Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo Launch Soon; Bookings Open

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Skoda India, the Indian subsidiary of popular Czech automaker, launched the Octavia facelift earlier this year. It’s now planning to even launch the much anticipated Kodiaq 7-seater SUV along with special editions of its existing models. One such upcoming Skoda car in India is the Rapid Monte Carlo. Bookings for the car are already underway at authorized Skoda dealers and on the official Skoda India website. This car has been kitted up to pay homage to the Skoda’s racing heritage. Back in Europe, this bespoke trim is available on Rapid, Fabia, Yeti and Citigo. The Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo launch date is likely to fall in September. Bookings should start soon. Read on for more on the India-spec Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo special edition model.

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This edition will bring in most of the features and cosmetic upgrades that are available in the international markets. The upper-C-segment sedan gets a red exterior paint along with an all-black trim for the interior. Other than this, the car also gets some more black-painted bits like an all-black grille, black-painted ORVM caps and black-painted 16-inch alloy wheels. The car also gets a lip-spoiler for the tailgate. The interior gets aluminum finish for the scuff plates, a flat bottom steering wheel and faux carbon fibre trim. The black seat upholstery comes with contrasting red stitching.

In India, the Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo will come with the same engines that power the regular car. This means you’ll get to choose between a 1.5-litre Turbo Diesel and a 1.6-litre Naturally Aspirated petrol. While the petrol engine outputs 103 BHP, the oil burner goes on to offer 108 BHP. Both the engines come mated to a 5-speed Manual Transmission as standard. While you can also order the petrol Rapid with a six-speed torque converter automatic, the Diesel model offers a seven-speed DSG.

Also See – New Skoda Rapid Facelift | 2017 Skoda Octavia

Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo Launch Date

Model Expected Launch Date
New Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo September 2018

It may be noted here that Skoda India won’t launch the international-spec Rapid here. No, not yet. Instead, the India-spec Rapid, which is related to the Volkswagen Vento, will receive the Monte Carlo treatment for the Indian market. It’s likely that the new car will launch in September. Bookings for the car are already underway at authorized Skoda dealers and on the official Skoda India website. Watch this space for the official launch date. We’ll update this section as soon as the manufacturer releases some official details.

Also See – New Skoda Kodiaq SUV | Skoda Octavia Black Edition

Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo Price in India

Minimum Price Rs. 9.50 lakh
Maximum Price Rs. 13.00 lakh

The Monte Carlo edition for the Rapid could cost roughly Rs 30,000 more than the regular model. We expect the prices to start at roughly Rs 9.50 lakh and go all the way to Rs 13,00 lakh for the top-end model. The premium this limited version will command over the regular trims will be justified through the several cosmetic updates and the distinct look this car will offer.

Also See – Skoda Rapid Old vs New

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2017 Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo Specifications

Engine Type/ Displacement 1.6 L Petrol/1.5 L Diesel
Power 103 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)

The Monte Carlo special edition for this sedan will be available with the same set of engines that power the standard trims. The engine options include a 1.5-litre TDI Diesel engine and a 1.6-litre MPI Petrol engine.

The Diesel engine on offer here outputs a max. power of 108 BHP at 3,750 RPM and a peak torque of 250 Nm between 1,500-3,000 RPM. The Petrol engine, on the other hand, outputs 103 BHP and 153 Nm. Both these engines come mated to a 5-speed Manual Transmission as standard. However, while you can order the Petrol engine with a 6-speed toque converter Automatic Transmission, the oil burner can be bought with a 7-speed DSG.

2017 Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo Mileage

Petrol 15.41 KMPL (MT) & 14.84 KMPL (AT)
Diesel 21.13 KMPL (MT) & 21.72 KMPL (AT)

As the engines come from the standard variants, the mileage that the Monte Carlo special edition will offer shall also remain the same. The Petrol engine will deliver around 15.41 KMPL with a manual gearbox and 14.84 KMPL with an automatic. The Diesel engine will deliver around 21.13 KMPL with a manual gearbox and around 21.72 KMPL with the DSG. While not as frugal as, say, the Maruti Ciaz, this car still offers a pretty decent fuel efficiency.

2017 Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo Features

  • Black Surround for the front grille
  • All black interiors
  • Smoked tail lights
  • Black skirting for front and rear bumpers
  • Smoked headlamps
  • New black alloy wheels
  • Badging on B-pillar
  • Side view mirrors finished in black
  • Black side skirts
  • Black lip spoiler
  • Contrast stitching on back upholstery for the interiors.

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Just like the international versions, the India-spec Rapid will get many cosmetic upgrades. The upgrades will be found on both the exterior and the interior of the new model. These additional features are similar to those the international model offers.

2017 Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo Exterior, Interior

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 limited version 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.

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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 Dimensions

Length 4386 mm
Width 1699 mm
Height 1466 mm
Kerb Weight -NA-
Wheel Type and Size 16” Alloys
Boot Space 460 L

There is no change in the dimensions. Hence, in terms of size, the upcoming limited edition will be the same as the regular variants

Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo Special Edition – Full Tech Specs

Displacement 1.6 L Petrol/1.5 L Diesel
Maximum Power 103 BHP/108 BHP
Maximum Torque 153 Nm/250 Nm
No. of Cylinders 4
Gearbox 5-speed Manual,6-speed Automatic/5-speed Manual, 7-speed DSG
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
Overall Length 4413 mm
Overall Width 1699 mm
Overall Height 1466 mm
Wheelbase 2552 mm
Ground Clearance 163 mm
Gross Vehicle Weight 1750 kg
Turning Radius 5.3 metres
Seating Capacity 5
Number of Seating Rows 2 Rows
Number of Doors 4 Doors
Boot Space 460 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 litres
Front Brakes Disc brakes with inner cooling with single piston floating caliper
Rear Brakes Drum
Front Suspension McPherson suspension with lower triangular links and torsion stabiliser
Rear Suspension Compound link crank-axle
Front Tyre 185/60 R15
Rear Tyre 185/60 R15
Alloy Wheels Yes
Wheels 6.0J x 15

We’ll be keeping you up to date with all the latest news updates on the launch date and price of the new 2017 Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo Special Edition.

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