Skoda has silently updated the Rapid Monte Carlo and Onyx variants with some minor cosmetic updates. Prices, however, remain unchanged as the Rapid continues to retail from Rs 7.79 lakh to Rs 13.29 lakh (ex-showroom India).
Starting with the Rapid Monte Carlo, it gets new black alloys and black front lip and side spoilers. The Onyx variant, on the other hand, gets a glossy silver finish on the ORVMs, side moulding, rear lip spoiler, front lip spoiler and roof. Earlier, the Onyx variant used to get a black finish on the above-mentioned elements.
Under the hood, both the variants of the Rapid are powered by the same 1.0-litre TSI turbo petrol engine that makes 110PS and 175Nm paired to either a 6-speed MT or 6-speed AT. While the Rapid manual has a claimed fuel economy of 18.97kmpl, the Rapid automatic does 16.24 km to a litre.
Things have remained unchanged on the features front as well. Both the variants are equipped with features such as height-adjustable driver’s seat, tilt and telescopic steering, auto AC with rear AC vents, a touchscreen infotainment system, steering mounted controls, electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs, projector headlamps with LED DRLs, front and rear fog lamps, dual front airbags ABS with EBD and rear parking sensors. It also gets a hill launch assist and electronic stability program but they are limited to the automatic variants only.
Over the Onyx variant, the Monte Carlo gets a bigger 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system but misses out on Apple CarPlay and Android Auto which are available on the 6.5-inch unit available on the Onyx variant. Other additional features include auto headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, auto-dimming IRVM, cruise control and parking camera.