This is the Skoda Rapid Matte Edition! The Rapid has been around for a long time, however, this newly launched limited edition gives it a sporty look. It’s painted in a bespoke carbon steel matte colour and gets gloss black treatment on the radiator grille, door handles, tailgate spoiler, alloy wheels among other things.
Inside, the seats get dual-tone Tellur Grey interiors and the seats are wrapped in black leather upholstery with Alcantara inserts. Also, it comes with a USB powered air purifier and Skoda has added high visibility bulbs for this variant. Since this is just a cosmetic update, everything else on the Rapid remains unchanged as seen on the top-spec variant.
Powering the Rapid is a 108-bhp 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine with 17.84 kgm of torque. Well, you can read more about the Rapid’s driving dynamics here.
The Skoda Rapid Matte Edition price starts from Rs 11.99 lakh for the manual gearbox variant and Rs 13.49 lakh for the automatic ‘box variant. By the way, the Rapid Matte Edition manual variant’s price matches the Rapid Monte Carlo manual variant’s price, while the Monte Carlo automatic variant is Rs 20,000 cheaper than the Matte Edition automatic variant. This now makes it the most expensive variant in the Rapid lineup. Pick your choice.