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Skoda Rapid 2011 2013 1.6 MPI Ambition Plus

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Rapid 2011 2013 1.6 MPI Ambition Plus Overview

  • Mileage [upto]
    15.0 kmpl
  • Engine [upto]
    1598 cc
  • BHP
  • Transmission
  • Boot Space
  • Airbags
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Rapid 2011 2013 1.6 MPI Ambition Plus Review

Skoda Auto, the Czech Republic based luxury car maker has officially rolled out the 2014 version of its entry level sedan, Skoda Rapid. It is an entry level luxury sedan that has some modern as well as innovative features. This sedan comes in quite a few trim levels among which, the Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI Ambition Plus is the mid level variant in its model line up. This latest version comes with lots of new features including the Bluetooth connectivity, leather upholstery, airbags, on board computer, and an advanced multi-functional steering wheel. Powering this sedan is the same 1.6-litre, MPI, in-line petrol engine that generates a good power output of 103.8Bhp that results in producing a maximum torque of 153Nm. This engine comes with Bharat Stage IV emission standards and returns a maximum 15 Kmpl of mileage. The company is offering this sedan with a set of 14-inch steel wheels that are covered with with 175/70 R14 sized tubeless radial tyres.




This latest version has a scintillating appearance in comparison to other sedans in its class. The frontage of this sedan is fitted with a signature radiator grille with vertically positioned slats that also has a lot of chrome treatment. It is surrounded by a large headlight cluster equipped with powerful halogen lamps along with turn indicators. The front bumper is very decent and it comes with an in-built air intake console and a pair of dynamic fog lights. On the side profile, the wheel arches of this sedan have been fitted with 14-inch steel wheels that are further fitted with Comoros full wheel covers. Here, the door handles along with the ORVM caps have been painted with body color while the window sills gets a gloss black treatment. The rear end of this sedan looks quite decent where it has stylish taillight cluster with C-shaped contours that gives it an elegant look. The company has rolled out this latest sedan in a total of five exterior paint options, which are Candy White, Brilliant Silver, Flash Red, Cappuccino Beige, and Deep Black Pearl. This sedan comes with a total length of 4386mm, overall width of 1699mm and 1466mm of decent height. Its has a generous ground clearance of 168mm and a very large wheelbase of 2552mm, which is quite good.




The company has not made any changes to the interiors of this variant. It comes with the same two tone Ivory and Mocca color scheme. The space inside the cabin is huge, especially the shoulder and leg room that provides more comfort to the occupants. This latest version comes with a lot of chrome inserts, especially on the dashboard, AC vents, central console, door handle and on the steering wheel as well. Here the steering wheel has been wrapped with leather upholstery and have mounted buttons for calls and volume control. The manufacturer has fitted wide and well cushioned seats, which are covered with premium leather upholstery. This mid level variant also comes with advanced equipments including a Climatronic AC unit with pollen filter that keeps the interiors pleasant. In addition to these, the company has also incorporated an advanced 2-DIN music system with Bluetooth compatibility and support for portable USB devices.




Despite being the refurbished variant, this Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI Ambition Plus trim comes with the same 1.6-litre petrol mill that used to serve the earlier variants. This in-line petrol engine comes with 4-cylinders, 16-valves with DOHC valve configuration. It comes with a total 1598cc displacement capacity and incorporated with a liquid cooling system, and a turbocharging unit that enables it to churn out a maximum power output 105Bhp at 5250rpm, while generating a peak torque of about 153Nm at just 3800rpm. The company coupled this engine with a fully synchronized 5-speed manual transmission gearbox that delivers the torque output to the front wheels and returns a maximum of 15 Kmpl.


Braking and Handling:


This luxury sedan is blessed with a highly proficient hydraulic dual-diagonal circuit braking mechanism with vacuum assistance that ensures precise stopping of the vehicle. Its front wheels have been fitted with disc brakes accompanied with single piston floating calipers, while the rear wheels comes equipped with a reliable drum brakes. This proficient combination is further reinforced by the anti-lock braking system with brake assist system and electronic brake-force distribution system. On the other hand, the company has fitted the front axle with McPherson suspension with lower triangular links and torsion stabilizer while the rear axle comes fitted with compound link crank-axle type of mechanism. This will improve the stability of the vehicle by enabling it to absorb all the shocks caused on uneven roads. On the other hand, it comes with a direct rack and pinion steering with electro mechanic power steering system that offers a crisp steering feel at all speed levels.


Comfort Features:


This Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI Ambition Plus is the mid level variant in its series yet, it comes with an array of comfort features. The list includes a driver seat height adjuster, front and rear center armrest, height and length adjustable steering wheel, sun visors, vanity mirror, cup holders, glove box unit and many other such features. Apart from these, the manufacturer is also offering a Climatronic AC unit , power windows with driver side one touch operation, leather seats, remote boot and fuel lid opener are just to name a few. It also comes with an information display featuring average fuel consumption, travel distance before refueling, service interval, outside temperature display, digital clock and so on. In addition to these, this sedan also comes with a 2-DIN music player with controls mounted on the steering wheel.


Safety Features:


The company is offering this sedan with innovative safety aspects including an anti-lock braking system with brake assist function, dual front air bags, height-adjustable three-point seat belts at front, height adjustable head restraints, front fog lights, high level LED third brake light along with various other sophisticated aspects. It also comes with engine immobilizer system with floating code, security code for audio player, remote control with foldable key, automatic locking of doors on overrun speed and much more.


Pros: Spacious interiors, new features.


Cons: Expensive price tag, fuel efficiency.

Key Specifications of Skoda Rapid 2011 2013 1.6 MPI Ambition Plus

ARAI Mileage15.0 kmpl
City Mileage12.0 kmpl
Fuel TypePetrol
Engine Displacement (cc)1598
Max Power (bhp@rpm)103.5bhp@5250rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm)153Nm@3800rpm
Seating Capacity5
Boot Space (Litres)460
Fuel Tank Capacity55
Body TypeSedan

Key Features of Skoda Rapid 2011 2013 1.6 MPI Ambition Plus

Multi-function Steering WheelYes
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View MirrorYes
Automatic Climate ControlNo
Anti Lock Braking SystemYes
Alloy WheelsNo
Fog Lights - FrontYes
Fog Lights - RearYes
Power Windows RearYes
Power Windows FrontYes
Wheel CoversYes
Passenger AirbagYes
Driver AirbagYes
Power SteeringYes
Air ConditionerYes

Skoda Rapid 2011 2013 1.6 MPI Ambition Plus Specifications

Engine and Transmission

Engine TypeIn-Line Petrol Engine
Displacement (cc)1598
Max Power (bhp@rpm)103.5bhp@5250rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm)153Nm@3800rpm
No. of cylinder4
Valves Per Cylinder4
Valve ConfigurationDOHC
Fuel Supply SystemMPFI
Turbo ChargerNo
Super ChargeNo
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 ColumnHeight & Length Adjustable
Steering Gear TypeDirect Rack & Pinion
Turning Radius (Metres)5.3 meters
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
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
KeyLess Entry
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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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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
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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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
Follow Me Home Headlamps
Rear Camera
Anti-Theft Device
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Entertainment & Communication

Cd Player
CD Changer
DVD Player
Audio System Remote Control
Speakers Front
Speakers Rear
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Skoda Rapid 2011 2013 1.6 MPI Ambition Plus 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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