Skoda will launch the new 2020 Skoda Rapid TSI in the Indian market tomorrow. Along with the Rapid, Skoda will also introduce two more products - the new Superb and Karoq SUV.
With the latest update, the most prominent update on the Rapid will be its new BS 6 complaint 1.0-litre TSI turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine which comes from the EA 211 family. It will also chuck the older 1.5-litre TDI and 1.6-litre MPI powertrains.
Along with the new engine option, the sedan will also feature a fresh 6-speed manual transmission. There will be no automatic transmission at the launch, but a 6-speed torque converter will be offered in the later stage.
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In the new BS 6 avatar, its feature list will be almost similar to the model it replaces. Expect it to feature a touchscreen infotainment system featuring Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, climate control, cruise control, a multi-info display, keyless entry and an auto-dimming IRVM. In terms of safety, it will come kitted with four airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors as well as a rear view camera.
The new Rapid will be introduced in five trims - Active, Ambition, Onyx, Style and Monte Carlo. Its entry-level Active variant will only be made available in Candy White and Carbon Steel paint schemes. The higher variants will be available in White and Lapiz Blue. The top-spec 'Monte Carlo' will be seen in two exterior paint schemes - Candy White and Flash Red. The Monte Carlo variant was also on display at the Auto Expo 2020.
The previous BS 4 spec Skoda Rapid was priced from ₹8.81 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Expect the new model to start at a slightly higher price tag.
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The Skoda Rapid TSI will rival the likes of the new VW Vento BS 6, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Hyundai Verna facelift and the upcoming Honda City 2020.