The new generation Skoda Rapid has been launched in Russia. The car is also slated to be introduced in India soon.
Skoda has recently launched the next-generation Rapid in Russia at a price of RUB 7,92,000 (equivalent to Rs. 7.7 lakh). The new car features a radically new design, borrowed from the new Scala hatchback. The front end is exactly the same on the two cars, with triangular headlights, a wide front grille, and an even wider air dam. There are LEDs everywhere- the headlights, DRLs, fog lamps, taillights, and number plate illumination. Apart from that, the car comes with 16-inch alloy wheels with an extremely sporty yet classy design.
2020 Skoda Rapid carries a sharp exterior look
The interior of the 2020 Skoda Rapid is the same as the Scala as well. You get a premium-looking three-spoke steering wheel, a 6-speaker audio system, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, heated seats, multiple USB charging ports (two in the front row, two in the back), and steering mounted controls for audio and cruise control. There are plenty of safety features on-board as well, including ABS, ESP, 6-airbags, front collision alert, parking sensors (front and rear), automated emergency response service, etc.
2020 Skoda Rapid has an extremely premium-looking exterior and interior
There are two engine options on offer in the next-gen Skoda Rapid. The first one is a 1.6-litre, naturally aspirated, inline-4 petrol unit. It is available in two states of tune- 90 PS and 110 PS. This engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard, while the ‘90 PS’ version also offers a 6-speed automatic as an option. The second engine is a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol, good for a max power figure of 125 PS. This motor comes paired only to a 7-speed DSG gearbox. The complete price list is given below.
While Russia has received a new generation of the Skdoa Rapid, the India-spec model, which is the same Vento-based sedan that was launched back in 2011, recently received a BSVI-compliant 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine that has replaced all other motors. Currently, we're unsure if the new-gen model would arrive here before the end of this year. However, once launched, Its main competitors in the Indian market will include Maruti Ciaz, VW Vento, the Hyundai Verna facelift, and the Honda City (next-gen).