The ‘Simply Clever’ Skoda Auto India, today, introduced the ‘Prestige’ edition (limited) of its popular sedan ‘Rapid’.  The Launch of this new Rapid variant is widely being seen as yet another of the auto-maker’s efforts to revive decelerated sales. The Sedan will be made available at [highlight]Rs.8.99 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi)[/highlight].

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The Badges on the sides of this ‘Prestige’ version of Rapid will help customers identify the new edition. It will be empowered by a 1.6L TDI turbo diesel engine with 5-speed manual/6-speed automatic transmission and can peak upto 105PS (77 kW) at 4400 RPM and 250 Nm of torque at 1500 RPM.

The Rapid ‘Prestige’ comes equipped with a lot of smart features. These include satellite navigation, wind visors and reverse parking sensors. Additional but important features of this sedan are: Airbags for all passengers, 2-DIN integrated audio player by Skoda (with security code) equipped with an aux-in socket and an SD/MMC data card reader, cup holders, smart information display, air conditioning with cabin temperature control, dual vents for air conditioning at rear end, RC central door locking system, electrically adjustable anti-pinch windows and external mirrors.

The Car not only has a brilliantly designed interior but also an attractive exterior.  It has been shaped to comply with Indian roads and ensure a smooth driving experience.

At a time when the market has been struggling for quite some time now, Skoda has been coming up with various ways to keep their sales steady. Previously, Skoda India announced a financial scheme according to which customers could avail loans on the ex-showroom price of Skoda Rapid at an interest rate of 10.75 per cent payable over a period of 36 months, without making any down payment!