2017 Skoda Rapid facelift launched in India, priced from Rs. 8.34 lakhs for the base variant up to Rs. 12.78 lakhs for the range topping model.

2017 Skoda Rapid Facelift Front
Skoda Rapid facelift launched with a sharp new front profile

The much awaited Skoda Rapid facelift has been launched with a starting price of Rs. 8.34 lakhs (ex-showroom, Maharashtra). The new Rapid comes with substantial cosmetic tweaks. The front profile gets sheet metal changes, new projector headlamps, new grille and a revised bumper while the rear remains similar.

On the inside, the Skoda Rapid continues to offer the same interior layout but there are new features on offer. The Skoda Rapid facelift comes with a new 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment display that offers MirrorLink to connect your smartphone and access the information from the car’s screen.

Some key features of the new Rapid include cruise control, rain sensing wipers, automatic projector headlamps, DRLs, reach & rake adjustable steering wheel, cooled glovebox, footwell lighting, etc. In terms of safety, ABS and dual front airbags are standard while the automatic variant comes with electronic stability control and hill hold control.

Powering the Skoda Rapid facelift is the updated 1.5-litre TDI diesel engine shared with the new VW Ameo that produces 110 PS of power and 250 Nm torque. It offers 5 PS more than before because of the bigger turbo. This engine comes with both 5-speed manual and 7-speed DSG auto transmission. The diesel returns 21.13 km/l (MT) and 21.72 km/l (DSG) of claimed fuel efficiency.

The 1.6-litre MPI naturally aspirated petrol engine produces 105 PS of power with 153 Nm of torque. This engine is available with a 5-speed manual and 6-speed conventional torque converter automatic transmission that return a claimed fuel efficiency of 15.41 km/l and 14.84 km/l respectively.

Skoda is offering 4 year service care program with the Rapid as standard which includes 4 year warranty and 4 year road-side assistance program. The buyers can also opt for 4 year service package. Skoda is ramping up their service network across the country to offer better after sales than before.

Skoda Rapid Facelift Petrol Price

– 1.6 MPI MT Active – Rs. 8,34,906/-
– 1.6 MPI MT Ambition – Rs. 9,26,728/-
– 1.6 MPI AT Ambition – Rs. 10,38,841/-
– 1.6 MPI MT Style – Rs. 10,44,163/-
– 1.6 MPI AT Style – Rs. 11,46,187/-

Skoda Rapid Facelift Diesel Price

– 1.5 TDI MT Active – Rs. 9,57,335/-
– 1.5 TDI MT Ambition – Rs. 10,49,157/-
– 1.5 TDI AT Ambition – Rs. 11,71,471/-
– 1.5 TDI MT Style – Rs. 11,66,590/-
– 1.5 TDI AT Style – Rs. 12,78,590/-

2017 Skoda Rapid Facelift Interiors
The centre console gets a new touch screen infotainment system
2017 Skoda Rapid Facelift Leg Room
The interiors of the Rapid facelift get a new upholstery colour tone
2017 Skoda Rapid Facelift Boot
The boot space capacity has been slightly increased to 460-litres
2017 Skoda Rapid Facelift Price
The Rapid facelift now comes with revised front profile
2017 Skoda Rapid Facelift Side
There is a longer list of new features on offer
2017 Skoda Rapid Facelift Launch
The rear profile of the Rapid facelift remains more or less the same