Skoda Rapid pictures and features

Published: 23rd December 2011
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Skoda India, 100 per cent subsidiary of Czech republic based, an arm of Europe’s largest vehicle maker Volkswagen is all set to launch a new car model in the Indian auto market on this Diwali season. This time company is ready to dive in the Indian entry level C+ segment car market and launching the Skoda Rapid sedan. The new Skoda Rapid is the first entry level sedan car model in the Indian auto market by company which has been most popular before its official launch. The company is offering highly sophisticated features and specifications in the new beast in competitive price range.

The all new Skoda Rapid is based on already displayed Mission L shaped sedan concept at Frankfurt Motor Show which is well premiered by auto enthusiasts. Now the company is offering Skoda Rapid to Indian customers on this mass festive season of Diwali. The expected Skoda Rapid price for Indian domestic market is between Rs. 7.50 lakh to Rs. 9 lakh at ex-showroom. With this affordable price range the new beast is expected to take on India available popular car models like Volkswagen Vento, Tata Manza, Maruti SX4, Ford Figo, Hyundai Accent and Tata Indigo.

Already, Skoda Rapid features and specifications have been leaked which proving it decent entry level sedan among competitors. The new Skoda sedan car will be available in both the petrol and diesel engine model. The petrol model of the popular sedan car is powered by a 1.6L, 1598cc, 4 cylinder, 8 valve engine that generates peak power of 105 bhp and max torque of 153Nm while diesel model of the car also has same power engine as petrol model under the hood that makes maximum power of 105 bhp and top torque of 250Nm. There is a 5 speed manual transmission gearbox is being offered in the new beast but an automatic transmission variant is expected by the end of this year.

After successfully launching of premium sedan Skoda Laura RS in India, the company has just made announcement about the launch of Skoda Rapid launch. Before official launch, Skoda Rapid pictures have been leaked out in the market and available on the Internet which are very eye-catchy. The new beast appears fully inspired by Skoda Laura while features and specs looks same as the popular entry level compact sedan, Volkswagen Vento.

Any time the company may commence Skoda Rapid bookings for the Indian customers. The each model new Skoda Rapid will available in three variants like Active, Ambition and Elegance. With it, a wide colour choice will be offered to the buyers. The new car will be available in five vibrant body colours like Candy White, Deep Black, Brilliant Silver, Flash Red and Cappuccino Beige.

The new Skoda Rapid is the bundle of innovative features and company is offering power windows, powers steering, remote central locking, manual air conditioner, rear defogger, steering adjustment, height adjustable driver's seat, designer wheel covers, single DIN music system etc. comfortable features in all variants of the car as standard while keyless entry, push-button start, folding rear seats, airbags, ABS and EBD high safety features are available in only in top-end model as standard. To attract the customers for base and mid variants, all these safety teaks will also be offered as optional. So, due to innovative features and specifications the new Skoda Rapid is expected a value for money for the Indian customers.

In Indian auto market lots of new car models have been launched recently like Nissan Sunny, new Tata Indica Vista, Force One, New Maruti Swift, New Volkswagen Jetta, New Honda Jazz, Toyota Etios Liva, Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Beat diesel, Audi A6, Tata Aria 4x2, Tata Indica Xeta, Honda Brio Mahindra XUV 500 etc. while some of new car models will also offered to Indian auto market before Diwali which are Hyundai Eon hatchback, Tata Merlin and Maruti Cervo.

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