The Skoda Rapid is a sedan offered by the Czech carmaker in India and is powered by two engine options, a 1.6-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel. Both engine options are offered with an automatic and manual transmission. The diesel powered Skoda Rapid automatic transmission is a 7- speed dual clutch DSG unit. All variants of the Skoda Rapid sedan come with ABS (Anti locking Braking System) dual front airbags as standard, fuel cut off in a crash, rough road package, engine immobiliser and more.
Hill Hold Control comes handy on an incline and prevents rollback
ABS and dual front airbags are standard across the range
Electronic Stability Control available only in diesel AT trim adds to the safety
The Skoda Rapid comes standard with body coloured bumpers and ORVMs (Ouside Rear View Mirrors) as well as a blackened out B pillar on all trims. The sedan measures 4,413 mm in length, 1,699 mm in width and 1,466 mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2,552 mm. The Skoda Rapid sedan has a minimum turning radius of 10.6 metres and has a boot space volume of 460 litres. The sedan from Skoda has 15-inch alloy wheels for the higher trims and steel rims for the lower versions.
The interior of the Skoda Rapid sedan comes in a dual tone interior theme on all variants. Each row gets an arm rest for the occupants. The higher variants get automatic climate control while the lower trims gets manual air conditioning unit. The higher variants also get electically adjustable and foldable ORVMs (Outside Rear View Mirrors). While the Trend trim get an aftermarket audio connection, the Ambition version gets a 2 DIN stereo and the top end Style variant gets a 6.5 inch touchscreen infotainment system with MirrorLink connectivity for smartphones.
The Skoda Rapid sedan is powered by two engine options, a 1.5 TDI litre diesel and a 1.6 MPI litre petrol. The 1.6 litre petrol engine generates 104 hp of power from 5,200 rpm to 5,250 rpm and 153 Nm of torque from 3,750 rpm to 3,800 rpm. The 1.5 litre TDI diesel engine churns out 109 hp of power at 4,000 rpm and 250 Nm of torque from 1,500 rpm to 2,500 rpm. Power is sent to the front wheels via a choice of automatic and manual transmissions offered on both engines.
The Skoda Rapid has a choice of manual and automatic gearboxes. A 5 speed manual transmission is available on the 1.6 litre MPI petrol and 1.5 litre TDI diesel engine optIons. The 1.5 litre Style variant which is powered by the diesel engine comes with a 7 speed dual clutch DSG automatic transmisssion. The petrol engine automatic variants get a 6 speed torque convertor unit with Tiptronic function for the feel of a manual transmission.
The Skoda Rapid hatchback has dual front airbags and ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) as standard. The higher trims also get Hill Hold Control, immobiliser, fuel cut off in case of a crash, reverse parking sensors and rough road package
The Skoda Rapid hatchback has a claimed fuel efficiency/mileage of 15.41 km/l for the petrol engine options and 21.13 km/l for the diesel engine manual transmission options. The 7 speed DSG automatic diesel trims have a claimed figure of 21.72 km/l.