Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI review, road test

    Now gets an internationally acclaimed turbo-petrol engine and a 6-speed manual.

    Published on Jul 25, 2020 06:00:00 AM

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    The Rapid remains mechanically unchanged, and if anything, it feels even better with this TSI engine. Ride comfort is still impressive, and it smoothens out road imperfections and takes most road shocks in its stride. Only the sharper potholes filter through to the cabin, accompanied by a mechanical thunk from the suspension owing to its stiff damping. What’s nice is that the Rapid doesn’t rock side by side on uneven roads, but it still does pitch a bit over wavy roads. The Rapid remains stable at highway speeds and it masks speeds like a much more premium offering.

    Flat-bottomed steering looks racy and feels great to hold.

    With a taut chassis, tight body control, and less nose-heaviness than before, the handling feels a lot more balanced and agile now. And although not bristling with feel, the steering offers some reassuring heft, and, as a result, is sharper to turn-in and is confidence-inspiring.

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