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- Skoda Launches New Rapid With 1.5 TDI Diesel Engine, 7 speed DSG Transmission
Sudhir Rao, Chairman and Managing Director - SKODA Auto India launching the SKODA Rapid with 7 Speed Automatic DSG
Skoda Auto India introduces the new Rapid with new 7 speed DSG automatic transmission and a powerful 1.5 litre TDI diesel engine andfeatures tailor made for the Indian market with prices starting at Rs 7.2 lakhs (Petrol) ex showroom Delhi.
“Skoda’s unique automatic dual-clutch DSG (Direct Shift Gearbox) transmission is composed of two transmission structures. This dual-clutch gearbox offers the function of two manual gearboxes in one; by contrast, it uses two dry clutches, but has no clutch pedal. Both clutches are actuated by the automated control system depending on the selected gear,” said Sudhir Rao, Chairman and Managing Director, Skoda Auto India.
Customers can now choose from six exciting colour options – Brilliant Silver, Candy White, Cappuccino Beige, Deep Black Pearl, Flash Red and the new Toffee Brown colour (the Toffee Brown colour is expected to be available in November). The Skoda Rapid will also be available with a new sporty exterior design with the set of black elements: headlamps, fog lamps, grille with logo-lip, multi-spoke alloys and external mirrors.
The Skoda Rapid also comes with ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), EBC (Engine Braking Control), dual rate brake assist, height adjustable head restraints at front and rear, driver and front passenger airbags. Additionally, the fuel supply cuts off in the event of an accident. Visibility is further enhanced with its projector head lamps (manual levelling). The Rapid comes with an electronic theft deterrence module that includes engine immobiliser with floating code system and security code for audio player. Along with comfort opening and closing of all windows, the unique anti-pinch system ensures your family is well protected.
In terms of comfort and convenience its climatronic air conditioning system ensures that the customer can set the optimum temperature within the cabin. The new Rapid has adjustable dual rear air conditioning vents on rear centre console for better air distribution. The new Rapid also flaunts a comprehensive entertainment suite that includes a 2-DIN ŠKODA audio player, large format display, front and rear speakers, audio and phone controls on steering wheel, USB and Auxiliary audio input for portable media players as well as the SD/MMC data card reader. The Radio can be remotely controlled from the phone App “Skoda Remote” available for iOS as well as for Android phones. The Rapid offers new generation rear parking sensors as a driver aid. For the first time, it will also give drivers the option of the cruise control that assures the optimal driving comfort along with the best fuel efficiency.
Price Ex-showroom Delhi:
1.6 MPI / 77kw (BS4)- Active (manual)- Rs 7,22,230
1.6 MPI / 77kw (BS4)- Ambition+ (manual)- Rs 8,17,181
1.6 MPI / 77kw (BS4)- Elegance (manual)- Rs 8,72,017
1.6 MPI / 77kw (BS4)- Elegance Black package (manual)- Rs 8,85,117
1.6 MPI / 77kw (BS4)- Ambition+ (Automatic)- Rs 9,14,940
1.6 MPI / 77kw (BS4)- Elegance (Automatic)- Rs 9,68,583
1.6 MPI / 77kw (BS4)- Elegance Black package (automatic)- Rs 9,81,683
1.5 TDI / 77kw (BS4)- Active (manual)- Rs 8,38,772
1.5 TDI / 77kw (BS4)- Ambition+ (manual)- Rs 9,24,813
1.5 TDI / 77kw (BS4)- Elegance (manual)- Rs 9,74,3244
1.5 TDI / 77kw (BS4)- Elegance Black package (manual)- Rs 9,87,424
1.5 TDI / 77kw (BS4)- Ambition+ (Automatic DSG)- Rs 10,34,813
1.5 TDI / 77kw (BS4)- Elegance (Automatic DSG)- Rs 10,84,324
1.5 TDI / 77kw (BS4)- Elegance Black package (Automatic DSG)- Rs 10,97,424
Skoda Car Launches
Czech car maker, Skoda has launched the upgraded version of its most successful car in the Indian market, the new Rapid at Rs 8.34 lakh ((ex showroom Maharashtra). The new Skoda Rapid will be available in 1.6L MPI petrol engine or the New 1.5L TDI diesel engine.
Skoda Auto India has launched the third generation of its flagship model, the Skoda Superb at Rs 22.68 lakh (Ex-showroom Mumbai).
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