Skoda Rapid

₹ 8.35 Lac - ₹ 12.79 Lac

Ex-show Room Price

EMI: ₹ 18,390

For a loan of ₹ 8.35 Lac @ 12% over 60 months

What we Like it
Packed with plenty of standard equipments
What we don't Like it
Lacks interior space and less features at more price. High service & maintenance costs.

About Skoda Rapid

Skoda Rapid, the Volkswagen Vento challenger gets 4 variants that include Active, Ambition Plus, Elegance and Elegance Black Package.The price range starts from Rs 7.22 lakhs to Rs 10.97 lakhs (ex-showroom,Delhi). Major changes are found at the engine part and the gearbox setup. The 1.6 litre engine gets replaced with 1.5 litre TDI diesel engine generating 250 Nm of torque while the power retains the same 103bhp. This diesel engine gets mated to a 7-speed dual clutch DSG. This time, unlike the earlier one,the automatic transmission unit is being provided as an option, whereas the petrol trim gets powered up by the 1.2 TSI engine,churning out the same power and torque figures. The mileage would come up to 21.14 kmpl on manual variant and 21.6 kmpl on the DSG auto model. Apart from its mechanical specifications, there are no mere changes at the styling cues.It comes feature-packed with blackened front grille, tinted headlamps, blacked fog lamp enclosures, black finished 15-inch alloy wheels and black painted rear mirrors.Concerning the safety and comforts, features like Cruise Control, Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), reverse parking sensors and dual air-bags have been implemented.

Skoda Rapid Pictures

Skoda Rapid Car Models

Skoda Rapid is available in 25 variants. View below listing of variants based on their fuel type. Upcoming variants of Rapid are also listed here.

Skoda Rapid Petrol Variants

1598 cc,4-cylinder Inline engine; transverse in front

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₹ 8,35,000

1598 cc,4-cylinder Inline engine; transverse in front

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₹ 9,27,000

1598 cc,Petrol engine, in-line, liquid cooling system, 16V DOHC, transverse in front

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₹ 10,39,000

1598 cc,In-line, liquid cooling system, 16V DOHC, transverse in front

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₹ 10,44,000

1598 cc,4 cylinder Inline Petrol engine

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₹ 11,46,000

Skoda Rapid Diesel Variants

1498 cc,Turbocharged engine, in-line, liquid cooling system, high-pressure direct injection system, 16V DOHC, transverse in front

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₹ 9,57,000

1498 cc,Turbocharged engine, in-line, liquid cooling system, high-pressure direct injection system, 16V DOHC, transverse in front

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₹ 10,49,000

1498 cc,Turbocharged engine, in-line, liquid cooling system, high-pressure direct injection system, 16V DOHC, transverse in front

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₹ 11,67,000

1498 cc,Turbocharged engine, in-line, liquid cooling system, high-pressure direct injection system, 16V DOHC, transverse in front

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₹ 11,71,000

1498 cc,Turbocharged engine, in-line, liquid cooling system, high-pressure direct injection system, 16V DOHC, transverse in front

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₹ 12,79,000

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Editorial Test Drive Review of Skoda Rapid

Review on Skoda Rapid 2014

Skoda Rapid arrives with rocking upgrades at the mechanical level.Cosmetic traits have also been slightly revamped.Employment of 1.5 litre diesel and seven-speed dual clutch transmission lease up a new life to Rapid.

Engine and Perforamance:

Usually, manual transmission will be better than the automatic transmission in terms of "fuel-efficiency" albeit capacity of seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission has been endured to bear 25.5 kgm torque load. The engine with the displacement of 1498cc would deliver up to 103bhp and 25.5kg of maximum torque at 1500 rpm itself despite the 100cc lower capacity. Thus one can accelerate at their own speed just on squeezing of right foot, ends up in effortless performance. This DSG box makes your drive comfortable even at high speeds.Since you would get the mileage of 100kph in 11.9 seconds,it’s not a surprise that you would fly once the car is fully run-in. Thanks to the ample torque on offer ,that will make ease the act of overtaking. However, certain flaws have been spotted out at its ideal position, where the engine suffers from a distant clatter, whilst the engine gets quite vocal beyond 3000rpm. It not such an easy task to rev up the engine. There is a turbo lag below 1800 rpm, though a good response is found at the lower speeds. Due to lack of uniform distribution, it seems somewhat cumbersome to drive smoothly.As there is no use of paddle shifters, it has not been provided.

