It’s finally here! Zac Hollis, Dir: Sales Service & Marketing at Skoda Auto India has confirmed that the Skoda Rapid TSI Automatic will be launched on September 17th 2020 via a virtual conference.

Skoda Rapid TSI Automatic to Launch on September 17th
Skoda Rapid TSI Automatic to Launch on September 17th

You can book the new Rapid TSI AT via the brand’s official website by paying a token amount of Rs 25,000. You can also book the Rapid AT by visiting the showroom.

Will there be any major change on the mechanical front?

Engine Specifications
Engine Specifications
  • The 2020 Skoda Rapid automatic will come powered by the same 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine, churning 110hp with 175Nm of peak torque.
  • The Rapid automatic will make use of a conventional 6-speed torque converter automatic, sidelining to the previously rumoured quick-shifting DSG (dual-clutch automatic).

Any other major updates?

Major Highlights
Major Highlights
  • The new Rapid will feature some minor upgrades including trunk spoiler, rear diffuser, LED DRLs and clubber alloy wheels.
  • You will not see any other upgrades apart from the ones mentioned above.

Variants at the table with the automatic transmission?

Skoda Rapid Automatic Variants
Skoda Rapid Automatic Variants
  • The Rapid AT will come with the Ambition, Onyx, Monte Carlo and Rider Plus variants.
  • There could also be a premium in the prices by almost Rs 1.5 lakh to Rs 2 lakh.
  • Skoda is also working on a replacement for the Rapid series set to launch in 2021.
  • It will rival the likes of the Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Toyota Yaris, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and the Volkswagen Vento.

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