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Skoda Rapid sedan removed from company website, new Slavia to be launched soon

Now only the Matte Edition of Skoda Rapid is being sold on the company’s official website. So if you want to buy the Skoda Rapid, then you have to buy its Matte Edition only, whose price in the Indian market starts from Rs 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom).

Skoda Rapid sedan removed from company website, new Slavia to be launched soon

It was launched in October last year. The company is selling the Skoda Rapid sedan in a total of one engine option. It is powered by a 1.0-litre TSI engine that produces 108 bhp and 175 Nm of peak torque.

Skoda Rapid sedan removed from company website, new Slavia to be launched soon

This engine is mated to a 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic gearbox. Talking about the upcoming Skoda Slavia sedan, it is going to be longer than the existing Skoda Rapid sedan of the company. It is based on the MQB-A0-IN platform, on which the Skoda Kushaq is also built.

Skoda Rapid sedan removed from company website, new Slavia to be launched soon

The company may announce the launch date of Skoda Slavia in the coming weeks. The target is to sell 3,000 to 4,000 units of the new Skoda Slavia sedan every month. This car is going to be brought in a total of three trims – Active, Ambition and Style.

Skoda Rapid sedan removed from company website, new Slavia to be launched soon

Also, 5 color options will be brought in Candy White, Brilliant Silver, Carbon Steel, Tornado Red and Crystal Blue. The company will launch the new Skoda Slavia with two engine options. It will be powered by a 1.0-litre TSI turbo petrol engine that produces 115 bhp and 178 Nm of torque.

Skoda Rapid sedan removed from company website, new Slavia to be launched soon

With this, the company will give the option of 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic gearbox. Apart from this, a second 1.5-litre TSI turbo-petrol engine will be given in it. This engine provides 150 bhp power and 250 newton meter torque.

Skoda Rapid sedan removed from company website, new Slavia to be launched soon

With this engine, the company is going to offer the option of 6-speed manual and 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox. Its design is inspired by the recently updated sedans like the Octavia and Superb. According to the information, Skoda Slavia has been kept at 4,541 mm in length, 1,752 mm in width and 1,487 mm in height.

Skoda Rapid sedan removed from company website, new Slavia to be launched soon

At the same time, its wheelbase is 2,651 mm long. Talking about the exterior design, the company’s signature butterfly-shaped front grille and large radiator grille have been given in this sedan. Apart from this, it also gets L-sepe projector headlights, 16-inch alloy wheels, shark fin antenna and boot-mounted number plate recess.

Skoda Rapid sedan removed from company website, new Slavia to be launched soon

The car gets turn indicators on the ORVMs and lining on the side body. Design wise, this compact sedan looks completely muscular. The company has also updated this interior and many great features have been used in it.

Skoda Rapid sedan removed from company website, new Slavia to be launched soon

The company has introduced its cabin with a dual-tone finish, which looks very premium. The dashboard and upholstery have also been kept in dual-tone. The dashboard has also been given a black piano finish with dual-tone finish, which makes it even more premium.

Skoda Rapid sedan removed from company website, new Slavia to be launched soon

Features like dual-spoke steering wheel, steering wheel mount control, automatic climate control, 25.4 cm touchscreen infotainment system and 20.32 cm digital cockpit have been provided in it.

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