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Old 1st October 2016, 14:56   #76
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@Volkman10 there is a Skoda representative standing with you as seen in the glass reflection. Did you manage to get any more details from him about the new car?
This was taken by an IAB as stated in the link.
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So, I called up Tafe Access St. Marks Rd and Hosur Road.

Did not get much info from the one on SM Rd but this guy from Hosur Rd. gave quite detailed information.

Here are the bits:

1. It will be launched most probably in November. The dealer training might start in a month and then within 2 weeks the new car is expected to be launched. bu Jan 2017 is sure.

2. It will have Touchscreen with inbuilt navigation and reverse parking camera. It will also have Apple car play and Android play.
3. Some changes to front which we have all seen in pictures uploaded here.
4. As per this guy's sources in Skoda, he says they are also expecting LED DRLs but not really sure.
5. Price increase (that is gonna hurt) will be in the tune of 1 to 1.75 lakhs. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr. This was mentioned by both places so I think that is correct.

Another bit that he told me that Skoda has resumed sales of Diesel Manual of current model. Can anyone well informed confirm this?

He offered me 90K flat discount. On Road price of about 13 L + 29999 for 4 years maintenance package. This is for Top end Diesel Manual.

I was eagerly waiting for new Rapid (partially as Diesel Manual was not on sale) but now resumption of sale and expected price hike has put me in big fix.

Worth going for new one or shall I grab the current one? Any help?
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Rapid facelift seen again! A 2017 launch?

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The White Rapid standing next to Silver one in above picture has its headlight exposed. It is not camouflaged and we could have got better view of the headlight design if the white one was snapped instead of silver one. That's one difference, I am seeing between these two.

Also looks like there will be Bi-Xenon this time, the Halogen Projectors on current one are average. Touchscreen is a nice add on, hope SKODA offers Reverse Cam.
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The interior picture gives the impression that the old pale shade of the dash is changed into a darker (perhaps black) one. The steering remains unchanged though.

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Yep that caught my eye as well. The display is definitely bigger than the RCD 330.
OK so that's the RCD 330G Plus in the facelift Rapid. It has a larger 6.5" display but no CD drive. Looks much better than the one of the new Polo/Vento with the larger display.

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GaadiWaadi reports that Skoda India has commenced production of the 2016 Rapid facelift, which is scheduled for a November 2016 launch.
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GaadiWaadi reports that Skoda India has commenced production of the 2016 Rapid facelift, which is scheduled for a November 2016 launch.
I had called the local Dealer today to enquire about the Rapid Facelift. Some of the details were shared by them.

1. Training will be held either during last week of October/Early November.
2. All Rapid's currently available with dealers are MY 16. There are some MY 16 Rapid's left in the plant for which the offers will continue.
3. MY 17 will have these changes (New Face, Features) and since SKODA dispatches the MY 17 cars in November, launch is happening next month.
4. Dealer has said he will call me when the latest "MY 17 Facelifted" Rapid's arrive at their Stockyard.

Will keep updating here.

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He offered me 90K flat discount. On Road price of about 13 L + 29999 for 4 years maintenance package. This is for Top end Diesel Manual.

Worth going for new one or shall I grab the current one? Any help?
The newer diesel engine would be 108bhp and with added attractions as mentioned above.

You would be saving 1.7lakhs + 90000= about 2.6 lakhs if you get the older one .

Is 3bhp more worth 2.6 lakhs more ?

Your call.
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The Rapid facelift has been spotted on a test run by CarNewsIndia spies with it's all-new grille.

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Test car? That looks like car just came out of a production line.
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The new grill looks a lot like that on the Octavia. Another case of a European brand where the entry level offering benefits the most thanks to the design philosophy.
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New Skoda Rapid facelift shows its new grille.

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My issue with the whole exercise is that it is taking so long for Skoda to bring in a car that has essentially a new grill and lights only !
May be very late in the day if they keep making us wait !
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New Skoda Rapid facelift shows its new grille.
But where is the new grill here in these pictures? The grill and the fog lamps are still masked.

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My issue with the whole exercise is that it is taking so long for Skoda to bring in a car that has essentially a new grill and lights only !
May be very late in the day if they keep making us wait !
They just lost a customer in me for new Rapid. I booked current variant as I had to change the car but could not have waited more. I was eagerly waiting for the facelift but cannot help. They already have diesel engine tested in Ameo so I wonder what is taking them so long.
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