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    Skoda Rapid Rider: Limited Edition Model Launched In India

    by Jagdev Kalsi on Tuesday, Jul 16 2019

    Skoda has launched a limited edition version of the Rapid in India -- Rapid Rider. The Rider is the most affordable variant of the Rapid, priced at Rs 6.99 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The Rapid Rider is available with the 1.6-litre petrol engine only, and in two exterior colour options only -- white and grey.


    Skoda Rapid Rider


    While Skoda is yet to reveal exactly what features does the Rapid Rider miss out on compared to the Rapid Active, which is priced at Rs 8 lakh (ex-showroom), it does state a few features that the Rapid Rider gets. Those are dual front airbags, ABS, rear parking sensors, rear defogger and anti-glare IRVM.

    The 1.6-litre petrol engine that the Rapid Rider gets develops 105PS of maximum power and 153Nm of peak torque. The engine comes paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. Skoda claims 15.41kmpl fuel efficiency for the Rapid petrol.

    The Rapid Rider is Rs 1 lakh cheaper than the Rapid Active (with 1.6-litre petrol engine), and that makes owning a Rapid more affordable till the time the limited edition model remains on sale.


    Read more about the Rapid Rider in the official press release below:

    ŠKODA AUTO India introduces the limited edition RAPID RIDER at INR 6.99 lacs


    • Equipped with the 1.6 litre MPI petrol engine, the RIDER is available in Candy White and Carbon Steel
    • Black design elements underline the assertive and dynamic appearance of the ŠKODA RAPID RIDER
    • The exteriors are accentuated by the black facade of the ŠKODA signature grille, black side foils, glossy black décor on the B pillars, and black trunk lip garnish
    • Plush dual-tone ebony sand interiors, with ivory slate upholstery, scuff plates with RAPID inscription
    • Uncompromised safety and security with dual airbags, anti-lock braking system, engine immobilizer with floating code system, rough road package, and Parktronic rear parking sensors


    Mumbai, 16 July 2019: ŠKODA AUTO India unveiled the RIDER, a limited edition of its much celebrated vehicle: the RAPID, at an introductory ex-showroom price of INR 6.99 lacs nationwide taking forward the ‘One Nation, One Price’ philosophy. The new ŠKODA AUTO offering exhibits a perfect blend of the brand’s timeless design ideals, unbending performance, superior build quality, and enhanced safety and security. The RAPID RIDER will be available in two colour options, Candy White and Carbon Steel, across all authorized ŠKODA AUTO dealership facilities in the country.

    Commenting on the introduction of the new ŠKODA RAPID RIDER, Mr. Zac Hollis, Director – Sales, Service and Marketing, ŠKODA AUTO India said, “The RAPID RIDER offers a compelling combination of the brand’s emotive design, exquisite interiors and class leading safety features, at a very competitive price point. It is deemed to be a best seller setting benchmark for functionality, practicality and spaciousness in its segment."



    The RAPID RIDER sports a modern crystalline appearance synonymous with the brand’s signature design language and legacy. The distinctive black design elements underline the RAPID RIDER’s assertive and dynamic appearance. The black facade of the ŠKODA signature grille is perfectly complemented by black side foils, glossy black décor on the B pillars as well as black trunk lip garnish. The all new dual-tone ebony sand interior, with premium ivory slate upholstery, is a befitting combination of the Czech heritage and modern technology. The scuff plates with ‘RAPID’ inscription further add to the captivating aesthetics.



    At ŠKODA, safety is a priority and not an option. Which is why ŠKODA AUTO offers essential safety features like dual airbags and anti-lock braking system as standard across its product portfolio. The safety and security equipment on the RAPID RIDER includes a wide range of features, such as the Parktronic rear parking sensors, anti-glare interior rear view mirror, rear windscreen defogger with timer, height adjustable three-point seatbelts at the front, rough road package, and engine immobilizer with floating code system.



    The 1.6 litre multi-point injection petrol engine is at the core of the RAPID RIDER. With 16 valves dual over-head camshaft, it delivers 105 PS (77kW) of power and a peak torque output of 153Nm while delivering fuel efficiency of 15.41 kmpl.



    The ŠKODA Shield Plus ensures 6 years of hassle-free ownership experience and utmost 'PEACE OF MIND'. It incorporates motor insurance, 24 x 7 road side assistance, and an extended warranty. ŠKODA AUTO had previously introduced India’s first 4 year service care (4 year warranty, 4 year road side assistance, and an optional 4 year maintenance package).





    1.6 MPI Petrol Engine, Manual Transmission

    INR 699,000





    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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