Read this Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI review and know details about its engine caliber, design, features, safety details, prices and more.
Skoda Automobiles India recently launched its mid-sized sedan, Skoda Rapid in a new BS-6 compliant avatar. The introduction of 1.0 litre TSI petrol engine spec Rapid now ends the era of the formerly sold 1.5 litre diesel and 1.6 litre petrol variants. And this also expunges the diesel line-up completely. Now, it’s the only petrol engine that powers this sturdy sedan.
Though, anticipations were that the company may introduce the 2020 Skoda Rapid with some great features seen in the existing rivals, such as sunroof, LED headlights, wireless charging, cooled seats and ESP, but sadly, these do not make their way in the new Rapid 1.0 TSI. But, there are some really good features that may drive your attention and convince you to buy this car. We’ll discuss them in the later part of the review. The exterior and interior of this car have not gone through major revamps, but minor changes can be seen.
Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI Prices
Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI now comes at the starting price of Rs 7.49 lakh (ex-showroom, India), which leaves behind the formerly cheaper rival i.e. Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. The variants remain same — Rider, Ambition, Onyx, Style and Monte Carlo. The Monte Carlo is the most equipped among all (top-end) and is available at the price of Rs 11.79 lakh (ex-showroom, India). At at an attractive price tag, it can certainly give the competition a ‘run for their money’.
Here’s the variant-wise price list of 2020 Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI:
|2020 Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI Prices|
|Variant||Price (ex-showroom, India)|
|Rider||INR 7.49 lakh|
|Ambition||INR 9.99 lakh|
|Onyx||INR 10.19 lakh|
|Style||INR 11.49 lakh|
|Monte Carlo||INR 11.79 lakh|
Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI Engine & Specifications
The 2020 Skoda Rapid features 1.0L TSI petrol engine that is capable of producing peak power of 110PS at 5000-5250 rpm and peak torque of 175 Nm at 1750-4000 rpm. The claimed mileage of the Rapid 1.0 TSI is 18.97 kmpl (as per ARAI). The power is transferred to the wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission. It is anticipated that Skoda will introduce this car with an automatic transmission later this year.
Engine, Transmission & Mileage Details of Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI petrol:
|Engine Type||1.0-litre TSI petrol, 4-stroke positive injection direct injection engine|
|Maximum Power||110 PS at 5000-5250 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||175 Nm at 1750-4000 rpm|
|Wheel Drive||Front wheel drive|
|Mileage||18.97 kmpl (As per rule 115 of CMVR)|
Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI Exterior
Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI receives minor cosmetic changes. Alterations are largely seen in the form of new alloy wheels and a boot lip spoiler. We think that there was some more scope left for alterations on the exterior, but nevertheless the car makes a remarkable presence with its sober and premium ‘no-nonsense’ styling. It tough looks simple but is elegant and gives a sense of premium sedan.
Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI Dimensions
The Rapid might not be as big as competing cars like Hyundai Verna and Honda City, but it appears to be a car of decent size. However, it certainly needs an increase in the ground clearance, which is too low for a sedan made for Indian roads. The storage space is decent, i.e. 460 litres of boot space, enough to gobble your luggage.
Here’re the dimensions of Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI:
|Ground Clearance||116 mm|
Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI Interior
The interior of Skoda Rapid doesn’t get a major revamp and looks very similar to the forerunner. It features the same beige and black theme, however, the top-end variants of this car get leatherette upholstery on the seat covers. The interior ambient lightening in the footwell make the interior look premium and there’s a front centre armrest which raises the comfort of the driver and co-driver.
Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI Features
In terms of comfort and convenience, the Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI has a lot to offer. It gets features like automatic headlamps, rain sensing wipers, electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs, auto-dimming IRVM, LED DRLs, leatherette upholstery, climate control, cruise control, 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment with Android Auto/AppleCarPlay/MirrorLink, height adjustable driver seat, cruise control, front & rear fog lights, height adjustable seatbelts and more.
Both front and rear consoles get 12V power outlet adding to convenience of the passengers. Added to this, there is a cooled glove-box to store your water bottles and drinks; another great feature of the car. Storage is not at all an issue in Skoda Rapid as it comes with storage compartments in the front and rear doors, bottle holders in the front doors, front & rear cup holders, storage in the front centre console and storage in the front centre armrest.
Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI Safety Features
Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI doesn’t disappointment on the safety part. It comes loaded with safety and security features like four airbags, ABS with EBD, rear view camera with parking sensors, fuel supply cut-off in a crash, child-proof rear door & window locking, etc.