Skoda India has launched the Skoda Rapid Rider variant in India with a very reasonable price tag of Rs 7.49 lakh ex-showroom. At this price point, this would be the only car in India from the Volkswagen group that available with a TSI engine. Even the entry-level hatch Polo is Rs 82,000 costly than this. Despite being the price is very low. It offers great features, modern tweaks, and doesn’t feel any lack of essentials. In the new BS6 updated variant, a new 1.0 ltr TSI turbo petrol engine is introduced for the first time in Rapid. However, it doesn’t get any kind of cosmetic changes but it does look and feel good.
What did you get in the Interior?
Despite being the price tag is too low as being a Volkswagen group car, but the Skoda Rapid Rider does offer all basic safety and security features along with some technology too, but it does lack soo many goodies like- alloy wheels, steering mounting controls, passive keyless entry, touchscreen infotainment system and some more. It got halogen headlamps instead of LED projector one but at this price point, this is pretty sufficient. Apart of this, the features list carries- all four power windows along with one-touch up/down, automatic climate control, Multi-information display, rear defogger, a 2 DIN music system with four speakers system and Bluetooth connectivity, adjustable headrest for front and rear seats, electrically adjustable ORVMs, Rear AC vents, reach and rake steering adjust and wheel covers.
How is the 1.0 ltr TSI motor?
Many of the peoples don’t like Skoda cars for their high maintenance costs and low mileage figures. At this price point, there are more options with different features and offers that make more sense for buyers. But as per the overall analysis. Skoda Rapid Rider will far better than those rivals in terms of safety, feel, and performance. Most of the cars at this price point won’t get any kind of turbocharged engine but it got one.
This 1.0 ltr TSI turbocharged petrol engine generates around 110 BHP of power and 175 Nm of peak torque mated to a 6-Speed automatic transmission. The turbo kicks in from as low as 1750 RPMs and goes up to 3250 RPMs. This 1.0 ltr motor can easily tackle any kind of city overtaking and highway cruising too. This engine can able to deliver a mileage of 12-15 kmpl in real-life conditions and has a fuel carrying capacity of 45 ltrs.
Comfort and space on offer?
Being a sedan it does offers a spacious & practical cabin. Every door pocket can hold one liter of water bottle along with some snacks and chocolates. Apart from space and practicality, having all adjustable headrest increases its comfort and those comfy seats added up like cheese on pizza.
Having a big trunk, it can easily store big luggage and suitcases easily and golf sticks too. The trunk can be operated by the remote key than increases the practicality and convenience.
Skoda Rapid Rider
- Most affordable sedan having a TSI motor
- Packed with all essential features
- 1.0 ltr TSI turbocharged does perform well
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