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Skoda Rapid 2011-2013 Leisure 1.6 MPI MT

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Rapid Leisure 1.6 MPI MT Overview

  • Mileage (upto)
    15.0 kmpl
  • Engine (upto)
    1598 cc
  • BHP
    103.6
  • Transmission
    Manual
  • Boot Space
    460-litres
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Rapid 2011-2013 Leisure 1.6 MPI MT Review

Established in 2001, Skoda Auto India Private Limited has seen a tremendous growth over the last years, thanks to the trio of Laura, Fabia and their latest entry Rapid models. Under just one year Skoda Rapid has been gained numerous nominations and awards for its dominance in Indian automobile market. This specific Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI Ambition Plus variant has been classified under the high end category mainly due to the rich features and luxury class offered by it. This is a petrol variant and is equipped with almost similar engine which is seen under the hood of Skoda Rapid range. The outer appearance or the exteriors are exciting and in an instant gives you the SUV look. Now as it is a top notch model, it is expected that it should not compromise in any aspect, let it be performance or safety or the comfort features and it surely delivers in these areas with ease.       

Exteriors

This car possess a very durable and tough built. Skoda has certainly lived up to its expectations on this and provided a good job. Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI Ambition Plus is available in five color variants namely Cappuccino Beige, Candy White, Flash Red, Brilliant Silver and Deep Black Silver. It has got the same dimensions as the active and elegance models have. The overall dimension measures out to be 4386mm X 1699mm X 1466mm respectively. Plus it has got the same wheel base i.e. 2552mm. The steel wheels too are of good quality and comes with a Comoros full wheel cover . Also to give a metallic finish for the car, radiator grille has been chrome trimmed and chrome surround is also there for grille. There are many small things to add luster to the car such as chrome décor for gear shift indicator, locking button of handbrake and body colored external mirrors and door handles. Outside rear view mirrors are manually operated in this variant.     

Interiors

Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI Ambition Plus has very rich interiors. The car feels very spacious and comfortable. Dual tone of Mocca/Ivroy has been used extensively for dashboard and for door panels too. The centre console of the car has Mocca interior. Also there are head restraints for both front and rear passengers. Air conditioner cum heater, adjustable steering column, tachometer, multi trip meter, digital clock and odometer etc are some good additions. The total storage capacity of the car comes out to be the equivalent of 460 liters. Windows and windscreen has already been tinted and Official Skoda audio player comes equipped in car along with the speakers too.  

Engine and Performance

This C+ segment sedan comes with a 1.6L MPI petrol engine which is very powerful and has 4 in line cylinders along with a liquid cooling system. It also has a 16V driver overhead camshaft which is traverse in front. This petrol engine has a displacement of 1598cc which is exactly of the diesel engine of the other rapid versions. And the maximum power output is of 103.18bhp at 5250rpm and the maximum torque generated is 153Nm at 3800rpm. This model too is a front wheel drive. It has a 5 speed manual transmission which raises the performance of the car. The Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI Ambition Plus has a top speed of 188kmph . It provides a decent good fuel consumption of 15kmpl as tested by the rule of 115 of CMVR.           

Braking and Handling

The braking and steering system are also of great quality. The front axle is of McPherson suspension and rear axle is a compound link crank axle. Also the front axle comprise of a torsion stabilizer and lower triangular links. Both the front and rear axle protects the delicate parts of the car quite efficiently. The front brakes are disc brakes which support inner cooling and have a single/piston floating caliper while the rear are the drum brakes. Both these forms a hydraulic dual diagonal circuit braking system which is vacuum assisted. The power steering comes from the direct rack and pinion steering. It has a 5.0J x 14 wheels and the tyres size is of 175/70 R14 and provides a good action against the resistance offered by the roads.    

Safety features

Skoda has installed many safety and security features which were missing from the below and low class models. These safety features includes front and rear fog lights, anti glare interior rear view mirror, rear defogger with timer, Rough road package and many more things. This model has just one driver front airbag which is kind of disappointing. But it has the ABS (Anti lock braking system) with dual rate brake assist. One better thing about this car is that the fuel supply cuts off in any event related with crash. The front seatbelts and the head restraints are height adjustable. Skoda Rapid Ambition Plus also has some security features in its bag such as an engine immobilizer with floating code system . An additional security code lock for audio player and remote control locking and unlocking for doors and boot lid also. It comes with a foldable key and anti pinch windows.       

Comfort features

The Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI Ambition Plus is quite rich in providing comfort and convenience to the passengers and the driver too. There are front and rear arm rests and height adjustable driver seat. A very powerful Skoda 2 DIN audio player with large format display comes factory fitted. And the front and rear speakers are also there. Also there is an auxiliary audio input and SD/MMC data card reader to further enhance our in car entertainment. An adjustable dual rear air conditioning vents are a great option for rear passengers. Plus the outside mirrors can be electrically adjusted as our needs. Other small things include remote control release of boot lid, 12V power socket, illuminated luggage compartment, bottle holders and cup holders etc. Also there is seat lumbar support to allow the driver or passenger to increase pressure in the back of seat to provide more comfort.        

Pros

Powerful engine.

Amazing Build quality.

Cons

Looks similar to Vento.

High Price.

Key Specifications of Skoda Rapid 2011-2013 Leisure 1.6 MPI MT

ARAI Mileage15.0 kmpl
City Mileage12.0 kmpl
Fuel TypePetrol
Engine Displacement (cc)1598
Max Power (bhp@rpm)103.6bhp@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 Leisure 1.6 MPI MT

Multi-function Steering WheelNo
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View MirrorYes
Automatic Climate ControlYes
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 Leisure 1.6 MPI MT Specifications

Engine and Transmission

Engine TypeIn-Line Petrol Engine
Displacement (cc)1598
Max Power (bhp@rpm)103.6bhp@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 Adjustable Steering Whe
Steering Gear TypeDirect Rack & Pinion Steering
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 SensorsRear
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
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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 R15
Tyre TypeTubeless Radial Tyres
Additional Features
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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
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Entertainment & Communication

Cd Player
CD Changer
DVD Player
Radio
Audio System Remote Control
Speakers Front
Speakers Rear
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Skoda Rapid 2011-2013 Leisure 1.6 MPI MT 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

Compare Variants of Skoda Rapid 2011-2013

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