty as well as maintenance for the 2018 edition Rapid. The new 2018 Skoda Rapid sedan is being offered at an interest rate of 4% per annum or a monthly EMI of Rs. 12,999. Skoda is also offering the new 2018 Rapid with convenience of Zero down payment which is great for the interested buyers. Skoda Auto India has revealed that the company has opened bookings for the car and its deliveries will be also starting very soon. However, Skoda would certainly offer these schemes only for a limited period.