Skoda Auto has upgraded select trims of its popular Rapid sedan in the Indian market with new features and design updates. The mid-spec variant - Onyx, and top-spec variant - Monte Carlo have received new updates from the company's end. What's worth noting is that new features have been added without any change in the overall pricing of the car.
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For starters, the mid-spec Onyx trim now gets minor updates that make it a more premium car to look at. There is a new silver cap for the ORVMs, chrome radiator grille, glossy silver side moulding and a silver split lip spoiler. The silver treatment also extends to the roof of the car, previously it featured a body-coloured roof. Other exterior updates on the Onyx trim include gloss black alloy wheels.
The top-spec Monte Carlo variant sports similar updates to the outer profile. It now comes with a new gloss back grille, a rear diffuser, dual-tone alloy wheels, black ORVMs, a rear lip spoiler, blacked-out window surrounds and a contrasting black roof that makes it look sporty and aggressive. In addition to that, it also gets new side skirts and a split lip spoiler on the front similar to the Onyx trim.
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Under the hood, both cars use a 1.0L TSI turbo-petrol engine that is responsible for pushing out 110hp of maximum power and 175Nm of torque. The transmission options include a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. Skoda Rapid's pricing starts from ₹7.99 lakh and extends up to ₹13.29 lakh (ex-showroom).
It rivals the likes of Honda City, Hyundai Verna and the Volkswagen Vento.