The Skoda Rapid has been a car which has not received a generation change till now since its first induction in India a decade ago. Skoda had revamped the Rapid a few times but with only minor facelifts. Now, Skoda is planning to launch the new-gen Rapid sometime this year and we expect it to be completely new on the inside as well as the outside. In this detail, we will discuss this Skoda Rs 8 Lakh car which is coming soon.
The Skoda Rapid is expected to be totally updated when it comes to design. New sharp trapezium shaped headlights with new sleek LED DRLs is expected. The tail-lights are also expected to be heavily redesigned with the tail-lamps getting sharp lines as well. New alloys, new fog lamp housing and new lower front grille are some expected changes.
The new-gen Skoda Rapid will be based on the MQB A0 IN platform which was specifically built by the brand for the country. This indigenously built platform will also underpin all future products from Skoda and VW including the upcoming Skoda Kushaq.
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The Skoda is expected to bring features like multi-function steering wheel, airbags, fully digital instrument cluster, cruise control, rear parking camera, automatic AC, ABS with EBD and parking sensors with the new Rapid.
Skoda is expected to bring the floating-touchscreen which the Rapid gets in the foreign markets, but we expect that to come with the same software which the current-gen Rapid holds. The android tablet offered with the current-gen Rapid is great, but we are not sure if Skoda would keep it with the new Rapid.
The engine is expected to be the same 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine which the current Skoda Rapid gets. The current-gen Rapid produces 108bhp, and we do not expect the new Rapid to get any new configuration except the power being buffed slightly, although we are not sure of that.