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Rumour! Skoda Rapid 1.5L diesel with 6-speed MT

Written by Parichay Malvankar

Skoda will soon be launching a revised diesel engined variant of the Rapid sedan. The new Rapid model will get a 6-speed manual gearbox.

Rumours suggest that Skoda has already commenced bookings of the Rapid 6-speed MT and that deliveries will commence by January 2015.

The Rapid is powered by a 1.5L TDI, 4-cylinder, DOHC, diesel motor producing 105 PS of power @ 4,400 RPM and 250 Nm of torque @ 1,500-2,500 RPM. The previous 5-speed gearbox will now be replaced by a 6-speed manual unit.

For those who love the convenience of an automatic, Skoda also offers the butter smooth, 7-speed DSG automatic variant with the Rapid.