Skoda has launched the limited edition of its luxury sedan Rapid and named it as Rapid Ultima. As per the company, it is a celebrated edition which is unveiled to enjoy the success of Rapid sedan. There are no changes under its hood but it has more luxuriant nature than the ongoing Rapid. Skoda’s this luxury car is already available in the nearest showrooms from the 1st of March across the country for a limited period only.
Skoda’s special edition is available in two trims with six variants and with both fuel petrol as well as diesel as optional. It carries the price tags from 8.33-9.91 lakhs in petrol while 9.40-9.97 lakhs in diesel as per its different variants.
As mentioned above, no mechanical changes are here in this luxury sedan. It is powered by a 1.6 liter MPI petrol and a 1.6 liter turbocharged TDI diesel engines developing the equal max power of 103.6bhp in both while different torque of 153Nm and 250Nm in petrol and diesel trims respectively.
The petrol engine is paired-up with a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission while diesel engine with only a 5-speed manual.
The ARAI certified mileage of Rapid Ultima varies from variant per variant which is as follows:
Ultima petrol MT – 15.0 km/l
Ultima petrol AT – 14.3 km/l
Ultima diesel MT – 20.5 km/l
Space & Dimension:
It’s still is 4386mm long, 1699mm wide and 1466mm tall and carries the wheelbase of 2552mm, ground clearance of 168mm and boot space of 460 liters.
Interior & Exterior:
Let’s come to the main part now where this limited new edition of sedan gets the main and major changes as well as modifications. Its exterior has been refined and more attractive additionally with Skoda’s all-new logo which is making this trendy car different than ongoing-one in glimpse wise. To justify the increased price of this new edition, it is designed with few new interior as well as exterior features including parking sensors along with a rear view camera, navigation devices branded Garmin and Tom-Tom, leather package including wrapped cover seats, door sill moldings, refreshed 7-spoke alloys, projector lens headlamps, Bluetooth connectivity, on board computer, floor mats with Ultima branding and few more.
Skoda’s this sedan has a very attractive glance like every other model of this company, also availability of luxury features and strong under hood powers are marking their presence very well in this ca. But still, seems like Skoda’s luck is not working properly, the reason is disappointment in expected sales figures of company’s models. Though, Rapid is going well but obviously to increase the more sale figures of this luxury model, Skoda has launched this special edition.
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