Skoda Rapid

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Skoda Rapid

16-Nov-2011 . Skoda Rapid secrets finally revealed. The Skoda Rapid has been made with the sole purpose of making the long escapades memorable.

Skoda Rapid is a car that has been made with a lot of thinking behind it and this clearly shows with the focus even on the minutest of details. The car is a perfect combo of space, comfort and convenience. The seats are adjustable along with adjustable steering wheel making for a best in class driving experience.

The Rapid also boasts of adjustable dual rear air conditioning vents, intelligent Climatronic air conditioning, front and rear centre armrest, reading centre lamps at the front and spot lamps at the rear. It also has a lot of functional usage like storage compartments at the front door bottle holders, integrated map pockets, intelligently designed collapsible cup holders, storage compartment in the front armrest ensuring that you are treated nothing short of a king.

The safety is taken care by the remote control locking and unlocking of doors and the boot lid, child-proof rear window and door locking, Engine Immobilizer with a Floating Code System, Dual Rate brake assist, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), adjustable head restraints both at the front and the rear for a safe ride, anti pinch windows, driver and front passenger airbags and anti-glare interior rear view mirror ensures clear visibility under any light conditions.

The car comes in two engine variants. It comes in a 1.6 1.6 MPI/77 kW petrol engine with the option of auto gear. It also comes in the diesel variant with a 1.6 TDI CR/77 kW. All the engines have 1598 cc and deliver a maximum power of 77 bhp at 5250 rpm and max torque of 153 Nm at 3800 rpm for the petrol version while the diesel delivers a torque of 250Nm at 1500 to 2500 rpm.

The car comes at a Length of 4386, Width of 1699 and Height of 1466 mm with a wheel base of 2552 and the Ground clearance is 168mm. It has a boot space of 460 litres with a fuel tank capacity of 55 litres and a kerb weight of 1145 kg for the petrol and 1205 kg for the diesel. The car is available in shades of brilliant silver, candy white, cappuccino beige, deep black pearl and flash red.

Skoda Rapid is just about to be released. Skoda Rapid spy pics clearly reveals that the car has some heavy inspirations for the interiors from the Volkswagen Vento. The dashboard, switches, gauges, audio buttons, climate control are all a pleasant reminder of the Vento. The drive wheel is a four-spoke steering wheel which shares its similarity with the Fabia and Laura.

The Rapid is also expected to get the option of adjustable front passenger seat from the rear.

The spy shots also reveal that exterior features like the headlights, grille and fogs are similar to the Fabia. The side angle view is once again a lot like the VW Vento with the exception of the bonnet which is longer. The new fender also has the sharp crease built into it similar to the Vento and the chin is slightly altered at the corners. All these tweaks merge with the beautifully executed wheel arches. The rear is however alien to the VW Vento for a change.

Skoda has inserted its motif in the tail-lights section where the number-plate sits. It has been altered to make way for a newly sculpted bumper.

From rubbing shoulders with its own cousin, the Vento, the Rapid will also lock horns with the Toyota Etios and Maruti Swift Dzire for the entry level supremacy and look for some glory by going against the premium cars like the Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Verna, Honda City and Fiat Linea. The car is expected at a competitive price and will be looked upon as a strong sales pusher from the Skoda. The Rapid will go on the sale this November.

9-Nov-2011 : Skoda Rapid sedan will be launched in Europe and China during 2012-13, but before that the car will be on the Indian roads on the 16th of November 2011. The Skoda Auto maker is looking to cement its position in India. Dr H.C.

Winfried Vahland, Chairman of the Board of Management revealed about their massive plans in developing economies like India.

This Skoda Rapid will be equipped with the same 1.6 L petrol and diesel engine. The car will produce a maximum of 103 bhp similar to the Volkswagen Vento. The Skoda rapid is also expected to come with an automatic gear transmission for the high-end variants inclusive for the both petrol and diesel engines.

This really comes as an improvement considering the fact that the Volkswagen Vento diesel variant does not have an auto gear option. From the looks of the current market trends and previously launched sedans in the recent past, one can come to the conclusion that the Skoda rapid will be priced cheaper compared to the Volkswagen Vento. The diesel version of the Skoda rapid sedan will surely grab a lot of eyeballs and is expected to give a stiff competition to the other sedans in the market.

Skoda Rapid India . Skoda Rapid is looking to make some rapid strides in the Indian market. The Skoda Rapid India is all set to create a ruffle in the C+ segment and will be built from the scratch at Chakan plant in Pune. Skoda Auto India is introducing the Rapid in India as an entry level Sedan. Official reports about the Skoda Rapid price have been still kept under wraps and is expected that the Skoda Rapid will be priced very competitively.

The Skoda Rapid price starts at Rs. 700000 for the entry level petrol model and Rs. 800000 for the base model in the diesel version. The engines will be the same that currently powers the Volkswagen Vento.

To keep Skoda Rapid price under control the Skoda Rapid India has a very basic design and build. The car will rub shoulders with the likes of Honda City, Volkswagen Vento, Hyundai Verna, Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Aveo, Fiat Linea and Tata Indigo Manza.

The Skoda Rapid can be expected to be on the roads by the month end of October 2011. In fact the production of the car has already begun at the Chakan plant in Pune. To be precise the production was started on the 7 October 2011 and this was confirmed by official sources from the company. Prof. Dr.

Winfried Vahland, Chairman of the Board of Management, SKODA Auto said, Today is the official Start of Production for the Indian variant of our new Rapid compact saloon. Effective immediately, the first unit of the Skoda Rapid will be rolling off the line in this plant. The car will be introduced in the market shortly.

It is an attractive car with lots of space and room for five people.

