Skoda Launches Most Affordable Rapid Trim

  • Jul 17, 2019

Skoda Auto India has launched the Rider, a limited edition version of the Rapid sedan. The Rider commands an ex-showroom price of ₹6.99 lakh and is now the most affordable model in the Skoda Rapid series. The Rapid Rider, however, has been launched only with a petrol motor. The 1.6-litre engine produces 105PS maximum power and 153Nm peak torque.

The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gear system and automatic transmission (AT) is not available as an option. The same motor powers all other versions of the Rapid that come with the optional 6-speed AT unit. The Rapid diesel, meanwhile, has an ex-showroom price between ₹9.49 lakh to ₹13.99 lakh. The Rapid Rider, according to Skoda, returns a mileage of 15.41kmpl.Commenting on the launch of the Rapid Rider, Skoda India’s director (sales, service, and marketing) Zac Hollis, said that the car offers a combination of the brand’s exquisite interiors, emotive design, and enhanced safety features at a very reasonable price. The Skoda Rapid Rider, he said, will set a benchmark in practicality, functionality, and spaciousness in its segment.

The safety features in the Skoda Rapid Rider comprises of a rear windscreen defogger with timer, rear parking sensors, height-adjustable three-point front seatbelts, anti-glare interior rear view mirror, engine immobilizer with floating code system, antilock braking system (ABS), and a rough road package. The Rapid Rider is available in the Carbon Steel and Candy White colour schemes. Skoda, to make the Rider stand out from other cars in the Rapid series, has lent a black treatment to the B-pillar and on the grille. The Rider also has black decals on the side along with a black trunk lip garnish. The car’s interior has a two-tone ebony-sand colour with ivory upholstery.

Skoda dealerships have already started accepting Rapid Rider bookings and deliveries are expected to commence shortly.


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