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    Skoda Rapid Rider Relaunched At Rs 7.79 Lakh

    by Saransh Goyal on Thursday, Jan 21 2021

    Skoda launched the Rapid Rider back in  May 2020 but stopped accepting its bookings in September 2020 in order to cope with its high demand. Now, Skoda has relaunched the base-spec Rapid Rider and it is priced at Rs 7.79 lakh, at a premium of Rs 30,000 over its launch price of Rs 7.49 lakh (ex-showroom India). 

     

    Skoda Rapid Rider

    Other than prices, nothing has changed on the Rapid Rider. It continues to get the 1.0-litre turbo TSI petrol engine making 110PS of power and 175Nm of peak torque mated to a 6-speed MT. Features on offer include dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, auto AC with rear AC vents, front and rear armrest, electrically adjustable ORVMs, and a 2-din music system. 

    Along with the re-introduction of Rider variant, Skoda has also increased prices of rest of variants. Here is a detailed price list:

     

    Old

    New

    Difference

    Rider

    Rs 7.49 lakh

    Rs 7.79 lakh

    +Rs 30,000

    Rider Plus 

    Rs 7.99 lakh

    Rs 8.19 lakh

    +Rs 20,000

    Ambition

    Rs 9.99 lakh

    Rs 9.99 lakh

    -

    Onyx

    Rs 10.19 lakh

    Rs 10.19 lakh

    -

    Style

    Rs 11.49 lakh

    Rs 11.69 lakh

    +Rs 20,000

    Monte Carlo

    Rs 11.79 lakh

    Rs 11.99 lakh

    +Rs 20,000


    The Rapid is also available with an option of a 6-speed torque converter automatic with the 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine. Here is the price list. 

     

    Old

    New

    Difference

    Rider Plus 

    Rs 9.49 lakh

    Rs 9.69 lakh

    +Rs 20,000

    Ambition

    Rs 11.29 lakh

    Rs 11.49 lakh

    +Rs 20,000

    Onyx

    Rs 11.49 lakh

    Rs 11.69 lakh

    +Rs 20,000

    Style

    Rs 12.99 lakh

    Rs 12.99 lakh

    -

    Monte Carlo

    Rs 13.29 lakh

    Rs 13.29 lakh

    -


    Skoda is expected to launch the Rapid successor in India by the end of this year (2021). It will be based brand’s new MQB A0 IN platform that also underpins the upcoming Kushaq SUV. Expect the new sedan to be bigger than the current model while it will continue to get the current 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine. The new sedan is expected to be loaded on the features front as well. Prices of the Rapid successor are expected to range from Rs 8 lakh to Rs 15 lakh. It will continue to take on likes of the Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Maruti Ciaz, Toyota Yaris and the Volkswagen Vento.


    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    He is an automobile engineer who likes to write. A born Tifosi, he follows Formula 1 and likes to keep up with upcoming technologies in the world of cars. 

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