Skoda India is all set to roll out the first car from the Skoda brand, which has been specially designed for Indian customers. The automaker has begun the production of Skoda Rapid at the same plant (Chakan, Pune) where Vento is also manufactured.
Based on the Volkswagen Vento, the Rapid will be priced a little lower, but the design is kept very basic and familiar.
Skoda Rapid 2011 will compete with some most popular cars in India like Honda City, Volkswgen Vento, New Hyundai Verna, New Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Aveo, Fiat Linea and Tata Indigo Manza.
The car is expected to be launched six variants with features like will feature power windows, powers steering, remote central locking, manual air-contioner, rear defogger, steering adjustment etc. In addition to these features the top variant of Skoda Rapid will also feature Dual SRS airbags, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) and EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution).
Skoda Rapid different shades
- Deep Black
- Candy White
- Flash Red
- Brilliant Silver
- Cappuccino Beige
Skoda Rapid Launch Date in India
The Skoda Rapid is expected to hit Indian showrooms by late-2012/early-2013. It is an attractive car with lots of space and room for five persons.
- Dual SRS airbags
- ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
- EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution)
- Power Windows
- Streeing Adjustment
- Leather Seats (Optional)
Displacement: 1598cc, 4 Cyl
Engine Type: Petrol
Maximum Power: 105 Bhp
Maximum Torque: 153 Nm
Seating Capacity: 5
Tyre Size: 185/60 R14
Brakes: Front Disk, Rear Drum
Gears: 5 Manual
- Skoda Rapid Petrol Active – Rs. 700000
- Skoda Rapid Petrol Ambition – Rs. 750000
- Skoda Rapid Petrol Elegance – Rs. 800000
- Skoda Rapid Diesel Active – Rs. 800000
- Skoda Rapid Diesel Ambition – Rs. 850000
- Skoda Rapid Diesel Elegance – Rs. 900000