Skoda Rapid TSI

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SKODA RAPID TSI

INTRODUCTION

Skoda Rapid has been on sale since November 2011 in the Indian market and has tasted moderate success, despite the presence of several heavyweights like Honda City, Hyundai Verna and Volkswagen Vento in the same segment. With time progressing, the sales of the sedan started deteriorating as its rivals were far more advanced, up-market and affluent. It is what propelled Skoda India to introduce Skoda Rapid Facelift, which comes with several cosmetic upgrades and a subtle bump in power output. Identical to the preceding model, the Skoda Rapid 2017 is manufactured at the company’s production facility in Pune. It is present in both the petrol and diesel guises in three trim levels: Active, Ambition and Style. The Skoda Rapid Facelift exterior styling is in line with Skoda’s new design language, while the cabin boasts of a few contemporary features that weren’t seen on the predecessor.

 

 

EXTERIOR

EXTERIOR

The Skoda Rapid 2017 exterior flaunts modern crystalline styling, adorning the Czech Republic-based automaker’s signature design language. The designing cues have been borrowed from the Euro-spec Rapid and Fabia hatch. The new quartz-cut halogen projector lens headlights with chrome eye lashes, LED daytime running lights (DRLs) and manual levelling function are the biggest highlight of the striking front fascia. They are flanked by a refreshed bumper, signature chrome grille and angular lines on the bonnet.

The side profile remains the same, while the rear end gets new C-shaped smoked tail-lamp cluster. The overall appearance is further accentuated by the inclusion of chrome molding on the deck lid and chrome-finished door handles. The Skoda Rapid 2017 colour schemes include Brilliant Silver, Candy White, Cappuccino Beige, Carbon Steel, Silk Blue and Flash Red.

INTERIOR

INTERIOR

The Skoda Rapid 2017 interior features a cabin finished in dual-tone Ebony-Sand theme with premium perforated leatherette seats. The sedan boasts of a plethora of premium features, such as AmberGlow Footwell Illumination, Leatherette lined door armrests, height and length adjustable multifunctional steering wheel, electrically-foldable and adjustable mirrors with side turn indicators, cooled glove box, Climatronic Technology with adjustable dual rear AC vents, rain-sensing wipers, cruise control, and 6.5-inch colour MirrorLink touchscreen central infotainment system with USB/Aux-in/Bluetooth/SD Card compatibility.

The Skoda Rapid 2017 features a boot space of 460 litre, which can swallow a large chunk of luggage. In addition, the company has incorporated bottle holders in the doors, storage compartment under the front Centre armrest, and cup holders at the front as well as rear for coping up with the small belongings.

 

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE

The Skoda Rapid Facelift comes in both petrol and diesel fuel trims. The diesel variants are powered by a new 1.5 L 4-cylinder TDI engine, which develops 110 PS of top power and 250 Nm of peak torque. Earlier, the aforementioned engine used to deliver 103 bhp. It is available with 5-speed manual and 7-speed DSG automatic gearboxes. The petrol variants get their power from the same 1.6 L MPI engine, which generates 105 PS and 153 Nm, and are offered with 5-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmissions.

The Skoda Rapid 2017 mileage figures are pretty decent in both petrol and diesel fuel trims. The petrol manual and automatic variants deliver a mileage of 15.41 kmpl and 14.84 kmpl (both ARAI specified), respectively. The diesel variants with manual gearbox and automatic transmission return 21.13 kmpl and 21.72 kmpl (both ARAI specified), respectively.

The Skoda Rapid 2017 is a decent performer on the highways as well as narrow city roads. It sails effortlessly at high speed. The diesel automatic, particularly, is a delight to drive. It sprints to the 100 kmph mark from standstill in just 12 seconds, which is a rather good feat, considering the segment. The handling is fairly good due to the light steering wheel, which responds instantly to the driver’s fingertips.

BRAKING AND SAFETY

BRAKING AND SAFETY

The new Skoda Rapid gets disc brakes with inner cooling, with single/piston floating caliper at the front, while drum brakes are at the helm of affairs at the rear. Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and dual airbags are offered as standard safety features across the entire variant lineup. In addition, several sophsticated safety features, such as Electronic Stability Control, Hill Hold Control, Parktonic Rear Parking Sensors, automatically-dimming rear view mirror, etc., are on offer with the top-end grades.

CONCLUSION

CONCLUSION

Skoda has been making decent cars right from the beginning, and Rapid has been one of the company’s best-seller in India due to its exquisite appearance, premium cabin and power-packed performance. The Skoda Rapid 2017 price is also aggressive, with a lot more features added. However, the company needs to work heavily on the after-sale department as it is where Skoda is crippled. The non-availability and expensiveness of spare parts is a major issue that Skoda needs to address as early as possible, if it intends to consolidate its position in the Indian market and retail higher volumes.