Skoda Rapid Engine . The Skoda Rapid Specifications come for two engine variants. The Skoda Rapid Specifications for the Petrol engine will come equipped with a 1598cc, 4 Cylinder, 8 Valve and powers up to 105 Bhp and 153 Nm torque. The Skoda Rapid Specifications for the diesel engine comes in 1598cc, 4 Cylinder, 8 Valve with 105 Bhp power and 250 Nm torque.

The Skoda Rapid Specifications reveal that the car will be more fuel efficient than the Volkswagen Vento as this time Skoda has fine-tuned them and also the light weight built Rapid will help the fuel efficiency of the car when compared to the Volkswagen Vento.

Skoda Rapid Exteriors . The front fascia of the Skoda Rapid looks inspired from the Skoda Fabia and the side looks are a rip off the Volkswagen Vento.The Skoda Rapid has the best combo of style and adventure. The chrome grille at the front is wide and the well placed emblem of Skoda on top of the grille at the front fascia makes for a visual treat. The curves on the side body and the flowing lines add to the beauty of the car.

The Fabia inspired headlights and bold bumpers are like icing on the cake. The ORVMs with body colour and tail lamps give the car a complete personality of its own.

Skoda Rapid Interiors . The Skoda Rapid will have all the basic ingredients of a sedan with dual tone leather, well lit instrument panel, drive assist, centralized console, audio system, adjustable seats, headrests, armrests, tilt steering, free leg space and headroom and most importantly with all the comfort elements at its very best. The Skoda Rapid has surely kept up its promise of luxury and comfort and has once again lived up to its reputation. Skoda is revered for its well known style, high class designing and craftsmanship.

Skoda Rapid Ride and Handling . The Skoda Rapid will be equipped with a powerful braking system. The car will be under total control even at emergency halts with its Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake Force Distribution system. The front wheels will be disc enabled and rear brakes will be drum type.

The suspension will be a McPherson Strut at the front and Semi-Independent trailing arm type suspension at the rear in order to weed out any crests and troughs during your journey.

Skoda Rapid Ex-Showroom Price . The Skoda Rapid will have a starting price of Rs. 7, 00,000 for the entry level model and go up to Rs. 9, 00,000 for the high end diesel version.

These prices are applicable only to Mumbai city. If the company manages to rope in the Skoda Rapid India at such competitive prices, one can surely expect the Skoda to make some rapid sales and out run its rivals like the Volkswagen Vento, Fiat Linea, New Ford Fiesta and Nissan Sunny. Although, to beat the likes of Honda City and New Hyundai Verna Fluidic the Skoda Rapid will have to deliver much more than just the low price.

Skoda Rapid Models: The Skoda Rapid is all set for a complete domination of the market with a fully fledged launch. In fact the Skoda Rapid will come in six variants right from the launch. Apart from this the company is also looking to be a big game changer in the Sedan market by launching both the petrol and diesel version of the Rapid.

Surely, Skoda wants to leave no lapses in case of the Skoda Rapid.

The Skoda Rapid Price for the Petrol Variants

Rapid Active:1598cc, 4 Cyl Rs. 7, 00,000

Rapid Ambition:1598cc, 4 Cyl Rs. 7, 50,000

Rapid Elegance: 1598cc, 4 Cyl Rs. 8, 00,000

The Skoda Rapid Price for the Diesel Variants

Rapid Diesel Active: 1598cc, 4 Cyl Rs. 8, 00,000

Rapid Diesel Ambition: 1598cc, 4 Cyl Rs. 8, 50,000

Rapid Diesel Elegance: 1598cc, 4 Cyl Rs.9, 00,000

Skoda Rapid Safety Features . The Skoda Rapid is nothing like the adventurous word Rapid in its name and is completely filled with safety features like ABS, EBD and Brake Assist. In addition to these basic precautions the Skoda Rapid Specifications for the safety is also expected to have two airbags at the front – one airbag for the driver and one for the front passenger.

The car will also be bolstered with enhanced safety like side airbags for the driver and the front passengers in the top end models. Other Skoda Rapid specifications include a three-stage seat belt with pre-tensioners will be there for front and rear passengers. Enhanced fog lamps at the front will add on to the safety during low visibility driving conditions.

On the automated safety side one can expect the anti-theft system, central locking and probably the engine immobilizer. It is expected that top variant of the Skoda Rapid India will feature Dual SRS airbags, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) and EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution).

With the launch of the Skoda Rapid the company is expecting to gulp at least double the sales figures globally and sell around 1.5 million units by 2018 as part of its long term business strategy. The Skoda Rapid is a first of sorts from the company which has been designed exclusively keeping in mind the special needs of the Indian auto consumers. The car will also have the distinction of exclusively manufactured in India as well.

The car will shortly make it to the consumers in the market, a senior official of the company said, adding that the car will be spacious and will have sufficient room for five persons. The car will be placed in the entry-level mid-sized sedan for the Indian market. The whole concept of the Rapid is speculated to be based on the Vision D concept car showcased in Geneva.

The wide grille, flowing lines across the body and the aesthetically crafted exteriors make the looks of the car better than the Vento. However one Skoda trademark will surely be missed in the Rapid is the hatch. This is looked upon as a move to save up on the cost front and make car as affordable as possible.

However, the Rapid will still be spared a traditional boot like most of its other cousins.

Compare With Other Models :

Skoda Rapid vs Volkswagen Vento . The Skoda keeping the two brands in mind will price the Skoda Rapid slightly below then the Vento. This could also mean that the car could also be stripped down in terms of some of the comfort features. Compare Skoda Rapid and Volkswagen Vento on the technical basis, Price, Specifications, Mileage, Color and Technical Data.

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