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    Skoda Rapid TSI

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    Skoda Rapid TSI Key Specifications

    Price₹ 7.80 Lakh onwards
    Mileage16.24 to 18.97 kmpl
    Engine999 cc
    TransmissionManual & Automatic
    Fuel TypePetrol
    Seating Capacity5 Seater

    Skoda Rapid TSI Summary

    Skoda has announced that it will launch the Rapid TSI in India on 26 May 2020, along with the Karoq SUV and the Superb facelift. The 2020 Rapid TSI will be exclusively powered by a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder, turbo-petrol engine.

    In terms of design the Rapid TSI will look no different from the model it replaces, it will continue to look like a shrunk Superb. Skoda may spruce things up with some new paint options. Interior design and features should mimic the Volkswagen Vento, as has been the case in the past.

    The biggest change is the engine. Under the hood will reside a small 1.0-litre, three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine developing a not so measly 109bhp/175Nm. Transmission options could include a six-speed manual transmission along with a six-speed automatic (not dual-clutch) transmission.

    Skoda Rapid TSI Price

    Skoda Rapid TSI price starts at ₹ 7.80 Lakh and goes upto ₹ 13.30 Lakh. The price of Petrol version for Rapid TSI ranges between ₹ 7.80 Lakh - ₹ 13.30 Lakh.

    VersionsEx-Showroom priceSpecificationsCompare

    Rapid TSI Rider

    ₹ 7.80 Lakh
    999 cc, Petrol, Manual, 18.97 kmpl
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    Rapid TSI Rider Plus

    ₹ 8.20 Lakh
    999 cc, Petrol, Manual, 18.97 kmpl
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    Rapid TSI Rider Plus AT

    ₹ 9.70 Lakh
    999 cc, Petrol, Automatic, 16.24 kmpl
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    Rapid TSI Ambition

    ₹ 10.00 Lakh
    999 cc, Petrol, Manual, 18.97 kmpl
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    Rapid TSI Onyx

    ₹ 10.20 Lakh
    999 cc, Petrol, Manual, 18.97 kmpl
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    Rapid TSI Ambition AT

    ₹ 11.50 Lakh
    999 cc, Petrol, Automatic, 16.24 kmpl
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    Rapid TSI Onyx AT

    ₹ 11.70 Lakh
    999 cc, Petrol, Automatic, 16.24 kmpl
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    Rapid TSI Style

    ₹ 11.70 Lakh
    999 cc, Petrol, Manual, 18.97 kmpl
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    Rapid TSI Monte Carlo

    ₹ 12.00 Lakh
    999 cc, Petrol, Manual, 18.97 kmpl
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    Rapid TSI Style AT

    ₹ 13.00 Lakh
    999 cc, Petrol, Automatic, 16.24 kmpl
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    Rapid TSI Monte Carlo AT

    ₹ 13.30 Lakh
    999 cc, Petrol, Automatic, 16.24 kmpl
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    CarWale's Take

    • Good Things
      • Direct-injection turbo-petrol engine
      • Solid build quality
      • Four-year standard warranty
    • Could be Better
      • Dated design 
      • Narrow dealer network
      • Unimpressive after sales service

    Rapid TSI Verdict

    The BS6 Skoda Rapid is the most-affordable mid-size sedan in the country. It gets an all-new 1.0-litre TSI motor, although it trades the superior DSG transmission for a torque converter automatic, which is a bummer. But, it does make a strong case for itself with its European build quality and smart packaging.

    Rapid TSI Review

    The popular Skoda Rapid executive sedan was introduced earlier this year with an updated 1.0-litre TSI engine mated to a manual gearbox. Now to cater to the demand of automatic sedan buyers, the Czech brand has also launched the car with an automatic transmission. And no, this one isn't the seven-speed DSG from the earlier 1.2 TSI or the discontinued diesel, but it's a six-speed torque converter, also seen in the Volkswagen Vento and Polo GT TSI models. Here, we take you through the five good things about this Rapid petrol automatic and two not so good ones.

