Czech automaker Skoda finally launches the facelift version of its Rapid sedan in India. The prices of the Skoda Rapid facelift starts at Rs. 8.27 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), and goes up to Rs. 12.26 lakh. 

The facelifted Skoda Rapid gets an entirely new front fascia with a new grille, along with a new pair headlamps with Daytime running LED lamps. Furthermore, the air intake at the bottom gets styled in a honeycomb pattern flanked by sharper-looking foglamps. Other minor design changes include a redesigned rear bumper and slightly redesigned taillamps.

Skoda Rapid facelift Specs

Under the hood, the facelift Skoda Rapid gets powered by the same engine as the Volkswagen Vento with a 1.6-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine motor. That said, the diesel engine now churns out 110 PS of power along with a peak torque of 250Nm. The engine gets mated to a 7-speed dual clutch DSG transmission. The diesel engine’s fuel efficiency is touted at around 21.13kmpl (MT) and 21.72kmpl (AT).

The petrol engine, on the other hand, produces 105PS of power and a peak torque of 153Nm which is mated to 6-speed automatic or a 5-speed manual transmission. The petrol model’s fuel efficiency is touted at 15.41kmpl (MT) and 14.84kmpl (AT).

Skoda Rapid facelift Interiors and Features

The car’s interiors remain largely similar to its outgoing version, barring a few subtle differences. For instance, the facelifted Skoda Rapid now sports a beige-black theme as opposed to the brown-beige combo found on the outgoing model. While in terms of features, it sports a 6.5-inch touchscreen audio system with MirrorLink, height-adjustable seat and steering wheel, along with automatic climate control. ABS and dual airbags will come as a standard feature across all models.

The new Skoda Rapid facelift will rival the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Honda City, Hyundai Verna along with the Volkswagen Vento.