Riding and Handling:

The suspension setup remains to be the same. A good character of handling dynamics and all-round stability is felt over long distance cruise. The steering is so light to handle especially while playing some tricks over the wheel, thus tends to boost up the confidence level. Though the car tends to fluctuate and thump over large poth holes, there is no sign of uncomfortable felt with the passenger. Greater stability is achieved through the means of larger wheelbase of around 2552mm and ground clearance of 168mm.When you take sharp turns,you could nearly feel the kerb weight of 1145 kg.


The area where it scores the best is Black package that tends to adorn the exterior styling .This package consits of blackened projector headlamps and fog lamps, blackened grille that adds classic look in today’s usage of chrome grille, roof and foils that are all blackened. Black mirrors and alloy wheels are the outstanding features of this car. This package would cost around Rs 20,000.The variant Elegance consists of various features like rear parking sensors, cruise control, card holder and new-design 15-inch alloys. The absence of unique lever to adjust the front passenger seat is found to be absent. The cabin remains to be the same that is being built with high-quality material.Fit and finish is found to be well executed.The cabin gets accompanied with comfortable seats along with loads of space. Wide rear bench can seat the three abreast in reasonable comfort.Overall it satisfies the desire of upper middle class buyers with the updated features of the car.


Skoda Rapid comes loaded with hi-tech dual clutch gearbox and black package makes it alluring than ever before.So,it is worth of arriving at the price tag starting from Rs7,22,250/- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Skoda Rapid Review 2011-2013

One of the leading four wheeler manufacturer Skoda has launched its new C segment vehicle named as Rapid in two trims namely Ambition Plus and Elegance. The price of Skoda Rapid is found to be approximately in the range of Rs.7.23 lakh – Rs.9.98 lakh. The new Rapid is available in various attractive range of colors in order to impress the Indian people.

Skoda Rapid Colors

The colors available for all the variants of Skoda Rapid involves

1) Flash Red
2) Candy White
3) Deep Black Pearl
4) Brilliant Silver
5) Cappuccino Beige

Skoda Rapid Variants

The Skoda Rapid comes in both petrol and diesel variants. The petrol variants of the car includes

1) Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI Active – Rs.7,22,551
2) Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI Ambition Plus – Rs.8,13,389
3) Skoda Rapid Ultima 1.6 MPI Ambition Plus – Rs.8,33,156
4) Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI Elegance – Rs.8,74,289
5) Skoda Rapid Ultima 1.6 MPI Elegance – Rs.8,95,355
6) Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI AT Ambition Plus – Rs.9,12,886
7) Skoda Rapid Ultima 1.6 MPI AT Ambition Plus – Rs.9,30,915
8) Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI AT Elegance – Rs.9,72,571
9) Skoda Rapid Ultima 1.6 MPI AT Elegance – Rs.9,91,920

Similarly, the diesel variants of the vehicle are displayed below.

1) Skoda Rapid 1.6 TDI Active – Rs.8,41,165
2) Skoda Rapid 1.6 TDI Ambition Plus – Rs.9,22,934
3) Skoda Rapid Ultima 1.6 TDI Ambition Plus – Rs.9,40,788
4) Skoda Rapid 1.6 TDI Elegance – Rs.9,78,414
5) Skoda Rapid Ultima 1.6 TDI Elegance – Rs.9,97,661

Skoda Rapid Dimensions

The Skoda Rapid has excellent external dimensions in terms of length, width and height represented below.

1) Overall Length – 4386 mm
2) Overall Width – 1699 mm
3) Overall Height – 1466 mm

Along with that, the car provides the larger wheelbase of around 2552 mm and ground clearance of 168 mm. The kerb weight of the car is found to be 1145 kg and boot space is 460.