    Introduction

    The popular Skoda Rapid executive sedan was introduced earlier this year with an updated 1.0-litre TSI engine mated to a manual gearbox. Now to cater to the demand of automatic sedan buyers, the Czech brand has also launched the car with an automatic transmission. And no, this one isn't the seven-speed DSG from the earlier 1.2 TSI or the discontinued diesel, but it's a six-speed torque converter, also seen in the Volkswagen Vento and Polo GT TSI models. Here, we take you through the five good things about this Rapid petrol automatic and two not so good ones.

    Front View

    Positives

    1. Effortless performance

    Right Front Three Quarter

    This Skoda Rapid TSI automatic is powered by a new 1.0-litre TSI turbo-petrol engine that churns out 109bhp of power and 175Nm of torque. If you thought of looking down upon this one being a three-cylinder mill, you will be surprised how nicely tuned it is, silent and without any unwanted vibrations. It revs freely with the tachometer needle easily moving towards its 6,000rpm redline. However, you'd be very rarely doing this as there's a strong mid-range and an adequate bottom-end fed with a good amount of torque. This wide powerband is quite sufficient for driving in both city traffic or cruising along the highways.

    2. Automatic Convenience

    Gear Selector Dial

    The new torque-converter unit comes as a replacement to the old DSG automatic gearbox, which was previously offered with the BS4-compliant 1.2-litre petrol model of the sedan. This new automatic transmission does a good job of masking the slight initial turbo lag. Gear shifts happen just when the tacho needle is about to point at the 2,000rpm mark. The upshifting of gears with gentle throttle inputs is smooth enough to just go unnoticed. And even when you mash the accelerator pedal, the gearbox doesn't hesitate to downshift a gear or two, and does it quickly as well. All of this translates into a very seamless and hassle-free experience with the driver not having to worry about gearshifts or engaging the clutch, but just focus on the throttle and steering inputs.

    3. Engaging to drive

    Right Rear Three Quarter

    The steering response is commendable as it accurately turns the car in the direction pointed at. Yes, it's not the lightest and the quickest with two-and-a-three-quarter turns lock-to-lock. But this heft and weighted feel add to the driving experience. You can take corners with more confidence and it’s even more fun with consecutive switch-back ones, thanks to its responsiveness. There's never a dull moment actually.

    4. Good on-road stability

    Right Rear Three Quarter

    Another thing we have come to appreciate of the Rapid all these years is its excellent straight-line stability. Mechanically, the suspension set-up is the same and nicely tuned to give the sedan an absorbent ride quality. It never feels floaty and there's no hint of bobbing which means the occupants will be comfortable even at high speeds. This also means inter-city trips will be fast and relaxing as well.

    5. Exciting price

    The Skoda Rapid TSI automatic is priced between Rs 9.49 lakh to Rs 13.29 lakh as the automatic range starts from the second-to-base Rider Plus trim. This entry-level AT variant is priced at Rs 9,49,000 (ex-showroom) making the Rapid TSI automatic the most affordable automatic sedan in its segment. It even undercuts the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz’s Delta 1.5 AT entry-level version by a considerable margin as it’s priced at Rs 9,97,689 (ex-showroom). Even the automatic variants of the Toyota Yaris, Honda City, and the Hyundai Verna are priced higher. Another aspect that can pull buyers from this segment towards the Rapid.

    Front View

    Negatives

    1. Uninteresting interior

    Dashboard

    There are not many faults you will find in the cabin of the Rapid that has spot-on ergonomics, provides a perfect driving position, good visibility, and materials that give a good upmarket feel. However, its age and dated design are evident. Sure, the hard plastics provide a solid built quality but then the grainy texture makes it look bland. Overall, the interior could have done with some wow-factor.

