Sedan enthusiasts in India have something to cheer about this festive season. The limited edition of the Skoda Rapid Onyx was launched on the 20th of September, in time to be delivered for the line-up of festivals.
Available in two attractive shades - Lapiz Blue and Candy White, the Onyx Edition comes with a range of cosmetic and feature upgrades to both the exteriors as well as the interiors. Its fresh design elements include black finished butterfly grille with chrome surrounds as well as gloss black finished 16-inch alloy wheels with identical bolt covers. Taking the theme a step further, everything from the outside rear view mirrors (ORVMs) to the B-pillars and the black body side molding to the trunk lip garnish are gloss black finished.
A peek into the interiors reveals an elegantly styled contrasting dual-tone ebony and sand presence. While the seats are finished in beige and wood-design leatherette upholstery, the flat-bottom steering wheel is leather-wrapped with black stitching, giving the entire cabin a luxurious feel. Even the textile mats are embellished with black stitching and a host of chrome elements appease the eye.
Another attractive feature is the updated 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which comes with SmartLink tech, enabling one to select from amongst a host of apps via a smartphone. Compatible with MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the system also supports input options like USB, AUX and Bluetooth.
For unmatched travel comfort and convenience, the Rapid Onyx edition is fitted with auto climate control, adjustable dual rear AC vents, 12 volt power sockets in the front and rear centre console, and also has special scuff plates with 'Rapid' inscription and a rear windscreen sunblind.
Known for its up-to-the-minute equipment, this edition of the Skoda Rapid is fitted with LED DRLs, projector-lens quartz-cut headlights, ABS with EBD, dual airbags and other impressive gear. And, while both petrol and diesel automatic versions are available with Hill Hold Control (HHC), the diesel automatic has Electronic Stability Control (ESC).
Getting to the heart of the automobile, the Skoda Rapid Onyx’ powertrain has the same 1.5-litre diesel with 108 bhp and 1.6-litre petrol engine that churns out 103 bhp. With a choice of manual and automatic transmissions, the Rapid offers a fuel efficiency that ranges from 14.84 kmpl on the petrol automatic to 21.72 kmpl on the diesel automatic.
With other functions like an Anti-Theft alarm, rear parking sensors, anti-glare rear-view mirror, one-touch bounce-back technology for windows, the Rapid Onyx also comes with a 4-year service car and roadside assistance, as standard.
All these amazing features make it the perfect choice of sedan for this festival season. But the cherry on the cake and what makes the limited edition Škoda Rapid Onyx truly the Festive Action Model is the launch price of Rs 9.75 lakh. At a shade above the rate for the regular model, it offers a multitude of attractions for party-goers and aficionados of long drives alike this festive season.