Skoda Rapid gets safer, now available with 4 airbags
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Skoda has leveled up the Rapid's safety quotient in India by offering it with four airbags in its top in Style trim. Previously the Skoda Rapid was available with only dual front airbags.
The Skoda Rapid is offered in three grades - Active, Ambition and Style. The range-topping Style grade is the one that gets the safety upgrade in the form of the addition of side airbags. The Active and Ambition grades feature two airbags at the front as standard. ABS is also a part of standard equipment, while Hill Hold Control and Electronic Stability Control are available only in the Ambition and Style grades. These two grades have rear parking sensors as well.
The Rapid is available with a 1.6-litre MPI petrol engine and a 1.5-litre TDI diesel engine. The petrol engine produces 105 PS and 153 Nm of torque and sends power to the wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission. The diesel engine develops 110 PS and 250 Nm of torque and is coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission or the 7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission. The fuel economy rating (ARAI) of the sedan is 15.41 km/l (1.6 MPI MT), 14.84 km/l (1.6 MPI AT), 21.13 km/l (1.5 TDI MT), and 21.72 km/l (1.5 TDI DSG).
The Skoda Rapid Style petrol retails at INR 10,61,230* (MT)/INR 11,85,300* (AT) while the Style diesel costs INR 12,42,713* (MT)/INR 13,56,679* (DSG).
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