Skoda, the Czech manufacturer selling cars in India has some very good news for Indian budget buyers. Skoda recently launched the Skoda Rapid Rider Plus and it has some very great features above its sibling. Find everything about Skoda Rapid Rider Plus below.
Who is the sibling?
Skoda Rapid Rider which was launched at an introductory price of Rs.7.49 lakh is the sibling of this new car. Skoda has to shut down the bookings of its own car owing to the large demand. Seeing the positive feedback of the Indian public towards the car Skoda decided to increase its Skoda Rapid lineup in the country.
What is the new Price and Performance?
The all-new Skoda Rapid Rider Plus costs Rs.7.99 lakh. The engine unit is the same as before. A 1.0-litre Turbocharged Petrol engine produces a maximum power output of 108bhp and a peak torque of 175Nm. There were rumours about an automatic transmission but the new car comes with a 6-speed manual transmission as before. ARAI claimed mileage is at 18.97 km/l for the TSI petrol engine.
The Skoda Rapid Rider Plus features similar cosmetic styling as the previous car with minor design tweaks. Some new additions to the exteriors include:
- Window Chrome Garnish
- Glossy black on B-pillars
- Trunk Lip Garnish
- Jet black Signature Skoda grille
- Decorative Side Foils
The interiors of Skoda Rapid Rider were largely dull and boring. For an asking price of Rs.7.49 lakh, it was enough but more could be expected. The Skoda Rapid Rider Plus features quite a number of additions in the interior department which makes the car more premiums and balanced. Tweaks include:
- Dual-tone interiors with ebony sand theme
- Ivory Slate upholstery
- 6.5-inch Touchscreen contrary to 2-DIN audio system
- Android Auto and Apple Car Play support.
- SmartLink technology for Navigation
- Climatronic technology
- Adjustable dual Rear AC vents and all other features included on its predecessor.
The Skoda Rapid Rider when launched, took the Indian market by storm due to its aggressive pricing. The new car carries forward the legacy with minor tweaks to make the car more premium. The Rider Plus offers a compelling combination of the brand’s emotive design, exquisite interiors and class-leading safety features, at a very competitive price point. Skoda has realized the weak spot of the Indian market in terms of pricing and will succeed well if provides quality after-service and maintenance.