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Skoda New RapidSkoda New Rapid is a 5 seater Sedan available in a price range of Rs. 7.49 - 13.29 Lakh*. It is available in 11 variants, a 999 cc, BS6 and 2 transmission options: Manual & Automatic. Other key specifications of the New Rapid include a kerb weight of 1139-1169, ground clearance of and boot space of 460 Liters. The New Rapid is available in 6 colours. Over 349 User reviews basis Mileage, Performance, Price and overall experience of users for Skoda New Rapid.

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Key Specs of Skoda New Rapid

Mileage (upto)18.97 kmpl
Engine (upto)999 cc
Boot Space460

New Rapid Latest Update

Latest Update: The Skoda Rapid AT has been launched at a starting price of Rs 9.49 lakh making it the most affordable automatic option in its segment. See variant-wise prices and details here.

Skoda Rapid Price: Skoda has priced the manual variants of the Rapid 2020 between Rs 7.49 lakh and 13.49 lakh (ex-showroom).

Skoda Rapid Variants: The Rapid is sold in six variants: Rider, Rider Plus, Ambition, Onyx, Style and Monte Carlo.

Skoda Rapid Powertrain: It is powered by a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine that makes 110PS and 175Nm and comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. It also gets the choice of a 6-speed torque convertor automatic.

Skoda Rapid Features: Skoda offers the Rapid 2020 with automatic climate control, cruise control, height-adjustable driver seat, and a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink. The top-spec variants get a new 8.0-inch touchscreen unit.

Skoda Rapid Safety: Its safety features include up to four airbags, ABS and rear parking sensors.

Skoda Rapid Rivals: The Skoda sedan rivals the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz,  Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Toyota Yaris and Volkswagen Vento.

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Skoda New Rapid price list (Variants)

1.0 TSI Rider999 cc, Manual, Petrol, 18.97 kmplRs.7.49 Lakh*
1.0 TSI Rider Plus999 cc, Manual, Petrol, 18.97 kmplRs.7.99 Lakh*
1.0 TSI Rider Plus AT999 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 16.24 kmplRs.9.49 Lakh*
1.0 TSI Ambition999 cc, Manual, Petrol, 18.97 kmpl
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Rs.9.99 Lakh*
1.0 TSI Onyx999 cc, Manual, Petrol, 18.97 kmplRs.10.19 Lakh*
1.0 TSI Ambition AT999 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 16.24 kmplRs.11.29 Lakh*
1.0 TSI Onyx AT999 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 16.24 kmplRs.11.49 Lakh*
1.0 TSI Style999 cc, Manual, Petrol, 18.97 kmplRs.11.49 Lakh*
1.0 TSI Monte Carlo999 cc, Manual, Petrol, 18.97 kmplRs.11.79 Lakh*
1.0 TSI Style AT999 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 16.24 kmplRs.12.99 Lakh*
1.0 TSI Monte Carlo AT999 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 16.24 kmplRs.13.29 Lakh*
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Skoda New Rapid Review

The Rapid has always been a steady performer for Skoda. While the big boys from the Czech automaker’s portfolio that is, the Octavia and the Superb always stole the limelight, it was the Rapid that steadily contributed volumes. With the demise of the Fabia brand in India, the sedan has been the most affordable Skoda on sale, for a couple of years.

With the competition picking up steam, Skoda thought it was wise to give the Rapid a nip and tuck, and prep it for yet another stint at the market. What’s changed? Let’s take a look:

Is the Rapid in its best avatar yet? The answer to that is a resounding yes.

The biggest shortcomings - a bland design and lack of features - have been fixed, which makes it all the more desirable.


The Rapid is based on the Volkswagen Vento, and telling them apart got even more tricky with the facelift. Skoda has taken the term ‘facelift’ a tad too seriously; the biggest change on the updated Rapid is its new face. The design team at Skoda India has grafted the face of the Mk3 Fabia (that is on sale globally) onto the existing sedan.

Highlights up front include smoked out projector headlamps with daytime running lamps, Skoda’s new signature butterfly grille and a new bumper that houses a pair of cornering foglamps. The hood has been redesigned to accommodate the updated face, and gets its own set of strong creases that underlines its aggressiveness.

The side shows off a prominent shoulder line, that runs across the length of the car. The new design for the 15-inch wheels look swell too, and aren’t too busy as the ones we saw on the Rapid Black edition. It is also the profile from where the similarities to the Vento become too apparent. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing, considering the Volkswagen itself has a clean, clutter-free design itself.

Over to the rear, there’s practically nothing that has been updated. Those with hawk eyes will spot a subtle chrome strip on the boot, a smoked effect on the taillamp lens and a mildly redesigned bumper. There’s a subtle lip spoiler too, which we think looks cool.

The new front profile lends the Rapid an aggressive aura, that the rest of the design sadly fails to live up to. We wish Skoda was a bit more thorough in carrying out the update, which would’ve made the already good looking Rapid even better.





