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Skoda Rapid 2011-2013 1.6 MPI Ambition Plus Alloy

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Rapid 2011-2013 1.6 MPI Ambition Plus Alloy Overview

  • Mileage [upto]
    15.0 kmpl
  • Engine [upto]
    1598 cc
  • BHP
    103.5
  • Transmission
    Manual
  • Boot Space
    460-litres
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Rapid 2011-2013 1.6 MPI Ambition Plus Alloy Review

Skoda Auto, the Czech based auto-giant, has always been involved with the manufacturing of extravagant sedans. Skoda gained dominance and became a household name in India, when the highly prestigious Volkswagen Group announced that it is now a wholly owned subsidiary of this group. The production as well as the sales graph witnessed an amazing hike as more people were attracted towards it. Surprisingly, it has launched the facelift version of its sedan, Rapid without creating much noise. Skoda Rapid is an entry-level sedan comprising of all the modern features as well as the latest technology, which was first introduced in the Indian shores in 2011. Skoda Raid Ambition 1.6 MPI MT Plus is the base variant in this model line up. As told, its the base variant but that doesn't make it featureless or any less seductive from the other similar sedans. It comes loaded with a highly efficient yet dominating 1.6 MPI, in-line, liquid cooling system, 16V DOHC, transverse in front petrol engine which generates a good power output of 103.8 BHP at 5250 RPM and a maximum torque of 153Nm at 3800 RPM. It delivers an exceptional fuel economy of 15.0kmpl (ARAI Certified) in accordance with outstanding performance. This exquisite engine is mated with a manual 5-speed fully synchronized gearbox which is comfortable to operate. It comes fitted with 175/70 R14 size radial and sturdy tubeless tires. Boot space too is worth noticing, as its comparatively higher than some of the other vehicles in its class. Surely, it has the charisma, elegance and dynamics of Skoda which will lure customers and take its legacy further.

Exteriors:

Ambition 1.6 MPI MT Plus is scintillating and dashing in exterior appearance. Skoda has launched it in five color trims which are Candy White, Brilliant Silver, Cappuccino Beige, Flash Red, and Deep Black Pearl. Furthermore, Skoda has harnessed the combination of art and technology in the truest way by employing a chrome laced front grille which enhances the looks and appearance of this sedan. The 14'"inch alloy wheels add zing and elegance to the exterior profile. The body colored external rear view mirrors and door handles are like icing on the cake as they blend perfectly with the sedan's color . Wider dimensions also add up to its tally of exquisite features as it looks much bigger in profile.

Interiors:

Ambition 1.6 MPI MT Plus interiors are reasonably decent. They have been designed with the vision of providing a customer, the absolute mixture of space, comfort and convenience. Moreover, the dual tone Mocca/Ivory interior shade make an individual feel the actual plushness and luxury inside the cabin . Then there is front seat center arm-rest in order to provide extra comfort to arms of the driver and co-passenger. Climatronic Automatic Air Conditioner provides the much needed balance between the actual temperature outside and inside cabin temperature and adjusts it accordingly. Additionally, the 2 DIN music system with Bluetooth compatibility lights up the entertainment factor. Storage pockets behind the backrest of front seats take care of your tiny belongings.

Engine & Performance:

Though facelift, but the vehicle mechanically is the same. Ambition 1.6 MPI MT Plus retains the same 1.6-litre petrol mill that used to serve the earlier variants. This 1.6 MPI, in-line, liquid cooling system, 16V DOHC, transverse in front petrol power train is highly effective and capable as it stands out in terms of performance as well as power. It belts out a maximum power output 103.8 BHP at 5250 RPM and a torque figure of 153Nm at 3800 RPM . It is the base variant, hence manual transmission gearbox is present in place of an automatic transmission. Thus it comes fitted with a 5-speed fully synchronized manual gearbox. This engine possesses a displacement of 1598cc, which makes it even more powerful. As claimed by the Skoda officials, it certainly provides an promising fuel economy of 15kmpl with supreme acceleration.

Braking and Handling:

Braking and handling section has received special attention from Skoda as a considerable amount of improvisation can be observed here. McPherson suspension with lower triangular links and torsion stabilizer is incorporated in the front axle while compound link crank-axle is fitted at the rear. Both these suspensions are quite good as they see off the puddles on the road quite easily. Braking also gets the latest technology of vacuum assist. Hydraulic dual-diagonal circuit braking system is implemented in the vehicle to ensure smooth and safe braking. Front brakes feature discs with inner cooling, with single/piston floating caliper while the rear provide drum brakes. A direct rack and pinion steering with electro mechanic power steering system is present for easy turning in crowded and narrow places, which further enhances driveability.

Safety features:

People are fond of Skoda cars not only because of their premium appearance and engine performance but also because of the most innovative and contemporary safety features that they incorporate in their vehicles. Skoda has left no stone unturned to make it a completely safe and secured vehicle by inserting an array of active as well as passive safety and security features. Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) comes as a primary safety element in accordance with Brake Assist (BA). Driver front airbag, co-passenger front airbag , height-adjustable three-point seat belts at front, two three-point outer seatbelts and centre lap belt at rear, height adjustable head restraints at front and height adjustable head restraints at rear are equipped with the vehicle to safeguard the lives of occupants on board. Front fog lights, high level LED third brake light along with the basic Halogen headlights with manual leveling is there to enhance visibility. 

Comfort Features:

Ambition 1.6 MPI MT Plus has comfort features on offer such as height adjustment for driver's seat, front center armrest, rear center armrest, height adjustable steering wheel, length adjustable steering wheel is there to get rid of fatigue and exhaustion caused during long journeys. For music freaks Skoda has also installed an audio player, 2-DIN along with a large format display and front & rear speakers . Additionally, leather wrapped steering wheel, leather wrapped gear-shift selector and leather wrapped hand-brake lever too are there to make it more elegant as well as eye-catching.

Pros: Spacious, feature rich, attractive.

Cons: Pricy, poor after-sales service.

Key Specifications of Skoda Rapid 2011-2013 1.6 MPI Ambition Plus Alloy

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
TransmissionTypeManual
Boot Space (Litres)460
Fuel Tank Capacity55
Body TypeSedan

Key Features of Skoda Rapid 2011-2013 1.6 MPI Ambition Plus Alloy

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

Skoda Rapid 2011-2013 1.6 MPI Ambition Plus Alloy 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
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 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
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
Glove Box Cooling
Voice Control
Steering Wheel Gearshift Paddles
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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
Electric Adjustable Seats
Driving Experience Control Eco
Folding Table in The Rear
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
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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
Chrome Grille
Chrome Garnish
Smoke Headlamps
Roof Rail
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
Automatic Headlamps
Clutch Lock
EBD
Follow Me Home Headlamps
Rear Camera
Anti-Theft Device
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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
Touch Screen
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Skoda Rapid 2011-2013 1.6 MPI Ambition Plus Alloy 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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