Skoda India recently launched the new Rapid and the Chech car manufacturer is planning to introduce a new petrol unit in its sedan. Skoda currently offers a 1.6-litre naturally aspirate petrol unit in the new Rapid sedan and the step is being taken after observing the customer’s continued interest towards petrol-powered cars.
This engine is VW's 1.2-litre TSI turbo-petrol unit that also powers the Rapid's sibling, the Volkswagen Vento. According to the reports, the Rapid will continue to be offered with a 1.6-litre MPI naturally aspirated engine in the manual variants, while the automatic variants will come paired with the 1.2-litre turbocharged TSI engine. The 1.2-litre powertrain will come connected to a 7-speed DSG gearbox, which is currently offered only with the diesel version of the Rapid sedan.
Since Skoda’s Indian portfolio lineup with the Rapid, it is currently the most important car for Skoda in the country and the company hopes that the model will gain the lost sales volume. The recently launched new Skoda Rapid now gets a fresh front fascia with edgy styling around it, restyled rear end and added up with some features.
Skoda will also introduce a limited edition titled as the Rapid Monte Carlo edition soon to keep it more interesting for the consumers.