A new prototype of Skoda Rapid facelift has been spied undergoing tests in India, this time showing the interior and exterior of the model. Skoda India is busy putting the new avatar of the Rapid through rigorous tests and the model has already made numerous appearances on the web through various spy shots.
The latest set of spy images of the Skoda Rapid posted by Motoroids reveals the model in its almost undisguised form. Although a quick glance makes us believe that the front end too is uncovered, in reality, Skoda has carefully covered the front part with graphics and plastics, obstructing the key design changes of the model. Judging by the images, the Rapid facelift seems to have got restyled front bumper. It also includes redesigned fog lamps and head lights along with newly styled front grille.
Inside the cabin, the spy shots show new dual-tone seat fabrics and the interior is expected to get features like upgraded infotainment system with Mirrorlink, Climatronic-automatic AC with dust & pollen filter, front centre armrest, rear AC vents and electrically adjustable OVRMs.
Coming to the engine part, Skoda Rapid facelift is likely to carry-over engines of the existing model. While the 1.6 MPI petrol mill currently develops 103bhp and 153Nm of torque, the 1.5 TDI diesel mill will churn out the same power of petrol unit with higher torque of 250Nm. The transmission in the petrol variant is taken care of by five-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmission and five-speed manual and seven-speed automatic transmissions in diesel models.
Skoda is expected to launch the new Rapid facelift in India in August this year. The Rapid rivals Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Hyundai Verna in India.