Skoda Rapid Prestige launched in India (Price Rs. 9 lakhs)

Skoda Auto India, a fully owned subsidiary of, Czech “Volkwagen Group” listed among one of the fastest growing car manufacturers in Europe has launched the new avatar of it’s most selling car in mid-size sedan segment named as, “Skoda Rapid Prestige” in the Indian market.

Skoda India has set up it’s manufacturing unit near Aurangabad in Maharashtra and this whole unit is spread nearly around 300,000 sq. mt. Now, this new Skoda Rapid Prestige will joins the club with company’s earlier launches like Skoda Super, Skoda laura, Skoda Fabia, Skoda Yeti. Eying on towards it’s Specifications, in terms of powertrain this limited Prestige edition has been made available with 1.6-litre TDI diesel engine option (not available in petrol guise) which will churns out the maximum power output of 104bhp @4400rpm along with the peak torque of 250Nm @1500–2500rpm along with a five-speed manual transmission.

Limited edition of Skoda Rapid Prestige edition will boost up with some exciting features which includes airbags to make sure all the passenger’s lives are safe( Driver and front passenger airbags), another feature which has been incorporated as a standard component by most of the automakers in their newly launched vehicle is the ABS system. To make the steering control more comfortable and easier while driving it has been offered with Height and Length adjustable steering wheel. To make the ride enjoyable, company placed a Škoda 2-DIN integrated audio player w/ aux-in socket + SD/MMC data card reader thus helping the user to enjoy their favorite list of songs by inserting their memory card chip with a security code for audio player.

Apart from the other features listed above it also houses Climatronic – automatic air conditioning electronic regulation of cabin temperature, Adjustable dual rear air-conditioning vents on rear centre console, Remote controlled central door locking, comfort operation of electric windows, Electrically adjustable external mirrors, Multi-function information display, Front passenger seat adjustment from rear seat using ergo-lever.

Skoda Auto India has a network of 106 outlets across the country and soon this new limited edition will be rolled out for sale at all the leading authorized dealers. The Price tag of Skoda Rapid Prestige is Rs 9 lakh and it looks like with such new features it will be a tough competitor against the other leading elements in the same category.

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