Step inside the cabin of the updated Rapid, and there’s a clear sense of familiarity - especially if you have been inside a Polo or a Vento. The design of the dashboard, the placement of controls and even the doorpads for that matter are identical to its VW siblings. The new ebony-sand interior theme gives the cabin a classy air.

The layout is logical and doesn’t take too much time to get used to. Getting comfortable in the Rapid isn’t a big ask either - the steering adjusts for tilt and reach, and the seat gets a healthy range for height adjust too. The three-spoke leather-clad steering is just the right size, and houses controls for the audio and the calls. We’d have loved to see a flat-bottom steering (just like the Vento), but that sadly isn’t on offer just as yet.

The meaty centre-console houses a pair of AC vents, the 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system and the automatic climate interface. The centre stack is identical to the Vento, if you discount the little card holder that sits right above the audio system. The touchscreen itself is responsive and easy to use. It is paired to four speakers (one in each door) and dishes out reasonable audio quality.

The air-conditioning didn’t give us a reason to complain either. It managed to cool the cabin down quickly. What we did miss here was a ‘Max AC’ button, that many of its competitors get. Also, switching off the climate control unit as a whole isn’t a straightforward process (you need to dial fan speed to zero - wait for a second - and rotate the knob left once more).

Rear occupants wouldn’t crib about feeling the hot sun either. The rear aircon vents go a long way in chilling the rear half. But, once you’re in the rear bench, you quickly realise it isn’t the best seat in the house. The Rapid is a low car to begin with, and the low-set flat bench doesn’t do much either. While it is spacious, the legroom still isn’t as good as the segment toppers - the Ciaz and the City. The backrest is reclined at a comfortable angle though, and the rear armrest ups the comfort factor a notch - at the expense of a fifth passenger, of course. We recommend you leave the fifth occupant outside the car, since there’s not much legspace for him anyway. The high-set transmission tunnel and the rear AC vents bite into kneeroom and footroom, which makes the Rapid a four-seater at best.

The update does just enough to breathe some new life into the interiors. That said, it isn’t a radical departure from the outgoing model, and has the basics such as ergonomics and space done right.


Engine options remain unchanged for the Rapid, and include a 1.6-litre petrol engine, and a 1.5-litre oil burner. Both engines are available with a 5-speed manual transmission, and optional automatic transmissions - 6-speed torque converter for the petrol and a 7-speed dual-clutch for the diesel.


The 1.6-litre ‘MPi’ engine has been among Skoda’s most reliable motors, powering a sizeable chunk of their global portfolio. The four-cylinder engine feels well suited for the size and bulk of the Rapid, and rarely feels out of breath. While it has 105PS and 153Nm on tap, it isn’t exactly a sprightly performer. While maximum shove is available in a relatively narrow band post 3500rpm, peak power is developed only near the redline.

Naturally, you are usually forced to rev the motor to make the most of it. Bottom end is strong enough to let you do 20kmph in third without stuttering. The clutch is light, action is positive and the travel isn’t too long either - so traffic snarls shouldn’t be a big bother. In case you want to give the left leg a rest altogether, there’s an automatic on offer too.

The 6-speed automatic does a good job of swapping cogs. Admittedly it isn’t as good as the 7-speed DSG in the diesel, but it wouldn’t give you a reason to complain on a daily basis. Driving the petrol automatic requires a light and steady right foot, which gives the gearbox enough time to contemplate and execute gear changes. Needless to mention, it will be easier on the pocket that way too.

In case you are eyeing the petrol, bear in mind the motor likes to relax. Hurrying isn’t its cup of tea, and it is far more suited chugging miles at a leisurely place.



The Rapid gets the updated 1.5-litre TDi diesel engine that debuted with the Volkswagen Ameo compact sedan. Power is up to 110PS (from 105PS), while peak torque remains identical at 250Nm. Between the two options, the diesel is easily our pick for its outright oomph and fun to drive factor.

Paired with the 5-speed manual, the 1.5-litre motor is quite a hoot to drive. We wouldn’t blame you if you found yourself keeping the motor on the boil, exploiting all the 250Nm it has to offer. Turbo lag isn’t as perceptible as before, and if you are silly with the throttle, it will pin you to your seat as the tacho climbs past 1500rpm. The clutch on the diesel version is anything but light, though. Prolonged traffic jams will give your calves quite a workout, and we genuinely wish it was a notch lighter to help crawling in traffic.

What about the automatic? Well, it won’t make you miss a manual transmission. It is that good! Shifts are quick - both up and down - and there’s a Sport mode if you want to have some fun too. The gearbox is tuned for efficiency, and will find every little opportunity to shift up. Lay the hammer down with the right foot, and it will hold the revs all the way up to the redline. Nice!


Ride and Handling

Just like the Vento, the ride has a stiff edge to it, and you will feel a bit of crashing and thudding through potholes. The upside is that ride remains rock steady at highway speeds, with next to no float or vertical movement. The suspension on the diesel variant is set up to be stiffer than the petrol, to compensate for the added weight of the engine. Naturally it feels flatter through the corners, with very little body roll seeping in.

