The Skoda Rapid has received a mid-life facelift in the Indian market. This is the first major facelift for the popular sedan since its introduction in India in 2011. The Rapid facelift is available in 10 variants – five for the petrol and five for the diesel. The updated Rapid now gets Skoda’s new ‘Crystalline’ design language, an upgraded engine and a host of new features.


The face-lifted Rapid gets a wide ‘butterfly’ grille, angular headlamps, chrome finished inserts and smoked tail lamps. The top-spec Rapid will also get projector headlamps and LED DRLs.


Inside, the Rapid facelift dons a dual-tone black-and-beige color scheme and comes equipped with variant-specific features like a  6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with MirrorLink, cruise control, automatic headlamps, rain sensing wipers, as well as a GPS.


Powering the Rapid is a new 1.5-litre TDI engine from the Volkswagen Ameo which makes 110 PS and 250 Nm of torque and can be paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed automatic DSG. The petrol variant still gets the same 1.6-litre MPI engine which produces 105 PS and 153 Nm of torque. The petrol variant will be paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox or 6-speed tiptronic transmission.


On the safety front, ABS and dual front airbags are standard across the range. The automatic variants receive Hill Hold Control and Electronic Stability Control as well. The sedan also comes with a 460 litre boot space.


Skoda claims an improved mileage of 15.41 kmpl (manual) and 14.84 kmpl (automatic) on the petrol variant, and 21.13 kmpl (manual) and 21.72 kmpl (DSG) on the diesel variant respectively.

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