The Czech automaker, Skoda launched the all-new Rapid TSI last year. looking back that seems to be a bold move by Skoda as many manufactures had postponed their launches due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

2020 Skoda Rapid TSI AT
2020 Skoda Rapid TSI

This time around it’s no different although the brand has shifted its future launches but is now updating all the current models. Yes, Skoda has given some minor cosmetics update to the Monte Carlo and Onyx edition of the Rapid series.

What are the changes?

  • So, starting with the Monte Carlo, we get to see a new front lip spoiler, side spoiler, black diffuser and new black alloy wheels.
2020 Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo
2020 Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo
  • While the Skoda Rapid Onyx gets chrome grille surrounds, silver side mouldings, silver roof, silver front lip spoiler and silver ORVMs. It rides on black alloy wheels. Coming to the inside, it gets black and silver seats.
2020 Skoda Rapid Onyx
2020 Skoda Rapid Onyx

Anything new on the mechanical front?

Specifications

Engine 3-cylinder 1.0-litre TSI Petrol
Power 108.4hp@5,000-5250rpm
Torque 175Nm@1,750-4,000rpm
Fuel Efficiency 18.97kmpl

 

  • As the BS6 norms kicked in, Skoda decided to remove the diesel engines from its lineup. The BS6-compliant turbo-petrol engine offers a good mileage with decent power figures.
  • The 1.0-litre turbo engine that powers the Hyundai Verna has a power output of 98hp and a peak torque of 172 Nm.
  • The Skoda engine surely is a powerful one as seen in the segment.
  • It is to be noted that the all-new Rapid is currently being offered with a 6-speed manual transmission while the automatic transmission is expected to be offered later.

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