Mumbai, 16 July 2019.
ŠKODA AUTO India unveiled the RIDER, a limited edition of its much celebrated vehicle: the RAPID, at an introductory ex-showroom price of INR 6.99 lacs nationwide taking forward the ‘One Nation, One Price’ philosophy.The new SKODA AUTO offering exhibits a perfect blend of the brand’s timeless design ideals, unbending performance, superior build quality, and enhanced safety and security.The RAPID RIDER will be available in two colour options, Candy White and Carbon Steel, across all authorized SKODA AUTO dealership facilities in the country.
Commenting on the introduction of the new SKODA RAPID RIDER, Mr. Zac Hollis, Director – Sales, Service and Marketing, SKODA AUTO India said, “The RAPID RIDER offers a compelling combination of the brand’s emotive design, exquisite interiors and class leading safety features, at a very competitive price point. It is deemed to be a best seller setting benchmarkfor functionality, practicality and spaciousness in its segment.”
The RAPID RIDER sports a modern crystalline appearance synonymous with the brand’s signature design language and legacy. The distinctive black design elements underline the RAPIDRIDER’s assertive and dynamic appearance.The black facade of the SKODA signature grille is perfectly complemented by black side foils, glossy black décor on the B pillars as well as black trunk lip garnish.The all new dual-tone ebony sand interior, with premium ivory slate upholstery, isa befitting combination of the Czech heritage and modern technology. The scuff plates with ‘RAPID’ inscription further add to the captivatingaesthetics.
ENHANCED SAFETY AND SECURITY
At SKODA, safety is a priority and not an option. Which is why ŠKODAAUTO offersessential safety features like dual airbags and anti-lock braking system as standard across its product portfolio. The safety and security equipment on the RAPID RIDERincludes a wide range of features, such as the Parktronic rear parking sensors, anti-glare interior rear view mirror, rear windscreen defogger with timer, height adjustable three-point seatbelts at the front, rough road package, and engine immobilizer with floating code system.
ENGINES AND TRANSMISSIONS
The 1.6 litre multi-point injection petrol engine is at the core of the RAPIDRIDER. With16 valves dual over-head camshaft, it delivers 105 PS (77kW) of power and a peak torque output of 153Nm while delivering fuel efficiency of 15.41 kmpl.
‘PEACE OF MIND’ COMES STANDARD WITH A SKODA
The SKODA Shield Plus ensures 6 years of hassle-free ownership experience and utmost ‘PEACE OF MIND’. It incorporates motor insurance, 24 x 7 roadside assistance, and an extended warranty. SKODA AUTO had previously introduced India’s first 4 year service care (4 year warranty, 4 year road side assistance, and an optional 4 year maintenance package).