To overcome the rescission that the Indian automobile Industry is facing, Indian automobile manufacturers have been introducing limited and updated editions of their four-wheelers since last year. The Czech car manufacturer, Skoda, is the latest to be listed in this tabulation.
Earlier, the Czech company had introduced a stunning 100% finance scheme to pull in customers to Skoda showrooms to own a Skoda machine. Ornamenting the tempting scheme, the car maker has launched the limited edition of the Rapid, the Rapid Leisure. The car is priced at Rs 7.79 lakh (Petrol variant, ex-showroom Delhi). Meanwhile, the diesel variant is tagged at Rs, 9.06 lakh and the petrol automatic variant goes Rs. 8.79 lakh. Loaded with tons of novel features, the Rapid Leisure will be available for only limited period and in limited units.
Much differences are not seen in the exterior of the all new Rapid Leisure. Still, 15 inch alloy wheels, and door Sill covers add classicism rather than sportiness to the car. Getting into the car, whooping leatherette seat covers make feel us something refreshing. Meanwhile, portable navigation system with rear-view camera, and Rear parking sensors help the driver a lot to ensure the safest ride.
There is no alteration with its technology and technical specifications. The diesel variant is powered by a 1598cc, 4 cylinder, in-line, liquid cooling system, high-pressure direct injection system, 16V DOHC, transverse in front, Turbocharged diesel engine, which delivers maximum power of 105 PS at 4400 Rpm, and a maximum torque of 250 Nm at 1500 - 2500 Rpm. Its engine is mated with a Manual 5-speed fully synchronized transmission. While, the petrol manual and automatic variants come with the same 4 cylinder, in-line, liquid cooling system, 16V DOHC, transverse in front engine. They generate max output of 105 Nm at 5250 Rpm and max torque of 153 Nm at 3800 Rpm. As the manual mode gets equipped with a Manual 5-speed fully synchronized transmission, the automatic engine is powered by an Automatic 6-speed, with Tiptronic manual gear changing transmission.
The Sokda Rapid has one of the best comfort levels in its class. It is accomplished by a front axle, McPherson suspension with lower triangular links and torsion stabiliser and a rear axle, Compound link crank-axle. Braking is superb in it with Hydraulic dual-diagonal circuit braking system vacuum assisted. As disc brakes with inner cooling, with single/piston floating caliper take the front, rear drum brakes stabilize the barking.
Skoda offers a mileage of 20.5 kmpl for its diesel variant, while 15 kmpl for petrol manual, and 14.3 kmpl for petrol automatic.
The Rapid Leisure SE is mated with additional features.
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