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Old 30th April 2015, 01:08   #151
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The covers are factory fit and are not installed at the dealer level. Will post more pictures soon.
Flash Red + Black package is available. We need to update our review to indicate the same.
VIN of my car reads April 2015.
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Pictures of the seats are eagerly awaited. Please also check if its a cover or is it the seat fabric itself.

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I got the call today. They will pickup the car tomorrow. It supposedly a 'software upgrade' and 24 point checkup. The lady who called did not know what the upgrade does and said the service manager will call back with details.
Update after the free 'software upgrade' done voluntarily by Skoda. Not sure what the upgrade did but he car is very responsive. Had a grin on my face driving it to work this morning. Definitely peppier and more pleasurable than before.

Mine is a DSG and did about 1500 kms so far. The gear shifts are much more seamless now and a slightly heavier foot makes the car fly now.
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Update after the free 'software upgrade' done voluntarily by Skoda. Not sure what the upgrade did but he car is very responsive. Had a grin on my face driving it to work this morning. Definitely peppier and more pleasurable than before.

Mine is a DSG and did about 1500 kms so far. The gear shifts are much more seamless now and a slightly heavier foot makes the car fly now.
Called my SA, it seems my April 2015 Rapid already has the update.
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Update after the free 'software upgrade' done voluntarily by Skoda. Not sure what the upgrade did but he car is very responsive. Had a grin on my face driving it to work this morning. Definitely peppier and more pleasurable than before.



Mine is a DSG and did about 1500 kms so far. The gear shifts are much more seamless now and a slightly heavier foot makes the car fly now.

I have a March 2015 elegance plus DSG. But i havent got any call yet for software upgrade. Is there any particular criteria based on which they call?

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Which variant is yours ? Elegance I suppose. You should get 3 yr extended warranty. I will verify with my SA tomorrow.

Mine is April 2015 made and extended warranty is only for 2 yrs with Bajaj Allianz.

Even my SA has told only about 2yrs extended warranty from bajaj allianz. I ll check with him if there exists a 3yrs extended warranty or not. Its better to take 3yrs one to be on safer side. However i have not taken the extended warranty yet. Intend to take it by next month.
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In the black edition, the headlights are blackened out. I see that the headlight has one projector for low beam and regular reflector for high beam. But the black edition has even the reflector blackened out. How is that?

Am I seeing it wrong? Is the projector dual beam i.e. high and low beam projectors? Then what is that other reflector?

In the non black editions it looks like a proper high beam headlight.

Can someone with black edition please try high beam and see when that reflector light turns on.
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Am I seeing it wrong? Is the projector dual beam i.e. high and low beam projectors? Then what is that other reflector?
Of what i remember from my test drive of the black edition Rapid last month, the projectors are bi-xenon type (dual beam projectors).
Do not think Skoda qould dare to blacken the complete headlamp if one of the compartment is for high beam reflector.
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In the black edition, the headlights are blackened out. I see that the headlight has one projector for low beam and regular reflector for high beam. But the black edition has even the reflector blackened out. How is that?

Am I seeing it wrong? Is the projector dual beam i.e. high and low beam projectors? Then what is that other reflector?

In the non black editions it looks like a proper high beam headlight.

Can someone with black edition please try high beam and see when that reflector light turns on.
Viddy, for the black edition, the projector houses the halogen bulb which does duty for both low and high beam. The reflector adjacent to it is housing the W5W bulb (in a blue shade) for the parking light or at least going by some of the high-res. snaps, that's what I could make out.

