Skoda to launch 2015 Rapid in India on September 30th
The Indian auto market is full of excitement with a long queue of upcoming new cars to make most of this year’s festive season. Skoda India is also not lagging behind in the great preparation for the Indian celebrations and is readying up a range of new Rapid sedan variants.
Sometime back, a special edition of the Skoda Rapid premium sedan was spotted in India. Now, as per reports the new special edition model of the Skoda Rapid that got spied is actually a special variant of the upcoming new facelifted Rapid sedan. The 2015 Skoda Rapid is scheduled to hit the Indian showrooms on 30th September this year. If the news is true, then Skoda has timed the launch of its new Rapid very well, as 30th September will be the peak of the Indian festive season with Durga Puja being celebrated during this time.
As per the spy shot of this new special edition Skoda Rapid, which is going to be called the ‘Skoda Rapid Black Edition’, there will be a number of cosmetic changes both on the car’s exterior as well as on the interior. The new Black Edition Rapid embraces a royal black colour theme on its exterior and interior. The model is expected to come with many special cosmetic alterations and features including special styling elements on the exterior design like black inserts for the headlights along with projector lamps, special black accents for the front grille and also blackened exterior rear view mirrors. It will even get blackened fog lamp inserts to complete the black theme at the front. The special Black edition Rapid sedan extends its black theme further by featuring a black roof which will be complementing its body colour and add to its good looks. The new upcoming Skoda Rapid Black Edition will also feature specially designed 16 inch sporty Skoda Comet alloy wheels.
Apart from the many expected cosmetic changes, the new Skoda Rapid premium sedan will come with a new engine under its hood, which is a really noteworthy update, as refreshed models don’t generally come with new powertrains. The new updated Skoda Rapid will be equipped with an all new 1.5 litre diesel motor which generates a max power of 104bhp. Skoda will also offer the rapid special edition with a DSG gearbox.
In this year itself, Skoda had refreshed the interiors of the Rapid sedan with minor changes and added features like a new steering wheel with mounted controls in some models, a new gear knob and rear parking sensors. It is expected that some more small additions will be offered by the car maker along with these features in the upcoming updated 2015 Rapid model.
Source : Autocarindia