Skoda India has informed carandbike that it has exhausted all of the allotted Rider variants of the Rapid sedan for 2020, and that’s the reason it has been quickly faraway from the web site. The firm plans to carry it again quickly.
The Rider variant of the Skoda Rapid sedan was priced in India at Rs. 7.49 lakh
Skoda Auto India has lately eliminated the value of the entry-level Rider variant of the Rapid sedan from its official web site. The firm has informed carandbike that Skoda has exhausted all of the Rider variants allotted for 2020, and that’s the reason it has been quickly faraway from the web site. It is sensible as a result of, whereas the value of Rider trim has been eliminated, the variant itself continues to be talked about on the web site. The firm has additionally stated that it has not discontinued the Rider variant, and it’ll come again in January 2021.
Commenting on the event, a Skoda Auto India spokesperson stated, “The Rapid Rider garnered much appreciation from brand loyalists and auto enthusiasts, across the nation. After its market introduction, stocks of the popular Skoda offering, allocated for the year, quickly ran out due to an unprecedented demand. The Rapid Rider continues to be an integral part of the Skoda portfolio and will be reintroduced as early as next month.”
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Interestingly, earlier in November 2020, replying to a Twitter consumer, Zac Hollis, Director – Sales, Marketing & Service, Skoda India stated that the Rapid sedan is already overbooked for this 12 months, and the corporate cannot provide the automobile till subsequent 12 months it has extra demand than manufacturing capability. Much lately, talking to carandbike concerning the reception the 2020 Rapid has acquired, Hollis stated, “I think I am really pleased with the performance of the Rapid at the moment. Last month we had almost 12 per cent segment share of the Rapid, which is a really fantastic performance. He further added, “So, we’re promoting extra Rapids in the meanwhile, then we did final 12 months, which is a very super efficiency, I’m actually proud of it.”
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Right now, the Skoda Rapid is obtainable in 5 variants – Rider Plus, Ambition, Onyx, Style, and Monte Carlo. And all 5 variants get an computerized possibility as effectively. While costs for the handbook variants begin at ₹ 7.99 lakh for the Rider Plus trim, going as much as ₹ 11.79 lakh for the Monte Carlo variant, the automated trims are priced from ₹ 9.49 lakh to ₹ 13.29 lakh (all costs ex-showroom, India). For the final six months, Skoda India has been promoting a mean of 800 models of the Rapid sedans each month, and in October and November 2020, the corporate offered 1,024 models, and 813 models of the automobile, respectively.
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Under the hood, the Skoda Rapid comes with a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder TSI turbocharged petrol engine as customary that churns out 108 bhp and 175 Nm of peak torque. It comes mated to a 6-speed handbook gearbox, together with an elective 6-speed torque converter computerized transmission.