ŠKODA India launched the Rapid Monte Carlo Sporty Model paying homage to the Monte Carlo Racing Tradition. The ŠKODA Monte Carlo debuts in India at an ex-showroom price of INR 10.75 lakhs.
The Monte Carlo follows ŠKODA’s claim of ‘One Nation. One Price’ and is inspired by ŠKODA‘s long heritage of motorsports. The Monte Carlo will be available in two select dual- colour options: Flash Red with black roof and Candy White with black roof.
The car is accentuated by Sporty Black Front Grille, 16” Dual tone Black Alloy wheels, Dynamic Black Roof, black wing mirror housings, Black Tailgate Spoiler and Black Grained Diffuser. A MONTE CARLO badge features on each of the B-pillars.
Interiors are inspired by ŠKODA’s motorsport heritage with a New Super Sports Flat Bottom Steering Wheel, New Red and Black Leatherette Monte Carlo trademark seats, Black Interior Decor, Ribbed sporty stainless steel Foot Pedals and all black Dashboard.
The gearstick knob also comes in black leather with red, decorative stitching. The driver and passengers sit on special sporty Monte Carlo leatherette seats in a black/red design with grey vertical stripes. The front door sill bears the Monte Carlo lettering and the black floor mats feature black decorative stitching.
The Monte Carlo also gets a 6.5 inch, Colour Touchscreen Central Infotainment System with SmartLink™ technology that is compatible with MirrorLink®, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Monte Carlo will come with petrol and diesel engines from the Rapid’s model range. The 1.5 litre TDI produces 110PS (81kW) of power and a torque output of 250 Nm while delivering fuel efficiency of 21.72 kmpl (DSG) and 21.13 kmpl (MT). The 1.6 litre MPI or the Multi- point Injection engine is at the heart of the Rapid’s Petrol Variant. With Dual Overhead Camshaft (DOHC) 16 valves, it delivers 105 PS (77kW) of power and a peak torque output of 153Nm while delivering fuel efficiency figures of 15.41 kmpl (MT) and 14.84 kmpl (AT). The DSG transmission with Sport mode and Tiptronics will leave you overwhelmed.
Standard equipment in the Monte Carlo range includes safety features, such as the ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), daytime running lights, five three-point seat belts and two- airbags. In addition, ESC (Electronic Stability Control) is available in DSG variant and Hill Hold Control is available in both AT Petrol and AT Diesel variants.
Other standard features are Parktonic Rear Parking Sensors, Automatically dimming rear view mirror and One Touch Anti Pinch technology for windows. In addition, the comfort features available are a central locking system with remote control; a multifunctional display; height- adjustable driver and front passenger seats; and storage pockets on the back of the front seats. It will also come with revolutionary Climatronic technology along with adjustable dual rear AC vents thus making the car your utopia of comfort.
The Monte Carlo is equipped with intelligent Rain Sensing Wiper system, cruise control, adjustable headrests and foldable armrests, cooled glove box and rear view camera.
SKODA Rapid Monte Carlo Prices (ex-showroom)
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Commenting on the launch of the Monte Carlo, Mr Ashutosh Dixit – Director: Sales, Service & Marketing, ŠKODA AUTO India, said,
“The new Monte Carlo is an integral part of our model offensive strategy in India. The Monte Carlo offers a compelling combination of the brand’s emotional design, exquisite interiors, and host of convenience features, leading safety as well as intelligent connectivity features. The Monte Carlo is positioned at the top end of the segment and is targeted at the discerning customer who wants a premium experience.”