New capped-price servicing plans for the Skoda Rapid and Skoda Yeti have been announced.
The Czech brand's new Rapid small hatch - which was launched last week in Australia priced from $18,990 - will be offered with the brand's now-standard six-year capped price service campaign, which requires the car to be taken to an authorised Skoda workshop every 15,000km or every 12 months.
The plan for the Rapid sees the 77TSI manual and 90TSI DSG priced almost identically to maintain, with an average service cost of $402 per year. That puts it well above rivals such as the Holden Cruze ($185 per year over three years), Toyota Corolla ($130 every six months/10,000km for three years), Hyundai i30 ($219 every 12 months or 15,000km over three years) and the Kia Cerato, which has five years of capped price servicing with scheduled visits every 12 months or 15,000km, priced at an average of $337 per year for the 1.8-litre and $349 for the 2.0-litre. The Czech small car trumps all of these in terms of duration, but can't match the Ford Focus which has up to seven years' coverage or up to 135,000km.
The facelifted Yeti compact SUV that was launched at the same time as the Rapid has also seen the adoption of a new capped-price scheme over six years or 90,000km.
The entry-level 77TSI model costs an average of $403 per year, while the 90TSI mid-spec variant also costs approximately $403. The top-end diesel 103TDI version is the dearest of the lot, with an average fee of $461.
Servicing for both the Rapid and Yeti models includes the replacement of consumables such as oil filters, engine oils and sump plug washers.
Skoda also announced the pricing for its extended warranty programs for both the Rapid and the Yeti, which pushes the coverage from three years and unlimited kilometres to a five-year duration. It costs $1650 for the Rapid and $1760 for the Yeti.