Rapid TSI Summary

Avg Ex Showroom Price ₹ 7.99 Lakh
Mileage: 18.97 kmpl
Engine 999 cc
Seating Capacity 05
Top Speed 239 kmph
0-100 Speed Time 7.7 s

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Specifications of Skoda Rapid TSI

Engine & Transmission
Engine 999 cc, 3 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC
Engine Type 1.0 TSI
Fuel Type Petrol
Max Power ([email protected]) 109 bhp @ 5000 rpm
Max Torque ([email protected]) 175 Nm @ 1750 rpm
Mileage (ARAI) 18.97 kmpl
Driving Range 1043.35 Km
Drivetrain FWD
Transmission Manual - 6 Gears
Turbocharger / Supercharger Turbocharged, Variable Geometry
Emission Standard BS 6
Dimensions & Weight
Length 4413 mm
Width 1699 mm
Height 1466 mm
Wheelbase 2552 mm
Ground Clearance 116 mm
Kerb Weight 1138 kg
Capacity
Doors 4 Doors
Seating Capacity 5 Person
No of Seating Rows 2 Rows
Bootspace 460 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 litres
Suspensions, Brakes & Steering
Steering Type Power assisted (Electric)
Front Suspension McPherson suspension with lower triangular links and torsion stabilise
Rear Suspension Compound link crank-axle
Front Brake Type Disc
Rear Brake Type Drum
Minimum Turning Radius 5.3 metres
Wheels Alloy Wheels
Spare Wheel Steel
Front Tyres 195 / 55 R16
Rear Tyres 195 / 55 R16

Features of Skoda Rapid TSI

Safety

Airbags 6 Airbags (Driver, Passenger, 2 Curtain, Driver Side, Front Passenger Side)
Seat Belt Warning Yes

Braking & Traction

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Yes
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) Yes
Brake Assist (BA) Yes

Locks & Security

Engine immobilizer Yes
Central Locking Remote with Boot Opener
Speed Sensing Door Lock Yes
Child Safety Lock Yes

Comfort & Convenience

Air Conditioner Yes (Automatic Climate Control)
Front AC Single Zones, Common Fan Speed Control
Rear AC Blower, Vents Behind Front Armrest
Heater Yes
Vanity Mirrors on Sun Visors Co-Driver Only
Anti-glare Mirrors Electronic – Internal Only
Parking Assist Reverse Camera
Parking Sensors Rear
Cruise Control Yes
Headlight & Ignition On Reminder Yes
Steering Adjustment Tilt & Telescopic
12V Power Outlets 2

Seats & Upholstery

Driver Seat Adjustment 8 way manually adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down, seat height up / down)
Front Passenger Seat Adjustment 6 way manually adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down)
Rear Row Seat Adjustment 2 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down)
Seat Upholstery Leatherette
Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel Yes
Leather-wrapped Gear Knob Yes
Driver Armrest Yes
Rear Passenger Seats Type Bench
Interiors Single Tone
Interior Colours Black
Rear Armrest Yes
Front Seatback Pockets Yes
Head-rests Front & Rear

Storage

Cup Holders Front & Rear
Driver Armrest Storage Yes
Cooled Glove Box Yes

Doors, Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Front & Rear
One Touch -Down All
One Touch – Up All
Adjustable ORVM Electrically Adjustable & Retractable
Turn Indicators on ORVM Yes
Rear Wiper No
Rear Defogger Yes
Rain-sensing Wipers Yes
Interior Door Handles Body Coloured
Interior Door Handles Chrome
Door Pockets Front & Rear
Boot-lid Opener Electric Tailgate Release
Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs) Body Coloured

Exterior

Body-Coloured Bumpers Yes
Roof Mounted Antenna Yes

Lighting

Daytime Running Lights LED
Fog Lights Halogen on front, Halogen on rear
Headlights Projector with Xenon
Automatic Head Lamps Yes
Follow me home headlamps No
Tail Lights Halogen
Cabin Lamps Centre
Headlight Height Adjuster Yes
Glove Box Lamp Yes
Lights on Vanity Mirrors No
Rear Reading Lamp No
Cornering Headlights Passive

Instrumentation

Instrument Cluster Analogue – Digital
Trip Meter Electronic 2 Trips
Average Fuel Consumption Yes
Average Speed Yes
Distance to Empty Yes
Clock Digital
Low Fuel Level Warning Yes
Door Ajar Warning Yes
Adjustable Cluster Brightness Yes
Shift Indicator Dynamic
Gear Indicator Yes
Instantaneous Consumption Yes
Tachometer Analogue

Entertainment, Information & Communication

Smart Connectivity Android Auto, Apple Car Play
Integrated (in-dash) Music System Yes
Display Touch-screen Display
GPS Navigation System Yes
Speakers 6
USB Compatibility Yes
Aux Compatibility Yes
Bluetooth Compatibility Phone & Audio Streaming
MP3 Playback Yes
AM/FM Radio Yes
iPod Compatibility Yes
Steering mounted controls Yes

Manufacturer Warranty

Warranty (Years) 4
Warranty (Kilometres) Unlimited

Pros & Cons of Skoda Rapid TSI

Pros of Skoda Rapid TSI

Stand Out Features

  • Direct-injection turbo-petrol engine
  • Solid build quality
  • Four-year standard warranty

Cons of Skoda Rapid TSI

Need Improvement

  • Dated design
  • Narrow dealer network
  • Unimpressive after sales service

FAQ About Skoda Rapid TSI

What is the on road price of Rapid TSI?

