SKODA discontinues Rider Plus variant of RAPID sedan in India
Czech automaker SKODA has discontinued the Rider Plus variant of its RAPID sedan in India. To recall, it was introduced last year and was positioned above the base-end Rider model. The RAPID Rider Plus was up for grabs in four color options and drew power from a BS6-compliant 1.0-liter TSI petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 110.5hp. Here are more details.
The car had a black grille and roof-mounted antenna
The SKODA RAPID Rider Plus had a sloping roofline, a sculpted bonnet, a blacked-out grille, a lip spoiler, and sleek headlights. It was flanked by blacked-out B-pillars, ORVMs, and multi-spoke wheels. A roof-mounted antenna and wrap-around taillights were available on the rear. The model was available in four shades, including Candy White, Carbon Steel, Toffee Brown, and Brilliant Silver.
It was fueled by a 109hp, 1.0-liter engine
The SKODA RAPID Rider Plus was powered by a BS6-compliant 1.0-liter TSI petrol engine that produces 110.5hp/175Nm. Transmission duties on the model were taken care of by a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
It had twin airbags and 6.5-inch infotainment console
The SKODA RAPID Rider Plus had a dual-tone 5-seater cabin, featuring a foldable armrest, automatic climate control, and a power steering wheel. It packed a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment console with support for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and SmartLink. The safety of the passengers was ensured by twin airbags, rear parking sensors, ABS with EBD, and height-adjustable seatbelts.
SKODA RAPID Rider Plus: Pricing
In India, the SKODA RAPID Rider Plus carried a starting price tag of Rs. 7.99 lakh. Meanwhile, the standard model falls in the Rs. 7.79-13.29 lakh price bracket (all prices, ex-showroom, New Delhi).