Skoda Rapid TSI AT launched in India at ₹9.49 lakh
Skoda Auto on Thursday launched the new Rapid 1.0 TSI AT in the Indian market at a price tag of ₹9.49 lakh for the Rider Plus AT trim.
The bookings for the new car have already commenced at a refundable amount of ₹25,000 across all the authorised Skoda dealership facilities in the country as well as on the Skoda Auto India website.
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Deliveries of new automatic Rapid TSI automatic will start from Friday (September 18).
Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI AT price list:
|Rider Plus||₹9.49 lakh|
|Ambition AT||₹11.29 lakh|
|Onyx AT||₹11.49 lakh|
|Style AT||₹12.99 lakh|
|Montecarlo AT||₹13.29 lakh|
The Skoda Rapid TSI AT comes with a 1.0 -litre, three cylinder 1.0 TSI petrol engine which delivers an astounding 110 PS (81 kW) of power at 5,000 - 5,500 rpm and 175 Nm of peak torque which is recorded at 1,750 - 4,000 rpm. The engine comes mated to a six-speed automatic torque converter gearbox. The powerplant has been rated to deliver 16.24 kmpl of fuel economy.
Against the 1.6 MPI engine offered in the Rapid range previously, the new Rapid 1.0 TSI AT offers 5% more power and 14% more torque output. Also, it has been claimed to deliver 9% increase in fuel efficiency against the previous motor. As per the company, the Rapid automatic is "calibrated for refinement, efficiency as well as performance".
Zac Hollis, Brand Director - ŠKODA AUTO India, said: "With the introduction of a six speed Automatic Transmission across the refreshed Rapid TSI range, the Czech marque has raised the benchmark within the segment. It is a reliable technology, provides a dynamic drive experience, and deems to be the best seller in its class."
The company announced during a virtual launch on Thursday that it is also planning to double its showroom count in India by 2022 and will enter 15 new cities in the future.