The Skoda Rapid remains one of the most affordable compact sedans on sale and also offers a good value for performance ratio with that turbocharged petrol engine. It now seems Skoda Auto India is looking to bring more frugality to its most affordable offering in the country with a CNG-powered version. Surprised? Well, there was a Skoda Rapid CNG test mule spotted testing in India recently that has sparked rumours of the more economical version making it to showrooms in the near future.
However, it’s not out of the blue that the Rapid CNG test mule has emerged. Back at the Kodiaq Scout launch last year, Zac Hollis, Director of Sales and Marketing, Skoda India, had said that the company was exploring the option of introducing CNG models in India. Globally, the automaker already retails a number of models with the CNG options like the Octavia that are denoted with the G-Tec badge. The Volkswagen Group in Europe retails its CNG-powered cars with the TGI badge.