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    Skoda Rapid Automatic Bookings Open; Deliveries To Start From 18 September

    by Jagdev Kalsi on Thursday, Aug 27 2020

    Skoda is now accepting bookings for the Rapid automatic. The minimum booking amount is Rs 25,000 (refundable). Deliveries of automatic variants of the Rapid will start from 18 September.

     

    Skoda Rapid

    Rapid automatic will be available in 4 variants -- Rider Plus, Style, Onyx and Monte Carlo. These variants are available with the manual transmission as well. Rider and Ambition are the two variants that will not get the automatic gearbox. Skoda is yet to re-open bookings of the entry-level Rider variant; the carmaker has not officially discontinued the variant.

    The prices of Rapid manual and expected prices of Rapid automatic are as follows:

    SKODA RAPID | PRICES

    Variant

    Manual

    Automatic (expected)

    Rider

    Rs 7.49 lakh

    Not available

    Rider Plus

    Rs 7.99 lakh

    Rs 8.99 lakh

    Ambition

    Rs 9.99 lakh

    Not available

    Onyx

    Rs 10.19 lakh

    Rs 11.19 lakh

    Style

    Rs 11.49 lakh

    Rs 12.49 lakh

    Monte Carlo

    Rs 11.79 lakh

    Rs 12.79 lakh


    Rapid is powered by a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine (TSI) that makes 110PS of maximum power and 175Nm of peak torque. Until now this engine was available with a 6-speed manual transmission only. Now a 6-speed torque converter type automatic transmission will also be on offer. With a claimed fuel efficiency of 16.24kmpl, Rapid automatic will be less fuel efficient than its manual counterpart.

    SKODA RAPID | ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS

         

    Displacement

    999cc (1.0-litre)

    Cylinders

    3

    Power (PS)

    110

    Power @ rpm

    5000 - 5500

    Torque (Nm)

    175

    Torque @ rpm

    1750 - 4000

    Transmission

    Manual

    Automatic

    Trans (Speed)

    6-speed

    6-speed

    Claimed FE

    18.97

    16.24

    In the C-segment sedan space, Rapid competes against the likes of the Honda City (both new and old), Maruti Ciaz, Hyundai Verna, Toyota Yaris and VW Vento.


    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Jagdev heads content for V3Cars. Apart from driving cars, he likes to keep an eye on the industry trends. He thinks he knows why Maruti Suzuki sells the most number of cars in India.

     

    Twitter handle : @jagdevkalsi

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