Škoda Rapid (2011)

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This article is about the 2011 Rapid model produced in India. For other versions, see Škoda Rapid.
Škoda Rapid
Skoda Rapid.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Škoda India
Production 2011–present
Assembly Pune, India
Body and chassis
Class Subcompact car
Body style 4-door sedan
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Platform Volkswagen Group A05 (PQ25) platform
Related Škoda Fabia Mk2
Volkswagen Vento (2010)
Volkswagen Polo Mk5
Powertrain
Engine 1.6 L I4 MPI (petrol)
1.6 L I4 TDI CR (diesel)
Transmission 5-speed manual
6-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,552 mm (100.5 in)
Length 4,386 mm (172.7 in)
Width 1,699 mm (66.9 in)
Height 1,466 mm (57.7 in)

The Škoda Rapid is a subcompact car produced by Škoda India, the subsidiary of the Czech manufacturer Škoda Auto, exclusively for the Indian market, introduced in November 2011. It features a similar front end design with the second generation of the Škoda Fabia,[1] but is not directly related to it, the Rapid being based on the newer PQ25 platform of the Volkswagen Group.[2]

The "Rapid" name was previously used in the 1930s for the Rapid (Type 901) and in the 1980s for the rear-engine Rapid coupé. Today, the Rapid is used for several small family cars: liftback and hatchback from Europe, sedan from India and China.

Overview[edit]

In October 2011, Škoda resurrected the Rapid nameplate for its similar version of the Volkswagen Vento made in India, with sales starting in November.[3] The cars are similar, except for the grille, headlights, bumpers, taillights and some interior and exterior trim. The car is produced by Škoda Auto India Private Limited in Pune.

On the inside, the cabin is similar to its Volkswagen counterpart, apart from the Škoda family steering wheel, instrument panel, gear-lever and audio system. The central console has vents, buttons and climate control adapted from VW; the audio system, with its large buttons and fonts, is designed by Škoda. The Rapid includes features such as an information centre, driver assist, audio system with audio input for portable media players and SD/MMC data card reader, adjustable seats, headrests, armrests, tilt steering.[4]

Selected acknowledgements[edit]

  • 2011: In December 2011, it was voted Family Car of the Year by the Indian edition Top Gear magazine.[5]

Related models[edit]

The European model of the ŠKODA Rapid is based on the Škoda MissionL concept car,[6] and was launched in 2012. It is, however, a different design, slightly longer, with different interiors, a slightly different body shape, and different engine options. It was shown in premiere at the Paris Motor Show in September 2012.

Engines[edit]

Overview of engines available for the Rapid (India).

Petrol engines

Engine designation Production Engine code (family) Displacement, configuration, valvetrain, fuel system, aspiration Motive power at rpm max. torque at rpm Gearbox (type), drive Top speed [km/h] 0–100 km/h [s] (0-62 mph) Combined consumption [l/100 km / mpg imp / mpg US] CO2 [g/km]
1.6 MPI 77 kW 2011- (EA111) 1598 ccm, I4, 16V DOHC, naturally aspirated 77 kW (105 PS; 103 hp) at 5250 rpm 153 Nm. (113 lb•ft) at 3800 rpm 5-speed manual N/A N/A 6.7 / 42.4 / 35.3 N/A
1.6 MPI 77 kW 2011- (EA111) 1598 ccm, I4, 16V DOHC, naturally aspirated 77 kW (105 PS; 103 hp) at 5250 rpm 153 Nm. (113 lb•ft) at 3800 rpm 6-speed automatic N/A N/A 7.0 / 40.4 / 33.6 N/A


Diesel engines

Engine designation Production Engine code (family) Displacement, configuration, valvetrain, fuel system, aspiration Motive power at rpm max. torque at rpm Gearbox (type), drive Top speed [km/h] 0–100 km/h [s] (0-62 mph) Combined consumption [l/100 km / mpg imp / mpg US] CO2 [g/km]
1.6 TDI CR 77 KW 2011-2014 CLNA (EA189) 1598 ccm, I4, 16V DOHC, common-rail, turbocharged 77 kW (105 PS; 103 hp) at 4400 rpm 250 Nm (184 lb•ft) at 1500-2500 rpm 5-speed manual N/A N/A 5.1 / 55.1 / 45.9 N/A
1.5 TDI CR 77 KW 2014- CWXB (EA189) 1498 ccm, I4, 16V DOHC, common-rail, turbocharged 77 kW (105 PS; 103 hp) at 4400 rpm 250 Nm (184 lb•ft) at 1500-2500 rpm 5-speed manual N/A N/A 4.7 / 59.7 / 49.7 N/A
1.5 TDI CR 77 KW 2014- CWXB (EA189) 1498 ccm, I4, 16V DOHC, common-rail, turbocharged 77 kW (105 PS; 103 hp) at 4400 rpm 250 Nm (184 lb•ft) at 1500-2500 rpm 7-speed automatic N/A N/A 4.6 / 61.2 / 50.9 N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Skoda launches Rapid sedan". Sify.com. 2011-11-16. Retrieved 2012-03-31. 
  2. ^ "Skoda Rapid - A detailed look". Zyglr.com. 2011-11-17. Retrieved 2012-03-31. 
  3. ^ "Skoda launches Rapid sedan". Sify.com. 2011-11-16. Retrieved 2012-03-31. 
  4. ^ "Skoda Rapid - A detailed look". Zyglr.com. 2011-11-17. Retrieved 2012-03-31. 
  5. ^ "Škoda Rapid voted "Family Car of the Year"". Skoda-auto.com. Retrieved 2012-03-31. 
  6. ^ "Skoda Rapid sketches revealed". Auto Express. 7 June 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2012. 

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