The Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo has been launched in India, prices start from Rs. 10.75 lakhs.
Paying tribute to the Monte Carlo Racing Tradition, Skoda has launched the Rapid Monte Carlo in India. Prices for the Rapid Monte Carlo start at Rs. 10.75 lakhs for the petrol manual transmission and go up to Rs. 13.57 lakhs for the diesel automatic variant, both prices (ex-showroom).
The Rapid Monte Carlo gets no mechanical changes but is a cosmetic makeover only. Changes to the exterior include a sporty black front grille, 16-inch smoked alloy wheels, blackened ORVMs housing, black roof, tailgate spoiler and a grained diffuser. There are Monte Carlo badges on both the B-pillars of the sedan.
There are tweaks to the interior too. The Rapid Monte Carlo gets a flat bottom steering wheel, Monte Carlo trademark red and black leather seats, an all-black interior with red contrast stitching on the steering wheel and gear knob, and ribbed stainless steel foot pedals. Since the Rapid Monte Carlo is based on the Style variant, it also gets the 6.5-inch ‘Drive’ touchscreen infotainment system with MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto connectivity.
The Rapid Monte Carlo continues to be powered by the same 1.6-litre petrol motor that produces 105 HP of power and 153 Nm of torque and 1.5-litre diesel mill that churns out 110 HP of power and 250 Nm of torque. While both engines come matched to a 5-speed manual transmission, the petrol variant can be had with a 6-speed tiptronic (torque converter) transmission while the diesel variant is available with the 7-speed dual-clutch (DSG) automatic.
Other features in the Rapid Monte Carlo include dual front airbags, ABS, ESC (Electronic Stability Control) in the DSG variant, Hill Hold function in both petrol and diesel automatic, rain sensing wipers, cruise control, rear parking sensors with camera and daytime running lights.
The Rapid Monte Carlo is available is in a choice of 2 dual tone colours- Flash Red with black roof and Candy White with black roof.
Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo Price
* 1.6 MPI MT- Rs. 10.75 lakhs
* 1.6 MPI AT- Rs. 11.97 lakhs
* 1.5 TDI MT- Rs. 12.46 lakhs
* 1.5 TDI AT- Rs. 13.57 lakhs
(all prices, ex-showroom, pan-India)