The New SKODA Rapid – Like a whiff of fresh air

The Czech automaker, Skoda was successfully made its place in the auto market of India through its most popular sedan, Skoda Rapid. However, to sustain in the market surrounded by many rivals ready to give a tight competition, Skoda decided to make updates on its bestselling model, Rapid to draw more attentions, thus, to secure the place by selling more units.

It has now got a new look which put it in that mostly desired sedan category. You will get a multi-slated grille with a fine chrome border which makes it look quite appealing and ravishing.

On the line of fog lamps, you can get a honeycomb type 3D pattern which enhances its front design to manifold. The projectable headlights are now adorned with a quartz-cut pattern with jewel-shadow LED which may sound complex, but indeed impressive.

From its side profile, it doesn’t look much different than its previous model, however, the Matone’s alloy wheels will grab your attention at once. At the rear side, you get C-shaped tail lights, rear diffuser that improves its aerodynamic profile and an integrated spoiler.

So, all-in-all, from outside, it definitely looks sharper, glossy and captivating.

Moving in to the cabin, you will get some changes but not in its dashboard which remains pretty much the same as its previous model. But once you throw yourself completely in, the changes will start getting visible. The Duel-Tone Ebony-Sand interior gives it a traditional style blended with modern idea. The interior chrome package give you a feel of luxury and the leather package, which includes the leather wrapped steering wheel, gear shifter and the hand-brake lever, ensure your utmost comfort along with maintaining a premium look.

The most important inclusion in the interior features is a 6.5-inch color touchscreen infotainment system. You find MirrorLink connectivity and rear parking camera in it along with other functionalities which is easy to use as per your needs. Some other simple yet clever features include SmartClip card holder, AmberGlow Footwell Illumination, Foldaway cup holders, Cooled glove box compartment and many more.

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Moving to the second row, you can find the seats pretty comfortable with adequate keen room and legroom. All the seats are well-cushioned and provide you with a pretty good thigh and lumbar support. It has a boot space of 460 L which is quite sufficient for a family trip luggage. Considering all its changes and updating, it gets a nice impression for its interior.

Now, last but not least, talking about its performance, it comes with both petrol and diesel variants. It has a 1.6 L petrol engine that produces a power of 105 bhp and 153 Nm of torque with a 6-speed Automatic transmission and a 1.5 L TDI that produces 110 bhp and a torque of 250 Nm with a 5-speed Manual Transmission.

The updates and additions certainly put Rapid in a more competitive zone and looking at its all-around designs and features, there is a hope people will go for it without any doubt.

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