On Rapid’s 4th anniversary, Skoda Auto India has rolled out the ‘Anniversary Edition’ of the sedan at a starting price of Rs. 6.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Since, it’s just a special edition, the Rapid Anniversary Edition will be sold till September, 2015 across all Skoda dealerships in the country. The Anniversary Edition hosts a series of new features, making it more advanced than before.
Based on Sokda’s Simply Clever philosophy, the Rapid Anniversary Edition features contrasting tone roof foils and side door foils. Though, the entire design and dimensions remain unchanged. Inside, the car gets wood décor interior trims that add more to its appeal.
The saloon gets the revolutionary ‘TrackPro’ car tracking device system that keeps the driver connected with the vehicle, and tacks its location 24X7. Though, this remote tracking technology is offered only on the Elegance Plus variant. Besides this, the device also records vehicle trip history, assigns boundary and over speed limit alerts and updates tracking configurations such as vehicle registration IDs, owner’s number, etc.
Safety features like six airbags, anti-lock braking system (ABS) and electronic stability control (EBC) come as standard equipment. Other noteworthy features include Skoda 2-DIN integrated audio player, adjustable dual rear AC vents on rear center console, Bluetooth connectivity for phone /audio streaming / remote control via phone app, height & length adjustable steering wheel, cruise control and projector headlamps.
Since the Skoda Rapid Anniversary Edition is available across all trim levels, the available engine options are – a 1.5-litre TDI with a 5-speed manual transmission, a 1.5-litre TDI with a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox, a1.6-litre MPI petrol with a 5-speed manual and a 1.6-litre MPI petrol with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Skoda Rapid Anniversary Edition Key Features
• Contrasting tone roof foils
• Side door foils
• Wood décor interior trims
• ‘TrackPro’ car tracking device system (only on the Elegance Plus variant)
• Projector headlamps
• 2-DIN integrated audio player
• Adjustable dual rear AC vents on rear center console
• Bluetooth connectivity for phone /audio streaming / remote control via phone app
• Adjustable steering wheel
• Cruise control
Skoda Rapid Anniversary Edition Engine & Transmission Options
1.5-litre TDI with 5-speed manual
1.5-litre TDI with a 7-speed DSG automatic
1.6-litre MPI petrol with a 5-speed manual
1.6-litre MPI petrol with a 6-speed automatic
Speaking on the launch of Rapid Anniversary Edition, Mr. Ashutosh Dixit, Director – Sales, Service & Marketing, ŠKODA AUTO India said, “The ŠKODA Rapid has been wowing buyers with its style, practicality and refinement since its launch in India, and now, thanks to ŠKODA’s commitment to enhance ownership experience and maximizing value, customers ordering the new Rapid Anniversary Edition will get even more value for their money. It’s a testament to ŠKODA’s enduring legacy of offering clever and practical solutions for its patrons. With an amalgamation of technical features, added safety measures and appealing aesthetics, the Rapid Anniversary Edition will be a novel offering in the competitive C segment.”