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Old 11th August 2017, 12:46   #121
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This has been a marketing tactic from Skoda India since the very beginning. They quote the base starting price in the ads and mention all the features of the top of the line model. The official new price of the Rapid Style DSG TDI is Rs. 13.06 Lakh Ex-Showroom India. Its almost double of what is quoted in the ad.
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This has been a marketing tactic from Skoda India since the very beginning. They quote the base starting price in the ads and mention all the features of the top of the line model. The official new price of the Rapid Style DSG TDI is Rs. 13.06 Lakh Ex-Showroom India. Its almost double of what is quoted in the ad.
That is correct. I paid Rs15.85 L on road last month (Pune) for my Rapid DSG Style LE.
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For folks in Hyderabad,

Style DSG LE is 15.64 lakh with free insurance and maintenance pack.
Style DSG 15.34 lakh with free insurance
Ambition DSG is 13.7 lakh with free insurance. All diesel variants.

The lady I spoke to says there is a DSG active also which is priced at 10.83 lakh after discount. But I dint find this variant on the official website. She also told me that its a new management at mahavir and the service has improved a lot.
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I have finally bit the bullet. I was in two minds between Hyundai Verna Next Gen and Skoda Rapid. Checked out the Verna at the dealership, they didn't have Diesel Automatic available (They didn't even know when they will get the same). Hence test drove Diesel manual, the car is pretty good and has much improved road manners. But with 6-8 weeks waiting for Verna meant risking with 10% cess hike. Hence went in for Silky Blue Rapid Style LE Diesel AT.

Car is a dream to drive and detailed initial ownership report to follow soon.
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There's an ad in Delhi times today stating Rapid 2018 with 4 airbags, differential lock, EBD, ESC, etc. I checked the Skoda website but no update was there. Unfortunately didnt take pic of the ad to post it.

Does anyone has info on this ( 4 air bags variant).
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There's an ad in Delhi times today stating Rapid 2018 with 4 airbags, differential lock, EBD, ESC, etc. I checked the Skoda website but no update was there. Unfortunately didnt take pic of the ad to post it.

Does anyone has info on this ( 4 air bags variant).
Yes, you read it right. The new "Style MY18" variant gets 4 airbags and updated music system (Carplay and Android Auto). Features like EBD, ESP were already available in DSG automatic.
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I kinda like version of the tail light which are on european Rapids.
And also the 1.2 TSI heart like Ventos.

Any info on getting these soon on Indian Roads.
I tried checking with dealers/ the skoda helpline....no use. I am waiting for them.
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I kinda like version of the tail light which are on european Rapids.
And also the 1.2 TSI heart like Ventos.

Any info on getting these soon on Indian Roads.
I tried checking with dealers/ the skoda helpline....no use. I am waiting for them.
Hi Venson

The European tail light will not come to India. That is because Indian Rapid shares the same platform as Vento. Hence they cannot mimic the European tail.

For 1.2 TSI, it might be the works but nothing has surfaced till yet. It is not in their 2017 plan.
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