Skoda India had recently launched their updated C-segment sedan Rapid in the market. The Rapid competes with cars like Maruti Ciaz, Hyundai Verna and Honda City in the segment. Skoda as part of their new brand philosophy has dumped their diesel engines and are concentrating on petrol units. Skoda Rapid is the most affordable or the entry level offering from the brand in India and is now BS6 compliant. The main update in the Rapid 2020 however is the 1.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine. Here we have a new TVC from Skoda India for updated Rapid sedan.
The video basically focuses on the new updated engine on the Skoda Rapid. The engine as mentioned above is a 1.0 litre, three cylinder, TSI petrol engine that generates a maximum of 110 Ps and 175 Nm of torque. the video says that the new Rapid is terrifically powerful and fuel efficient at the same time. The video suggests people to drive it once to believe it. The older or BS4 petrol version of the Rapid was powered by a 1.6 litre MPI engine and the new BS6 compliant Rapid is now 23 percent more fuel efficient than the older version. The Rapid 1.0 TSI return a maximum of 18.97 kmpl. It is even five percent more powerful than older version.
In terms of design, the exterior of the Rapid looks pretty much the same as before. It gets signature all black butterfly grille at the front with Skoda logo on it. Sporty looking alloy wheels and sharp character lines give it a more aggressive look. On the inside, it gets similar layout with touchscreen infotainment screen, spacious cabin, cruise control and so on.
It is available in Rider, Ambition, Onyx, Style and Monte Carlo variants. Prices for the updated Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI now start at Rs 7.49 lakh, ex-showroom and go up till Rs 11.79 lakh, ex-showroom. Skoda is also working on couple of other new models as well. Along with Rapid, Skoda also launched their Karoq SUV which was showcased at the Expo earlier this year. Recently, their Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos competitor SUV Kamiq was also spotted testing here on our roads without any camouflage. The Kamiq will be launched next year, as Skoda India’s first compact SUV. It’ll rival the likes of the Hyundai Creta and the Kia Seltos.