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Skoda Rapid 2011-2013 1.6 MPI Ambition

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Rapid 2011-2013 1.6 MPI Ambition Overview

  • Mileage [upto]
    15.0 kmpl
  • Engine [upto]
    1598 cc
  • BHP
    105.0
  • Transmission
    Manual
  • Boot Space
    460-litres
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Rapid 2011-2013 1.6 MPI Ambition Review

Skoda India, established in November 2001 is a fully owned subsidiary of the Czech Automaker Skoda Auto and a division of Volkswagen Group sales India. From the beginning till date the company has been able to establish itself well in the Indian car market. The company launched a total of six models in the market out of which the initially launched Skoda Octavia has been discontinued. One among these is the Skoda Rapid sedan a subcompact car manufactured by the company for the Indian car market. This Skoda model is very much similar to the Volkswagen Vento, which is a sedan by the Volkswagen India in the year 2010. The engine and some of the features are same from the Vento sedan. However in performance Rapid is completely different from the Vento. Priced competitively this car boasts a good competition to the other cars present is its segment. After the Yeti in the SUV segment the company is marching with this C segment sedan. It is a known fact that Skoda India never compromises on comfort, technology and looks, and this time also it is evident that they have delivered a mind-suiting eye candy. The Czech carmaker seems to be on the track to further revolutionize India with Skoda Rapid. Rapid is being built at the company’s Chakan facility in Pune and Indian will remain the manufacturing hub for Rapid. This car is present in the market in 13 different variants and has both petrol and diesel engine option. Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI Ambition one of the base variants of the car and is powered by a 1.6 liter 16V in-Line petrol engine which produces a power of 105bhp at the rate of 5250rpm and a torque of 153Nm at the rate of 3800rpm. The mileage delivered by the engine is around 13.5kmpl which is quite decent. As this is the base variant so it lacks some of the advanced safety and comfort features but it still has the standard ones like Air Conditioner, Power steering, Power Windows, Central locking etc..

Exterior

The exterior of the car is the area where this car stands apart from the Volkswagen Vento. But to keep the cost low, the company made this car very simple in design. It has solid and prominent exteriors with a symbolic nose and large, stretched and leveled headlamps that have been aerodynamically designed with halogen lighting giving the sedan a delightful look. Its outside rear-view mirrors are ideally positioned and the chrome finished center grille which runs across the front of the sedan has black slats placed below the band forms. The Rapid also has a new bonnet and square shaped huge fog lamps. The front bumper has wide air dam placed under it. It also includes rear park sensors with recessed tail lamps. To make the rear look different, the boot lid has an angular press with two dents on both sides of the number plate. The side profile of the car is very much similar to the Volkswagen Vento. Overall the exterior of the car looks luxurious and elegant in its own way despite being similar to the Volkswagen Vento.

Interior

As this car is manufactured for the Indian market. So the interior of the car will be able to fully satisfy the Indian buyers. Priced competitively one cannot expect Skoda to put in all the high end features which are available in the higher premium sedans offered by the company to the Indian market. The dashboard, switch gear, air con vents, climate control unit, power windows switches and pretty much everything else is a straight lift out of the VW’s Vento . The Rapid acquires a nice dark and light beige color to the dash which gives a soothing effect to the passengers. The steering wheel is wrapped in high quality leather and has chrome insert on its rendering to give it a rich look. The instrument cluster has two dials reflecting green back light from within. The tell-tale trip computer in the middle includes the digital fuel meter, clock, distance to empty and trip meters.

Engine and Performance

The Skoda sedan is powered by a 16 Valve In-Line petrol engine which provides a displacement of 1598cc . It has DOHC valve configuration with Common Rail Injection fuel supply system. The engine is capable of generating a maximum power of 105bhp at the rate of 5250rpm and a maximum torque of 153Nm at the rate of 3800rpm. The engine is mated with a 5 speed manual transmission which further improves the efficiency. With this power and torque we can readily accelerate the from 0-100kmph in just 12.4 seconds and can touch a top speed of 185kmph. The mileage delivered by this car is 12.0kmpl in the city driving conditions and 15kmpl on the highways . It has fuel tank capacity of 55 liters which allows you to drive a distance of 742.5kms without refueling once full tank .

Braking and Handling

The brake mechanism of the car includes the disc brakes in the front and drum brakes at the rear. As this is the low end variant so it lacks the advanced features like ABS, brake assist etc. For handling there is a power steering with direct rack and pinion steering column . The wheel provides a turning radius of 5.3 meters. The suspension system includes McPherson Suspension With Lower Triangular Links And Torsion Stabilizer in the front and Compound Link Crank-Axle at the rear.

Safety Features

The safety features in the car are not the advanced ones due to cost reduction but still it has the standard ones like Central locking which all the doors once the driver door is locked, Child safety locks, driver airbags which pumps out incase of a front collision, day and nigh rear view mirror and passenger side rear view mirror. It also features Halogen Headlamps which generates two to three times more light with only half energy consumption, rear seat belts, door ajar warning, front and side impact beams, engine immobilizer and centrally mounted fuel tank.

Comfort Features

The comfort features of the sedan are Skoda Rapid takes care of the interior comfort part well as it has been created keeping the Indian customer in mind and marks Skoda’s entry in the extremely important C segment. In order to make it conditioned to Indian roads, Skoda has put in some stunning comfort features inside Skoda Rapid. In all, it is much spacious with comfortable seating for five people and an armrest for driver as well as in the middle of the rear seats. The armrest serves the purpose for giving comfort at shifting gears but if one wants to keep both the hands on the steering wheel, he will have to raise the position of the arm rest. The front seats and rear seats are comfortable and well cushioned. Height adjustable headrests are given for seats. Besides, there will also be adjustable driver seat with lumbar support and electrically adjustable ORVMs.

