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    Skoda Rapid TSI Key Specifications

    Price₹ 11.99 Lakh onwards
    Mileage16.24 to 18.97 kmpl
    Engine999 cc
    TransmissionManual & Automatic (TC)
    Fuel TypePetrol
    Seating Capacity5 Seater

    Skoda Rapid TSI Summary

    Variants:

    The Skoda Rapid is available in six variants that include Rider, Rider Plus, Ambition, Onyx, Style, and Monte Carlo.

    Market introduction:

    The BS6 Skoda Rapid was launched in India on 26 May, 2020.

    Engine and specification:

    Powering the Skoda Rapid is a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder, TSI turbo-petrol engine that produces 109bhp and 175Nm of torque. This motor is paired to a six-speed manual unit or a six-speed torque converter automatic unit.

    Exterior design:

    Design highlights of the Skoda Rapid include the signature butterfly grille with black vertical slats, projector headlamps, LED DRLs, fog lights, 16-inch alloy wheels, LED taillights, chrome inserts, and a contrast black coloured roof.

    Interior and features:

    Inside, the Skoda Rapid comes equipped with an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, automatic climate control, cruise control, reverse camera, flat-bottom steering wheel, height-adjustable driver seat, and scuff plates.

    Colours:

    The Skoda Rapid is available in seven colours including Candy White, Lapiz Blue, Brilliant Silver, Carbon Steel, Toffee Brown, Flash Red, and Carbon Steel Matte.

    Seating capacity:

    The Skoda Rapid has a seating capacity of five occupants.

    Rivals:

    Rivals to the Skoda Rapid include the Honda City, Volkswagen Vento, Hyundai Verna, and the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz

    Skoda Rapid TSI Price

    Skoda Rapid TSI price starts at ₹ 11.99 Lakh and goes upto ₹ 13.49 Lakh (Avg. ex-showroom). Rapid TSI comes in 2 variants. Rapid TSI top model price in petrol is ₹ 13.49 Lakh. Whereas the price of Rapid TSI automatic version starts from ₹ 13.49 Lakh.

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    Rapid TSI Matte Limited Edition

    ₹ 11.99 Lakh
    999 cc, Petrol, Manual, 18.97 kmpl, 109 bhp
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    Rapid TSI Matte Limited Edition AT

    ₹ 13.49 Lakh
    999 cc, Petrol, Automatic (TC), 16.24 kmpl, 109 bhp
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    CarWale's Take on Skoda Rapid TSI

    • Good Things
      • Solid build quality
      • Performance of the new TSI motor
      • Ageless design
    • Could be Better
      • Dated, unfulfilling cabin
      • Competition makes a more viable buy

    Skoda Rapid TSI Verdict

    What the Skoda Rapid has on offer, which is pretty much unmatched by any other car, is its solid build quality packed in an ageless design and strong aspirational value. For now, a torque-converter automatic gearbox (for the first time) replaces the highly acclaimed dual-clutch transmission; a downer for the purists.

    Skoda Rapid TSI Review

    Skoda debuted a new torque-converter automatic with the Rapid pairing it with their new 1.0-litre TSI petrol motor. How it to drive then? Find out here.

    Engine and Performance

    8.5 / 10

    Engine Shot

    Trading the 1.5-litre diesel and the 1.6-litre petrol in the updated Rapid is a single petrol engine option. The engine in question is the new trump card from the Volkswagen Group (SAVWIPL) in India – the 1.0-litre TSI direct-injection turbo-petrol unit. It makes 109bhp at 5,000rpm and an impressive 175Nm of torque accessible from 1,750rpm. Apart from the six-speed manual, the Rapid now also comes with a six-speed torque converter which we are driving here.

    Right Front Three Quarter

    Crank up the engine by twisting the key (no push-button start here) and the motor settles into a silent idle. There’re a few vibrations felt on idling but nothing as serious as you’d usually associate with a three-cylinder motor, which is commendable.

    Left Side View

    Slot the lever into D and let go of the brake pedal, and the Rapid gets off the line with seamless progress. Although, sometimes it might catch you unaware by lurching forward if the brake pedal is released all of a sudden. Once on the move, the motor builds up speed seamlessly and there’s a good amount of mid and low-end grunt to keep up with the city traffic. We noticed that the motor wants to hover around the 2,000rpm and so the automatic gearbox upshifts quickly to keep the needle around that mark. So, while driving it at city speeds, there’s no noticeable lag.

