Skoda has launched a limited edition of its popular Rapid mid-size sedan called the Skoda Rapid Prestige, priced at Rs. 8.99 lakh ex-showroom Delhi. The Skoda Rapid Prestige is available only as a diesel variant, and it is based on the Skoda Rapid Ambition 1.6 TDI model with a few extra goodies, making it definitely worth its price tag. It will be available for a limited period only.
What’s new in the Skoda Rapid Prestige 1.6 TDI?
The biggest changes to the Skoda Rapid Prestige edition are on the inside. The car gets GPS navigation, parking sensors with audio-visual alert, wind deflectors (door visors) and fabric floor mats for a premium feel. Also read: Skoda Rapid deals compared – EMI holiday vs 100% finance offer
Externally, there are no major changes other than the Prestige badging on the sides of the car. The Skoda Rapid Prestige will be powered by Skoda’s tried and tested 1.6 litre diesel engine (same as in the Volkswagen Vento) that puts out 104 bhp of power at 4400 rpm and 250 Nm of torque at 1500-2500 rpm with a five-speed manual transmission.
Besides the extra set of features listed above, the Skoda Rapid Prestige edition boasts of a comprehensive standard features list as well, which includes driver and passenger airbags, ABS, 2-Din integrated audio system with Aux-in and SD card, tilt and telescopic steering, automatic climate control, rear AC vents, remote door and window locking, electric mirrors, comprehensive MID, and the ergo lever to adjust the legroom by pushing the front passenger seat forward. Also read: March deals: Skoda Rapid EMI holiday
Is the Skoda Rapid Prestige a good deal?
The Skoda Rapid Prestige slots in just above the regular Rapid Ambition 1.6 TDI variant and below the Skoda Rapid Elegance TDI variant. But it appears to be much better value for money as it has some of the Elegance features (dual airbags, climatronic AC) and throws in extras such as GPS and parking sensors at a much lower price point. You may not get features like alloy wheels, but these can be added aftermarket if you want them. At Rs. 8.99 lakh for the Skoda Rapid Prestige compared to Rs. 9.71 lakh for the Skoda Rapid Elegance 1.6 TDI, the Skoda Rapid Prestige edition is definitely much better value for money. Also read: Skoda Rapid diesel road test and review