Bookings for the Skoda Rapid automatic are already underway for a token of Rs. 25,000
The 2020 Skoda Rapid is finally set to get an automatic option today, and we’ll be bringing you all the updates from the launch event, here. Powered by a new 1.0-litre TSI engine, earlier this year, the Skoda Rapid was only launched in the manual option. However, the company had announced that the automatic option, paired to a 6-speed torque converter unit, will arrive in September for the festive season. Bookings for the 2020 Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI Automatic has already been underway for a token amount of ₹ 25,000.
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Currently, the Skoda Rapid only comes with a 999 cc, three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, and the automatic trim gets the same motor. The engine is tuned to make 108 bhp at 5000-5500 rpm while developing a peak torque of 175 Nm at 1750-4000 rpm.
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The new 6-speed automatic torque converter automatic replaces the older 7-speed DSG unit, which was paired with the now discontinued 1.2-litre TSI engine. This is the same unit that features on the Volkswagen Vento and Polo GT TSI. Skoda claims a fuel efficiency figure of 16.24 kmpl with the Rapid automatic, while the torque converter promises to be more cost-effective to maintain, as compared to the DSG.
The company has also confirmed that deliveries for the new offering will commence from September 18, a day after the launch.