Skoda Auto India has confirmed that Skoda Rapid TSI Automatic, which will be equipped with a 6-speed torque converter, will be launched in India on September 17. The company has also confirmed that the deliveries will start one day later than the launch – September 18. You can check out the teaser video of the sedan on the company’s YoutTube channel.
Although the launch is on 17th September, the pre-launch bookings of the new Skoda Rapid have already begun. You can book one for you at all of the company’s authorised dealership facilities and on the company’s official website. The new Rapid TSI automatic can be booked at a refundable token amount of Rs 25,000. And the best part? We don’t have to wait long for the sedans, the company announced it will start delivering on 18th September.
For the record, Its predecessor, Skoda Rapid TSI has launched in India in May 2020 at Rs 7.49 lakh, along with Skoda Karoq and Skoda Superb. But, the mid-size sedan – Skoda Rapid TSI, was only equipped with a manual gearbox and was missing the automatic option at that time.
Features of Skoda Rapid TSI Automatic
The new Rapid TSI Automatic features a 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine. The powertrain is rated to deliver 110 PS or 81 kW of power which is achieved around 5,000 – 5,500 rpm and the sedan reaches 175 Nm of peak torque at 1,750 – 4,000 rpm.
Unlike its predecessor, Rapid TSI, the new variant is equipped with a six-speed automatic gearbox. This powertrain is rated to offer a fuel efficiency of 16.24 km/l.
Zac Hollis, the Brand Director at Skoda Auto India said that Skoda Auto India recently introduced the new Rapid TSI range of products in Indian market which boasts state of the art – 1.0 Turbocharged Stratified Injection engine that offers the best of both worlds: exceptional power & excellent fuel economy.
He also said that the company received an overwhelming response from Skoda lovers. The other auto enthusiasts from across the nation also appreciated that Skoda introduced the convenience of an Automatic transmission across the Rapid TSI range at such a competitive price.