The Škoda Rapid is a name used for models produced by the Czech manufacturer Škoda Auto. The name was previously used in the 1930s for the Škoda Rapid (1935–47) and in the 1980s for the rear engine Škoda Rapid (1984) coupé. Today, the Rapid nameplate is used for three separate small family cars: a 5-door liftback sedan and a hatchback originating from Europe, a 4-door sedan from China based on the same platform, and India’s version of a smaller sedan Rapid originating from India, based on the PQ25 platform.

Petrol: 4 cylinders, 1598 cc, in-line, liquid cooling system, 16V DOHC, transverse in front, 105 PS power, 153 Nm torque, 15 average, 55 litre fuel tank, 1187 kg kerb weight, 5-speed manual or 6-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission

Diesel: 4 cylinders, 1498 cc, Turbocharged diesel engine, in-line, liquid cooling system, high-pressure direct injection system, 16V DOHC, transverse in front, 110 PS power, 250 Nm torque, 21 average, 55 litre fuel tank, 1228 kg kerb weight, 5-speed manual or 7-speed DSG automatic transmission

4 Variants: Active, Ambition, Style, Edition

6 Colors: Silver, Beige, Grey, White, Blue, Red

Price range: Rs. 8.47 lakh to Rs. 13.92 lakh (Ex-showroom, New Delhi)

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