Skoda India has launched a sporty new variant of Rapid which is called the Rapid Monte Carlo edition, with a starting price of Rs 10.75 lakhs and the top model costing Rs 13.75 lakh.
Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo is a much more popular sedan in international market and has finally been launched to India. The Czech carmaker offers both diesel and petrol versions of Rapid Monte Carlo and both come with either five-speed manual or seven-speed DSG gearboxes. This edition of Rapid comes with a sportier style and other features like revised grille, new alloys and a boot-lid spoiler, which sets the Monte Carlo stand out differently from its predecessor sedan – the regular Rapid.
The 1.6-litre petrol engine of Monte Carlo comes with either a five-speed manual or a seven-speed automatic gearbox which delivers a power of 105 horsepower, whereas the 1.5 litre TDI diesel produces a bit more power amounting to 110 horsepower. The petrol variants of the car are priced at Rs 10.75 – 11.75 lakh and the diesel Monte Carlo costs between Rs 12.46 – Rs 13.57 lakh. So considering the price, Monte Carlo will compete against India’s C-segment sedans like Honda City, Hyundai Verna and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz S.
Visually, Rapid Monte Carlo looks much sportier than Rapid and will be available in two colour combinations – Flash red with black roof and White Candy with black roof. In addition to the dual colour theme, the sedan comes with bold all-black front grille, alloy wheels, black tailgate spoiler and black grained diffuser on the exterior to accentuate the sporty theme. With all the added muscle, aggressive lines and crystalline features, Carlo is totally inheriting Skoda’s new legacy design which was seen in recently launched Skoda Octavia 2017 version. The car also has the Skoda Swing infotainment system which is compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink.
Oh and that’s not it, Carlo comes with rear parking sensors, rear view camera for parking assistance, rain-sensing wipers, auto-dimming electrochromic interior mirror, cruise control, and climate control. With all these added features, Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo seems to be a real deal and a ride perfect as an everyday sedan.