BS6 Skoda Rapid Launched in India

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Now comes the entry level Skoda with a BS6 engine. The Quick sedan is now a petrol-only deal and this 2020 upgrade will not bring anything else to the Auto Expo showcase. This would have arrived in showrooms by April but the worldwide pandemic was predictably postponed.

The lightweight Skoda sedan is now powered by the 1.0-liter TSI turbo-petrol engine with a power output of 110PS and a torque of 175Nm. It is offered with a 6-speed manual, and a new automatic 6-speed transmission option will be later introduced. It replaces the 1.6-liter diesel engines and 1.5-liter petrol. The BS6 Volkswagen Vento is the same powertrain that is sold in its sister brand. As with the VW, the BS6 Rapid no longer offers the fast-shifting DSG (dual-clutch automatic) alternative.

The BS6 Rapid continues to offer climate control with rear AC vents, an Android Auto and Apple CarPlay touchscreen infotainment interface, speed control, telescopic steering wheel change and leatherette upholstery. The lower models receive the same 6.5-inch touchscreen monitor as before, while the better-equipped models receive a new 8.0-inch panel with a gloss black surround. The Style and Monte Carlo models both come with windows and displays fitted with infrarot-cut glass.

The Rapid provides up to four airbags, a rear parking system, and ABS with EBD in terms of protection, although hill hold control and electronic stability control are restricted to the automatic models. As with the previous Rapid, with the Monte Carlo and Onyx editions, the BS6 model also gets cosmetic packages for the exterior as well as the interior.

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