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Skoda Rapid

₹ 7.94 - 12.19 Lakh*
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3.7 / 5
based on 22 reviews
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Rapid Color Options

  • Brilliant Silver

  • Toffee Brown

  • Flash Red

  • Deep Black Pearl

  • Cappuccino Beige

  • Candy White

Expert Test Review

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  • Comfort
  • Looks
  • Engine
  • Interiors
  • Safety
  • Mileage

UPDATED: Read detailed roadtest of the Rapid (click to read)

The Skoda Rapid is a well engineered mid-size sedan that is available with a wide range of variants to choose from. It is offered with a choice of two engine options and three gearbox options. There is also a Black Package version available in top-end variants to make it stand out and look sporty. The Rapid is based on the Volkswagen Vento platform, although, Skoda has worked on the styling of the Rapid to differentiate it from it’s VW counterpart.

The Rapid is a well built vehicle and feels premium in it’s segment. It comes loaded with an adequate equipment list. The Rapid offers comfortable seating for all occupants with good amount of leg room, knee room and shoulder room. The seats are supportive and comfortable. The interiors have a dual tone layout, quality of materials used are good and so is fit and finish.

The Skoda Rapid offers a comfortable ride and has good drive dynamics. The steering is light at low speeds and weighs up nicely. The suspension does a good job of dealing with road undulations, although with just one occupant on board, the ride could be more comfortable.

The 1.5 liter turbocharged diesel engine develops 105PS of power at 4,400 rpm and produces 250Nm of torque between 1,500 - 2,500 rpm. The engine feels refined and offers good real world driveability. The engine is available with a five-speed automatic transmission or a seven-speed double-clutch automatic gearbox. The petrol engine on offer in the Rapid is a 1.6 litre engin unit that develops 105PS of power @ 5,250 rpm, and 153Nm of torque @ 3,800 rpm. This engine can be had with either a five-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic gearbox.  

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Interiors

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Familiarity with the VW family continues on the inside the cabin as well. The layout and switch gear is identifiable as part of the family parts bin and design language. The overall airy feel on the inside and space, especially for tall people. Once in the driver’s seat, the four-spoke steering feels good to hold and the twin pod speedometer console with white dials with the driver information display appealing to the eyes.

The central console gets easy to operate audio system (no USB, only Aux-in and SD card support) and air-con system while you also appreciate the central arm-rest between the front seats. However, depending on how tall you are and how you drive, this does interfere with your left arm while shifting gears. Rear seat comfort and space is impressive though what lets down the package is the high transmission tunnel which means fitting a 5th person with be a little tough. Good points include rear air-con vents, cup holder below the vent, central arm-rest and an ergo-lever to slide the front co-driver’s seat while being seated at the rear – perfect for those who like being chauffeured! 

What we like

The overall airy feel on the inside and space, especially for tall people. Once in the driver’s seat, the four-spoke steering feels good to hold

What we don't like

Centre armrest interferes with your arm while shifting


Exteriors

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 The Rapid has a well crafted over all profile, but some elements such as the large grille and headlamps look a tad out place from the overall sleek profile of the car.

What we like

Well profiled

What we don't like

Odd design elements in places do not go well with the car's sleek design


Engine

 The 1.5 liter turbocharged diesel engine develops 105PS of power at 4,400 rpm and produces 250Nm of torque between 1,500 - 2,500 rpm. The engine feels refined and offers good real world driveability. The engine is available with a five-speed automatic transmission or a seven-speed double-clutch automatic gearbox. The petrol engine on offer in the Rapid is a 1.6 litre engin unit that develops 105PS of power @ 5,250 rpm, and 153Nm of torque @ 3,800 rpm. This engine can be had with either a five-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic gearbox.

 

What we like

Good efficiency and performance from diesel engine

What we don't like

The petrol feels strained and the automatic gearbox saps power


Mileage

Diesel Mileage 21.14 kmpl
Petrol Mileage 15 kmpl

  The diesel manual has a claimed efficiency of 21.14 per cent while the diesel automatic's efficiency is rated at 21.66 km/l. The manual petrol has a claimed efficiency of 15 km/l while the automatic petrol model has it's efficiency rated at 14.3 km/l.

What we like

Efficient diesel engine

What we don't like

Petrol engine could have been more efficient

Diesel Variants
1.5 TDI Active 21.14 kmpl
1.5 TDI Ambition 21.14 kmpl
1.5 TDI Style Plus 21.14 kmpl
1.5 TDI Style Plus Black Package 21.14 kmpl
1.5 TDI AT Ambition 21.66 kmpl
1.5 TDI AT Style Plus 21.66 kmpl
1.5 TDI AT Style Plus Black Package 21.66 kmpl
Petrol Variants
1.6 MPI Active 15 kmpl
1.6 MPI Ambition 15 kmpl
1.6 MPI Style Plus 15 kmpl
1.6 MPI Style Plus Black Package 15 kmpl
1.6 MPI AT Style 14.3 kmpl
1.6 MPI AT Style Plus 14.3 kmpl

