Skoda India has launched the new Matte limited edition of the Rapid. It was first showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo along with other Skoda range. The Skoda Rapid Matte Edition doesn’t carry any mechanical changes or feature upgrades. The Matte edition is limited to just 400 units and is offered with both manual and automatic gearbox options.
Skoda Rapid Matte Edition - Exterior Changes
On the outside, the Matte edition gets an exclusive carbon steel matte colour that is the main differentiator over the regular Rapid. In addition to that, it also gets gloss-black grille, gloss black door handles, black side moulding, gloss black rear lip spoiler and black bumper garnishing. The Matte edition rides on 16-inch all-black alloy wheels that uplifts the overall stance. Other than these changes, the features and design are similar to the standard Rapid.
Skoda Rapid Matte Edition - Interior Changes
On the inside, Skoda has added some neat touches to uplift the ambience. Firstly, the dashboard is finished in dual-tone Tellur grey shade. In addition to that, the seats are finished with premium black leatherette upholstery along with Alcantara elements. In terms of features, the Rapid Matte Edition gets a smart infotainment system with reverse parking camera, USB air purifier, Rapid scuff plates and LED cabin lighting.
Skoda Rapid Matte Edition - Engine and Gearbox
Mechanically, the Rapid Matte Edition is unchanged. It continues to come powered with a 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine that churns out 110Hp and 175 Nm of torque. The engine can be had with both 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic gearbox options.
Skoda Rapid Matte Edition - Prices and Rivals
Skoda India has offered the Rapid Matte edition with both manual and automatic options that are priced at Rs 11.99 lakh and 13.49 lakh ex-showroom respectively. Skoda Rapid has started showing its age and it will soon be replaced with a new generation that could be called Slavia. Currently, the Rapid rubs its shoulders with the Hyundai Verna, Honda City and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz along with its sibling, the Volkswagen Vento.
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