A new variant of RAPID TSI

Skoda Auto India, RIDER PLUS, RAPID TSI, Zac Hollis, Brand Director

ŠKODA AUTO India has introduced the RIDER PLUS, a new variant of its much celebrated vehicle: the RAPID TSI. The new ŠKODA AUTO offering exhibits a perfect blend of the brand’s timeless design ideals, unbending performance, superior build quality, exemplary ‘value for money’ proposition, and enhanced safety and security. The RAPID RIDER PLUS will be available in four colour options, Candy White, Carbon Steel, Brilliant Silver and Toffee Brown, across all authorized ŠKODA AUTO dealership facilities in the country.

Commenting on the introduction of the new ŠKODA RAPID RIDER PLUS, Zac Hollis, Brand Director, ŠKODA AUTO India said, “ŠKODA AUTO India recently introduced the new RAPID TSI range of products that now boasts state of the art 1.0 TSI petrol engine offering exceptional power output and excellent fuel economy. An overwhelming response from brand loyalists and auto enthusiasts from across the nation has obligated the Czech marque to push the yardstick further and broaden the RAPID range. The RIDER PLUS offers a compelling combination of the brand’s emotive design, exquisite interiors and class leading safety features, at a very competitive price point. It is deemed to be a best seller setting the benchmark for functionality, practicality and spaciousness in its segment.”

At the heart of the ŠKODA RAPID RIDER PLUS is an incredible new TSI mill. Displacing 999 cm3, the three cylinder 1.0 TSI petrol engine fosters an astounding 110 PS (81 kW) of power and 175 Nm of torque. The state of the art drivetrain has been tuned to offer refinement and sets the yardstick in its segment.

The fuel efficiency too is exemplary. The new RIDER PLUS, with the six speed manual transmission, offers 18.97 kmpl under standard test conditions. When compared with the outgoing 1.6 MPI engine, the new ŠKODA RAPID RIDER PLUS offers a 5% upsurge in power and a 14% rise in torque output. At the same time, the new RAPID RIDER PLUS offers a 23% increase in fuel efficiency against the previous motor. The new RIDER PLUS is calibrated for refinement, efficiency as well as performance, and perfectly fits the urbane lifestyle of the ŠKODA AUTO patrons.


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