What we weren’t too fond off, is the vague steering through the bends. There’s very little feedback from the wheel, which makes you back off a notch when entering corners. At city speeds, it is considerably heavy compared to the Hyundai Verna or even the Maruti Ciaz, and requires some muscle to go lock-to-lock.



Dual airbags and anti-lock brakes come as standard across all variants of the Skoda Rapid. The automatic variants goes one up, offering Hill Hold Control and the diesel-auto gets Electronic Stability Control as well. Also, in case of a crash, the Rapid automatically cuts off fuel supply.


Pros & Cons of Skoda New Rapid

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CarDekho Experts:
Is the Rapid in its best avatar yet? The answer to that is a resounding yes.

Things We Like

  • Classy mature styling.
  • Fit and finish of the interiors.
  • Great new service and warranty packages.

Things We Don't Like

  • No diesel option.
  • Short feature list.

Stand Out Features

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    New Styling

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    Touchscreen Infotainment.

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  • Best Sedan.

    The driving experience of the car is exceptional in this particular range and it is surely a rival for all sedans at this price.

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Skoda New Rapid 2020 has 27 video of its detailed review, pros & cons, comparison & variant explained,test drive experience, features, specs, interior & exterior details and more. Watch our Latest Hindi video of Skoda New Rapid to know price, safety features & more.

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Skoda New Rapid Colours

  • Brilliant Silver
    Brilliant Silver
  • Lapiz Blue
    Lapiz Blue
  • Carbon Steel
    Carbon Steel
  • Toffee Brown
    Toffee Brown
  • Flash Red
    Flash Red
  • Candy White
    Candy White

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Skoda New Rapid Road Test

  • We were a bit disheartened to learn that Skoda was downsizing the Rapid to a 1.0-litre petrol engine in the BS6 era. Then we drove it…

    By DhruvJul 01, 2020
  • Skoda has given the Rapid its first-ever comprehensive facelift since the model was launched here in 2011. What is new? And how does it stack up against the competition? We find out.

    By SiddharthJan 29, 2017
  • The Skoda Rapid is the most important product in the Czech carmaker’s India line-up. It is an India-specific product and a volume player for Skoda. Half a decade into its life, the Rapid gets its first major design revamp and sheds the face it inherited from the Fabia. We hit the road with the aesth

    By CarDekhoNov 21, 2016
  • While on one side their Octavia is selling much faster than they can fill in the order books, Skoda India is having a rough time selling their entry level product, Rapid. The competition has grown strong and Skoda had to up their game. A new engine and a gearbox is how they have chosen to fight the

    By Bala SubramaniamSep 30, 2014
  • Let's make one thing clear here. The new Skoda Rapid is not a facelift but a Model Year update. It doesn't get any design upgrades both outside and inside, but now comes with a new diesel engine and a new 7-speed automatic DSG transmission. Apart from the regular petrol and diesel versions, the Rapi

    By Bala SubramaniamSep 25, 2014
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What is the exact on-road price of Skoda New Rapid?

The on-road price of New Rapid in Delhi starts at Rs. 8,35,220. The on-road price is inclusive of RTO charges and insurance.

Which car is better New Rapid or Vento?

New Rapid price starts at Rs 7.49 Lakh ex-showroom and Vento price starts Rs 8.93 Lakh ex-showroom. Compare these two models on the basis of their price, features & specs.

What will the EMI or down payment for Skoda New Rapid?

Skoda New Rapid EMI starts at ₹ 15,887 per month for a tenure of 60 months @ 9.8% for a loan amount of Rs 7.51 Lakh & down payment will be ₹ 84,000.

What is the transmission type of Skoda New Rapid?

Skoda New Rapid is available in Petrol Option with Manual & Automatic transmission.

Does the Skoda New Rapid have a sunroof?

Skoda New Rapid does not have a sunroof.

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How can we make visible mileage meter in central console of rider plus?

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What are the competitors of skoda rapid

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By Cardekho Experts on 25 Oct 2020

Does Skoda Rapid have base modal have reverse camera and big led screen?

Varaprasad asked on 17 Oct 2020

No, Skoda Rapid base variant is not equipped with reverse camera and led sreen.

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saurav singh
May 28, 2020 6:45:50 PM

Skoda Rapid avg is 18.97km/lt as per ARAI, please correct on your portal so the customer will not disguide

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    dr. ashish awasthi
    Jan 4, 2020 8:25:42 PM

    I am having Skoda Fabia car in Kerala, No doubt car is very good but service is horrible.

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      Feb 16, 2019 8:09:43 PM

      I want to buy sedan which is the most safest. I have options rapid, city, Verna and Vento. And also advise rank wise most safest car in this segment

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        Skoda New Rapid Price in India

        CityEx-Showroom Price
        MumbaiRs. 7.49 - 13.29 Lakh
        BangaloreRs. 7.49 - 13.29 Lakh
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        HyderabadRs. 7.49 - 13.29 Lakh
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        KolkataRs. 7.49 - 13.29 Lakh
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