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Skoda India has launched the new Rapid TSI Automatic Transmission at an introductory price starting from Rs 9.49 lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India).

The Rapid Automatic is powered by a 999cc turbocharged petrol engine that develops 109 hp of peak power in between 5,000 –5,500 rpm and 175 Nm of peak torque in between 1,750 – 4,000 rpm. It is mated to a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The claimed fuel efficiency of the Rapid AT is 16.24 kmpl.

Skoda Rapid 1.0L TSI Automatic variant-wise prices:

  • Rider Plus - Rs. 9.49 lakh
  • Ambition - Rs. 11.29 lakh
  • Onyx - Rs. 11.49 lakh
  • Style - Rs. 12.99 lakh
  • Monte Carlo - Rs. 13.29 lakh

As per the Company, when compared with the outgoing 1.6 MPI engine, the new SKODA RAPID TSI delivers a 5% upsurge in power and a 14% rise in torque output. At the same time, the new RAPID TSI Automatic Transmission offers a 9 per cent increase in fuel efficiency against the previous motor.

Mr. Zac Hollis, Brand Director - ŠKODA AUTO India, said: "With the introduction of a six speed Automatic Transmission across the refreshed RAPID TSI range, the Czech marque has raised the benchmark within the segment. It is a reliable technology, provides a dynamic drive experience, and deems to be the best seller in its class."