Skoda Auto India confirmed that its Rapid sedan has been overbooked for 2020 thanks to the excessive demands from the Indian customers.
With the price ranging from Rs 7.49 – 13.29 lakh (ex-showroom), the Skoda Rapid is currently the most affordable executive sedan that you can buy in India. Thanks to the aggressive price tags, the Skoda Rapid is receiving exponential responses from the Indian buyers. In other words, the demand for the Skoda Rapid is now higher than the production capacity of the company.
According to Mr Zac Hollis, Director of Sales, Service and Marketing, Skoda Auto India, the company has sold out the Rapid for the year of 2020. The booking figures for the sedan have crossed the monthly manufacturing capacities of the company. As a result, the supply of the Skoda Rapid will commence again in early next year so we can safely assume that the deliveries of the car will begin next year itself.
The BS6 Skoda Rapid comes with a 1.0-litre three-cylinder TSI motor that is good enough for 110 PS of max power and 175 Nm of torque. While the diesel engine was discontinued due to the BS6 norms, the Skoda Rapid has witnessed a soar in the demand for the turbo-petrol engine option. The mill can be coupled with a 6-speed MT and a 6-speed torque converter.
The Skoda Rapid is equipped with premium features like an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control, automatic climate control, auto-dimming IRVM, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, height-adjustable driver’s seat among others. The safety features on the Skoda Rapid TSI comprise of dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, a reverse parking camera, high-speed alert among others.