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LAUNCHED: NEW SKODA RAPID

ŠKODA M.A.W., the sole authorized distributor of Skoda in Nepal, has launched the updated Rapid in the Nepalese market at an attractive price of Nrs 34,95,000. The Skoda Rapid facelift gets the most comprehensive upgrade the car has received ever since it was launched in 2011.  The updated Rapid will be available in two engine options:  a 1.6L MPI petrol engine and a 1.5L TDI diesel engine.  The diesel variant will be, however, launched later.

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With six colour options(Brilliant Silver, Candy White, Cappuccino Beige, Carbon Steel, Silk Blue and Flash Red) accessible in 3 variants: Active, Ambition and Style, the New Rapid will be available across all authorized ŠKODA M.A.W. showrooms in the country. According to the company, the new Rapid offers a compelling combination of the brand’s emotional design, exquisite interiors, host of convenience features, leading safety as well as intelligent connectivity features.

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The new Rapid sports the brand’s new signature crystalline design language inspired by traditional Bohemian crystals, making it attractive from the front. The new aggressive front dons sharp, precise and angular lines on the bonnet which gives the car an aggressive stance.

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It is further enhanced by angular Halogen Projector Headlights with manual leveling function and LED daytime running lights.  While the side profile remains the same with the current model, the rear profile gets a new C-shaped Smoked Taillights presenting a more aesthetic and robust appearance.

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Inside, the Rapid facelift dons a dual-tone black-and-beige color scheme and comes equipped with variant-specific features like a Skoda ‘Drive’- a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with MirrorLink, AmberGlow Footwell Illumination, and leather lined door armrests.

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Convenience features include height and length adjustable multifunction steering wheel, electrically foldable and adjustable mirrors with side turn indicators, climatronic technology, rain sensing wiper system, cruise control and cooled glove box.

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While ABS and dual front airbags are part of standard safety equipment, safety is further enhanced with technologies like Electronic Stability Control and Hill Hold Control. A host of supporting functions include Parktonic Rear Parking Sensors, Automatically dimming rear view mirror and One Touch Anti Pinch technology for windows.

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The 1.6-litre MPI four-cylinder petrol powering the sedan churns out 104 bhp of power and 153 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox.Similarly, the 1.5-litre TDI engine makes 110 bhp of power and 250 Nm of torque and can be paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed automatic DSG.

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The New Rapid boasts of a 460L boot space and other storage solutions with bottle holders in the doors, storage compartment under front centre armrest and cup holders in front as well as rear.

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