2020 Bs6 Skoda Rapid automatic variants revealed

After launching the bs6 Skoda rapid with a 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine and a manual gearbox earlier this year, the Czech carmaker has recently started accepting bookings for the rapid automatic variant. Which will launch next month. Interested customer can book it on the company's authorised dealerships as well as on the Skoda auto India website by paying a token amount of Rs 25000 which is refundable. Skoda has also revealed that it will offer a 6-speed automatic gearbox (At) option with all the variants excepts it's the base variant rider. Announcement for Skoda rapid automatic is expected in coming days and deliveries started to start from September 18, 2020.

Bs6 skoda rapid automatic

While commenting on the upcoming launch, Zac Hollis, brand director, Skoda auto India said, " An overwhelming response from brand loyalists and auto enthusiasts from across the nation has obligated the Czech marque to push the yardstick further and introduce the convenience of an automatic transmission across the rapid TSI range, at a very competitive price point. 

Bs6 skoda rapid automatic

Like the Vento, the automatic variant of the rapid will also get a new 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine that will be capable of generating 110 Ps of power and 175 Nm of torque. Skoda also offers the same engine with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The company claims that the manual variant of the rapid is capable of delivering a mileage of 18.97 kmpl. At the same time, the mileage figure of the automatic variant is 16.24 kmpl. It is worth mentioning the previous Skoda rapid with a 1.6-litre petrol engine was given with a 6-speed torque converter gearbox. At the same time, the 1.5-litre diesel engine came with a 7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Speaking of the rival cars of rapid, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Volkswagen Vento have 4-speed and 6-speed torque converter gearbox respectively. At the same time, the CVT gearbox option has been given in the rest of the cars. The Hyundai Verna turbo is the only sedan that comes with a 7-speed DCT dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

Bs6 skoda rapid automatic interior

The company also has revealed the colour options offered with the automatic variant of this upcoming 5-seater car. We will know about it here:

Variant Colour
Rider plus Silver, white, grey, brown
Ambition Silver, white, grey, brown
Onyx White and blue
Style Silver, white, grey, brown
Monte carlo Silver, white, red
The Czech carmaker launched the bs6 rapid manual earlier this year in five trim levels with price starting from Rs 7.49 lakh for the base rider variant ( ex-showroom, India). But due to high demand, Skoda auto India temporarily halted booking for the base rider variant and also brought new rider plus variant at Rs 7.99 lakh. 
Bs6 skoda rapid automatic

The price of the manual variant of Skoda rapid is as follow:

Variant Rapid manual price
Rider 7.49 lakh
Rider plus 7.99 lakh
Ambition 9.99 lakh
Onyx 10.19 lakh
Style 11.49 lakh
Monte carlo 11.79 lakh
Due to the inclusion of an automatic gearbox option, the prices of the rapid automatic can be kept between Rs 1.5 lakh and Rs 2 lakh more than the manual variant.
Bs6 skoda rapid automatic

Since it has only changed the powertrain, the rapid AT's feature list and design will be very similar to the manual variant.

Bs6 skoda rapid automatic engine

Skoda rapid automatic will be launched in India by mid-September. In the segment, it will compete with Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Toyota  Yaris, and Volkswagen Vento as before.

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