The on-road price of Rapid TSI in Delhi starts at ‎₹ 8.39 Lakh and goes upto ‎₹ 13.56 Lakh.The on road price is made up of ex-showroom price, RTO registration, road tax and insurance amount.

Which car is better between Rapid TSI and Vento?

Rapid TSI price start at ₹ 7.49 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with 999 cc engine. Whereas Vento price start at ₹ 13.30 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with 1598 cc engine

What is price of Rapid TSI top model?

Top model of Rapid TSI is Monte Carlo and the ex-showroom for Rapid TSI Monte Carlo is ₹ 11.79 Lakh.

What is the mileage of Skoda Rapid TSI?

As per ARAI, the Skoda Rapid TSI mileage is 18.97 kmpl.  Real mileage of the vehicle varies depending upon the driving habits. City and highway mileage figures also vary depending upon the road conditions.

Is there any exchange offer on Skoda Rapid TSI?

There are multiple factors on which exchange value depends. Model year, kms driven, looks, insurances claimed and many such other factors contribute to deciding upon an exchange amount. Hence, to get the best exchange value or offer, we would advise you to get in touch with your nearest MG showroom.

Things to keep in mind before Buying Skoda Rapid TSI

 

 

When buying a new car in general one must look for things like body panels that are out of line, or load bearing beams that seem to have been damaged. The next thing to check whether the paint is original or it has been repainted, a quick check under concealed plastic panels is a great way to check for unmatched paint. Another thing to check for is underbody rust in humid or sea adjacent areas.

A good way to check if the car has been rear-ended is by checking the boot. Flip open the spare wheel cover and remove the wheel completely. If the car was repaired after an accident the floor will have visible signs as the surface wouldn’t be smooth as it would in an undamaged car.

In the end, always remember to check for complete documentation including service records. Also, do check with the insurance company for any past claims, which will make you aware of the accidents the car has been involved in. Last but not the least, get the car checked from a trusted workshop before closing the deal.

Skoda Rapid TSI Price List

Variants Ex-Showroom price
Rapid TSI Rider

999 cc, Petrol, Manual, 18.97 kmpl
₹ 7.49 Lakh
Rapid TSI Rider Plus

999 cc, Petrol, Manual, 18.97 kmpl
₹ 7.99 Lakh
Rapid TSI Ambition

999 cc, Petrol, Manual, 18.97 kmpl
₹ 9.99 Lakh
Rapid TSI Onyx

999 cc, Petrol, Manual, 18.97 kmpl
₹ 10.19 Lakh
Rapid TSI Style

999 cc, Petrol, Manual, 18.97 kmpl
₹ 11.49 Lakh
Rapid TSI Monte Carlo

999 cc, Petrol, Manual, 18.97 kmpl
₹ 11.79 Lakh

Skoda Rapid TSI Expert Reviews

better but the price is not upto mark
for Skoda Rapid TSI

best sesan but ground clearance is low , best for highway drives, service is cost is bit high , spares cost is also high , comfort is good , milage is 16 in the city and 22 on high ways with limited speed


Lack of latest features at this price
for Skoda Rapid TSI

Car is nice but has to upgrade with new features like push-button start, led tails and led lighting etc.. six speakers, vehicle status via the app , while in another hand for the same price we are getting in other brands,


Great price, greater product
for Skoda Rapid TSI

I compared all SIX cars in this range. All have similar size & engine power. THIS has by far the higher torque. It is by far the cheapest & sporty looking. EXTREME value for money.


Rapid TSI ,an enthusiastic car
for Skoda Rapid TSI

1. My uncle buy this car but his experience is good 2.Driving is best in statement 3.looks is good & performance is mind blowing & it made for enthusiast 4. Servicing is pretty high but it’s OK


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Skoda Rapid TSI Mileage

16.24
CITY KM/L
18.97
HWY KM/L

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    Ex-Showroom ₹7,99,000
    The BS6 Skoda Rapid is the most-affordable mid-size sedan in the country.
    Body Sedan
    Kilometers Driven 16.24 kmpl
    Fuel type Petrol
    Engine 999 cc
    Transmission Automatic, Manual
    Drive Front wheel Drive
    Exterior Color Brilliant Silver, Candy White, Carbon Steel, Flash Red, Lapiz Blue, Toffee Brown
    Interior Color Beige, Black, Multi-pattern
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