Safety

 The steering is of the electric variety (EPS) and hence expectedly very light at crawling speeds. It does weigh up nicely as speeds increase but it could be more confident. That said, the Rapid won’t really be driven in a very enthusiastic manner and this is where the car seems to tick all the right boxes. The Rapid has ABS with EBD and has driver and passenger airbags

What we like

Safe handling traits

What we don't like

Nothing really


Comfort

  Slow speed ride with a single person on board might not be very impressive with sharp imperfection and pot holes being felt easily. However, as speeds and the number of people in the car rise, its ride quality keeps become better and better! You can simply put the car into bad stretches or off the road while overtaking on narrow roads without having to worry about the occupants being thrown around. The same goes for the superb high speed manners – the Rapid feels rock solid even at over 150km/h speeds.

What we like

The high-speed ride of the Rapid is very good.

What we don't like

The low-speed ride could have been better


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(For 60 months with interest rate of 10.5% and down payment of ₹ 79,400)
₹ 15,360 per month

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Skoda Rapid In News

Skoda India registers steady growth in 2012

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Skoda Sales for 2012 Skoda Auto India has registered a cumulative sales growth of 13 per cent with 34678 units sold in calendar year 2012 as compared to 30741 units last year. "Despite challenging market conditions, Skoda India achieved growth of 13% on the strength of our strong product line-up. Skoda Rapid steered our sales for this year and wi...Read Full News

Skoda transforms Rapid Metro with complete train wrap

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Skoda India has tied up with the Gurgaon Rapid Metro for an innovative marketing initiative. For the first time, the entire train on the Gurgaon Metro line will be branded with the Rapid model line from Skoda Auto India. This is because the Gurgoan metro line also bears the ‘Rapid’ name which coincides with the product ‘Rapid’ from Skoda. This is t...Read Full News

Skoda Rapid Plus package - Two New variants lanched in India

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Skoda has launched new variants to make its Rapid range much better. The new variants are Rapid’s Ambition Plus and Active plus; who will now be giving the customers more options to choose from the range of Rapid models. The company’s Plus packages will be including several additional features extending convenience to the customers. Most of the au...Read Full News

WORST EXPERIENCE

By V.V.JOGLEKAR Posted on 03 Jun 14, 06:16 PM

Pros Comfort,

Cons Average Performance,

Dear Sir, I bought Skoda Rapid on 24th May 2014 from VIIRAAJ SKODA PUNE. After going through available brands in market finally I decided to buy Skoda Rapid as value for money. Here I did biggest mistake in my life. From day one my car has problem of 20 degree left pulling. If I go beyond speed of 60 km per hour within 4 seconds my car goes extreme left. I was literally shocked. Next day I tried on Mumbai Pune expressway with my four friends who has minimum driving experience of 20 years. Every one felt same problem in car. I went to Viiraaj Skoda showroom at Pune. Those sales people said to go to Skoda Workshop. I went to their workshop and service people checked wheel allignment and said the report is perfectly okey. No problem at all. But till today I am not convinced at all. Though I made many visits and to meet service people at Skoda workshop but they say only one thing your car is perfect. I was angry with them I tried mobile of Mr.Mali who is the director of the company.But he never answered my phone. I sent message on Whatssapp to him but no reply. I send several mails to Skoda company but nobody bothered to give reply. I was after Mr.Mudassar service incharge in Skoda workshop to solve this problem but he says same that your car is perfect. If I complain to Skoda company I will receive same sweet reply that YOUR PROBLEM WILL BE SOLVED UP TO YOUR TOTAL SATISFACTION AS PER SKODA NORMS and after that nobody attends to your complaint. I will say to all do not ever think to buy Skoda car you will fall in trouble. If you buy Skoda and if your car has such problem you will be in trouble and your money is total waste. After so many complaints Mr.Rajesh who is service head took trial of my car and said car is perfect and it not pulling left at all. I told him to give in writing either my car is perfect or not but he refused to reply via email. The answer I got from MR. Rajesh service head is SIR IT IS BECAUSE OF SLOPE ON ROAD YOUR CAR TURNS LEFT I think this is a funniest reply in Auto world. I told Mr. Rajesh that okay we will go on plane road and then try he says there is no such plain road in India. In my life this is seventh car but till the date I have not come across such defect in brand new car. I will request to every one do not buy Skoda at all. Believe me suppose if you are driving at 8090 km per hour speed and for fraction of second if you loose control on steering what will happen From 25th May I was after Viiraaj Skoda to give me in writing that whether my car has problem or not and at last today afternoon I got reply from Mr. Mudassar that car is perfect just drive upto 5000 Km and then we will review the condition. Now only option left with me is to go to CONSUMER COURT. Skoda will say we are SIMPLY CLEVER people. Regards, M.V.JOGLEKAR 9223280024. 3RD JUNE 2014.

