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Skoda Rapid Rider Edition Gets More Affordable For Economical Segment

Skoda Rapid Rider Edition Gets More Affordable For Economical Segment

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  • Skoda has come up with a Rapid Rider Edition based on the Skoda Active Variant.

  • The Skoda Rapid Rider Edition is Rs 1 lakh cheaper than the Skoda Active.

  • The sedan is available with a petrol engine and a 5-speed manual transmission option alone.

  • Though it has features similar to that of the Skoda Active, cosmetic updates to the Skoda Rapid make it more reasonable to buy.

Skoda vehicles exude class. To make it affordable for the entry-level segment, Skoda has launched the Skoda Rapid Rider Limited Edition with a base price of Rs 6.99 lakhs. When compared to the Skoda Active, it is more than Rs 1 lakh cheaper. Here is a comparative listing of the Skoda Rapid price in India (petrol variants). 

Skoda Rapid Model Variants

Price (Ex-showroom, Source

1.6L MPI Rider Limited Edition

Rs 6.99 lakhs

1.6L MPI Active

Rs 8.82 lakhs

Onyx MT 

Rs 9.76 lakhs

1.6 MPI Ambition

Rs 9.99 lakhs

Onyx AT

Rs 11.00 lakhs

1.6 MPI Style

Rs 11.16 lakhs

1.6 MPI Ambition AT

Rs 11.36 lakhs

1.6 MPI Style AT 

Rs 12.44 lakhs

This limited-edition entry-level Skoda Rapid Rider comes with a stylish design featuring some of the best safety measures and exquisite interiors. The Skoda Rapid new model price is attractive enough to undercut almost all its competitors. 

The sedan comes in two pleasing colors, Carbon Steel and Candy White. Though it misses out on alloy wheels, the Skoda Rapid Rider has other attractive features.

Skoda Rapid Rider Exterior – As exquisite as they can get

Black is beautiful. The Skoda Rapid Rider exterior takes this concept to a different level altogether. It features a signature black finished front grille that complements beautifully with the black side foils, black B pillars, and a black trunk lip garnish.

2019 Skoda Rapid Rider Styling

Smoke headlamps, front fog lamps, and a chrome front grille complete the front fascia of the Skoda Rapid new model. It comes with exciting features like 15-inch steel wheels and turn indicators on the ORVM.

Skoda Rapid Rider Interior – Ultimate luxury at an unbeatable price

Premium ivory slate seat upholstery and a spacious, ebony sand-colored cabin greet you as open the doors of the car. The Rapid logo is prominently visible to give you a superior feeling. One cannot expect premium features like a touchscreen infotainment system on this entry-level variant.

However, the Skoda Rapid new model offers features like rear AC vents, rear seat headrest, adjustable steering, center armrest for the rear seats, air quality control system, and a height-adjustable front seat belt.

2019 Skoda Rapid Rider Interior

On the entertainment front, the Skoda Rapid offers goodies like Bluetooth connectivity, remote central locking system and manual air-conditioner settings. The Skoda Rapid Rider boot is spacious, as well with a capacity of 460 liters.

Skoda Rapid Rider Engine – Powerful engine with excellent transmission options

The Skoda Rapid Rider sports a 1.6L MPI petrol engine capable of delivering a maximum power output of 103bhp and peak torque of 153Nm. This robust engine mates with a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox to provide a delightful driving experience.

Skoda Rapid Rider Limited Edition Mileage

All Skoda Rapid variants deliver excellent mileage. The Skoda Rapid Rider Limited Edition has a mileage of 15.4kmpl.

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Skoda Rapid Rider Braking and Safety

Skoda Rapid Rider new models come with all the necessary safety features to ensure the security of the passengers. The sedan features disc brakes for the front wheels and drum brakes for the rear.

2019 Skoda Rapid Rider Exterior

This entry-level sedan comes equipped with safety features like Anti-lock Braking System, dual front airbags, engine immobilizer, Parktronic rear parking sensors, height-adjustable front seat belts, rough road package, anti-glare IRVM, and rear defogger to improve visibility. These security features make the Skoda Rapid Rider one of the safest vehicles to drive on the roads.

Skoda Rapid Rider Performance and Handling – A dream job

Skoda Rapid Rider sports a robust suspension system comprising of McPherson Strut for the front wheels and a compound link crank axle for the rear to ensure agile handling of the vehicle. These features enable the car to side over the toughest of road conditions without causing any discomfort to the passengers. The car delivers excellent performance with a maximum driving speed of 185kmph.

Skoda Rapid Rider Competitors – Beats everyone easily

Ideally, the Skoda Rapid Rider competes with rivals like Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Hyundai Verna, and the Volkswagen Vento in the sedan segment. However, the Skoda Rapid new model price enables the sedan to provide fierce competition to vehicles like Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Honda Amaze, Ford Aspire, and Hyundai Xcent. 

Skoda Rapid Pricing Options – Nothing can get better than this

The Skoda Rapid New Model 2018 price is an attractive Rs 6.99 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). The Skoda Rapid new car price in India is amongst the lowest to enable entry-level buyers to enjoy the pleasures of driving a top-class sedan at affordable prices.

Skoda Rapid Rider Benefits – A complete package deal

The Skoda Rapid Rider comes with a Skoda Shield Plus Protection as a standard feature to ensure peace of mind to its owners. This protection feature offers six years of hassle-free ownership. The package deal includes motor insurance, an extended warranty, and 24X7 roadside assistance. 

These attractive features make the Skoda Rapid Rider one of the most affordable sedans in the Indian automobile market. The Skoda Rapid new model India attractive pricing makes it a reasonable buying option.   

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