We the first to tell you that Skoda will be launching the Monte Carlo edition of the Rapid this month. The Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo edition has been launched at ₹ 11.8 Lakhs (on-road). Skoda India will be launching three products by the end of this year. After the New Octavia. The Skoda Octavia RS and the Skoda Kodiaq will follow later in the year. The Monte Carlo is a special edition variant that also is seen on other Skoda cars internationally. The changes on this special edition will be purely cosmetic and there will not be any change in the technical specifications. The Skoda Rapid is quite a popular car in its segment and the new edition is expected to bring more footfalls to the showrooms. What is the Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo all about? Read on further for our preview.
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Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo Price in India
|Monte Carlo edition||₹ 11.8 lakhs|
The Skoda Rapid has been launched for ₹ 11.8 lakhs (on-road). The increase in price is due to the enhanced look provided in this edition and also the new added features.
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Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo Specifications
|Engine||1.6-Litre Petrol / 1.5-litre Diesel|
|Torque||153 Nm / 250 Nm|
|Transmission||5-speed MT & 6-speed AT/5-speed MT & 7-speed AT (DSG)|
Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo Features
The Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo will come with additional features which are:
- New black front grille
- Black roof
- Glossy black ORVMs
- Rear spoiler on boot
- New design black machined alloy wheels
- Black rear scuff plates
- All black interiors
- New sporty steering wheel
- Seat with red accents
- Red stitching on steering wheel
- Red stitching on gear knob
- Aluminium pedals
Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo Exterior
The front grille of the Skoda Rapid is like the Octavia and the headlamps are sharp. They even have smoked effect to make it look sporty. The front grille will be glossy black in colour and will look aggressive. A new front bumper and even a redesigned rear bumper are already there on the new Skoda Rapid.
It will additionally get a black roof to make it look sportier. The ORVMs will also be fully black in contrast with the body colour. There is also a black colored spoiler on the boot. The will be a new set of alloy wheels as well. These alloy wheels are of twin-five spoke design and will be offered with a black machined finish, which will look really classy.
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Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo Interior
The Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo will get all-black interiors. This will make it look very sporty. In addition it will have red accents on the seats. There will be a new sporty steering wheel too, which will have a flat bottom. The leather steering wheel will have red stitching. The red stitching will also extend to the gear lever. Then the Monte Carlo edition will also have aluminium pedals to add more flavour of sportiness to it.
The front row of the Rapid has good enough space for tall people. There is no shortage of leg room or head room. The seats are firm, which makes it comfortable for long drives. The boot size too is large enough for a family weekend trip.
Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo Engine
The Skoda Rapid comes with a 1.6-litre petrol engine with which churns out 103bhp of power and 150Nm of torque. It is mated to a five-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmission.The 1.5-litre diesel in the Rapid has a power of 108bhp and 250Nm of torque. This is mated to a five-speed manual and there is also a seven-speed dual clutch (automatic) transmission.
Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo Mileage
|Petrol||15.4 km/l (MT) & 14.8 km/l (AT)|
|Diesel||21.13 km/l (MT) & 21.72 km/l (AT)|
The Skoda Rapid petrol manual returns 15.4km/l and the auto returns 14.8 km/l. The diesel manual gives 21.13 km/l and auto 21.72km/l