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The Skoda Rapid is now available in a new more affordable version, called the Skoda Rapid Rider. The limited-edition variant comes with an introductory price tag of Rs 6.99 lakh, ex-showroom, pan-India. It’s available across all Skoda dealerships, gets a 1.6-litre MPI petrol engine (103 bhp, 15.61 kgm, 15.41 kpl), and its colour choices include Candy White and Carbon Steel.

Offered at a lower price point than its rivals, the Skoda Rapid Rider doesn’t miss out on safety features, with dual airbags and ABS offered like on the rest of the range. In addition to that, it also gets rear parking sensors, rough road package, height-adjustable seat belts, glossy black decor on the outside, dual-tone interior, etc. As a part of its extensive customer-focussed initiative, Skoda also offers its Shield Plus programme that includes insurance, 24×7 road-side assistance, and an extended warranty.

Skoda Auto India’s Director for Sales, Service, and Marketing, Zac Hollis said, “The RAPID RIDER offers a compelling combination of the brand’s emotive design, exquisite interiors and class leading safety features, at a very competitive price point. It is deemed to be a best-seller setting benchmark for functionality, practicality and spaciousness in its segment.”