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The Rs 6.75 lakh Skoda Rapid launched

Last updated on: November 16, 2011 16:06 IST

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Looks like Hyundai Verna, Ford Fiesta and Fiat Linea have a major competition as the much awaited Skoda Rapid has finally hit the Indian roads.

The splendid launch took place at a grand function in Taj Palace in New Delhi as the clock struck 11.30 am on Wednesday.

Skoda launched Rapid in both diesel and petrol variants in order to boost up sales substantially.

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It was pretty clear that Skoda Rapid's features shares a striking resemblance to its distinct cousin, Volkswagen Vento, be it the interiors or the exteriors of the sedan.

Skoda Rapid prices (ex-showroom Delhi)

Active petrol - Rs 675,000
Ambition petrol - Rs 709,000
Elegance - Rs 799,000
Ambition Auto - Rs 809,000
Elegance Auto - Rs 899,000

Skoda Rapid Diesel prices

Active diesel - Rs 795,000
Ambition diesel - Rs 829,000
Elegance diesel - Rs 919,000

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The car comes with strong and sturdy exteriors at the same time have luxurious and comfortable interiors.

No doubt, Skoda Rapid exteriors have pretty prominent similarity with VW Vento, but Rapid carries off its uniqueness in its own way.

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The new sedan has illustrative nose together with widely stretched headlamps that enhances the entire front end.

Making Skoda Rapid a car to die for, it's the new bonnet that has a pouted design.

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The huge fog lamps and front bumper with slot in air dams are intelligently placed low and wide.

Even the side profile of Skoda Rapid is similar to Volkswagen Vento.

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The rear end of Skoda Rapid comprise of new tail lamps with C shaped glow on brake lamps, rear parking sensors and rear bumper, which has very clean look.

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The interiors of the new Skoda Rapid are no less. Skoda India has managed to give the luxury feel to it and provided classy and plush interiors.

The use of dark and light beige color on the dash board certainly makes the interiors look elegant and appealing.

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The presence of air conditioning system, large glove box, a powerful music system, instrument cluster with a 4-spoke steering wheel and telescopic adjustments certainly adds more charisma to it.

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Now comes the main part, which is the engine capacity of Skoda Rapid.

Skoda India has put in its heart and soul to proffer its consumers with something that would be powerful and stylish simultaneously.

Skoda India has played wisely here and launched the sedan in both diesel and petrol versions.

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The diesel variant of Skoda Rapid comes with 1.6 litre of TDi engine with 1598cc of displacement that churns out 105 PS of power with 250 Nm of torque.

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On the contrary, the petrol version of this sedan is powered with 1.6 litre of MPI unit with 1598 cc of displacement that keeps the ability to produce same amount of power with 153 Nm of torque.

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The petrol version of Skoda Rapid is cleverly mated with 6-speed automatic gearbox along with 5 speed manual gearbox option whereas the diesel version has 5-speed manual gearbox.

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The mileage part of the new Skoda Rapid is also not a disappointment at all.

The petrol version of this sedan promises to give a mileage of 12 to 14 km per litre while the diesel one is said to offer 13.4 km per litre of mileage.

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Therefore, in all Skoda Rapid has so far impressed the critics except the fact that the sedan resembles VW Vento strikingly and with the launch already done, it is expected to woo consumers as Skoda Rapid price is decent and affordable.




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