Style and Engineering

Skoda Rapid Exteriors

The Skoda Rapid looks fresh, smart with clear cut design which is expected to fill the gap between Skoda Fabia and Skoda Laura. The Indian people would be really attracted with the exteriors of Skoda Rapid and it satisfies the demands of a sedan. The front appearance of the car is totally different with a stretched headlamps with halogen bulbs enhancing the aerodynamically design of the vehicle. The grille comes with a chrome strip passes across the front with skoda spines in black under the band forms the nose for the vehicle. The front also has square shaped fog lamps which is really useful for night time travelling. The side profile of the car gives an elegant appearance with tinted window framed, body colored door handles, a roof antenna and body colored wing mirrors etc. The side is blessed with five spoke alloy wheels with a tire size of 185/60 R15. The Rapid Active is fitted with 14” steel wheels with Comoros full wheel cover. The rear is decorated with a pair of refreshed tail lamps with C glow on the brake lamps. The high level LED is provided in the third brake lights and the rear windscreen features defogger with timer. The boot lid of the vehicle sports an angular press which resembles like two dents on prism shaped insertions on both sides of the number plates offering the rear a completely different look. The rear bumper bumper comes with rear park sensors which is quite good.

Skoda Rapid Interiors

The interior of the Skoda Rapid satisfies the desires of an upper middle class buyer with updated features of the car. The vehicle’s interiors are more comfortable and satisfying which is quite outstanding. The Rapid is gifted with a decent dashboard, switch gear, air conditioner vents, climate control unit, power window switches etc. The dashboard of the vehicle has informative instrument cluster with two dials reflecting green back light within. The instrument cluster comprises digital fuel meter, clock, distance to empty and trip meters etc. which helps the driver to be updated with the vital information of the car in just a glance. The car gets a steering mounted controls which lifts up the practicality aspect of the sedan. All the variants of the car is well incorporated with an advanced 2-DIN skoda audio player with USB, Aux in, Bluetooth connectivity etc. The steering mounted controls are easy to access improving the practicality of the vehicle. It has been provided with spacious cabin with lot of storage bins, door pads feature bottle holders on the front and the rear. The Rapid is offered with a rear parcel shelf and folding roof handles as well as a coat hook on rear roof handles and B-Pillars. The seating arrangement of the car is also really appreciable with seating for five people and an armrest for the front as well as in the middle of the rear seats. The Skoda Rapid provides decent headroom, legroom, shoulder room at the front and even for the passengers seated at the rear.

Skoda Rapid Engine Details

The engine of Skoda Rapid is very similar to the Volkswagen Vento. The Rapid is provided with both petrol and diesel engines. The diesel variant of the vehicle is powered by a 1.6 litre TDI which churns out the maximum power output of 103.6 bhp at 4400 rpm in combination with maximum torque of 250 Nm at 1500-2500 rpm where as the petrol variant is employed with a 1.6 litre MPI engine producing the peak power output of 103.6 bhp at 5250 rpm along with peak torque of 153 Nm at 3800 rpm. The diesel engine of the vehicle is mated to the five speed manual gearbox while the petrol features an automatic six speed transmission with Tiptronic manual gear shifting option as well as five speed manual transmission. The driving experience of the Skoda Rapid is really good and it makes the passengers to feel very calm and relaxed while turning at sharp bends.

Acceleration and Fuel Economy

It is clearly known that both petrol and diesel engines are good at performance where as the diesel is the most fuel efficient car. The Rapid can be able to reach from 0-100 kmph in just 12.4 seconds which is expected to offer the maximum speed of around 170-185 kmph. The manual gearbox of the vehicle enhances the smoother acceleration of the car. The petrol variant of the car delivers the fuel efficiency of 12-14 kmpl for automatic versions and 12 kmpl in city roads and 16 kmpl on highways for manual versions. Likewise, the diesel engine returns 13.4 kmpl under extreme driving conditions and 16 kmpl under normal driving conditions.

Brakes and Handling

The Skoda Rapid is fitted with excellent braking and suspension mechanisms in which both petrol and diesel variant of the car is enhanced by advanced braking system of Anti Lock Braking System with Brake Assist. The front wheel of the vehicle comes with disc brakes and the rear wheels have drum brakes. This combination of disc and drum brake helps to stop the vehicle instantly even travelling at high level of speed. On the Other hand, the front suspension of the Rapid has a MacPherson strut with stabilizer bar and the rear suspension has a semi independent type trailing arm shocker which makes easy to handle the vehicle at any type of road conditions.

