Skoda India recently launched the new Rapid facelift in India. The Czech manufacturer plans to follow it up with the launch of a special edition of the sedan. Called the Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo Special Edition, it will feature exterior updates as well as changes to the interior. Mechanically, it will be the same as the Rapid on sale right now. Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo India launch should take place sometime next year. Expect the Rapid special edition to cost around Rs 20,000 more than the standard car. Here’s more info on the upcoming New Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo Special Edition launch, price and features.
New Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo Special Edition Launch in India
|Model||Expected Launch Date|
|New Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo Edition||First Half 2016|
Skoda India has confirmed they will be bringing the Rapid Monte Carlo to India. However, exact launch dates are yet to be revealed. Our guess is that the new Rapid facelift Monte Carlo edition launch will take place in the first half of 2017. Skoda has a few other launches in the pipeline as well. These include Octavia Black Edition, Octavia RS and the Kodiaq SUV.
New Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo Special Edition Price in India
|Model||Expected Price Ex Showroom Delhi|
|New Skoda Rapid Ambition Petrol MT Monte Carlo Edition||Rs. 9.50 lakh|
|New Skoda Rapid Ambition Petrol AT Monte Carlo Edition||Rs. 10.60 lakh|
|New Skoda Rapid Style Petrol MT Monte Carlo Edition||Rs. 10.70 lakh|
|New Skoda Rapid Style Petrol AT Monte Carlo Edition||Rs. 11.80 lakh|
|New Skoda Rapid Diesel Ambition MT Monte Carlo Edition||Rs. 10.70 lakh|
|New Skoda Rapid Diesel Ambition AT Monte Carlo Edition||Rs. 12.00 lakh|
|New Skoda Rapid Diesel Style MT Monte Carlo Edition||Rs. 11.90 lakh|
|New Skoda Rapid Diesel Style AT Monte Carlo Edition||Rs. 13.00 lakh|
As we mentioned earlier, the Rapid Monte Carlo Edition will cost about Rs 20,000-30,000 more than the standard car. We expect prices of the New Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo Special Edition petrol to start at Rs. 9.50 lakh.
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New Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo Special Edition Features
The upcoming special edition of the Rapid will feature a slew of cosmetic upgrades. These will include exterior as well as interior changes. These new additions will be similar to the ones available on the Euro-spec Rapid Monte Carlo
- Black Surround for the front grille
- Smoked headlamps
- Smoked tail lights
- Black skirting for front and rear bumpers
- Black side skirts
- Side view mirrors finished in black
- Black lip spoiler
- New black alloy wheels
- Badging on B-pillar
- Contrast stitching on back upholstery for the interiors.
- All black interiors
New Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo Special Edition Design Review
As you can read in the section above, the New Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo Special Edition will feature a very sporty black colour theme all around. Among the highlights of the design of this special edition will be a black roof, new black alloys wheels and black interiors. Also, the chrome seen on the standard car will be ditched in favour of a sportier black theme. Expect the existing set of colours options to get the Monte Carlo makeover. Also, there will be a new shade of red available.
On the inside, the beige will be replaced by black. The seats will get contrasting stitching that will lend the cabin a very sporty feel. Other additions might include a flat-bottom steering. Other features will remain the same as the standard model.
New Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo Special Edition Specifications
|Length x Width x Height||4386 x 1699 x 1466 mm|
|Wheel Type and Size||16” Alloys|
|Boot Space||460 L|
|Engine Type/ Displacement||1.6 L Petrol/1.5 L Diesel|
|Power||104 bhp/108 bhp|
|Torque||153 Nm/250 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||5-speed MT or 6-speed AT/5-speed MT or 7-speed AT (DSG)|
|Mileage||14.84-15.41 KMPL/21.13-21.72 KMPL|
As is the case with most special editions, there will be no changes made to the mechanicals of the Rapid. It will continue to use the 1.6 L Petrol and 1.5 L Diesel.
New Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo Special Edition Mileage
|Petrol 1.6||Manual – 15.41 KMPLAutomatic – 14.84 KMPL|
|Diesel 1.5||Manual – 21.13 KMPLAutomatic – 21.72 KMPL|
Please Note – Images of Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo used for representative purposes.
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