Codenamed EA211, this 999cc, threecylinder turbocharged petrol engine is an internationally acclaimed motor known for its healthy amount of performance. It gets direct injection, so it comes with a set of merits, wherein a precise amount of fuel is sprayed into the cylinder directly at pressures as high as 350 bar (very high for a petrol engine), enabling efficient combustion. What’s more is this motor leaves low amounts of residue like CO2 and NOx, making it comply with the most stringent global emission standards of today.

Shared with the Volkswagen Polo and Vento, this 1.0-litre TSI motor makes 110hp and 175Nm of torque; so the Rapid gains 5hp and 22Nm over the previous EA111 1.6-litre petrol engine, thanks to forced induction. The power and torque figures have been reworked for India, compared to the international version’s 115hp/200Nm. However, max…

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