Rapid facelift unveiled

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Even better looks, comfort & safety

With the heat of the festive season building up in India, auto makers are launching more and more models in Indian market zestfully, swiftly, overwhelmingly…..and one more came rapidly, the Skoda Rapid Facelift. The launch function took place in Delhi on 25th September 2014.

“The newly launched Rapid reflects our commitment to introduce innovative products of global standards in India. It is a comfortable car for the family with an elegant design, ensuring an efficient and an extremely safe drive. We have very ambitious long term plans for the Indian market; the Rapid along with our renewed focus on ownership experience will form the cornerstone of our future strategy.” said Mr Sudhir Rao, Chairman and Managing Director, Skoda Auto India addressing the launch event.


The Rapid facelift features a new front grille, projector headlamps and fog lamps. The redesigned rear view mirrors, side decals, black coloured roof and alloy wheels add to the styling statement of this car.

Engine & Transmission:

One of the major changes that Rapid facelift has witnessed is the 1.5 Litre TDI 4 cylinder inline turbocharged diesel engine. This powerhouse pumps out 77 kW of power @ 4400 rpm and its torque output is 250Nm @ 1500 – 2500 rpm. Also, a seven speed automatic dual clutch Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) is being offered for the first time on Rapid facelift.

Gear lever of Rapid facelift
Gear lever of Rapid facelift (Courtesy: Skoda Auto)

Rapid facelift is also available in petrol version with 1.6 Litre MPI petrol engine and seven speed DSG.


Keeping ‘passenger safety’ the top priority, Skoda Rapid facelift comes loaded with ample of safety features such as ABS, Dual front airbags, engine immobiliser, fuel supply cut off during accidents and many more.

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