Czech Republic automaker Skoda Auto has now launched the 2014 Skoda Rapid in India, which is basically a more feature rich version of the car. Available in a total 6 variants and both petrol and diesel engine options, the starting price for the car is 8.04 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The company has also cut down several variants, keeping only two regular trim lines- Ambition Plus and Elegance. The Rapid Leisure trim being a special edition, too will be on sale until the stock ends.
In terms of equipment, the Rapid Ambition Plus trim has anti-lock braking system (ABS), steering mounted audio control, dual front airbags, a music system with USB, Aux-in, SD Card, MP3 and Bluetooth telephone connectivity. The top-end Elegance Trim additionally carries Projector headlamps along with all the features offered on the Ambition Plus.
There are few changes inside the cabin as well. The updated Skoda Rapid gets a 'leather package' standard on all the variants, which means steering wheel, gear shift selector and hand-brake lever now are leather wrapped. There are no mechanical changes, so it continues to derive its power from the existing 1.6-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel powertrains.
Updated Skoda Rapid Prices: Ex-Showroom Delhi
?Rapid 1.6 Ambition MT Rs 8.04 lakh (Petrol)
Rapid 1.6 Ambition AT Rs 9.04 lakh (Petrol)
Rapid 1.6 Elegance MT Rs 8.63 lakh (Petrol)
Rapid 1.6 Elegance AT Rs 9.63 lakh (Petrol)
Rapid 1.6 MT Rs 9.42 lakh (Diesel)
Rapid 1.6 Elegance MT Rs 9.77 lakh (Diesel)