New Skoda Rapid diesel auto review, test drive

    With the introduction of an automatic gearbox and a new option package, the Skoda Rapid is back with a bang.

    Published on Sep 22, 2014 05:00:00 PM


    The Rapid TDI DSG will be available in the mid Ambition and the top Elegance trims. The Elegance variant which we tested came with additional features like rear parking sensors, cruise control, card holder and new-design 15-inch alloys. But what it misses out on is the unique lever to adjust the front passenger seat that’s in the current car.

    The Rapid TDI, with the addition of a hi-tech dual clutch gearbox, has become more alluring than ever before. The fact that the Hyundai Verna is the only rival, and comes with an old-school four-speed auto, makes it look even better. The Black package and new features only make it better. So, is it worth the extra Rs 1 lakh? We would say, absolutely. Its biggest trump card is that the additional convenience doesn’t come at the cost of performance and economy. Not many other automatics can make that claim.

    Ameya Dandekar

    Skoda Cars

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