ŠKODA AUTO India unveiled the RIDER, a limited edition of its much celebrated vehicle: the RAPID, at an introductory ex-showroom price of Rs. 6.99 lakhs nationwide taking forward the ‘One Nation, One Price’ philosophy. The new ŠKODA AUTO offering exhibits a perfect blend of the brand’s timeless design ideals, unbending performance, superior build quality, and enhanced safety and security. The RAPID RIDER will be available in two colour options, Candy White and Carbon Steel, across all authorized ŠKODA AUTO dealership facilities in the country.
Commenting on the introduction of the new ŠKODA RAPID RIDER, Mr. Zac Hollis, Director – Sales, Service and Marketing, ŠKODA AUTO India, said: “The RAPID RIDER offers a compelling combination of the brand’s emotive design, exquisite interiors and class leading safety features, at a very competitive price point. It is deemed to be a best seller setting benchmark for functionality, practicality and spaciousness in its segment.”
The RAPID RIDER sports a modern crystalline appearance synonymous with the brand’s signature design language and legacy. The distinctive black design elements underline the RAPID RIDER’s assertive and dynamic appearance. The black facade of the ŠKODA signature grille is perfectly complemented by black side foils, glossy black décor on the B pillars as well as black trunk lip garnish. The all new dual-tone ebony sand interior, with premium ivory slate upholstery, is a befitting combination of the Czech heritage and modern technology. The scuff plates with ‘RAPID’ inscription further add to the captivating aesthetics.
ENHANCED SAFETY AND SECURITY
At ŠKODA, safety is a priority and not an option. Which is why ŠKODA AUTO offers essential safety features like dual airbags and anti-lock braking system as standard across its product portfolio. The safety and security equipment on the RAPID RIDER includes a wide range of features, such as the Parktronic rear parking sensors, anti-glare interior rear view mirror, rear windscreen defogger with timer, height adjustable three-point seatbelts at the front, rough road package, and engine immobilizer with floating code system.
ENGINES AND TRANSMISSIONS
The 1.6 litre multi-point injection petrol engine is at the core of the RAPID RIDER. With 16 valves dual over-head camshaft, it delivers 105 PS (77kW) of power and a peak torque output of 153Nm while delivering fuel efficiency of 15.41 kmpl.
‘PEACE OF MIND’ COMES STANDARD WITH A ŠKODA
The ŠKODA Shield Plus ensures 6 years of hassle-free ownership experience and utmost ‘PEACE OF MIND’. It incorporates motor insurance, 24×7 road side assistance, and an extended warranty. ŠKODA AUTO had previously introduced India’s first 4 year service care (4-year warranty, 4-year road side assistance, and an optional 4-year maintenance package).