    2. Lacks features

    Front Row Seats

    Many customers might be allured with LED DRLs with projectors or by the new Android-based touch screen infotainment system that the car offers along with other features and safety equipment. However, in this day and age informed buyers with a keen eye will know they will miss out on keyless entry, an engine push start button, a digital instrument cluster, and so on. If the top-spec car buyers look across the segment, they might also develop the need for a sunroof, wireless charging, navigation, and even telematics that users have been wanting in new cars.

    Engine Start Button

    Conclusion

    Thankfully, the attractive price point will make buyers consider the Rapid automatic which still packs in many essential features in an adequately spacious and comfortable cabin. Despite its age, the styling of the car is laudable for being a timeless and mature design. Then, there's also the admirable ride and handling paired with the effortless performance of this engine along with the convenience of the automatic transmission.

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    Rapid TSI Colours

    Skoda Rapid TSI 2021 is available/sold in the following colours in India.

    Candy White
    Candy White

    Skoda Rapid TSI Mileage

    Fuel TypeTransmissionARAI Mileage

    Petrol

    (999 cc)

    Manual18.97 kmpl

    Petrol

    (999 cc)

    Automatic16.24 kmpl

    FAQs About Skoda Rapid TSI

    Q: What is the on road price of Rapid TSI?

    The on-road price of Rapid TSI in Delhi starts at ‎₹ 8.72 Lakh and goes upto ‎₹ 15.29 Lakh. The on road price is made up of ex-showroom price, RTO registration, road tax and insurance amount.

    Q: Which car is better between Rapid TSI and Vento?

    Rapid TSI price starts at ₹ 7.80 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with 999 cc engine. Whereas Vento price starts at ₹ 10.00 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with 1598 cc engine. Compare the two models to identify the best car for you.

    Q: What are the offers available on Skoda Rapid TSI for May?

    There are 1 Skoda Rapid TSI offer in Delhi for the month of May.

    Q: What is price of Rapid TSI top model?

    Top model of Rapid TSI is Monte Carlo AT and the ex-showroom for Rapid TSI Monte Carlo AT is ₹ 13.30 Lakh.

    Q: What is the mileage of Skoda Rapid TSI?

    The Skoda Rapid TSI mileage is 16.24 - 18.97 kmpl.

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    Skoda Rapid TSI User Reviews

    • Dream car with Turbo petrol engine will enjoy the drive
      All about the style and performance and skoda guaranteed safety I am very happy to get a turbocharged petrol engine sedan car in the price of a premium hatchback.
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    • Buying experience is best and owning experience is the worst.
      While buying, you may think that you bought a beast, luxury, super German type car etc. etc. Once you own this your bad time starts. Service station are the worst. It's engines reliability gives you lot of questions about their quality. Parts...
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    • Now it's value for money.
      They deliver the car within a week and the car was 3 weeks old. Skoda/VW is always good to have good driving experience. Even it's a small liter TSI , it's definitely producing some series power and torque. I haven't given the car for service , its...
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    • Worth the money- Dream first car
      1. Buying experience: I would definitely give 5 star for the pre sales service. Raghavendra from Mahavir Skoda made the process buttery smooth. Right from bringing the car for test drive till I purchased everything was handled well. 2. One of the...
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    • Rider plus model to go for it.
      As Diesel engines car options are very less, people who used to Diesel vehicles are considering petrol. Vehicle prices are increasing year on year. People who bought an executive sedan 5 to 7 years back, can not buy same car in today's price tag....
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    Skoda Rapid TSI Price in India

    CityOn-Road Prices
    Mumbai₹ 9.07 Lakh onwards
    Bangalore₹ 9.34 Lakh onwards
    Delhi₹ 8.72 Lakh onwards
    Pune₹ 9.38 Lakh onwards
    Navi Mumbai₹ 9.07 Lakh onwards
    Hyderabad₹ 9.31 Lakh onwards
    Ahmedabad₹ 8.62 Lakh onwards
    Chennai₹ 8.98 Lakh onwards
    Kolkata₹ 8.60 Lakh onwards

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