The new-generation Skoda Rapid has been showcased in Russia. The new Rapid is expected to be introduced in the country by mid-2021. The new model is based on the MQB A0 platform, while the India spec model is expected to be based around the MQB AO-IN architecture. Post launch the vehicle will complete against the likes of Honda City, Hyundai Verna and the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz.
In India, the new Skoda Rapid is expected to be powered by 1.0-litre three-cylinder TSI unit that will produce 114bhp and 200Nm. It will be available with a six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed DSG automatic.
In terms of design, the new Rapid gets dynamic lines and revised optics, which offer a modern aura to the car. The vehicle features arrow-shaped LED headlamps, a 3D butterfly radiator grille, purposeful character lines and machined alloys in profile, and LED taillights that are inspired by the Scala.