Safety Features

The Skoda Rapid has been packed with lot of safety features including dual airbags for both driver and passenger, ABS with Brake Assist, Engine Immobilizer, Adjustable seat belts, high stop LED center brake lights etc. These are the features found on the top end variant of the Skoda Rapid. The base variant of the vehicle has features such as high level LED third brake light, Anti-glare interior rear view mirror, defogger with timer on rear windshield, seat belts, door-ajar warning indicator and many more. All these features of the car ensure better safety and security to the driver, passenger and vehicle.


With all these features, the Skoda Rapid is considered to be a well packaged premium sedan which provides excellent mileage with powerful engine. The fit and finish of the vehicle is really good and it is easy to handle at any type of road condition.

Skoda Rapid Sales Figures and Report

Know the sales figures of Skoda Rapid sales figure in months of April,March,February,January,December,November,October,September,. The sales statistic shown here reveals how Rapid scores against its competitors. You can also compare Rapid with its competitors sales chart

No of Skoda Rapid cars sold in April 2017
Month & Year Sales
March-2017 1274
February-2017 921
January-2017 959
December-2016 814
November-2016 682
October-2016 977
September-2016 744

Skoda Rapid Ex showroom Price in Top cities

Skoda Rapid prices were updated on May 29,2017.For on road price of Rapid click on the get on price quotation link

1.6 MPI Active 1.6 MPI Ambition 1.6 MPI Ambition AT 1.5 TDI Active 1.5 TDI Ambition 1.5 TDI Ambition AT 1.5 TDI Style 1.5 TDI Style AT 1.6 MPI Style 1.6 MPI Style AT
Bangalore 8.08 L 9.22 L 8.73 L
Chennai 8.08 L 9.22 L 8.73 L 9.16 L 10.30 L 11.59 L 10.99 L 12.28 L 9.91 L 10.63 L
Delhi 8.35 L 9.27 L 10.39 L 9.57 L 10.49 L 11.71 L 11.67 L 12.79 L 10.44 L 11.46 L
Hyderabad 8.08 L 9.22 L 8.73 L
Mumbai 7.79 L 8.89 L 8.80 L

* Prices of Skoda Rapid car indicated here are ex-showroom price not the on road price of Rapid. Price list is subject to change and for the latest Skoda Rapid India prices, submit your details at the booking form available at the top, so that our sales team will get back to you. Skoda Rapid mileage mentioned here is based on ARAI test drive and not from Rapid review by vicky team.

Skoda Rapid Mileage And Running Cost

Skoda Rapid Mileage listed here are company claimed ARAI mileage tested under standard conditions. lists user mileage posted by Rapid owners for city and highway driving respectively. The average mileage of these figures would be the perfect fuel efficiency figure you can expect in indian road conditions. Click full mileage detail to know the running cost of Skoda Rapid

Skoda Rapid VariantsArai Mileage
Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI Active15.00 Kmpl
Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI Ambition15.00 Kmpl
Skoda Rapid 1.5 TDI Active21.14 Kmpl
Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI Ambition AT14.00 Kmpl
Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI Style15.00 Kmpl
Skoda Rapid 1.5 TDI Ambition21.14 Kmpl
Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI Style AT14.30 Kmpl
Skoda Rapid 1.5 TDI Style21.14 Kmpl
Skoda Rapid 1.5 TDI Ambition AT21.66 Kmpl
Skoda Rapid 1.5 TDI Style AT21.66 Kmpl
Skoda Rapid Leisure 1.6 MPI MT15.00 Kmpl
Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI Elegance15.00 Kmpl
Skoda Rapid Active 1.6 TDI CR MT Plus21.00 Kmpl
Skoda Rapid Leisure 1.6 MPI AT14.00 Kmpl
Skoda Rapid Elegance 1.6 MPI AT14.00 Kmpl
Skoda Rapid Leisure 1.6 TDI CR MT Plus21.00 Kmpl
Skoda Rapid Ambition 1.6 TDI CR MT Plus21.00 Kmpl
Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI Style Plus Black Package15.00 Kmpl
Skoda Rapid Elegance 1.6 TDI CR21.00 Kmpl
Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI Style Black Package AT14.30 Kmpl
Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI Style Plus AT14.30 Kmpl
Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI Style Plus Black Package AT14.30 Kmpl
Skoda Rapid 1.5 TDI CR Style Plus Black Package21.14 Kmpl
Skoda Rapid 1.6 TDI CR AT20.00 Kmpl
Skoda Rapid 1.5 TDI CR Style Plus Black Package AT21.66 Kmpl

