Skoda to launch Rapid in India
Following the footsteps of Volkswagen, Skoda plans to shock the competitors in C-segment with the launch of Rapid sedan. Skoda rapid will hit the market around Diwali. Skoda rapid built on the same platform as Volkswagen Vento will come petrol and diesel engine option. Skoda will also use the 1.6L petrol and diesel mills of volkswagen which is already used in vento. However the similarity ends there, Skoda rapid will be completely different from Volkswagen vento in dimensions.
Also the Rapid will follow the new skoda theme in styling. The design of skoda rapid is inspired from the Vision D concept shown at geneva auto show. If Vento targets the city, Skoda rapid will look to grab customer of Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Verna and Maruti SX4. Autocar india reports that Skoda rapid won’t have the typical hatch as seen in modern skoda’s owing to the aggressive price tag. Skoda rapid will be positioned below the Volkswagen vento (finally skoda for mass market and Volkswagen premium over the skoda). Expect the rapid soon in Indian market