Skoda has launched the 2020 Rapid 1.0 TSI with prices starting at Rs 7.49 lakh and going up to Rs 11.79 lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India). This is the first BS6 Skoda car to have been launched.
Skoda’s compact sedan is now powered by the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol TSI engine that has an output of 110PS of power and 175Nm of torque. It is offered with the choice of a 6-speed manual or a new 6-speed automatic transmission. This replaces the 1.6-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines. It is the same powertrain that is offered in its sister model, the BS6 Volkswagen Vento. The BS6 Rapid does not offer the quick-shifting DSG (dual-clutch automatic) option anymore like the VW.
|Variant||BS6 Price||BS4 Price (1.6-litre petrol)|
|Rider||Rs 7.49 lakh||Rs 6.99 lakh (limited edition)|
|Active||Discontinued||Rs 8.81 lakh|
|Ambition||Rs 9.99 lakh||Rs 9.98 lakh|
|Onyx||Rs 10.19 lakh||Rs 9.75 lakh|
|AmbitIon AT||TBA||Rs 11.35 lakh|
|Onyx AT||TBA||Rs 10.99 lakh|
|Style||Rs 11.49 lakh||Rs 11.15 lakh|
|Monte Carlo||Rs 11.79 lakh||Rs 11.39 lakh|
|Style AT||TBA||Rs 12.43 lakh|
|Monte Carlo AT||TBA||Rs 12.69 lakh|
Skoda gave the Rapid a facelift in 2016, and the same styling has been carrier over in 2020. The most prominent changes for the 2020 Rapid 1.0 TSI are new alloy wheels and a boot lip spoiler. The interiors are familiar with a design and layout that remains unchanged. Even the beige and black colour theme is carried forward on the standard variants while the Onyx gets a grey and black theme and leatherette seat covers. As before, the top-spec Monte Carlo version gets a few design changes to differentiate it from the lower variants, especially the Rapid Rider.
The BS6 Rapid continues to feature climate control with rear AC vents, a touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, cruise control, telescopic steering wheel adjustment, and leatherette upholstery. The lower variants get the same 6.5-inch touchscreen display as before while the better-equipped variants get a new 8.0-inch unit which has a gloss black surround finish.
In terms of safety, the Rapid offers up to four airbags, rear parking camera, and ABS with EBD while hill hold control and electronic stability control is limited to the automatic variants. Like the previous Rapid, the BS6 model also gets cosmetic packages for the exterior as well as the interior with the Monte Carlo and Onyx editions.