Skoda is set to launch the Rapid automatic in India on 17 September. Rapid AT is a 5-seater, C-segment sedan that will rival the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Honda City, Toyota Yaris, Volkswagen Vento and Hyundai Verna. The automatic transmission will be available in 4 variants and its prices are expected to start from ₹8.99 lakh. We bring you the latest update on the Rapid AT's variant-wise expected prices, dimensions, engine specs and competitors.
Skoda Rapid is 4413mm long, 1699mm wide and 1466mm tall. A wider body normally results in better shoulder room inside the car while a higher roof makes it easier to get in and out of the car. Skoda Rapid rides on a wheelbase measuring 2552mm. The wheelbase is the distance between the centre of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase usually results in better legroom. The Skoda Rapid has a boot space of 460 litres and a ground clearance of 168mm.
Skoda Rapid’s 1.0L, 3-cylinder turbo petrol engine makes 110PS of maximum power and 175Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed torque converter type automatic transmission. The Rapid’s manual version has a claimed mileage of 18.97kmpl while the automatic version is claimed to deliver a fuel efficiency figure of 16.24kmpl.
Skoda Rapid AT Competitors
The new Skoda Rapid AT will rival the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Toyota Yaris and Volkswagen Vento.