The Czech manufacturer unveiled the all-new Skoda Rapid Rider Plus variant in the country with an introductory price of Rs 7.99 lakh (ex-showroom, pan India). The new Skoda Rider Plus is placed after the Rapid TSI and sports many exterior and interior changes.
The new Skoda Rapid Rider Plus adds exterior cosmetic elements with a complementing black and silver accents. It features a black signature Skoda grille upfront. It also sports new design elements like decorative the side foils, glossy black decor on the B-pillars, trunk lip garnish, and a new window garnish. The car is also available in 4 different color options – Candy White, Carbon Steel, Brilliant Silver, and Toffee Brown.
On the interiors, we can see a new dual-tone ebony sand color finish along with ivory slate upholstery. Stainless steel with ‘Rapid’ inscribed on it adds to the overall look. On the feature side, the new Rapid Rider Plus comes fully packed. The console sports a 6.5-inch infotainment system which gets Smartlink technology. This lets users control apps like navigation on the infotainment display and also allows for a seamless connection with a smartphone. Other connectivity options include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and also Mirrorlink. The entire list of features includes the climatronic technology along with dust and pollen filter, adjustable dual rear AC vents, 12 V power socket in front and rear center console, height and length adjustable multifunction steering wheel, adjustable headrests, foldable armrests, central locking system with remote control, multifunctional display, numerous ‘Simply Clever’ storage solutions, etc.
The new Skoda Rapid Rider Plus runs on the 1.0-liter TSI engine that produces 110ps of power and 175Nm of peak torque. Along with being fun to drive, Skoda also claims that this motor offers a massive 23% increase in fuel efficiency over the standard motor. The engine is calibrated for refinement, efficiency, and also performance.
The new Rapid Rider Plus also comes with a host of features with safety in focus. Dual front airbags and ABS is offered as standard. Other features include Parktronic rear parking sensors, anti-glare interior rearview mirror, rear windscreen defogger with timer, height-adjustable three-point seatbelts at the front, rough road package, fuel supply cut off in a crash, and engine immobilizer with a floating code system. The company is also offering 6-years of hassle-free ownership with 24×7 RSA and extended warranty.
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