Skoda Rapid Cars First Drive Midsize Saloons Autocar India

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Skoda Rapid review, drive

Despite the common and underpinnings, Skoda has done a job of separating the Rapid from its cousin.

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We’ve just driven the new Rapid on the outskirts of Jaipur, It may be very similar to the car it is based on, the VW but there are a few key differences.

Pictures quite do justice to the Rapid and it looks better in the metal. The nose is large and prominent and the car look bigger and more than the Vento. The headlights, and fog lamps come from the Fabia, and the key modifications to incorporate the face into the design are the new new fenders and the mildly altered

At the rear, the major difference is the on the tail lamps, which Skoda s characteristic C motif. are also subtle changes to the lid and the rear bumper.

On the inside, the is almost identical to its VW counterpart, from the Skoda family wheel (which has no steering-mounted instrument panel, gearlever and system. The model we are driving has control too. Finished in the central console, however, out because there is some in the design of its parts.

The vents, buttons and climate come from VW, while the system, with its large and fonts, is clearly Skoda.

It also be available with a engine, but the diesel is the more engine option and that is the one we driven. It’s the same unit as in the Vento, making an 105bhp and 25.5kgm of torque.

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The motor feels slightly refined than in the Vento and delivery is quite linear. The pulls cleanly from and all the way to 5000rpm, great for a diesel, and the is quite strong.

The petrol 1.6 performs slightly better. The feels more responsive and eager to rev in general. The midrange is as strong as the VW Vento and this increase in enthusiasm makes the Vento quite nice to too.

It’s no Honda City, but it dull either.

The steering is and makes driving effortless town. Over undulating the ride is pretty flat and none of that annoying motion you get with the Vento. It has a hard edge when over larger bumps especially large craters, but the in handling more than up for the slight stiffness.

The Rapid feels rock at speed; the steering gives you a amount of feel even at speeds and the Skoda is pretty in corners too.

The impressive will be available in three Active, Ambition and Elegance, the of which gets 15-inch wheels and driver and passenger These new variant names are of a revised branding system for which also includes the tagline, ‘Simply Clever’. Now all the needs to be a success is a competitive

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