In India, families are extremely close-knit with parents, especially moms, spending most of their lives taking care of the kids. Entrepreneur Rohit Talloju, recently decided to show his gratitude to his parents, when he recently gifted his mother with a brand new Skoda Rapid Edition X sedan, which can be seen in the video below which he posted on his Youtube page.
In the video, Talloju can be seen walking his mother out of their home with his hand covering her eyes as he leads her towards the surprise. When they finally reach the covered Skoda Rapid Edition X, Talloju stops blocking his mother’s eyes and the look of shock and surprise is one that all kids around the world hope to see on the faces of their parents one day.
The surprise turns to laughter as Rohit hands his mother the keys to the Skoda. With his mother still trying to deal with the surprise of her brand new red Skoda Rapid Edition X, he unwraps the golden cover from the car as confetti blasts out to celebrate. He then guides his mom to the driver’s seat as his father gets into the front passenger seat.
The Skoda Rapid Edition X was launched in November 2017 as a rebadged version the Rapid Monte Carlo. The Rapid Edition X features a quite a few cosmetic and features upgrades compared to the regular sedan including two paint options – Flash Red with a black roof (seen in the video above) and Candy White with a black roof.
Other changes on the exterior include blacked out front grille, ORVMs and a black diffuser (which is also new). The Rapid Edition X also gets smoked headlamps and taillights. Inside, the Rapid X gets a new sporty 3-spoke flat-bottomed steering wheel which is draped in perforated black leather with red contrast stitching.
The perforated leather and red contrast stitching can also be seen on the gearstick and a few sections of the dashboard. Other changes include leatherette driver and front passenger seats with a black/red design along with grey vertical stripes while sporty graphics on the instrument cluster and ribbed stainless steel pedals add to the sporty look and feel of the Rapid Edition X from Skoda.
The Rapid Edition X also gets rain sensing wipers, a cooled glove box, cruise control along with a host other features that include safety gear like dual airbags, ABS, rear parking sensors, central locking electronic stability control, and hill hold assist among many others.
The Skoda Rapid Edition X remains unchanged mechanically meaning it still draws power from either a 1.6-litre petrol engine or a 1.5-litre diesel unit. The petrol Rapid’s 1.6-litre engine produces 104 Bhp and 153 Nm of torque and comes paired with either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
The Rapid diesel, on the other hand, uses a turbocharged 1.5-litre diesel engine rated for 109 Bhp and 250 Nm of torque and comes paired with either a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission. Prices for the Rapid Edition X start at Rs 10.99 lakhs, ex-showroom (Delhi).