• The 1.0 TSI petrol is the sole engine on offer
  • 65 percent of Rapids sold in FY20 were diesels
  • TSI’s power and total cost of ownership will swing diesel fans, company head reckons

The Skoda Rapid has made the journey into the BS6 era as a petrol-only model. Skoda’s sedan is now offered solely with a new, small-capacity, turbocharged petrol engine that replaces the erstwhile naturally aspirated petrol and turbo-diesel mills. Despite lacking a diesel offering, the company’s top brass remains confident over the Rapid’s prospects moving forward.

“We had 10 percent segment share (in midsize sedans) last year, and I see no reason why we should lose any of that segment share going forward with this new car,” Zac Hollis, director (sales, service and marketing) at Skoda Auto India said in an interview with Autocar India. 

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