Skoda Auto India is set to reintroduce the Monte Carlo
marque in the market soon with the launch of the Rapid Monte Carlo. The Monte
Carlo badge pays homage to the place with the same name, where Skoda has had an
illustrious rally history. The Rapid Monte Carlo will be introduced for Rs
11.16 lakh (ex-showroom pan India). The car will be available across all
authorized Skoda dealership in the country in exclusive Flash Red colour
Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo Prices
MPI Petrol Engine, Manual Transmission
MPI Petrol Engine, Automatic Transmission
TDI CR Diesel Engine, Manual Transmission
TDI CR Diesel Engine, Automatic Transmission
The Rapid Monte Carlo will come with the 1.5L TDI diesel
engine and the 1.6L MPI petrol engine from the Skoda Rapid model range. The
1.5L TDI produces 108.5hp of power and 250Nm torque while delivering a fuel
efficiency of 21.72kmpl (DSG) and 21.13kmpl (MT). The 1.6L MPI, 16 valves Dual
Over-Head Camshaft (DOHC) engine on the other hand will be good for 104.5hp and
153Nm. delivering fuel efficiency figures of 15.41kmpl (MT) and 14.84kmpl (AT).
The standard safety and security equipment on the Rapid
Monte Carlo will include a wide range of features, such as the ABS (Anti-lock
Braking System), five three-point seatbelts and dual airbags. In addition, ESC
(Electronic Stability Control) is available on the DSG variant and HHC (Hill
Hold Control) is available on both AT Petrol and AT Diesel variants. Apart from
this, Skoda will offer safety features like dual airbags and ABS as standard
across its product portfolio.
The exteriors of the new Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo get a black
Skoda signature grille, gloss black mirrors and quartz-cut projector headlights
(with chrome eyelashes) and LED daytime running lights with crystalline appearance. The dual tone 16”
Clubber alloy wheels with glossy black bolt covers, the glossy black décor on
the B pillars with MONTE CARLO flag badge, the black roof foil, the black
tailgate spoiler and the black grained sporty diffuser accentuate the sporty
and the glamorous character of the Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo. On the inside one
can find the three-spoke SuperSport flat-bottom multifunction steering wheel
and the gear knob come with black perforated leather and red decorative
stitching. The plush Monte Carlo leatherette seat upholstery with grey vertical
stripes combine great aesthetics with premium comfort. Along with this there
are ribbed stainless steel foot pedals and scuff plates with 'MONTE CARLO'
inscription, a piano black center console and the abundant chrome accents.
There is a 6.5-inch colour touchscreen infotainment system,
equipped with SmartLink technology (the ŠKODA connectivity bundle supporting
MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto) which mirrors the smartphone for
seamless connectivity and undistracted drive; besides supporting Aux-in, USB,
and Bluetooth options. The Rapid Monte Carlo comes with Climatronic air
conditioning technology, along with adjustable dual rear AC vents. Other
features include Rain Sensing Wipers, cruise control, a multifunctional
display, height and length adjustable steering wheel, adjustable headrests and
foldable armrests, tinted windows and windscreen and rear view camera. The
Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo will boast of one of the best luggage capacities in its
class, with a 460L boot space and other intelligent storage solutions with
cooled glove box compartment, a black waste bin for the front door pocket,
storage compartment under the front center armrest and cup holders in the front
as well as the rear.
Commenting on the introduction of the new Skoda Rapid Monte
Carlo, Zac Hollis, Director – Sales, Service, and Marketing, Skoda Auto India
Pvt Ltd said, “We are glad to re-introduce the Monte Carlo marque in India. The
RAPID Monte Carlo offers a compelling combination of the brand’s emotive
design, exquisite interiors, leading safety as well as intelligent connectivity
features. It is positioned at the upper end of its segment and targets
discerning customers who wants a premium experience.”
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