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Skoda Auto India end production of the Rapid sedan with the Slavia set to replace it later this month

Kenneth John Published: November 01, 2021, 10:05 AM IST

Skoda Auto India has confirmed the end of production of its Skoda Rapid compact Sedan, after 10 long years. The news was confirmed by Zac Hollis, the company's Director - Sales and Marketing, on Twitter, while replying to a tweet.

Skoda is discontinuing the Rapid in part because the company expects to introduce two new sedans in the next two years, the most current of which is the Skoda Slavia, which will debut on November 18. The Skoda Slavia will most likely be a more expensive version of the Skoda Rapid and will be available with two TSI engines and a slew of safety features.

The Skoda Slavia is based on the MQB-A0-IN platform, which it shares with the all-new generation Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun. The Skoda Slavia will be a good successor for the Rapid and will sit beneath the freshly redesigned Skoda Octavia and Skoda Superb.

Zac Hollis added that Skoda dealerships are presently selling the last batch of the Skoda Rapid in the form of the Matte edition. The Rapid Matte variant was unveiled by the automaker earlier this month, and it has a Carbon Steel Matte exterior and a Tellur Grey interior. Inside the cabin, the Skoda Rapid Matte Edition has Black leatherette and Alcantara trim.

According to Zac Hollis, Skoda Rapid has attracted 100,000 buyers in the nation so far, accounting for 10 percent of the category share this year. Skoda had earlier also confirmed that there will be no more new models or facelifts of the Rapid sedan in India anymore.

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Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 7.49 Lakhs
Displacement
999cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
110
Max Torque(Nm)
175
Mileage
18.97 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 9.99 Lakhs
Displacement
1353cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
115
Max Torque(Nm)
242
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 9.95 Lakhs
Displacement
1497cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
115
Max Torque(Nm)
250
Mileage
20.8 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 11.99 Lakhs
Displacement
1949cc
Transmission
Manual
Max Power(ps)
155
Max Torque(Nm)
380
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 9.78 Lakhs
Displacement
1349cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
110
Max Torque(Nm)
220
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 12.9 Lakhs
Displacement
1496cc
Transmission
Manual
Max Power(ps)
143
Max Torque(Nm)
250
Mileage
15.8 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 10.5 Lakhs
Displacement
1498cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
110
Max Torque(Nm)
250
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 25.99 Lakhs
Displacement
1984cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
190
Max Torque(Nm)
320
Mileage
15.81 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 31.99 Lakhs
Displacement
1984cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
190
Max Torque(Nm)
320
Mileage
15.10 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 13.69 Lakhs
Displacement
1956cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
170
Max Torque(Nm)
350
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 10.5 Lakhs
Displacement
1498cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
115
Max Torque(Nm)
250
Mileage
17.88 Kmpl
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