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Old 1st September 2015, 19:35   #2206
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So a fully loaded DSG variant at 6.99 L? sounds really interesting!
I'm fairly sure that would be for a base variant and not a DSG Cause then it would be cheaper than the Polo GT too
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Good news.. Heard that many parts of the Rapid are indigenised now and it is a good VFM option.. Hope the after sales service has also improved..
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The price of the current petrol base variant is 7.56 lakh, the new price is a reduction by 57k which is substantial. Will the base variant come with two air bags and ABS? The news seems to suggest that but as far as I know the existing base variant doesn't offer these.
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Website says ABS starts from Ambition but dual airbags are standard.

Skoda Rapid : Test Drive & Review-rapid-safety-features.jpg

pricing still not updated , maybe the dealers can confirm?

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Default Re: Skoda Rapid Anniversary Edition launched at Rs. 6.99 lakh

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Website says ABS starts from Ambition but dual airbags are standard.

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pricing still not updated , maybe the dealers can confirm?

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Have called up Tafe in JPNagar Bangalore on the pricing, yet to get a call back from them. Its really a good advertisement. I was on my toes when I read DSG for 6.99L.

It will be great if someone can post the new pricing here.

Thanks in advance.
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Also called another dealer. They themselves do not know the prices yet but mentioned it STARTS at 6.99 probably for the base petrol manual.

More details awaited!
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I called up a Chennai dealer, and they do not know the prices yet...What the...???

The print ad and online ads are clear....the anniversary edition is with DSG (but I guess only petrol). Usually, the anniversary edition is only ONE model...I mean there are generally no Anniversary editions for all existing variants.

Either it is a superb marketing effort by Skoda, or they are going to screw up their already damaged brand-name (by back-tracking on the claims of the ads).

Let's see.
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Dealer in Delhi said for anniversary ex showroom car prices have been reduced across variants, also all the features mentioned in press release are present in top model only.

No dealer said DSG is present in starting priced model.
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Prices of the anniversary edition is up on the skoda page

1.6 MPI Active - 6.99
1.6 MPI Ambition - 7.99
+ alloy - 8.14
1.6 MPI Elegance - 8.49

These are for the petrol..

http://www.skoda-auto.co.in/models/rapid/prices

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Prices of the anniversary edition is up on the skoda page

1.6 MPI Active - 6.99
1.6 MPI Ambition - 7.99
+ alloy - 8.14
1.6 MPI Elegance - 8.49

These are for the petrol..

http://www.skoda-auto.co.in/models/rapid/prices

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Okay, looks like the marketing team at Skoda is getting the terminology all wrong .

What they are doing now is just a price reduction across all existing variants, as a sales gimmick for Sep 2015 (half-yearly sales targets).

'Anniversary Edition' generally refers to a special variant introduced with features not all available in a single existing variant, in order to make the customer feel that there is more value in it.

Very different from a price reduction across all variants, which is what is being done now.
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Top end Rapid diesel DSG is 11.12
Top end Vento diesel DSG is 12.08
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Wow! Looking at the skoda site for the prices, there are in 24 Variants (13 Diesel and 11 Petrol).
Is this a record for number of Variants on offer for a car (atleast in India)? Lesser players are getting the heat from prominent players like Maruti and Hyundai. Now small brands (in India) have to start their Survival game.
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Hi,

I checked with Skoda dealer today, saving is more on the DSG variant. Last month (Aug) dealer was offering free insurance and extended warranty but these offers are not available with Anniversary edition pricing. Hence actual saving might be slightly less than it appears.

Price List (Bangalore)

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This should answer all the queries.

Please find below the brochure for the anniversary edition:

NewRapid-Leaflet.pdf

Best,
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Booked a 1.5 TDI MT Rapid Elegance Brilliant Silver.

Ex showroom price of the anniversary edition is 9.49 and OTR comes to 11.16 in Chennai.

No other discounts offered by the dealer.

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