    Right Rear Three Quarter

    But this is a high-revving motor. So, if you burry your right foot, the gearbox will hold on to the gear until the 6,000rpm redline. And the gain in speed is quick and exciting. Triple-digit speeds arrive rapidly, no puns intended. But you aren’t heaved back into the seat and you’d notice no jerks from the automatic gearbox as it works its way up the cogs. On the other hand, to maintain highway speeds, the motor will leisurely tick over between 1,500-2,500rpm, with enough power in reserve to overtake slow-moving vehicles. And even in kickdown, the gearbox responds to the driver’s inputs almost immediately, without much lag. Extend the gear shifter into the S mode and you’d notice that the gearbox now holds gear a bit higher than usual. This results in a slightly sharper throttle response.

    Right Rear Three Quarter

    However, for the purists who swear by the older dual-clutch DSG automatic might find this torque converter slightly slow in comparison. But for someone driving this automatic for the first time, there won’t be any complaints whatsoever. Sure, the DCT would have complemented this 1.0-litre turbo-petrol motor even more, but the torque converter does the job equally well with its seamless nature, quick response, sans any jerk or delay. What’s more, it is also significantly more affordable than the DSG, making the Rapid more accessible to new car buyers and to buyers upgrading to a sedan from a smaller hatchback segment.

    Ride and Handling

    8 / 10

    Right Front Three Quarter

    With the update, the hardware remains unchanged, which is fine since we have come to appreciate the Rapid’s ride and handling combination. Although it seems on a firm side, the suspension manages to soak up all the bumps and irregularities quite well. It remains absorbent over bad surfaces at lower speeds and only very sharp ones filter inside the cabin. And the ride quality improves furthermore as the speed increases, flattening out undulations with commendable poise. Moreover, even after being a low-slung sedan, the Rapid never once scraped over those massive speed breakers.

    Right Side View

    As for the handling, the heavy steering might not be likeable for newer drivers, especially in the city. But the steering response is quick and direct helping the Rapid change direction with confidence. In fact, the steering feel is very engaging making this Skoda feel like a fun-to-drive car. This is further accentuated by control levels of body roll when shown some corners. What’s more, even after being an automatic, the brakes offer good initial bite that helps in swelling one’s confidence when going faster.

    Interior Space and Quality

    6 / 10

    Dashboard

    Changes on the inside have remained insignificant over the last update. We surely like the build quality of the Rapid but everything else has started to show its age. However, there’s no denying the fact that the tidy layout of the cabin is functional and free of any gimmick. Its ergonomically sound and everything is well positioned with a tactile feel to it. Use of light coloured material also gives it a more premium appeal. However, the use of soft-touch material would have further elevated the feel of the cabin, which here uses resilient but solidly built plastic.

    Front Right Door Pad

    The seats offer ample support in all the right areas and there’s sufficient headroom in the front row as well. Even the shoulder room is aplenty and there’s just the right amount of under-thigh support too. Meanwhile, the rear bench also offers good levels of comfort, thanks to sufficient room for head and more than ample leg space. 

    Second Row Seats

    Even the backrest angle is just about perfect and the under-thigh support didn’t give us a reason to complain. Sadly, there aren’t many amenities at the back except for a single cup-holder, air vents, and a 12V power supply. On the flip side, sitting three abreast here would be a tight affair, and the taller passengers might find the space confined and under-thigh support lacking. As for the boot, this C-segment sedan has always scored high in terms of boot space on offer. You can throw in large suitcases with enough room to spare for a few duffle bags in its 460 litres of boot space.

    Bootspace

    Features and Equipment

    5.5 / 10

    Instrument Cluster

    This isn’t the Monte Carlo or the Onyx edition of the Rapid, so it doesn’t get those extra bells and whistles. But what it does come equipped with includes LED day-time-running-lights with projectors, auto headlamps, auto-dimming and anti-glare mirrors, remote central locking, automatic climate control, leatherette upholstery, cooled glovebox, and cruise control. In terms of safety, you get dual front airbags and side airbags, ABS with ESC and hill hold assist, a rearview camera with parking sensors, and child door locks.

