Skoda Rapid – Fabia Based Sedan Detailed Specifications & Features

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Skoda is eagerly waiting for 16th November, which is the date for the launch of Skoda Fabia based sedan, Skoda Rapid. Since Skoda is a part of Volkswagen Group, the Rapid is supposed to be based on Volkswagen Vento’s platform though it sports Fabia’s front.

For the premium car manufacturer this would be its first product in the C segment and definitely one that could pull volumes. The reason lies in the pricing of the car which is said to be fall  between Nissan Sunny and Volkswagen Vento. In this post we will talk about the car both technically and aesthetically.

Rapid is no exceptionally beautiful car and is a typical Fabia with an extended rear resembling that of Vento. The engineers have shown least concern on giving it a different appearance and therefore there is nothing striking about the same.

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Having said that it is not striking enough does not mean that the engineering isn’t praiseworthy. The design incorporation, Vento’s looks in Fabia, has been carried out with utmost precision and the quality of the built speaks for itself. The interiors also resemble Vento’s inside but obviously with a Skoda badge and steering wheel.

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Technically the car is available in two engine options: A 1.6 Liter MPFI petrol and a 1.6 Liter TDI(CRDI) diesel. For detailed technical specifications & features see below:

Variants

  • Active(base)
  • Ambition
  • Elegance(top-end)

Engine

  • A BS IV compliant 4 Cylinder, 1.6 Liter, in-line, 16 V DOHC, MPFI petrol engine producing 105 BHP @ 5250 RPM of max power and 153 Nm @ 3800 RPM of peak torque.
  • A BS IV compliant 4 Cylinder, 1.6 Liter 16 V DOHC high pressure CRDI direct injection turbocharged  diesel engine producing 105 BHP @ 4400 RPM of max power and peak torque of 250 Nm @ 1500-2500 RPM.

Transmission

  • Wheel Drive : Front
  • Transmission: 5 Speed Manual transmission and a 6 speed automatic transmission with tiptronic gear changing. The petrol engine variant offers both automatic and manual transmission while the diesel engine Rapid comes with manual transmission option only.

Chassis

  • Front axle: McPherson Strut type
  • Rear axle: Compound link crank axle
  • Brake Front: Disc brakes
  • Brake rear: Drum brakes
  • Wheels: 5.0J X 14”(Active and Ambition), 6.0J X 15” Elegance
  • Tyres: 175/70 R14 Active and Ambition),  185/60 R15 Elegance

Weights

  • Kerb Weight: 1145 – 1180 KG (Petrol) and 1205 KG (Diesel)

Liquids

  • Tank Capacity: 55 Liters

Performance

  • Max Speed: 188 km/h – Petrol and 186 km/h – Diesel
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 10.7 seconds – Petrol and 10.8 seconds – Diesel

Skoda Rapid Interior and Exterior Pictures

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image- Skoda Rapid India Grille, Fog lamp and Headlamp close-up

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image- Skoda Rapid India Side View

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image- Skoda Rapid India Side Windows Profile

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image- Skoda Rapid India 5 Spoke Lightweight alloy wheels

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image- Skoda Rapid India Inside Door Handle

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image- Skoda Rapid India Driver Seat

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image- Skoda Rapid India Dashboard and Front Central Console

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image- Skoda Rapid India Head Lamp Design

Key Features Of Skoda Rapid

  • Chrome on radiator grille and interior door handles
  • Halogen headlights
  • high level LED third brake light
  • Rear windscreen defogger
  • height adjustable seatbelts at front and height adjustable head restraints
  • child proof rear door locking
  • door open indicator
  • Engine immobiliser
  • Tilt and take adjustable steering wheel
  • 2 DIn Audio system with cable and connector
  • rear air conditioning vents
  • onyx-grey/Ivory upholstery
  • Power windows
  • Bounce back system
  • Illuminated luggage compartment
  • Rear and front fog lights
  • ABS
  • Dual rate brake assist
  • airbags
  • Multi function display of travelling time, fuel consumption etc.
  • Automatic climate control
  • Alloy wheels

Skoda Rapid Official Video Introduction

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