Skoda India has launched a special edition Rapid, called the Skoda Rapid Leisure, with a starting price of Rs. 7.79 lakh. This special edition Rapid is available on three variants of the Skoda Rapid – the 1.6 petrol manual, the 1.6 petrol automatic and the 1.6 TDI diesel manual.
Skoda Rapid Leisure 1.6 MT: Rs. 7.79 lakh
Skoda Rapid Leisure 1.6 AT: Rs. 8.79 lakh
Skoda Rapid Leisure 1.6 TDI (diesel): Rs. 9.06 lakh
What’s new with the Skoda Rapid Leisure?
So what’s new with the Skoda Rapid Leisure? This car is based on the Ambition variants of the Skoda Rapid and already come with a good deal of features such as ABS, a single driver’s airbag, manual HVAC, central locking and power windows. To this existing feature list the Skoda Rapid Leisure adds some key features that make it good value such as:
– A portable navigation system with rear-view camera (standalone GPS navigation device)
– Reverse parking sensors
– 15-inch alloy wheels
– Door sill covers
– Leatherette seat covers
The outside also has Leisure badging to show that it is a limited edition car which should be available only for a couple of months. Also read: Skoda Rapid Prestige limited edition launched
The Skoda Rapid petrol is powered by a 1.6 litre petrol engine putting out 104 bhp of power and torque of 153 Nm, mated to either a five-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission. The Skoda Rapid diesel comes with a 1.6 litre diesel engine with a five-speed manual transmission only. Also read: Skoda Rapid deals compared – EMI holiday vs 100% finance offer
Skoda seems to have taken the limited edition route to prop up sales in a dull market, with the Rapid having sold only 1142 units in June. Given that this limited edition car is just Rs. 35,000 more than the regular Ambition variant, these features are a good value addition. Taken individually, just the alloy wheels and the navigation device would come to about Rs. 28,000 together. Hence getting all these straight out of the dealership makes them a good deal, but not something exceptional. You could always add these features aftermarket if you can bargain for a good deal.