Skoda launched the Monte Carlo edition of its C-segment sedan, the Rapid, just a few days back. It comes with several new features and aesthetic enhancements which make the car look good. The Monte Carlo Edition is based on the top-end variant of the Skoda Rapid and retails at Rs. 11.15 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the most affordable variant of this edition. Skoda has now released a TVC which focuses on displaying all the exclusive features and details of the car. Check out the video below before we get to know what all have been added on to the car so as to make it the Monte Carlo edition.
Skoda had earlier launched the Monte Carlo edition in 2017 but had to withdraw the model due to some legal disputes. The company has now settled all disputes and hence have relaunched the car. It will come with an exclusive shade of red, called Flash REd by the company. Skoda has worked upon the car to make it visually stunning and the car offers black accents across the body design along with and race-inspired interiors. It gets a black Skoda signature grille, gloss black mirrors, projector headlamps with chrome eyelashes and LED daytime running lights. Other highlights on the Monte Carlo edition includes 16-inch dual tone alloy wheels, glossy black decor on B pillars with Monte Carlo flag badge, black tailgate spoiler, black roof and blacked out sporty diffuser.
Talking about the interiors, the Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo comes with a sporty three-spoke flat bottom multi-function steering wheel along with a leather-wrapped gear knob with red stitching. The black leather seats get vertical stripes on them in white and dark pink which add a dash of sportiness to the car. The car also comes with a 6.5 inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports connectivity features like Mirror Link, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
As for the mechanical bits, the car remains identical to the regular model. The Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo gets powered by a 1.6-litre MPI petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 108 Bhp and 153 Nm of peak torque. The diesel engine is a 1.5-litre TDI engine that generates 103 Bhp of power along with 250 Nm of torque. Both the engines get a 5-speed manual transmission as standard. There is a 6-speed Tiptronic (torque converter) automatic transmission with the petrol engine while the diesel engine gets 7-speed DSG dual clutch transmission.
To let you know, the ‘Monte Carlo’ term used by Skoda for its special edition Rapid sedan stands as a tribute to Skoda Motorsport division. The company has more than 110 years of exposure to rally and motorsport and has a rich history in the same. Among the many well-known motorsport events, one of them is the Rallye Monte Carlo from which this name was taken.