On September 20, Skoda India launched the Rapid Onyx Edition. The Onyx Edition bought a host of cosmetic and feature upgrades to the Honda City and Maruti Ciaz challenging Rapid. The upgrades should help the Rapid catch the eyes of customers looking for a new C-Segment sedan in the festive season. Now Skoda India has released a new TVC for the Skoda Rapid Onyx edition which has a starting price of Rs 9.75 lakhs ex-showroom.
The Skoda Rapid Onyx Edition’s television commercial shows off the various new features that Skoda added to the special edition car that differentiate it from the regular sedan. The TVC starts off with the front end of the car, which now plays host to brand new white light headlamps with LED daytime running lights. Also new is the Lapiz blue paint job. The Rapid Onyx Edition sits on black coloured Clubber style alloy wheels. The gloss black theme is also present for the ORVMs and the body side moulding on the doors of the Onyx edition and at the back for the garnish at the bottom of the trunk lid.
Step inside the Onyx Edition and you’re greeted by scuff plates on the door sills with the Rapid name inscribed onto them. The interiors feature a host of changes including a sporty flat bottom steering wheel with black stitching and perforated beige leatherette upholstery with a contrasting wood design and a dual tone ebony-sand theme.
Other changes on the Onyx Edition Rapid sedan include a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with support for Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Mirror Link. sun blinds for the rear windows and windscreen, a black waste bin on the door card,
The Skoda Rapid Onyx Edition does not bring any mechanical changes to the entry-level Skoda car for India. The Rapid Onyx draws power from two engine options – a 1.5-litre 103.5 Bhp and 250 Nm producing diesel powerplant that comes paired to either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic DSG gearbox. The other engine option is a 1.6-litre petrol that has 103.5 Bhp and 153 Nm of torque on tap that is sent to the front wheels via either a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter.