Skoda Rapid Facelift 2016

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Skoda Rapid Facelift 2016


Skoda Rapid Facelift 2016

The Skoda Auto launch the Facelift version of the Rapid sedan on November 3. Ahead of the launch, the image of the new Rapid along with the outgoing model has been snapped at a dealer stockyard. The picture gives a clear idea of the major difference between the two models.
The design shift in the new Rapid for India in line with the international specification Rapid that launched way back in 2012.



The Rapid Facelift is expected to receive the new set of projector headlamps. Newly designed bumper, longer Skoda butterfly grille along with the re-design hood and fenders while at the rear bumper is again covered hinting for restyled rear. It’s refreshing style most likely to in line with Skoda new design language similar to that of the Octavia which is trades in the international market.

New Skoda Rapid Facelift India 2016 Specifications

1. Length x Width x Height: 4386 x 1699 x 1466 mm
2. Kerb Weight: NA
3. Wheel Type and Size: 16” Alloys
4. Boot Space: 460 L
5. Engine Type: 1.6 L Petrol/1.5 L Diesel
6. Power: 104 bhp/108 bhp
7. Torque: 153 Nm/250 Nm
8. Top Speed: NA
9. Acceleration (0-100 km/h): NA
10. Transmission (Gearbox): 5-speed MT or 6-speed AT/5-speed MT or 7-speed AT (DSG)
11. Mileage: 15 kpl/21.14 kpl

Skoda Rapid Facelift 2016 Expected Engine and Transmission


The Skoda Rapid Facelift features two engine options–1.6 MPI and 1.5 TDi. It is anticipated that the car powered by the same set of engines without any change in the power output. Skoda Rapid specifications cover a 1.6 MPI petrol unit that makes about 103 bhp of power at 5250 rpm and the peak torque of 153 Nm at 3800 rpm.
The 1.5 TDI diesel unit produces the same power, and that is 103 bhp at 4400 rpm and considerably more torque of the 250 Nm at 1500 – 2500 rpm.
In both the case of engines, the power would drive the front wheels. There is an option of the 5-speed manual gearbox and 7-speed automatic gearbox to choose. To know how the car drives, you need to see the Skoda Rapid reviews.

Skoda Rapid Facelift 2016 Expected Mileage

The Skoda Rapid Facelift mileage, equipped with manual transmission, return a combined mileage of 12 kmpl with a petrol engine, and the diesel returns 19 kmpl. The automatic petrol variant should offer about 13 kmpl while the diesel automatic should return around 19 kmpl.

The Skoda Rapid 2016 Expected Price


Expect the Skoda Rapid Facelift price in India to be within the 7.7- 12.2 lac bracket. Skoda Rapid colors can include more shades than what are offers at the moment.

About Skoda History

In December 1895, the mechanic Vaclav Laurin and the bookseller Vaclav Klement, both bicycle enthusiasts, started manufacturing bicycles of their design, patriotically named Slavia in a nationalist atmosphere at the end of 19th century. In 1899, the Laurin and Klement Co. began producing bikes, which were successful and gained several racing achievements. After initial trials at the turn of the century, the production of the motorcycles continuously replaced by automobiles from 1905 onwards.

Nikhil Pillai

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