With the fast approaching festive season, the auto makers in India have started launching a slew of new special edition models. Czech automaker Skoda is also not behind in the race of catching the attention of the car buyers in India during the festive period and has launched a new special edition model of its Rapid sedan. Skoda Auto India has launched the new Rapid Onyx Edition in the domestic car market of the country starting at Rs 9.75 lakhs (ex-showroom across India). The new sportier looking Rapid Onyx Edition has been offered across the four model trims of the sedan in both petrol and diesel versions.
The new Skoda Rapid Onyx Edition is similar to the Octavia Onyx edition that was launched earlier, and flaunts the similar black treatment all over to offer an added sporty look. The overall design language of the Rapid sedan remains unchanged, while Skoda has made updates styling elements in the new Onyx Edition model. There’s the signature grille that has been finished in black with a classy chrome surround, blacked out projector headlights housings, glossy black 16 inch Clubber alloys with matching Bolt covers and LED DRLs. The Onyx Edition also flaunts black exterior mirrors, black body side mouldings, black trunk lip garnish, while the B Pillars flaunt glossy black décor. The Rapid Onyx is available in two exterior body colour options – Candy White and Lapiz Blue in order to flaunt the black styling elements better.
On the inside, the new Skoda Rapid Onyx Edition gets endowed with a number of premium features. It boasts of a dual tone Ebony-Sand interior color theme, there’s premium perforated beige leatherette seat upholstery with wooden design and stylish leather wrapped flat bottom steering wheel with black stitching. The car even gets matching floor mats with premium black stitching. To add to the good looks of the special edition model, there are also are chrome highlights all over the cabin.
When features are concerned, the new Rapid Onyx Edition gets the 6.5 inch Drive infotainment system that offers SmartLink connectivity options along with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink. The sedan model also comes with rear AC vents, Rapid inscribed scuff plates, a black waste bin for the front door pocket, rear windscreen sunblind and 12V sockets both at the front and rear.
The new Skoda Rapid Onyx Edition model also boasts of a number of safety and security equipment as standard such as dual airbags, ABS and ESC, while only the automatic variants get the hill feature.
Being a special edition model, the Rapid Onyx Edition doesn’t get ant mechanical changes and comes powered by the same 1.5L TDI diesel and the 1.6L MPI petrol mill options. The diesel engine is good to offer 110 PS of power along with 250 Nm of top torque. On the other hand, the petrol engine is good to generate a max power output of 105 PS along with 153 Nm of peak torque.
The following is the price list of the new Skoda Rapid Onyx Edition (prices ex-showroom, all-India):
Skoda Rapid Onyx Edition Petrol Manual: Rs. 9.75 Lakhs
Skoda Rapid Onyx Edition Petrol Automatic: Rs. 10.99 Lakhs