New Skoda Rapid 2017 is the facelift version of the sedan from Skoda. The company has further improved this car by adding a few new features to it. This has been done to keep it competitive in the market. With the sedan segment getting better with respect to performance an features, the Rapid also needed more features to compete better. A new reverse parking camera and new 16-inch alloy wheels will be offered in the New Skoda Rapid 2017. We have driven this car around the hills of Mussourie. Read further for the detailed review.

New Skoda Rapid 2017 Video Review


New Skoda Rapid 2017 Features

  • Reverse Parking Camera new
  • New 16-inch alloy wheels new
  • Soft touch boot release new
  • Projector Headlamps
  • LED DRLs
  • New front grille
  • New taillamps
  • Touchscreen with Bluetooth and MirrorLink
  • New steering wheel

New Skoda Rapid 2017 Price 

New Skoda Rapid 2017 Price in India

ModelPrice (on-road)
1.6 ActiveINR 9.5 lakhs
1.6 AmbitionINR 10.09 lakhs
1.6 StyleINR 11.37 lakhs
1.6 Ambition AutoINR 11.31 lakhs
1.6 Style AutoINR 12.5 lakhs
1.5 ActiveINR 10.42 lakhs
1.5 AmbitionINR 11.42 lakhs
1.5 StyleINR 12.71 akhs
1.5 Ambition ATINR 12.77 lakhs
1.5 Style ATINR 13.93 lakhs

The New Skoda Rapid comes in three variants in both petrol and diesel. These are Active, Ambition and Style.

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New Skoda Rapid 2017 Dimensions

New Skoda Rapid 2017 Dimensions

DimensionsSize
Length4,386 mm
Width1,699 mm
Height1,466 mm
Ground Clearance168 mm

New Skoda Rapid 2017 Specifications

New Skoda Rapid 2017 Specifications

Petrol1.6-litre
Power103 bhp
Torque153 Nm
Transmission5-speed manual/6-speed auto
Diesel1.5-litre
Power108 bhp
Torque250 Nm
Transmission5-speed manual/ 7-speed DSG

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New Skoda Rapid 2017 Design

New Skoda Rapid 2017 gets a new front end which is the main cosmetic change in this car. The front grille looks identical to the Octavia and Superb and now looks like part of the new Skoda family. The headlamps are sharp and they get projectors. They even have smoked effect to make it look sporty. The hood also gets a new design with changes in lines to match the new grille. A new front bumper and even a redesigned rear bumper are other changes. The tail lamps on the New Skoda Rapid 2017 have got a design tweak too. They continue with the C-shape look, however other aspects have been changed.

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New Skoda Rapid 2017 Interior

On the inside, new Rapid hasn’t changed much. The same dashboard continues on the New Skoda Rapid 2017 with black and beige interiors. The instrument cluster also is the same but now gets a white backlight instead of green. The New Skoda Rapid 2017 gets a new steering wheel which is much better than the earlier one. It has audio controls on it too. The car also gets a new touchscreen system with bluetooth and Mirrorlink. However, it does not have navigation. What also is disappointing is that it doesn’t get a reverse parking camera, despite a coloured screen. There are rear AC vents and now there is also a collapsible cup holder on it.

The overall quality of interiors have improved and that is a good sign. Space has been one of the key factors in the Rapid and it continues to offer good front and rear seat comfort. There is an armrest at the rear too.

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The front row has good enough space for tall people. There is no shortage of leg room or head room. Slide into the second row and there is ample of knee room and head space for the back seat too. The seats are firm, which makes it comfortable for long drives. The boot size too is large enough for a family weekend trip.

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New Skoda Rapid 2017 Engine

The New Skoda Rapid 2017 gets changes to the engine too. The 1.6-litre petrol is the same though, with its five-speed manual and six-speed automatic. The engine churns about 103bhp of power and 150Nm of torque.

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The 1.5-litre diesel now gets a 108bhp version of the engine which is more fuel-efficient and at the same time has even better performance. This engine is mated to a five-speed manual and it also gets a seven-speed dual clutch (automatic) transmission. The New Skoda Rapid 2017 new diesel engine is also being shared with the Volkswagen Ameo.

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New Skoda Rapid 2017 Features

The New Skoda Rapid 2017 comes with features such as cruise control. It also gets a MirrorLink touchscreen infotainment system, which is available only in the top variant. The system has AUX, USB and Bluetooth connectivity. Automatic climate control is also offered on this sedan. On the safety front, ABS and dual front airbags are standard across all variants.

New Skoda Rapid 2016


New Skoda Rapid 2017 Mileage 

New Skoda Rapid 2017 Mileage

EngineMileage
Petrol Manual15.4 km/l
Petrol Auto14.8 km/l
Diesel Manual21.13 km/l
Diesel Auto21.72 km/l

These are ARAI claimed figures. We will share the real world mileage after we drive it for a while and do a proper mileage run.


Verdict

The Skoda Rapid was always a good car overall and with the facelift it has got much better in terms of appeal and performance. The new features are good but it still has to catch up with competition. The new diesel engine is a great performer. Ride and handling dynamics still remain one of the best in class. Overall, the new Rapid is now a much more desirable car to buy, however, it does come at a premium price.

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