Skoda India has introduced a new special edition of the Rapid sedan. Dubbed the Rapid Anniversary Edition, this special edition trim gets a handful of visual updates and new safety features which boost the car’s appeal. Skoda India hasn’t exactly been having a very healthy run in India and, with no all new launches planned for India, has to rely on updating the current line-up to attract customers. Skoda India currently sells the Rapid, Octavia and Superb sedans as well as the Yeti SUV. The Rapid has been around for some time and over the years has lost out to new entrants from other manufacturers. Skoda will be hoping that this special edition gives the car a much-needed boost and manages to increase footfalls in Skoda dealerships. Scroll down to know more about the Skoda Rapid Anniversary Edition price, features and other details.
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The Skoda Rapid Anniversary Edition range starts at INR 6.99 lacs. The standard Skoda Rapid is priced between INR 7.56 lacs and INR 11.56 lacs (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
No mechanical changes have been done to the Skoda Rapid Anniversary Edition, new features have been added including
- Side door foils
- Contrasting tone roof foils
- Wood décor interior trims
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The Elegance Plus trim will also get a unique safety feature- TrackPro. The TrackPro device will be synced with the car enabling the customer to stay updated on the location of his or her vehicle. Through the web application, the user will also be able to track and obtain vehicle location live through 24×7 SMS, record vehicle trip history, assign over speed limit and boundary alerts and update tracking configurations like owner’s number, vehicle registration IDs etc. The owner will also be able to set-up mobile alerts to be notified on his or her car getting towed, over speeding, entering and exiting boundaries and whenever the tracking device is disconnected or re-connected with the vehicle. This innovative tracking technology will be available only on Elegance Plus variant.
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Skoda Rapid Pics
The Rapid is powered by two engines; a 1.6 litre, 103 BHP, 220 Nm petrol mated to either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic transmission. The other engine is a 1.6 litre, 103 BHP, 250 Nm turbo-diesel mated to either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed DSG auto.
Commenting on new introduction, Mr. Ashutosh Dixit, Director – Sales, Service & Marketing, ŠKODA AUTO India said,“The ŠKODA Rapid has been wowing buyers with its style, practicality and refinement since its launch in India, and now, thanks to ŠKODA’s commitment to enhance ownership experience and maximizing value, customers ordering the new Rapid Anniversary Edition will get even more value for their money. It’s a testament to ŠKODA’s enduring legacy of offering clever and practical solutions for its patrons. With an amalgamation of technical features, added safety measures and appealing aesthetics, the Rapid Anniversary Edition will be a novel offering in the competitive C segment.”
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