Skoda India has already launched an updated Rapid and here are the details gathered from the official website.
Firstly, Skoda has cut down the number of variants and only two trim lines are available, Ambition Plus and Elegance. The Leisure edition is a special edition model that was introduced a few months ago, and the following updates are not applicable to it.
2014 Skoda Rapid Ambition Plus
The Ambition Plus model will receive features such as dual front airbags, ABS, a music system with USB, Aux-in, MP3, SD card slot and Bluetooth telephone connectivity. Steering mounted audio controls will also be offered while other additions include a 'leather package' which would probably include leather covers to the gearlever, seats and steering wheel, and an on-board computer.
2014 Skoda Rapid Elegance
The Elegance gets all the above features along with the inclusion of projector headlights.
The Rapid now starts at INR 8.24 lakhs (ex-Showroom, Mumbai) for the Ambition Plus 1.6 MT.
The mechanicals remain unchanged with a 1.6-liter MPI petrol engine producing 105 PS and 153 Nm of torque and a 1.6-liter diesel engine outputting 105 PS and 250 Nm of torque. While the diesel is offered only with a 5-speed manual gearbox, the petrol gets options of a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission.