Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI Ambition AT
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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 (Diesel)
- Skoda Rapid 1.5 TDI CR Ambition AT (Diesel)
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Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI Ambition AT Description
Skoda Rapid Ambition 1.6 MPI MT is positioned one notch above the entry level Active variant in the Rapid’s clan which gets a high displacement gasoline engine mated to a manual transmission. Since the variant is among the base trims of the rapid range, hence it comes devoid of various features like alloy wheel, front fog lights preparation, parktronic sensors at rear on the outside. Cabin lacks chrome treatment on steering wheel, climatronic, leather upholstery, cruise control and storage pockets on the backrest of the front seats.
Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI Ambition AT ExteriorUp front, chrome trim and chrome surround for the radiator grille looks endearing. Body coloured outside rear view mirrors and outside door handles match well with the body painted front and rear bumpers. Moreover the outside rear view mirrors can be adjusted electrically. Lighting package includes halogen headlights with manual levelling, front fog lights, rear fog lights and high level LED third brake light. Alloy wheels are missing in the Ambition 1.6 MPI MT variant; instead the trim gets full wheel covers. The gloss black decor on the B-pillar appears sporty. Rear windscreen gets defogger with timer.
Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI Ambition AT InteriorStep inside the cabin and you will notice the ample chrome work embedded inside including the 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 sliders. The dual tone mocca/ivory dashboard and door panels matches well with the mocca centre console and ivory upholstery. For a snug cabin experience the variant gets height adjuster for the driver’s seat, armrest placed in the centre of the front seat and rear seat. Length and height of the steering wheel can be adjusted. A slew of entertainment features have also been inset in the cabin like 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. Leather package comprises of leather wrapped steering wheel, leather wrapped gear-shift selector and leather wrapped hand-brake lever. From the comfort segment, Rapid Ambition 1.6 MPI MT features 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. Front and rear windows can be adjusted electrically; one touch automatic operation allows adjusting front and rear windows on the touch of one button. Tinted windows and windscreen are also equipped in the trim. Other than these, the variant also features a host of other fitments like GSM telephone preparation with Bluetooth, telephone controls on multi-function steering wheel and Bluetooth audio streaming. Information display features multi function display of travelling time, distance travelled, average speed, immediate consumption, average consumption, travel distance before refuelling, service interval, outside temperature and clock. Interior illumination includes reading lamp placed in the centre of the front, reading spot lamps at the rear and luggage lamp fitted in the luggage compartment. Other utility features incorporated in the cabin comprise of 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. For storage, Skoda has provided compartments in front and rear of the cabin, bottle holder is given only in the front doors, cup holders are available in front and rear, storage compartment is also provided in the front centre console and upper front centre armrest.
Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI Ambition AT Engine & TransmissionA 1.6 litre, four cylinder, in-line, liquid cooling system, 16 valve, DOHC gasoline engine is employed in the trim. The petrol engine is good for maximum power output of 105 PS at 5250 RPM along with 153 Nm of top torque at 3800 RPM. A five-speed fully synchronized manual gearbox is harmonized with the petrol engine.
Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI Ambition AT MileageARAI rated fuel economy offered by Rapid Ambition 1.6 MPI manual variant is 15 kms in a litre which is decent but not very impressive.
Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI Ambition AT Braking and SafetyVentilated disc brakes in the font and drum brakes in the rear along with anti-lock-braking system including dual rate brake assist forms the efficient braking system. On the safety front, the variant come fitted with a raft of safety equipment 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. Other secondary safety features include 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. 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 conclude the safety equipments embedded in the Ambition trim.
Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI Ambition AT Performance and HandlingThe 1.6 litre manual trim lumbar past 100 kmph from nil in 11.20 seconds. Top speed attained by the trim is around 183 kmph which is commendable.
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