Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI price, variants explained

Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI price, variants explained

28th May 2020 6:00 am

Priced between Rs 7.49-11.79 lakh, the BS6-compliant Rapid 1.0 TSI is available in five trims and one engine-gearbox combination.

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  • 2020 Rapid 1.0 TSI available in five variants, priced from Rs 7.49-11.79 lakh

  • Entry-level Rapid Rider is well-specced and undercuts all midsize sedan rivals

  • Top-spec Rapid Style and Monte Carlo now get larger 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system

Skoda has introduced the 2020 Rapid 1.0 TSI – which comes with a 110hp/175Nm 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine and 6-speed manual – at quite a competitive price. Available in five variants, the entry-level Rapid Rider is priced at Rs 7.49 lakh while the top-spec Monte Carlo costs Rs 11.79 lakh. This means that starting prices for the Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI even undercut the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, which was previously the most affordable midsize sedan. However, this might also make it seem like Skoda has introduced a cut-price product, but a look at the 2020 Rapid’s features list says otherwise.

Here’s a list of the most important features and safety kit available with the BS6 Rapid:

2020 Rapid Rider [Rs 7.49 lakh]

  • Dual front airbags
  • ABS
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Rear defogger
  • Remote central locking
  • Height adjustable front seatbelts
  • Adjustable headrests front and rear
  • 15-inch steel wheels with wheel covers
  • Halogen headlights
  • Trunk lip garnish
  • Side foils
  • Scuff plate
  • Two colour options – Candy White and Carbon Steel
  • Front and rear centre armrests
  • Rake and reach adjust for steering wheel
  • 2-DIN audio system with Bluetooth, USB and Aux connectivity
  • Four speakers
  • Automatic climate control
  • Rear AC vents
  • Power adjustable wing mirrors
  • Power windows with one-touch up/down function
  • 12V charging socket at the front and rear

2020 Rapid Ambition [Rs 9.99 lakh]

  • Projector headlights
  • LED DRLs
  • Front and rear fog lights
  • Remote control for power windows
  • Four colour options - Brilliant Silver, Candy White, Carbon Steel and Toffee Brown
  • 15-inch alloy wheels
  • Chrome garnish on grille and windows
  • Driver’s seat height adjust
  • Power folding wing mirrors
  • 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility
  • Steering mounted audio controls
  • Leatherette on gear knob, steering and hand brake lever
  • Digital multi-info display in instrument cluster

2020 Rapid Onyx [Rs 10.19 lakh]

  • 16-inch alloy wheels (black)
  • Blacked-out wing mirror, trunk lip and side moulding
  • Two colour options – Lapiz Blue and Candy White
  • Flat-bottom steering wheel with black stitching
  • Leatherette grey and black upholstery

2020 Rapid Style [Rs 11.49 lakh]

  • Four airbags
  • Automatic headlights
  • Automatic wipers
  • Rear parking camera
  • Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror
  • 16-inch alloy wheels (silver)
  • Chrome on door handles and front bumper
  • Body coloured rear lip spoiler
  • Rear diffuser
  • Four colour options – Brilliant Silver, Candy White, Carbon Steel and Toffee Brown
  • 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility
  • Interior ambient lighting in the footwell
  • Leatherette upholstery and front centre armrest
  • Cruise control
  • Cooled glovebox

2020 Rapid Monte Carlo [Rs 11.79 lakh]

  • Two airbags
  • 16-inch dual-tone alloy wheels
  • Monte Carlo badge on B-pillar
  • Blacked-out grille, roof and boot lip spoiler
  • Two colour options – Flash Red and Candy White
  • Red highlights in the cabin and on the steering wheel
  • Monte Carlo design leatherette seat covers
  • Monte Carlo scuff plates

The entry-level Skoda Rapid Rider comes across as a great value for money package as it gets all the essential safety kit and a few creature comforts, all for Rs 7.49 lakh. At this price point, the Rapid 1.0 TSI undercuts all its rivals. Meanwhile, the higher-spec versions seem to be at par with equivalent variants of its competition in terms of price, if not features. 

All prices are ex-showroom, pan-India

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