Czech automaker Skoda is all set to release an aesthetic update for its Rapid compact sedan, which will make its way to the Indian market this festive season. Skoda Rapid is basically a badge engineered Vento, which is manufactured by the Czech automaker’s parent company, Volkswagen. As far as the aesthetics of the current car is concerned, it is quite evident that they are heavily inspired by the Fabia hatchback.
Post its launch, the car hasn’t seen any substantial update in the Indian market, the international-spec model incorporated the Bohemian architecture inspired design approach of the Czech automaker, long ago. The international iteration of this compact sedan features a more sharper design and is also longer compared to the Indian model. The design updates to be featured by the facelifted sedan are expected to be a lot similar to the international variant and might include an updated front fascia, courtesy of a new hood, headlamp clusters, fenders etc.
Speaking of the hood, under it- the current generation Rapid features a 1.6-litre 16V Petrol Engine, which churn out 103.52bhp of power output and 153Nm of peak torque. Powering the diesel variants of this front wheel drive car is a 1.6-liter 16V Diesel Engine, which churns out the same power output as the petrol unit, but produce a superior torque of 250Nm. Skoda recently launched its luxury sedan, the Superb in India and with Rapid facelift coming our way, there is a possibility that the Czech automaker will have many more surprises in store of us this year.