Skoda to launch Rapid (TSI automatic) in India in September
In response to a query on Facebook, Skoda Auto India's Brand Director, Zac Hollis, has confirmed that the automatic version of the 2020 Rapid 1.0 TSI will be launched in September. He has also revealed that the upcoming model will pack a torque converter gearbox. To recall, the manual model is available in five variants and is priced between Rs. 7.49-11.79 lakh.
The Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI comes with an eye-catching look featuring a refreshed vertical slat grille, trapezoidal air vents, a muscular bumper with sculpted lines, and a black roof (on the Monte Carlo variant). On the sides, the sedan is flanked by blacked-out ORVMs, B-pillars, and body-colored door handles. The car also gets an all-LED lighting setup and 16-inch Clubber-style dual-tone alloy wheels.
Inside, the Rapid 1.0 TSI offers a spacious five-seater cabin with leather upholstery, rear AC vents, and a flat-bottom steering wheel with cruise control. It also sports an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment panel with support for connectivity features and navigation. For safety, the sedan gets four airbags, ABS with EBD, and a rear-view camera.
The 2020 Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI compact sedan is powered by a BS6-compliant 1.0-liter turbocharged petrol TSI powertrain which generates 108hp of power and 175Nm of peak torque. This mill comes mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. Notably, the automatic model will also pack the same motor but with a six-speed torque converter automatic transmission.
The manual version of the Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI starts at Rs. 7.49 lakh for the base variant and goes up to Rs. 11.79 lakh for the top-end Monte Carlo trim. Meanwhile, the automatic version is likely to carry some premium over the manual variant.