Skoda Rapid Elegance 1.6 TDI CR MT
Skoda Rapid Elegance 1.6 MPI AT
Skoda Rapid Ambition 1.6 TDI CR MT
Skoda Rapid Ambition 1.6 MPI AT
Skoda Rapid Elegance 1.6 MPI MT
Skoda Rapid Active 1.6 TDI CR MT
Skoda Rapid Ambition 1.6 MPI MT
Skoda Rapid Active 1.6 MPI MT
Skoda offers three different options for Rapid's engine: 1.6L MPI petrol engine with manual 5 speed gearbox; 1.6L petrol engine with automatic 6 speed gearbox that includes a Tiptronic manual shifter; 1.6L TDI turbocharged diesel engine with a 5 speed manual gearbox. All the engine variants belong to the in-line, 4 cylinder, liquid cooled and transversely mounted front engine type. The petrol engines are estimated to churn out 77 kW of power at 5250 rpm, while the peak torque is rated to be 153 Nm at 3800 rpm. The turbo-charged diesel engine cranks up 77 kW of power at 4400 rpm with a maximum torque of 250 Nm in the range of 1500 to 2500 rpm. Rapid's petrol variant could cruise from 0 to 100 km/hr in 11.20 seconds, while the diesel variant does it in 11.44 seconds.
Skoda Rapid reaches the public through its three indomitable variants: Active, Ambition and Elegance. Depending on the fuel used, engine type and a few other factors, sub variants are made available. Chrome touched radiator grille and glossy decor on the B-pillars are standard in all the variants. Inclusion of fog lamps eliminate poor visibility conditions, especially during misty mornings. Based on the variants, the car equips either 14 or 15 inches alloy wheels. Its rear segment boosts a boot space of about 460 liters.
Driver and passenger airbags are included in the top-end variants, while the height adjustable three point seat-belts are customary for all the variants. Height adjustable head restraints safeguard the passengers during sudden braking or powerful impacts. A rough road package is included in all the variants. Except the base variants, ABS with Dual Rate brake-assist helps the vehicle's braking system by supplying the required braking force at the right time. The rear windscreen defogger along with a timer is included in all the variants. The vehicle possess a fuel cut-off mechanism that seals the fuel supply, in case of a collision.
An engine immobilizer and power-assisted windows are common for all the variants. Remote controlled boot lid and locking system are featured in the top variants. One touch automatic operation, front arm-rest, anti-pinch system, tinted windows and windscreen, dust and pollen filter, dual air-conditioning vents on the rear console, etc., are some of the sophisticated features that are entitled in Skoda Rapid. Its steering wheel is adjustable along its length and height as well. Power assisted side-view mirrors are enclosed with Elegance variants only, while internally adjustable external mirrors are included in the other variants. Other standard features like the audio system, driver seat adjustments, manual and automatic air-conditioning, vanity mirrors, illumination of luggage compartment, reading lamps, bottle holders, etc., are comfortably encompassed.
Skoda Rapid entitles a muscular front fascia with its broad headlights and chrome touched front grille. In fact, the fog lamps are quite bigger than the known models. Its 15 inches alloy wheels add elegance along with the curvaceous front fenders and sharp definition lines. Though the front segment is not highly sleek, tapered edges and corners improvise the overall aerodynamics. The car possesses a sufficient ground clearance that lets the users to drive over bumpy roads, without the humiliating scratch sound. The design of the taillights and rear bumper are quite appreciable. Moreover, its boot boosts a highly unique design with its smooth definition lines.
Rapid's side-view mirrors are rightly designed and positioned to support the attached flows of airstream past it. Independent MacPherson struts along with anti roll bars support the shocks and loads at the front segment, while non-independent link-crank axle forms the suspension system at the rear. Ventilated disc brakes are equipped on the front wheels, while the traditional drum brakes deliver sufficient braking force for the rear wheels.
Inside the passenger compartment, the rear seats possess ample leg room. The optional choice of materials from Mocca, Ivory and Onyx for the interiors add sumptuous ambiance. Throughout its interiors, Skoda Rapid brims with chrome decors. The front and rear cup holders along with flip frames add comfort and sophistication. The Elegance variants possess a 2-DIN audio player with large format display, along with front and rear speakers. The variant includes an auxiliary audio input for connecting portable media players, card reader, etc.
Skoda 2-DiN audio player with security code, central locking system and 15 inch alloy wheels are customary in the top variants, while they might be customizable in the base variants. A six-speed automatic transmission system is also optional in the petrol variants.
|Engine Type/Model||petrol engine, in-line, liquid cooling system, 16V DOHC, transverse in front|
|Power (PS@rpm)||105PS @5250rpm|
|Torque (Nm@rpm)||153Nm @3800rpm|
|No of Cylinders (cylinder)||4|
|Valves per Cylinder (value)||4|
|Front Suspension||McPherson suspension with lower triangular links and torsion stabiliser|
|Rear Suspension||Compound link crank-axle|
|Wheel Size||5.0J x 14|
|Overall Width (mm)||1699|
|Overall Height (mm)||1466|
|Wheel Base (mm)||2552|
|Ground Clearance (mm)||168|
|Kerb Weight (kg)||1145|
|No of Doors||4|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||55|