Skoda India is currently heading the India 2.0 strategy for the Volkswagen Group. The Czechoslovakian manufacturer offers a range of vehicles in the Indian market starting from the Skoda Rapid, which is the brand’s entry-level car. Well, Skoda will launch an all-new version of the Rapid sedan in the Indian market soon and the car has already been spotted in China, undisguised. The new pictures of the upcoming sedan reveal a lot about the car.
Even though the all-new Skoda Rapid will be launched in the coming months, it will be different from the Chinese-spec. The upcoming Rapid, which was spotted in China is based on Volkswagen’s global MQB platform. However, the group will launch all-new cars on an Indian-spec platform that gets the codename – MQB-A0-IN. This is why the Indian version of the Skoda Rapid will be slightly different from the global spec model. However, the Indian version of the Rapid will be heavily inspired by the all-new model.
The pictures by AutoHome of the all-new Skoda Rapid reveals that the car will get a sharp design all over. The changes include a new grille at the front, which is surrounded by a thick chrome stripe. The sedan also gets new sleek headlamps, which are connected to the grille and look quite good. The fog lamps are located down below and the fog lamp housings are also quite sleek. It seems that the headlamp units get the LED lamps in them. At the rear, the Skoda Rapid gets all-new tail lamps and the boot lid is also new. The exhausts are embedded into the bumper of the car. The are multiple variants of the vehicle that have been spotted in different pictures. The top-end version of the Rapid gets good looking alloy wheels, which get the precision-cut dual-tone theme. We can also spot a sunroof on the upcoming Skoda Rapid. This is a feature, which is loved by the Indian customers!
Moving over, the cabin of the all-new Skoda Rapid will be updated thoroughly. Even though there are no pictures of the interior of the car, we can expect that the vehicle will get an all-new dashboard design, which will be sportier and will feature a lot of gadgets. Skoda is expected to put a new touchscreen infotainment system in place and the top-end variant will also get leather seats among other luxurious features.
Skoda is expected to offer both petrol and diesel engine options with the upcoming Rapid. The Chinese-spec version will get the 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine only. It develops around 110 PS and 150 Nm. The Indian-spec Rapid is expected to get a new BS6 compliant engine.
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