Skoda India was banned from using the Monte Carlo brand name for its car by a clothing and apparel manufacturer last month. Therefore, the company has re-badged the Rapid Monte Carlo to Skoda Rapid Edition X in India. The Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo special edition, which is now ‘Edition X’, has been designed to pay tribute to the company’s racing heritage.
The Czech Republic carmaker re-introduced the Rapid Monte Carlo with a new badge – ‘Edition X’. The sales of the sedan were closed down temporarily after the court’s ban order. Save for the new badge, the prices and specifications of the vehicle remain unchanged.
– Special Red shade
– Black treatment for grille
– Blackened ORVMs, wheels & tailgate spoiler
– Revised front bumper with wider air dam
– LED fog lamps
– New matte black bumper chin & side skirts
– Sporty bucket-style upholstery
– Red, grey and black colour seats
– Carbon fibre-design dashboard trim
– Stainless steel pedals
– Flat-bottom steering wheels
– New instrument cluster
Skoda Rapid Edition X Price List
|New Monte Carlo 1.6 MPI MT||10.75 lakh|
|New Monte Carlo 1.6 MPI AT||11.97 lakh|
|New Monte Carlo 1.5 TDI MT||12.46 lakh|
|New Monte Carlo 1.5 TDI AT||13.57 lakh|
The new Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo edition was launched in August 2017 at a starting price of Rs 10.75 lakh (ex-showroom). The new moniker doesn’t change price of the sedan. The Rapid Edition X is available in a total of four variants – 1.6 MPI MT, 1.6MPI AT, 1.5 TDI MT and 1.5 TDI AT – priced at Rs 10.75 lakh, Rs 11.97 lakh, Rs 12.46 lakh and Rs 13.57 lakh respectively. Please note that aforementioned prices are ex-showroom. Read – Skoda Karoq – All You Need To Know
Skoda Rapid Edition X Exterior Design
Sporting comprehensive cosmetic updates, the Skoda Rapid Edition looks quite different from the regular model. Upfront it has aggressive appeal with Superb-inspired front grille, new bumper, wider air dam, new matte black bumper chin and new horizontal LED fog lamps. The black accents on the front grill, headlamp inserts, five-spoke alloy wheels with silver accents, ORVMs with integrated turn signal lights, body accents and tail lamps further enhance its sporty appeal.
Other design highlights include side skirts, black roof, black metallic accents on the tail lamps cluster and boot line. The car is available in two select dual colour options-Flash red with black roof and Candy White with black roof. Besides this, the saloon also gets blackened package in the form of all-black grille, ORVMs, 16-inch alloy wheels and a tailgate spoiler. Read – Skoda Kodiaq Vs Toyota Fortuner
Skoda Rapid Edition X Interior
The India-spec Skoda Rapid Edition X (Monte Carlo) gets design upgrades and package like the international model. Painted in special red shade, this edition features sporty black treatment and an all-black interior. The sedan gets Skoda’s racing traits with features like sporty bucket-style upholstery with red, grey and black colour seats, carbon fibre-design dashboard trim and stainless-steel pedals. Furthermore, it gets a unique instrument cluster and multi-functional flat bottom steering wheel sheathed in red-stitched perforated leather. It additionally gets aluminium foot pedals and there is a new 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirror Link support. Read – Skoda Kodiaq Vs Ford Endeavour
Skoda Rapid Edition X Specifications & Performance
|Engine||Max Power||Max Torque|
|1.5-litre TDI Diesel||108bhp at 3,750rpm||250Nm at 1500-3000rpm|
|1.6-litre MPI Petrol||103.5bhp at 5250rpm||153Nm at 3800rpm|
The Rapid’s special edition is being offered with both petrol and diesel guise. The Edition X petrol version uses a 1.6-litre MPI engine producing a peak power of 103.5bhp against 153Nm of torque. On the other hand, the diesel variant derives its power from the 1.5-litre TDI motor that’s good for 108bhp and 250Nm torque. The sedan comes with two transmissions– a 5-speed automatic (only on petrol models) and a 7-speed DSG (only on diesel models). Read About – Skoda Kodiaq 7-seater SUV | New Skoda Octavia RS Sedan
Skoda Rapid Edition X Mileage
|Petrol||15.41kmpl (MT) & 14.84kmpl (AT)|
|Diesel||21.13kmpl (MT) & 21.72kmpl (AT)|
The diesel version is claimed to return around 21.13kmpl (MT) and 21.72kmpl (AT). On the other side, the petrol variant is rated at 15.41kmpl (MT) and 14.84kmpl (AT).
Skoda Rapid Edition X Comfort
The luxury saloon features a three-spoke super sports flat bottom steering wheel with black perforated leather cover and red decorative stitching. It doesn’t only look premium, but feels good to hold as well. The car has ‘Edition X’ leatherette seats in a black/red design with grey vertical stripes. Read – New Skoda Fabia SUV In The Works
Skoda Rapid Edition X Practicality
The sedan offers a boot space of 460-litres for storing luggage. Inside the cabin, there are multiple intelligent storage points including bottle holders in doors, storage compartment under front centre armrest and cup holders in front & rear etc.
Skoda Rapid Edition X Safety
Skoda has equipped with car with several advanced safety equipment dual airbags, ABS (anti-lock braking system), central locking system with remote control, Parktonic rear parking sensors, EBD (electronic stability control) and hill hold assist. Features like rain sensing wiper system and cruise control are also on offer.
Should You Buy This Car?
The new Rapid Edition X is a perfect car for enthusiasts. It’s fun-to-drive as much as most of the entry-level sports car. In fact, the saloon offers a high-class comfort and safety for passengers.
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