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Stop, Check & Proceed

By Monish Rampal Posted on 17 Dec 13, 04:35 PM

Pros Great Looks,Great Interiors,

Cons Average Fuel Efficiency,High Maintenance

We are using this car for the past 8 months, our experience is mixed. The looks and feels of the car are excellent. the quality of product is definitely German Class. but when it comes to economy and cost of service, its on the Higher side. A person who is not conscious about miantainence expenses and fuel economy can go ahead with the purchase. but beware of the dealer network and service support at chennai.Gurudeve Motors is monopoly for the dealer network in chennai and they dictate terms.

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6 of 6 users found this review helpful.

A good package car if you wanna buy something around 10 lakh range

By SUMIT AREJA Posted on 03 Oct 13, 05:23 PM

Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Great Interiors,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,smoothness, engine, pickup ,

Cons ,after sale service satisfactory not good

Got my rapid around 1 year back from now overall dis beast is good great at pickup comfort looks great boot space suspension but only thing that worries the customers is as said skoda after sale service despite of getting a new car no problem can solved in single visit to service station .... u have to make efforts to get the company understand the problem .

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Buy at your own risk

By Kumar Posted on 28 Dec 13, 01:53 PM

Pros Good Performance,Comfort,

Cons ,Faulty engine, no customer care

Dear Friends, I want you to get benefit from the harrowing experience that I have faced. I had bought Skoda Rapid (TDI) top model. From the very first day the Ac unit was faulty for which I had to visit the workshop at least four times. I am keeping things brief but that doesnt mean that things were that easy. Later on the car engine stopped in the middle of the road with full tank of diesel, it went to local dealers workshop three times for the same problem and each time I was in the middle of the road. I was lucky that on all 3 occasions I was within the city and was driving the car at low speed. Me & my family had to face a lot embarrassment due to this, you can also imagine the same if the similar thing would have happen to you. Finally these b*s***d came down to the conclusion that the fuel is faulty. I had been fuelling my car from the same petrol pump for the past one year. Finally sold off my car with considerable amount of loss. Conclusion Though the car is a good performer & comfortable but very bad re-sale value. These German engines are software based and not much can be done with them in the event of break down. Even if I buy the point of faulty fuel then also you cant take your chances on highway with this vehicle as you may have to get your car fuelled from any petrol pump and that pump may or may not provide you clean fuel. If at all there is any issue with your skoda car I can guarantee you that you will feel trapped & helpless unless you have a good repo with the dealer. Believe me no one will come for your rescue, all your mails n calls will go unanswered beyond a point. My car was in warranty period still I was not offered any courtesy vehicle. And please note that the local dealer will not give you any copy of all the service related documents that you may have signed, not even the gate pass. If you are ready to live with these facts then you may go ahead for buying skoda cars. If you are a skoda rapid owner then keep your fingers crossed and hope that you dont go through the trauma that I have gone through.

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20 of 20 users found this review helpful.

I used to think people who drive skoda they dont want to switch to any other car now I realised drive so smooth that I can not think of buying any other brand now.

By Vivek Sachdeva Posted on 20 Sep 13, 06:54 PM

Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Great Interiors,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,

Cons ,

Got a macho looks with safe and smooth drive. This is my fifth car and this car got such a good grip on road that any heavy vehicle cross you this car just not give any jerk and drive so smooth. Drive is not tiring at all. Boot space is amazing good size. Comfort and interior are really beautiful. Thanks to my friend who suggested me to go once to skoda showroom before you buy any other car.

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Racing Rapid

By Ajay.v Posted on 24 Sep 13, 10:43 PM

Pros Good Performance,Fuel Efficiency,

Cons Average Looks,

Talking about the Rapid which is stylish, having great line on performance , manufacturer as put there efforts in making a car to its benchmark, the performance of the car is excellent with good fuel economy, though the interiors are not so attractive,they have maintained there quality on interiors .. The advise to manufacturers would be to maintain there benchmark in quality and excel there design , interiors and features of the car

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Really good car for the money paid to car

By Dr. C. Posted on 24 Sep 13, 10:18 PM

Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Great Interiors,Comfort,Just Chakaas

Cons Average Fuel Efficiency,Not bad for the money paid

Really a good car, really good service by service centres, nice management & ever helping service centre fellows. Above all 2 years absolute warranty

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Skoda Rapid - The Best Car But the worst service

By Dhananjaya C Posted on 28 Sep 13, 03:03 PM

Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,

Cons Average Interiors,

Skoda Rapid is the nice car by lookwise and performancewise but the major problem is it's servicing. It is horrible experience for me. The service technisians are not wel trained.

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Car to be chosen should be rapid

By Aswar Vishu Posted on 25 Sep 13, 05:30 PM

Pros Good Performance,Fuel Efficiency,

Cons Average Interiors,

The best car of my life is skoda rapid it has grate looks and best horse power The only car to be selected is skoda rapid I have owned it and I am happy with skoda rapid and I also gives good service.

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2 of 3 users found this review helpful.

Happy

By Govind Posted on 25 Sep 13, 12:41 PM

Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,

Cons Average Interiors,

I am happy overall with the performance of the car. Only defect i noticed was the capacity to run away because of a high tuning. The weight of the car is lower for its engine capacity which makes it run away even when you are not pressing down the accelerator.

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