Skoda launches limited edition Rapid, the Rider
Skoda has launched the Skoda Rapid Rider, a limited edition car that is priced at Rs 6.99 lakh (ex-showroom India) and is the most affordable Skoda offering in India. The Rapid Rider will be available in two colour variants – Candy White and Carbon Steel.
The Skoda Rapid Rider uses black design elements like the sided foils, B pillars, trunk lip garnish and the signature Skoda grille. The interiors comprise of a dual tone ebony-sand finish and the ivory slate upholstery which is found on the base model Rapid. The Rapid Rider also gets a scuff plate with the ‘Rapid’ inscription.
Under the Hood
The Rapid Rider uses the 1.6-litre MPI petrol engine. It is a four-cylinder, 1598cc engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission and puts down 103.5bhp at 5200-5250rpm and 153Nm of torque at 3750-3800rpm. Skoda claims that the engine can return a fuel efficiency of 15.41kmpl. Safety features on the car include dual-airbags, ABS, engine immobilizer and Parktronic rear parking sensors.
Speaking about the Launch of the Skoda Rapid Rider, Zac Hollis, director of sales, service and marketing at Skoda India said, “The RAPID RIDER offers a compelling combination of the brand’s emotive design, exquisite interiors and class leading safety features, at a very competitive price point. It is deemed to be a best seller setting benchmark for functionality, practicality and spaciousness in its segment.”
Words by Karan Ramgopal