Skoda Rapid Rider Features
Skoda Rapid is a tried and tested sedan for years. Earlier it had 1.6 MPi engine but now it has come up with 1.0 TSi, 110 PS BS6 engine with a base model price of Rs just 7.50 lacs
It comes with all basic features like:
• 2 Airbags
• ABS, ESC
• Rear parking sensors
• All Power Windows with one touch down
• Anti pinch power windows
• Driver control Power Windows
• Rear AC Vent
• Automatic Climate Control
• 2 DIN music system with 4 speakers
• Rear Armrest
• Remote Key
• Steering reach and rack adjustment
• 15" tyres with wheel covers
What makes Skoda Rapid better than the competition?
It gives Skoda Rapid an advantage over other compact sedans like Dzire, Amaze, Aura and Xcent. Rapid is a proper sized sedan which has a better boot and rear passenger space.
1.0 TSi engines claims the mileage of 19 kmpl so we can assume that it will provide around 15-17 kmpl in real use conditions. Skoda Rapid has better build quality and safety assurance as compared to the competition. There is no visible cost cutting anywhere, plastics feel good, doors feel heavy and overall car feels solid like a TANK.
Service costs and other advantages
Service interval is 15000 kms and annual service cost will be around Rs 9000-10000
It is highly recommended that Skoda cars should be serviced from authorized dealers only because Skoda/VW cars are highly engineered and for outside mechanics it is little hard to manage the service job perfectly. Only trained professionals can service/repair VW/Skoda cars.
Other advantages Rapid Rider gives over compact sedans are:
• 100% Galvanized steel body
• Laser welded roof
• 6 years anti corrosion warranty
• 4 years standard warranty
If I would be there in a market with a tight budget of around 8 lacs, I would pick Skoda Rapid Rider to enjoy European build, safety and mature ride quality for years. For complete walk through, please check this video from MotorOctane