Skoda Rapid 1.5 TDI CR Ambition
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Other Variants of Skoda Rapid
- Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI Ambition (Petrol)
- Skoda Rapid 1.5 TDI CR Active (Diesel)
- Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI Active (Petrol)
- Skoda Rapid 1.5 TDI CR Ambition AT (Diesel)
- Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI Style AT (Petrol)
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Skoda Rapid 1.5 TDI CR Ambition Description
Skoda Rapid 1.5 TDI CR Ambition gets identical features as equipped in the petrol powered manual version of the Ambition trim. Under the bonnet is a 1.5 litre TDI engine which works mutually with a manual transmission. The only difference between the diesel and petrol version of the Ambition trim is the presence of gear change indicator in the former. Features that have been excluded from Ambition 1.5 TDI variant are alloy wheel, front fog lights preparation, parktronic sensors at rear, chrome treatment on steering wheel, climatronic, leather upholstery, cruise control and storage pockets on the backrest of the front seats.
Skoda Rapid 1.5 TDI CR Ambition ExteriorIn the front, the variant comes fitted with radiator grille featuring chrome trim and chrome surround. Power adjustable outside rear view mirrors, outside door handles, front bumper and rear bumper are painted in body colour. Lighting package comprises of halogen headlights with manual levelling, front fog lights, rear fog lights and high level LED third brake light. Alloy wheels are absent in this variant in place of which it gets full wheel covers. The gloss black decor on the B-pillar looks sporty, other than this the exteriors also get rear windscreen defogger with timer.
Skoda Rapid 1.5 TDI CR Ambition InteriorAmple chrome work done inside the cabin induces elegance, the chrome treatment done inside includes chrome decor for interior door handles, chrome decor for the front centre console, gear shift selector, locking button of hand-brake, chrome trim on air conditioning vents and duct. The dashboard and door panels are draped in two tone colour scheme featuring mocca/ivory colour palette. The mocca centre console and ivory upholstered seats also complement each other. Comfort is primary at Skoda and in tandem with the company’s strategy to offer snug cabin experience the variant features height adjustable driver’s seat, centre armrest placed in front seat as well rear seats. Length and height adjustable steering wheel offers convenient driving experience to the driver. From the entertainment section, a 2-DIN SKODA audio player system with large format display, front and rear speakers, audio controls on steering wheel, USB and Aux-In audio input for portable media players and SD/MMC data card reader has been equipped. Leather package includes leather wrapped steering wheel, leather covered gear-shift selector and leather draped hand-brake lever. Among the comfort goodies manually regulated air conditioning, adjustable dual rear air conditioning with electronic regulation of cabin temperature, adjustable dual rear air conditioning vents on rear centre console, dust and pollen filter, power adjustable front and rear windows, one touch automatic operation for windows, tinted windows and windscreen, GSM telephone preparation with Bluetooth, telephone controls on multi-function steering wheel and Bluetooth audio streaming are incorporated. Information display highlights multi function display of travelling time, distance travelled, average speed, immediate consumption, average consumption, travel distance before refuelling, service interval, outside temperature and clock. Reading lamp is placed in the centre of the front along with reading spot lamps at the rear and luggage lamp in the luggage compartment. Utility features embedded inside are 12 V power socket in centre console, front sun visors, vanity mirror in front left sun visor, foldable roof handles for the front and rear passengers, lights-on acoustic signal, remote control release of boot lid, interior card holder, coat hook on rear roof handles and B pillars and retaining strip on the driver sun visor. Storage is yet another vital factor that makes a vehicle viable, storage compartments are provided in front as well as rear of the cabin along with front centre console and upper front centre armrest. Bottle holder is available only in the front doors while cup holders are available in front and rear.
Skoda Rapid 1.5 TDI CR Ambition Engine & TransmissionPropagating power is a pivotal 1.5 litre, four cylinder, turbocharged, in-line diesel engine with liquid cooling system, high pressure direct injection system, 16 valve and DOHC technology. The stalwart diesel motor belts out top power output of 105 PS at 4400 RPM and peak torque of 250 Nm between 1500 to 2500 RPM. A five-speed fully synchronized manual transmission is paired with the diesel powertrain.
Skoda Rapid 1.5 TDI CR Ambition MileageFuel economy on offer is significantly more than the petrol variant of the sedan mated to a manual tranny. The diesel powered manual variant of Rapid sedan is 21.14 kms in a litre which is excellent; however in comparison to competitors it is a tad less.
Skoda Rapid 1.5 TDI CR Ambition Braking and SafetyBraking system is constituted by ventilated disc brakes in the font, drum brakes in the rear and anti-lock-braking system including dual rate brake assist. For the safety of the occupants Skoda has fused a number of critical safety fitments like driver front airbag, front passenger front airbag, height adjustable three-point seatbelts at front, two three-point outer seatbelts and centre lap belt at rear, height adjustable head restraints at front and rear. Besides these safety features the variant also gets rough road package, child-proof rear door locking, child proof rear window locking, acoustic warning signal for overrun speed, fuel supply cut-off in a crash, door-open indicator, emergency triangle in the luggage compartment and dual-tone warning horn, engine immobilizer with floating code system and security code for audio player. Other preeminent safety goodies inset include automatic locking of doors on overrun speed, remote control with foldable key, remote control locking and unlocking of doors and boot lid, central locking and unlocking of doors and boot lid, comfort opening and closing of windows and remote control opening and closing of windows.
Skoda Rapid 1.5 TDI CR Ambition Performance and HandlingPerformance delivered by the diesel powered manual variant is responsive all thanks to the efficient diesel motor. Handling is one of the strengths of the trim.
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