Have a look at these:

2014 Skoda Rapid 1.5L DSG : Official Review-skoda-rapid-dsg_details-19.jpg

2014 Skoda Rapid 1.5L DSG : Official Review-20150129_104219_hdr1.jpg

The older projector headlamps with the chrome reflectors inside had a dedicated bulb for the high beam in the adjacent reflector slot (in addition to the W5W parking light bulb) as explained by the BHPian here (Candy white 2014 Skoda Rapid Elegance comes home). Here's the snap of it:

2014 Skoda Rapid 1.5L DSG : Official Review-new2014skodarapidprojectorheadlights2.jpg

Hope this is in order.
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Viddy, for the black edition, the projector houses the halogen bulb which does duty for both low and high beam. The reflector adjacent to it is housing the W5W bulb (in a blue shade) for the parking light or at least going by some of the high-res. snaps, that's what I could make out.

Have a look at these:

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The older projector headlamps with the chrome reflectors inside had a dedicated bulb for the high beam in the adjacent reflector slot (in addition to the W5W parking light bulb) as explained by the BHPian here (Candy white 2014 Skoda Rapid Elegance comes home). Here's the snap of it:

Attachment 1367687

Hope this is in order.
Looks to be the same in new Rapid also as per this thread.

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-...xperience.html

That leads me to the question, which one is better? They changed the complete headlight illumination design between variants.

In the non black edition as per the last photo in charansuki's thread, you can have high and low beam on at the same time i.e. low beam projectors and high beam reflectors.

What happens in the black edition? Only low or high or is it still possible to have both?

As far as I know inside projectors there is a metal cap that flips between high and low beam.
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What happens in the black edition? Only low or high or is it still possible to have both?

As far as I know inside projectors there is a metal cap that flips between high and low beam.
Yup its only a metal shield that moves up when high beam is selected. So brightness does not really increase, but the area of illumination does.

I think the beams on the normal Rapid with projectors will be better. Of course put xenons into the black edition lights and it will be a different story.
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What happens in the black edition? Only low or high or is it still possible to have both?
I am guessing, only one of the two. Bi-halogen projectors if there's any such thing like that.

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As far as I know inside projectors there is a metal cap that flips between high and low beam.
That' correct. In a bi-xenon projector setup, the cutoff plate is moved up and down when the solenoid is energised and the lens projects the inverted image ahead.

Here's a video I had clicked when I was assembling the bi-xenon setup on mine:

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I took delivery of Rapid DSG Elegance Plus last Friday. The seat covers are not leather, they are leatherette, that's what the skoda website says. The fitting of the seat covers is immaculate.

I will post pics of the seat covers soon.
You still owe us photos of the seat covers.

Can you also check the headlights in yours. How does the high beam work?
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In the non black edition as per the last photo in charansuki's thread, you can have high and low beam on at the same time i.e. low beam projectors and high beam reflectors.

What happens in the black edition? Only low or high or is it still possible to have both?
With the assumption that the stock projector headlamp assembly on the Rapid might be the same as the one in my 2009 1.4 Fabia, I can state that the projector headlight keeps the low beam 'on' while the driver switches to activate 'high beam'.

The resultant light throw/spread is amazing and much needed (mostly in highways and very poorly lit roads).
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Called my SA, it seems my April 2015 Rapid already has the update.

Checked with my SA. He said the update is only for the ICE where users had problems pairing their mobiles using bluetooth. Is it true or are there any updates to engine ECU about which he is ignorant?
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Took delivery of the car 10 days back. Yet to get the extended warranty documents. Heard from the SA that they are ready and will be couriered.

I am facing one big issue right now which is worrying me. I had taken the car to Bangalore yesterday and noticed that the alignment was slightly off and the car was pulling to the left. But this apart I was shocked to see steering vibration/shake at 80kmph + speeds. It is not continuous but keeps kicking in at intervals. I am thinking it could wheel related issue. Any pointers folks?
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Update - Got the 7500 kms free checkup completed at Jai Auto Delhi yesterday. The SA was courteous and wait time was 30 mins. He took note of few issues like creaking sound from the armrest and glove box. Checked on the ECU update however there was no information available. The car was returned the same day within promised time and no charges were levied.

Issues so far - The AC flow from rear vents is very low and hardly sufficient for rear seat passengers. SA told me that since it's just an extension of the front blower there was no improvement possible.
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