To add some life to the commercially dead ‘Rapid’ sedan, Skoda has launched a limited edition of it in the country. Priced at Rs. 6.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), Rapid Anniversary limited edition comes with host of cosmetic changes. Being based on Elegance plus variant, the limited anniversary will be available across all Skoda dealerships till the end of this month (September 2015).
To distinguish it from standard models the cosmetic changes to the limited edition includes:-
- Side door foils
- Contrast color roof rails
The cabin gets a wood trim along with new feature called tracking pro system which allows users to stay in touch and track the vehicle 24/7. It also let owner to record car trip history, to set up mobile alerts to be notified in case the vehicle gets towed and also send alerts regarding over speeding and status of the tracking system.
Other features on Anniversary edition include 2Din integrated audio system, bluetooth telephony, cruise control; dual rear AC vents height adjustable front seats, steering wheel, audio streaming/ phone connectivity via phone app and projector headlamps. From now onwards, company is also offering dual airbags as standard across all variants.
Power comes from a same 1.6L MPI motor and 1.5l TDi motor, the latter develops 105PS power and 250Nm of peak torque and paired to a 7-speed DSG gearbox with tip tronic manual gear changing. Skoda has been throwing a number of limited editions for a long time in order to keep alluring the customers but according to us Skoda should look after at their after sales services. It’s not worth it to make good competent products with average customer satisfactory ratio.
Commenting on the launch of new edition, Mr. Ashutosh Dixit, Director – Sales, Service & Marketing, ŠKODA AUTO India said, “The ŠKODA Rapid has been wowing buyers with its style, practicality and refinement since its launch in India, and now, thanks to ŠKODA’s commitment to enhance ownership experience and maximizing value, customers ordering the new Rapid Anniversary Edition will get even more value for their money. It’s a testament to ŠKODA’s enduring legacy of offering clever and practical solutions for its patrons. With an amalgamation of technical features, added safety measures and appealing aesthetics, the Rapid Anniversary Edition will be a novel offering in the competitive C segment.”
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