In an official communication, Skoda India has launched its new 2014 model Rapid for our market. This is on the same lines as other manufacturers are re-jigging their cars in the segment.
Here is a quicky then on the revisions you will see on the New Rapid 2014:
- Rapid gets new logo
- Projector lens headlamps
- Additional airbags in middle variant
- Bluetooth telephone connectivity
- Multi-function steering wheel
- Leather package
- On-board computer
If you buy the Rapid 2014, Skoda has on offer an interest rate of 9.99% on a loan amount of INR 7,50,000 payable in 36 EMIs at INR 24,197 per month.
Rapid Model Year 2014 is out in the market for sale and comes in the familiar Active/Ambition/Ambition Plus/Elegance variants.
The Petrol engine is the in-line 4 with liquid cooling, 16V DOHC, positioned transverse, driving the front wheels. The engine is capable of a decent 105PS with 153 Nm. You can choose between the 5-speed manual fully synchronized gearbox and the automatic 6-speed with Tiptronic manual gear changing.
The diesel is turbocharged, in-line 4 1.6L with liquid cooling and direct injection system, driving the front wheels. Power output is similar to the petrol Rapid at 105PS, but diesel, naturally, comes with more torque at 250 Nm. No automatic for the diesel-drinking Rapid and it comes with the 5-speed manual tyranny.
The higher-spec Elegance model of both the petrol and the diesel Rapid gets 15-inch wheels as compared to the regular 14-inch for the rest of the trim levels.
Skoda Rapid Variants & Features:
Click on the following pic for a comprehensive list of new 2014 Rapid’s variants and features (Opens in MS excel)
2014 Skoda Rapid Prices:
The lowest price tag comes with Rapid Active petrol with manual transmission for about INR 7,09,930 lacs and goes up to INR 9,61,324 lacs for Skoda Rapid diesel in the Elegance trim (prices ex-showroom, New Delhi).