Skoda has launched a new limited edition version of their Rapid sedan. The new Rapid comes fitted with added features and accessories and is called the Rapid Ultima Edition.

Now, such versions are usually launched to help dealerships clear their stock of accessories. With the new Rapid Ultima Edition you get parking sensors, reversing camera, satellite navigation, leatherette seat covers, door sills, Ultima branded floor mats and even a set of seven-spoke alloy wheels.

The Ultima Edition pack is added to the Ambition Plus and Elegance spec versions of the Skoda Rapid. The kit also includes projector lamps as standard. As far as aesthetic changes are concerned, the Rapid Ultima Edition gets a sporty off-set racing stripes.

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2012 Skoda Rapid Active Plus and Ambition Plus
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Skoda offers the Rapid sedan with a choice of a 105 PS petrol engine and a diesel with a similar output. The Rapid sits in the mid-size segment along with its twin sister- the VW Vento and shares its engines and underpinnings with it.

The Rapid petrol uses a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine which generates 105 PS at 5250 rpm and 153 Nm at 3800 rpm. This engine coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission is claimed to do 15.54 km to a liter of fuel.

The diesel engine is a 1.6-liter TDI unit which puts out 105 PS at 4400 rpm and 250 Nm at 1500-2500 rpm. Skoda claims an overall fuel economy figure of 20 kmpl for the diesel which seems quite ambitious. That said, the 1.6-liter TDI unit is among the widely acclaimed diesels on the market today.

Ultima Edition Prices (ex-showroom Delhi)

Variant Price
Ambition Plus MT Petrol INR 8.3 lakh
Ambition Plus AT Petrol INR 9.30 lakh
Elegance MT Petrol INR 8.95 lakh
Elegance AT Petrol INR 9.91 lakh
Ambition Plus MT Diesel INR 9.40 lakh
Elegance MT Diesel INR 9.97 lakh

Source: Autocar

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