Skoda Rapid Specifications

"The prime specs of Skoda Rapid are listed here. The overall length, width of the car should give you an idea about parking space it require. The ground clearance (lowest part of the car to the ground) will give you the measure of water wading capability and confidence of Rapid's capability to run over potholes and speed breakers. However GC (ground clearance) won't tell everything. Other important factors like approach angle, breakover angle and departure angle is required to assess the cars' ability to run in rained indian roads and light off road tracks.Engine specs of Rapid are also listed here. With the power (in bhp) and torque (Nm) figures the most important ratios - power to weight ratio of Rapid and torque to weight ratio. The displacement (in cc) is the measure of cubic capacity of the engine. Earlier there was a notion, larger engines produce more power and torque however with the invention of advanced technologies this is no longer true."

Prime Dimensions Of Skoda Rapid

Length 4386 mm
Width 1699 mm
Height 1466 mm
WheelBase 2552 mm
Ground Clearance 168 mm
Boot Space 460
Kerb Weight 1145.00 Kg

Tyre And Wheels Of Skoda Rapid

Wheel Type Steel wheels
Wheel Size 15 inches
Tyres 185 / 60 R15

Engine Specification Of Skoda Rapid

Power 104bhp @ 5250rpm
Torque 153Nm @ 3800rpm
Displacement 1598
Power To Weight Ratio 90.83 bhp/ton
Torque to Weight Ratio 133.62 Nm/ton
Specific Output 65.08 bhp/litre

Skoda Rapid Features

Find your favourite Skoda Rapid car features list. While power windows, power steering and central locking are considered prime convenience features, the presence of safety features such as abs and airbags will give the necessary safety for the Rapid occupants. Alloy wheels is something everyone would love to boast about.

Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI Active 1.6 MPI Ambition 1.6 MPI Ambition AT 1.5 TDI Active 1.5 TDI Ambition 1.5 TDI Ambition AT 1.5 TDI Style 1.5 TDI Style AT 1.6 MPI Style 1.6 MPI Style AT
Power Windows
Power Steering
Anti Lock Braking
Driver AirBags
Alloy Wheels
Central Locking

Skoda Rapid Colours

Find below the colour chart of Skoda Rapid. Some of the colours like green may not be available in all variants. Click Skoda Rapid Colour Pictures to see the actual pictures of Rapid in different colours

  • Brilliant Silver
  • candy white
  • cappuccino Beige
  • Deep black Pearl
  • Flash Red

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Skoda Rapid

If you are done with the expert test drive report on Skoda Rapid and look for owners opinion before signing the cheque,here they are. The customer reviews posted here are by actual Rapid owners who own the car for more than 6 months and ride in and out daily. You can also check out team-bhp and mouthshut for Rapid owners service feedback

Excellent Sedan

By sanjoy

Good: Stylish exteriors and interiors

Bad: NA

Guys, after a great confusion between Volkswagen Jetta and Skoda Rapid, I finally bought the Skoda Rapid. Actually I prefered Rapid for its stylish appearance which is better than Jetta. This car is liked by mine, my wife, my kid and other members in my family. It is really a worthable car for what I paid. I recommend all Indians those who planned to buy the car at a cost of around 10 lacs, better they could choose Rapid. Nothing is good except Rapid. It also gives better pickup and mileage. I think this would be the real value for money.

Best for Indian roads

By raja singh rajpoot

Good: Strong engine with comfy features

Bad: Normal seats

My car is Skoda Rapid and I am happy to be one of the owner of the car. The vehicle gives an elegant and smart appearance. Talking about the interiors, it offers more comfortness even for long travels. The Rapid comes with a good pickup compared to its competitor cars. The fuel efficiency of the vehicle is not less that 18 kmpl. Some of the best features includes good performance engine, low noise, easy cooling and suspension system which are all packed in a car. In addition it needs to improve its seating upholstery and cabin accessories. But it is great for Indian roads.

Skoda Rapid Videos

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Skoda Rapid User Reviews (1)

bssoni bssoni , ahmedabad says
buy rapid and get fabia free.this schme from ahmedabad torquie showroom.i want to buy in this scheme only.
Published on 2013-04-19 21:10:07

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