The Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo special edition has been designed to pay homage to the company’s racing heritage.
The Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo special edition will come with the existing 1.5-litre turbo diesel and the 1.6-litre MPI petrol powertrain options.
Skoda India has revealed features, specifications and launch details of its three upcoming products – Kodiaq, Octavia RS and Rapid Monte Carlo. While the performance sedan Octavia RS and Rapid’s special edition Monte Carlo will go on sale this month, the company’s first-ever 7-seater SUV Kodiaq will be rolled out towards the end of this year. The Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo special edition has been designed to pay tribute to the company’s racing heritage. In the European markets, this special edition package has already been introduced on Rapid, Fabia, Yeti and Citigo.
The India-spec Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo will get design upgrades and package similar to the international model. Painted in special red shade, this edition will feature sporty black treatment and an all-black interior. Besides this, the saloon will also get blackened package in the form of all-black grille, ORVMs, 16-inch alloy wheels and a tailgate spoiler. Inside the cabin, the sedan will get unique aluminium scuff plates, a flat-bottom multifunctional steering wheel, faux-carbon fibre trim and red stitching on the seats. Engine setup for the Rapid Monte Carlo might include – 250bhp, 1.5-litre TDI diesel and 103bhp, 1.6-litre MPI petrol. While the petrol variant will have a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox, the diesel model will be equipped with a 7-speed DSG unit. Also Read – New Skoda Superb – All You Need to Know
Based on the same lines of international model, the Rapid Monte Carlo will hit Indian roads in mid August 2017. If reports are to be believed, this edition might see a release on coming 16th August. Official bookings will be commenced soon. Read About – New Skoda Octavia vRS Performance Sedan
|Minimum||Rs 10 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 12 lakh|
With premium features and all-blackened treatment, the Rapid Monte Carlo appears sportier than the standard model. Prices of this special edition are estimated to fall between Rs 10 lakh – Rs 12 lakh (ex-showroom). Check Out – Skoda Karoq Compact SUV Pictures & Details
|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|
Skoda hasn’t yet revealed the engine details of the car. Though, it is likely to come with both petrol and diesel guise. The Monte Carlo petrol version might feature a 1.6-litre MPI unit making a top power of 103bhp with 153Nm of torque. On the flip side, the diesel variant could be powered by a 1.5-litre TDI motor that’s good for 250bhp. There will be two transmissions on offer – a 5-speed automatic (only on petrol models) and a 7-speed DSG (only on diesel models). Here’s – All You Need To Know About New Skoda Octavia
|Petrol||15.41kmpl (MT) & 14.84kmpl (AT)|
|Diesel||21.13kmpl (MT) & 21.72kmpl (AT)|
Since the engines aren’t confirmed yet, it would be quite early to comment on fuel efficiency of the vehicle. However, its diesel version is estimated to return around 21.13kmpl (MT) and 21.72kmpl (AT). On the other side, the petrol variant might offer 15.41kmpl (MT) and 14.84kmpl (AT).
– 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
Sporting comprehensive cosmetic updates, the Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo looks quite different from the regular model. Upfront 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 update highlights continue inside the cabin. The Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo special edition 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 will get a unique instrument cluster and multi-functional flat bottom steering wheel sheathed in red-stitched perforated leather. Skoda has confirmed that Rapid Monte Carlo will get aluminium foot pedals, which are likely to be reserved for the high-spec trim. This new edition will also come with a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirror Link support.
Designed on the same lines of international model, the Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo special edition will get blackened exterior pack and sporty interior.