Skoda Auto India has launched the much-awaited RAPID TSI Automatic Transmission at the introductory price starting from INR 9.49 lakhs ex-showroom, India. In the recent past, Skoda Auto India commenced pre-launch bookings on the much-awaited Skoda Rapid Automatic against a refundable fee of INR 25,000. Earlier the brand had also announced that the Skoda Rapid AT (Automatic Transmission) will be delivered to customers from 18th September 2020.
The Skoda Rapid AT is powered by the same BS6 emissions-compliant 1.0-litre Turbocharged Stratified Injection (TSI) petrol engine that makes 110 Ps of power and 175 Nm of torque and now comes matched to a torque converter type 6-speed automatic transmission.
In the past, the Skoda Rapid came paired to a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox. The sedan is also available with a 6-speed manual transmission. Skoda also boasts that the new 6-speed torque converter unit has been calibrated for refinement, efficiency as well as performance and is much suitable for the urban lifestyle.
The new Skoda Rapid AT also claims to deliver 16.24 kmpl under standard test conditions, with the 6-speed torque converter transmission. When compared to the previous 1.6-litre MPi petrol motor the Skoda Rapid AT offers 9% increase in fuel efficiency. The Rapid TSI AT also offers 5% more power and 14% more torque output, when compared to the predecessor.
In terms of exterior styling and interior features, the Skoda Rapid TSI AT remains largely unchanged and highlights features such as a vertically slated radiator grille with chrome bezel, dual-barrel projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights, bumper-mounted fog lights, blacked-out B-pillars, dual-tone interiors, 20.32-cm Skoda infotainment system with Android Auto integration, climate control air conditioning, rear AC vents, leatherette seat upholstery, control mounted steering wheel, analogue instruments with a digital multi-information display etc.
The Skoda Rapid TSI competes with the likes of the Volkswagen Vento, Hyundai Verna, Toyota Yaris, Honda City and the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz.
|Variant wise introductory pricing|
|Rider Plus Automatic Transmission||INR 9.49 lakh|
|Ambition Automatic Transmission||INR 11.29 lakh|
|Onyx Automatic Transmission||INR 11.49 lakh|
|Style Automatic Transmission||INR 12.99 lakh|
|Monte Carlo Automatic Transmission||INR 13.29 lakh|