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Old 17th November 2020, 18:26   #121
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What are the best FE figures on highway that the 1.0L TSI MT has achieved so far here, either on Rapid and/or on Polo? Any ideas?
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Yes, I got an Onyx AT in Noida 3 weeks back for 11.9L OTR including Insurance with zero Dep, RTI, EP, etc and rear camera from Style variant , plus other accessories like carpet mats, rear blinds for windshield and door and others. That's a whopping 1.6L off from the sticker price. Compared to 10.9 for the Rider Plus AT or Polo AT this was a no brainer.

Haven't taken the EW yet, will do so in a couple of months.
Congrats for buying Rapid Onyx AT.

Rs.11.9L OTR on Onyx AT seems to be a sweet deal that too along with insurance with zero dep.RTI,EP etc.

Can you please add some pics of your Rapid Onyx?
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Congrats for buying Rapid Onyx AT.

Rs.11.9L OTR on Onyx AT seems to be a sweet deal that too along with insurance with zero dep.RTI,EP etc.

Can you please add some pics of your Rapid Onyx?
Here you go !

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Here you go !
Hi Altocumulus, Beautiful pictures there. What’s the initial impression of your car? Anything to say about the AT compared to the manual ? I know you drove your Duster to Calcutta otherwise would have got your long drive feedback for the Onyx too !!

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Hi Altocumulus, Beautiful pictures there. What’s the initial impression of your car? Anything to say about the AT compared to the manual ? I know you drove your Duster to Calcutta otherwise would have got your long drive feedback for the Onyx too !!
Thanks Abhi. I did do a Delhi Jaipur Delhi in the Rapid just before coming to Kolkata in the Duster. Going back this weekend and then Shimla next week Not yet decided which one to take. Inclined to see how the Rapid does in the hills and give the Duster a well deserved rest.

But in the Jaipur trip, the Rapid was fantastic. It did not feel like a 1L engine at all, something much bigger. Mid range is fantastic. The AT in D mode is seamless and 95% of the time you wont understand the shifts, up or down. Always in the turbo zone, so enough power for sudden overtakes. Aggressive kickdowns can be felt though, and it takes a second before it downshifts. In S mode, though I used it for a very short while, the kickdowns are faster than D but very aggressive and pronounced . It's like in a manual car when you downshift without revv matching but fun nonetheless. Shift timings in manual mode are seamless. There is absolutely no lag and even you can drive aggressively. I am still in run-in so kept the revvs low and didn't push much. However after I crossed 1000 kms, I did for once put it in Manual and took it upto 6500 rpm gradually, and it maxed out at a little below 100 in 2nd before shifting to 3rd. The digital MID gets locked with the 80kmph warning post 80, which is irritating so was relying on the analogue speedo. Till now I think its a great buy, and touchwood hope it remains that way. One thing I missed a lot, is Cruise Control since Onyx doesn't have that.

The MT has a lot of turbo lag lower down, which is a bit irritating and kind off a deal breaker for me. I get pukish with the sudden surges. That is masked very well in the AT. MT allows you to wheel spin, AT even with Traction Control off wont allow that. The MT should be more fun, but the AT is no slouch at all. If you are not used to the DSG, you will not miss it for sure. For a TC it is very fast.

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Your car looks beautiful.

But,I suggest you to remove the door side beadings ASAP as it spoils the clean and understated looks of Skoda Rapid.

And,in the second picture,you got the TSI badging for your car as well right?Where did you get that badging BTW?
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Last month, I went for a friend looking for Rider Plus but switched to Onyx as I was offered 10.5L (on road Kolkata with Zero Dep insurance & 2 years EW) + some good accesories (like rear camera & such) on Rapid Onyx Blue edition.
Was this for the automatic or the manual version? I'm looking for a new car in Kolkata. I had raised a query with the Skoda kolkata dealership and getting about 65k off the exshowroom on the automatic Style and Onyx versions. Do you have any info on the discounts on offer on the automatic?
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Was this for the automatic or the manual version? I'm looking for a new car in Kolkata. I had raised a query with the Skoda kolkata dealership and getting about 65k off the exshowroom on the automatic Style and Onyx versions. Do you have any info on the discounts on offer on the automatic?
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It was manual.

We went there before the AT was launched. So I don't have any information about recent offers.

Bargain on insurance, their handling charges & push for some good accessories like Rear View Camera & such.

Little nagging on these points did get us a good deal as mentioned above.

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Nice official review. One thing is very concerning: Most cars are not coming with any kind of underbody protection and this engine is complex and sophisticated. Is there any retrofit that Skoda offers to shield the engine from the road - pebbles and stones can cause enormous damage and the condition of Indian roads warrants underbody protection. Does any Rapid owner know of this kind of protection? I am not sure what the rough road package is - but does that come with protection against pebbles and stones hitting the bottom of the engine?
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Your car looks beautiful.

But,I suggest you to remove the door side beadings ASAP as it spoils the clean and understated looks of Skoda Rapid.

And,in the second picture,you got the TSI badging for your car as well right?Where did you get that badging BTW?
Thanks car_guy1998, I actually like the side beading, as I think it goes well with the black alloys. Got the TSI badge from Amazon.

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Was this for the automatic or the manual version? I'm looking for a new car in Kolkata. I had raised a query with the Skoda kolkata dealership and getting about 65k off the exshowroom on the automatic Style and Onyx versions. Do you have any info on the discounts on offer on the automatic?
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I got nearly more than double of that as discount for my Onyx AT in Delhi. If you are taking a loan, let the bank negotiate. They have a different deal with them. I also got the insurance from my bank which cost be nearly half of what the showroom was quoting including 0Dep, RTI, Engine and Gearbox Protection, consumables, etc.

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Nice official review. One thing is very concerning: Most cars are not coming with any kind of underbody protection and this engine is complex and sophisticated. Is there any retrofit that Skoda offers to shield the engine from the road - pebbles and stones can cause enormous damage and the condition of Indian roads warrants underbody protection. Does any Rapid owner know of this kind of protection? I am not sure what the rough road package is - but does that come with protection against pebbles and stones hitting the bottom of the engine?
There is no engine protection. The Tsi engine generates a lot of heat, maybe that's the reason they didn't give it. We had reached out to Zac Hollis directly with regards to what comprises of the Rough Road Package. He was kind enough to personally reply with the below images that it consists of 3 panels. One being a V Belt protection, and 2 underbody protection panels, one on each side.

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Was reading some news articles recently that Skoda has stopped accepting bookings for the rapid as they have hit the production capacity. From the sales data for October, Skoda sold a little over 1000 units of Rapid.

Is that the production capacity they have got? 1000 units/month? I'm surprised by this as many models from Suzuki and Hyundai do 10,000+ monthly sales.
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