The Skoda Rapid is a subcompact sedan produced by Škoda India, the subsidiary of the Czech manufacturer Skoda Auto, exclusively for the Indian market, introduced in November 2011. It features a similar front end design with the second generation of the Škoda Fabia, but is not directly related to it, the Rapid being based on the newer PQ25 platform of the Volkswagen Group. The “Rapid” name was previously used in the 1930s for the Rapid (Type 901) and in the 1980s for the rear-engine Rapid coupé. Today, the Rapid is used for several small family cars: larger sedan and hatchback from Europe, smaller sedan from India and China.

Petrol: 999 cc, Inline-3 cylinder, BS6, 4 Stroke, Positive ignition direct injection, TSI engine, 108 HP power, 175 Nm torque, 18 kmpl (Manual), 16 kmpl (Automatic) average, 55 litre fuel tank, 0-100 kmph in 10 seconds, 195 kmph top speed, 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission, 1169 kg kerb weight

3 Upholsteries: Ivory Slate fabric, Tellur grey leatherette, Monte Carlo design leatherette

5 Wheels: 15 inch Dentro steel, 15 inch Matoone silver alloy, 16 inch Clubber alloy, 16 inch Clubber glossy black, 16 inch Stratos alloy

7 Colours: Silver, White, Carbon Steel, Brown, Flash Red, Lapiz Blue

Price range: Rs. 7.79 lakh – Rs. 13.29 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi)

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