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Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo is now the ‘Edition X’

Skoda India, the Indian subsidiary of popular Czech automaker, had to discontinue the recently launched Rapid Monte Carlo as it lost a copyright infringement case filed Punjab-based apparel company that is known as the Monte Carlo. Now, it has come to light that the company has renamed the car to ‘Edition X’. The special edition of the Rapid Monte Carlo, the latest special edition of the Skoda Rapid has an ex-showroom price of Rs 10.75 lakh. 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. Read on for more on the India-spec Skoda Rapid Edition X special model.

Skoda Rapid Edition X Images


This edition brings 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.

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In India, the Skoda Rapid Edition X comes with the same engines that power the regular car. This means you 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.

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Skoda Rapid Edition X Price in India

Minimum PriceRs. 10.75 lakh
Maximum PriceRs. 13.57 lakh

The Edition X for the Rapid has a starting price of Rs 10.75 lakh. Prices of the new Skoda Rapid Edition X go all the way to Rs 13.57 lakh for the top-end model.The premium this limited version commands over the regular trims is for the several cosmetic updates and the distinct look this car will offer. Here is the full price list-

1.6L MPI MTRs 10,75,347
1.6L MPI ATRs 11,97,672
1.5L TDI MTRs 12,46,096
1.5L TDI ATRs 13,57,709

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2017 Skoda Rapid Edition X Specifications

Engine Type/ Displacement1.6 L Petrol/1.5 L Diesel
Power103 BHP/108 BHP
Torque153 Nm/250 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox)5-speed MT or 6-speed AT/5-speed MT or 7-speed AT (DSG)

The Edition X special model for this sedan is 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 Edition X Mileage

Petrol15.41 KMPL (MT) & 14.84 KMPL (AT)
Diesel21.13 KMPL (MT) & 21.72 KMPL (AT)

As the engines come from the standard variants, the mileage that the Edition X 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 Edition X 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.

skoda rapid monte carlo special edition images

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 Edition X Exterior, Interior

As you can read in the section above, the New Skoda Rapid EditionX features a very sporty black colour theme all around. Among the highlights of the design of this limited version are a black roof, new black alloy 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 EditionX makeover. Also, there is a new shade of red available.

Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo Special Edition India Launch in 2017, Price 9.5 L skoda-rapid-monte-carlo-special-edition-front-grille-1

On the inside, the beige is replaced by black. The seats get contrasting stitching that will lend the cabin a very sporty feel. Other additions include a flat-bottom steering. Other features will remain the same as the standard model.

New Skoda Rapid Edition X Dimensions

Length4386 mm
Width1699 mm
Height1466 mm
Kerb Weight-NA-
Wheel Type and Size16” Alloys
Boot Space460 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 Edition X – Full Tech Specs

Displacement1.6 L Petrol/1.5 L Diesel
Maximum Power103 BHP/108 BHP
Maximum Torque153 Nm/250 Nm
No. of Cylinders4
Gearbox5-speed Manual,6-speed Automatic/5-speed Manual, 7-speed DSG
DrivetrainFront Wheel Drive (FWD)
Overall Length4413 mm
Overall Width1699 mm
Overall Height1466 mm
Wheelbase2552 mm
Ground Clearance163 mm
Gross Vehicle Weight1750 kg
Turning Radius5.3 metres
Seating Capacity5
Number of Seating Rows2 Rows
Number of Doors4 Doors
Boot Space460 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity55 litres
Front BrakesDisc brakes with inner cooling with single piston floating caliper
Rear BrakesDrum
Front SuspensionMcPherson suspension with lower triangular links and torsion stabiliser
Rear SuspensionCompound link crank-axle
Front Tyre185/60 R15
Rear Tyre185/60 R15
Alloy WheelsYes
Wheels6.0J 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 Edition X.