KATHMANDU, May 9: Skoda Rapid is all set to cruise on Nepali roads. Morang Auto Works (MAW) Enterprises is preparing to introduce the C-segment sedan from Skoda stable in Nepal by the first week of June.
MAW Enterprises is the authorized distributors for Skoda vehicles in Nepal According to the company, three variants of Skoda Rapid -- Active, Ambition and Elegance - will be available in both petrol and diesel options. Skoda Rapid is manufactured by Skoda Auto India.
“The new models offer higher comfort, has prominent exteriors and plush interiors. We are hopeful that the customers will love the car and we will able to increase our market share,” said Deepak Kumar Agrawal, general manager of Skoda Division under MAW Enterprises.
The sedan comes with a new design and has sufficient space, dependable safety equipment and latest technology. It is capable of carrying a family with comfortable ease due to which it can be the best car for those who love traveling with families, Agrawal argued.
The petrol version of Skoda Rapid comes with both manual and automatic transmission, while the diesel version is available with manual transmission only. The 1.6-litre petrol engine is capable of producing maximum power of 104 hp at 5,250 rpm and peak torque of 153 Nm at 3,800 rpm. Similarly, the 1.6-litre diesel engine generates maximum power of 104 hp at 4,400 rpm and a peak torque of 250 Nm at 1,500 rpm to 2,500 rpm.
"We have not yet fixed the prices," said Agrawal, adding that the vehicle could be available in range of Rs 3 million to Rs 4 million.
Highlighting the features of the new car, Agrawal said Skoda Rapid is 4,386 mm long, 1,699 mm wide and 1,699 mm high. It has a wheel base of 2,552 mm and ground clearance of 168 mm. The new car has solid and rich exteriors and carries a pleasant look. It has huge fog lamps and the front bumper with slot in air dams are decently placed wide and low.
"The rear part of Skoda Rapid incorporates new tail lamps accompanied with a C-shaped glow on brake lamps while the angular press is given to the boot lid, which looks like two dimples on either side of registration plates," said Agrawal.
Skoda Rapid is available in five attractive colors -- brilliant silver, candy white, cappuccino beige, deep black pearl and flash red.