Along with the Karoq SUV and the new Superb, Skoda India also recently launched the new 2020 Rapid 1.0 TSI in the Indian market. With the latest update, the car received a new BS 6-compliant 1.0-litre TSI turbocharged petrol engine which takes place of the earlier BS 4-spec 1.6-litre MPI petrol and 1.5-litre TDI turbocharged diesel powertrains.
The new 1.0 TSI delivers 110 PS/175 Nm and comes with a 6-speed manual transmission. There is also a 6-speed automatic transmission under consideration, it will be introduced in the later stage. The fuel-economy of the new engine stands at 18.97 km/l.
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The updated Rapid is available in five variants. The base Rider variant starts at ₹7.49 lakh*, the Ambition and Onyx variants cost ₹9.99 lakh* and ₹10.19 lakh*, respectively. The higher-spec Style and Monte Carlo variants have been priced at ₹11.49 lakh* and ₹11.79 lakh*.
At the starting price of ₹7.49 lakh*, the Rapid 1.0 TSI undercuts all its segment rivals including the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz which was earlier the most affordable midsize sedan.
Here's a detailed look at the 2020 Rapid’s features list:
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Rapid Monte Carlo: