Skoda Auto India launched the Rider, the limited edition of the Rapid, at an introductory price of INR 6.99 lakhs. The Rider is equipped with 1.6L MPI Petrol engine, coupled to a manual transmission and is available in Candy white and Carbon steel color options.
Commenting on the introduction of the new Skoda Rapid Rider, Mr. Zac Hollis, Director – Sales, Service and Marketing, Skoda AUTO India said, “The RAPID RIDER offers a compelling combination of the brand’s emotive design, exquisite interiors and class leading safety features, at a very competitive price point. It is deemed to be a best seller setting benchmark for functionality, practicality and spaciousness in its segment.”
Speaking of the design aspects of the Rider, the exteriors are accentuated by the black facade of the signature Skoda grille and black side foils. The black accent is carried over to the B pillar and boot lip garnish. The all new dual-tone ebony sand interior, with premium ivory slate upholstery, is a befitting combination of the Czech heritage and modern technology. The scuff plates with ‘RAPID’ inscription further add to the captivating aesthetics.
Standard safety aspects include dual airbags and anti-lock braking system. The list goes on. The Rider features Parktronic rear parking sensors, anti-glare interior rear view mirror, rear windscreen defogger with timer, height adjustable three-point seatbelts at the front, rough road package, and engine immobilizer with floating code system.
Engine and more…
The Rapid Rider is powered by 1.6 multi-point injection petrol engine. The engine is rated at 105 PS and 153 Nm peak torque. Skoda claims a fuel efficiency of 15.41 Kmpl. The Skoda Shield Plus ensures 6 years of hassle-free ownership experience and utmost ‘PEACE OF MIND’. It incorporates motor insurance, 24 x 7 road side assistance, and an extended warranty.
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