Pros

Engine and performance, interior, price

Cons

Comfort, safety, lack of innovation at exterior

Key Specifications of Skoda Rapid 2011-2013 1.6 MPI Ambition

ARAI Mileage15.0 kmpl
City Mileage12.0 kmpl
Fuel TypePetrol
Engine Displacement (cc)1598
Max Power (bhp@rpm)105bhp@5250rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm)153Nm@3800rpm
Seating Capacity5
TransmissionTypeManual
Boot Space (Litres)460
Fuel Tank Capacity55
Body TypeSedan

Key Features of Skoda Rapid 2011-2013 1.6 MPI Ambition

Multi-function Steering WheelNo
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View MirrorNo
Automatic Climate ControlNo
Engine Start Stop ButtonNo
Anti Lock Braking SystemNo
Alloy WheelsNo
Fog Lights - FrontYes
Fog Lights - RearYes
Power Windows RearYes
Power Windows FrontYes
Wheel CoversYes
Passenger AirbagNo
Driver AirbagYes
Power SteeringYes
Air ConditionerYes

Skoda Rapid 2011-2013 1.6 MPI Ambition Specifications

Engine and Transmission

Engine TypeIn-Line Petrol Engine
Displacement (cc)1598
Max Power (bhp@rpm)105bhp@5250rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm)153Nm@3800rpm
No. of cylinder4
Valves Per Cylinder4
Valve ConfigurationDOHC
Fuel Supply SystemCommon Rail Injection
Turbo ChargerNo
Super ChargeNo
TransmissionTypeManual
Gear Box5 Speed
Drive TypeFWD
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Fuel & Performance

Fuel TypePetrol
Mileage (ARAI)15.0
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)55
Emission Norm ComplianceBS IV
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Suspension, Steering & Brakes

Front SuspensionMcPherson Suspension With Lower Triangular Links And Torsion Stabiliser
Rear SuspensionCompound Link Crank-Axle
Steering TypePower
Steering ColumnDirect Rack & Pinion Steering
Turning Radius (Metres)5.3meters
Front Brake TypeDisc
Rear Brake TypeDrum
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Dimensions & Capacity

Length (mm)4386
Width (mm)1699
Height (mm)1466
Boot Space (Litres)460
Seating Capacity5
Ground Clearance Unladen (mm)168
Wheel Base (mm)2552
Kerb Weight (Kg)1145
Gross Weight (Kg)1674
No of Doors4
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Comfort & Convenience

Power Steering
Power Windows-Front
Power Windows-Rear
Air Conditioner
Heater
Adjustable Steering
Automatic Climate Control
Air Quality Control
Remote Trunk Opener
Remote Fuel Lid Opener
Low Fuel Warning Light
Accessory Power Outlet
Trunk Light
Vanity Mirror
Rear Reading Lamp
Rear Seat Headrest
Rear Seat Centre Arm Rest
Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts
Cup Holders-Front
Cup Holders-Rear
Rear AC Vents
Heated Seats Front
Heated Seats - Rear
Seat Lumbar Support
Cruise Control
Parking Sensors
Navigation System
Foldable Rear Seat
Smart Access Card Entry
KeyLess Entry
Engine Start/Stop Button
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Interior

Tachometer
Electronic Multi-Tripmeter
Leather Seats
Fabric Upholstery
Leather Steering Wheel
Glove Compartment
Digital Clock
Outside Temperature Display
Cigarette Lighter
Digital Odometer
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Exterior

Adjustable Headlights
Fog Lights - Front
Fog Lights - Rear
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
Manually Adjustable Ext. Rear View Mirror
Electric Folding Rear View Mirror
Rain Sensing Wiper
Rear Window Wiper
Rear Window Washer
Rear Window Defogger
Wheel Covers
Alloy Wheel Size (Inch)
Power Antenna
Tinted Glass
Rear Spoiler
Removable/Convertible Top
Roof Carrier
Sun Roof
Moon Roof
Side Stepper
Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicators
Intergrated Antenna
Tyre Size175/70 R14
Tyre TypeTubeless,Radial
Wheel Size5.0j x 14
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Safety

Anti-Lock Braking System
Brake Assist
Central Locking
Power Door Locks
Child Safety Locks
Anti-Theft Alarm
Driver Airbag
Passenger Airbag
Side Airbag-Front
Side Airbag-Rear
Day & Night Rear View Mirror
Passenger Side Rear View Mirror
Xenon Headlamps
Rear Seat Belts
Seat Belt Warning
Door Ajar Warning
Side Impact Beams
Front Impact Beams
Traction Control
Adjustable Seats
Tyre Pressure Monitor
Vehicle Stability Control System
Engine Immobilizer
Crash Sensor
Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank
Engine Check Warning
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Entertainment & Communication

Cd Player
CD Changer
DVD Player
Radio
Audio System Remote Control
Speakers Front
Speakers Rear
Integrated 2DIN Audio
USB & Auxiliary input
Bluetooth Connectivity
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Skoda Rapid 2011-2013 1.6 MPI Ambition Colours

Skoda Rapid 2011-2013 is available in 5 different colours - Brilliant Silver, Cappuccino Beige, Flash Red, Deep Black Pearl, Candy White.

  • Candy White
    Candy White
  • Brilliant Silver
    Brilliant Silver
  • Cappuccino Beige
    Cappuccino Beige
  • Flash Red
    Flash Red
  • Deep Black Pearl
    Deep Black Pearl

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