Skoda opens bookings for Rapid 1.0 TSI Automatic

Skoda has started accepting bookings for the upcoming Rapid Automatic. The booking amount is set at Rs. 25,000, which is refundable.

Those who wish to book the car can do so at any Skoda dealership across India or online on Skoda’s website. Skoda plans to deliver these pre-booked cars to customers from September 18, 2020.

The Rapid AT will be powered by the same 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine as the Rapid MT, which was launched in May 2020. This 999cc, 3-cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine develops 109 BHP @ 5,000 – 5,500 rpm and 175 Nm @ 1,750 – 4,000 rpm. It is mated to a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The claimed fuel efficiency of the Rapid AT is 16.24 km/l.

Compared to the 1.6 MPI engine of the outgoing car, the 1.0 TSI offers a 5% upsurge in power and a 14% rise in torque output. Skoda also claims a 9% increase in fuel efficiency against the previous motor.

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