    Infotainment System

    Skoda also provides a new eight-inch ‘Skoda Android’ Infotainment system which looks more aftermarket than a company fitment. Its colourful display is a welcome addition but the touch response and fluidity feel like that of early android smartphones. This is not surprising since it is still based on Android 7.1.1 version. Even the sound from the four-speaker system is acceptable and connectivity option is limited.

    Glove Box

    Being a decade-old car, the Rapid still misses out on many new-age features which are offered elsewhere in the segment. Some of those features include a push-button start, sunroof, wireless charging, telematics, digital instrument cluster, navigation, and a better sound system.

    Conclusion

    7 / 10

    Front View

    With prices ranging between Rs 9.49 to 13.49 lakh (ex-showroom), the Skoda Rapid is one of the most affordable petrol-automatic sedans you can currently buy. It is also one of the most fun-to-drive, back-to-basic sedan as compared to the modern C-segment offering. Making the Rapid an alluring buy even after 10 years of existence is its solid build quality, no-nonsense and practical interior, usable space all around, and now the convenience of the two-pedal setup which is still fun-to-drive.

    Right Rear Three Quarter

    Pictures by Kapil Angane and Kaustubh Gandhi

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    Skoda Rapid TSI Colours

    Skoda Rapid TSI 2022 is available/sold in the following colour in India.

    Carbon Steel Matte
    Carbon Steel Matte

    Skoda Rapid TSI Mileage

    Skoda Rapid TSI mileage claimed by ARAI is 16.24 to 18.97 kmpl.

    Fuel TypeTransmissionARAI Mileage
    Petrol

    (999 cc)

    Manual18.97 kmpl
    Petrol

    (999 cc)

    Automatic (TC)16.24 kmpl
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    Skoda Rapid TSI User Reviews

    4.2/5

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    • Superb
      Little bit costly in compare to normal cars, excellent driving ,great look and great performance service is upto a mark that need to be improved, Pros exterior and interior Cons customer and services
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    • Car Lover
      The performance of this car is an exception, no match its the best thing I have done with my money it gives me pleasure and fun to drive feeling always. It's sturdy comfortable at the same time. Value for money I have saved more than 2.5 lakhs if I have bought City but leave money apart the pleasure of driving with this Skoda is exceptional and no comparison with any brand. Getting average of 13 in ok traffic in worst I am getting approx. 11 .
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    • My great experience with skoda rapid rider plus
      it was a very good while buying the car they delivered me the car in 2 days service is good performance and mileage are excellent. its way more value for money than Honda city sv and Hyundai Verna e which get less features and more expensive, looks are very stylish, driving is best in segment, pros features, ride and handling, mileage is good for a car of this segment and fuel, overall it is all rounder so I recommend every middle class guy to buy this car you will be so happy but the price you pay for touch screen in rider plus you can upgrade if you don't want to do aftermarket stuff or else just go for rider variant.
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    • Value for money car.
      Good average and low maintenance car. The looks are very nice and its the best sedan car. It has good interiors and also safety with airbags and overall the driving experience is very nice. Skoda is the best.
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    • rapid review
      As my title explains every thing. this is a 200% performance giving car in sedan class of its budget. Extremely pocket friendly with great mileage and hunk grill. The look makes it sexy.
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    FAQs About Skoda Rapid TSI

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

    The on-road price of Rapid TSI in Delhi starts at ‎₹ 13.86 Lakh and goes upto ‎₹ 15.56 Lakh. The on road price is made up of ex-showroom price, RTO registration, road tax and insurance amount.

    Q: How much will be the EMI or down payment for Skoda Rapid TSI?

    Skoda Rapid TSI EMI starts at ₹ 22,663 per month for a down payment of ₹ 1,19,900 and a tenure of 60 months @ 9.5% interest rate for a loan amount of ₹ 10.79 Lakh.

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

    Rapid TSI price starts at ₹ 11.99 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 is price of Skoda Rapid TSI top model?

    Top model of Rapid TSI is Matte Limited Edition AT and the ex-showroom for Rapid TSI Matte Limited Edition AT is ₹ 13.49 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 Price in India

    CityOn-Road Prices
    Mumbai₹ 14.07 Lakh onwards
    Bangalore₹ 14.99 Lakh onwards
    Delhi₹ 13.86 Lakh onwards
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    Chennai₹ 14.53 Lakh onwards
    Kolkata₹ 13.38 Lakh onwards