Skoda Rapid is the most affordable offering from the Czech republic manufacturers for the Indian market, where we do a sales analysis of Sedan for March 2021.
- Skoda Rapid sales up by 402 percent last month
- Skoda Retails Rapid with a base price of Rs 7.79 lakh ex-showroom
- Skoda Rapid powered with sole 1.0 turbocharged petrol engine
The Skoda Rapid is the most affordable sedan offering from the brand in the Indian market. Since the vehicle was upgraded to the BS6 emission norms its sales numbers are increasing exponentially, which is a good sign for the manufacturer. Skoda managed to sell 903 units of rapid in March 2021, against 180 units twelve months back, with getting the 402 percent positive sales growth compared on a YOY basis. The vehicle has also recorded a decent positivity in MOM sales of 47 percent as only 614 units were sold in Feb 2021.
The Skoda Rapid currently comes in the Top 10 most affordable sedans in the Indian market for sale. Skoda retail Rapid with a starting price of Rs 7.79 lakh and which goes up to Rs 13.29 (both are ex-showroom New Delhi prices). The Rapid comes equipped with features like, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports android auto and apple car play, powered adjustable and foldable side mirrors, auto climate control, push start and stop, Tilt and telescopic Steering wheel, height-adjustable driver’s seat, Auto-dimming IRVM and so on.
As for performance, the Skoda rapid comes powered with a sole 1.0 Litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, which develops 110 PS of maximum power output and 175 Nm of peak torque. The powertrain comes paired with 6-speed manual transmission and an optional 6-speed torque converter. On the safety side the car boasts with 4-Airbags, ABS with EBD, Hill hold assist, reverse parking sensors, reverse parking camera, and Cruise control. As for now, the vehicle rivals Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Hyundai Verna, Toyota Yaris, Honda City, Volkswagen Vento, and upcoming Ciaz rebadged version Toyota Belta as well.