Czech automaker Skoda has re-introduced the Monte Carlo edition of its Rapid sedan in the Indian car market at an introductory price of Rs. 11.16 lakhs (ex-showroom across India). The new sporty Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo edition will be available across all the authorized Skoda dealerships in the country. The special edition model is available for sale exclusively in flash red colour scheme, which heightens its sporty appeal.
Skoda Auto India had first introduced the Monte Carlo edition for the Rapid mid-sized sedan in the country back in August, 2017. However, an Indian clothing company with the same name filed a trademark violation case against the Czech company and won the case, and following the court’s order Skoda had to rename the special edition model as the ‘Edition X’.
On the inside, 2019 Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo edition has been endowed with premium Monte Carlo leatherette seat upholstery along with grey vertical stripes. The special edition model offers a sporty three spoke, multifunctional flat-bottom steering wheel that comes height and length adjustable feature. Both the steering wheel and the gear knob come wrapped in black perforated leather along with sporty red decorative stitching. The interior is also complemented by a center console with piano black finish and plenty of chrome garnishes to up the sporty quotient.
The Rapid sedan also offers a lot of connectivity options. The sedan offers a 6.5 inch 'Drive' colour touchscreen central infotainment system which comes with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink support. The other noteworthy features on the car include climate control and adjustable dual rear AC vents, cruise control, rain sensing automatic wipers, a multifunctional display, and rear view camera among many others.
The Rapid Monte Carlo sedan is also high on safety features as it comes with standard dual front airbags and as well as Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) as these safety equipments are offered in the standard package in all the models from the house of Skoda. The Monte Carlo edition also offers five 3-point seatbelts, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Hill Hold Control system depending on the model.
The 2019 Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo edition comes powered by a 1.5 litre TDI diesel engine and a 1.6 litre MPI petrol mill option. The diesel motor has the capability to offer 110 PS of max along with 250 Nm of top torque and is coupled with a 7 speed DSG automatic and a 5 speed manual transmission option. On the other hand, the petrol engine is good to generate 105 PS and 153 Nm, and gets paired with a choice of a 6 speed automatic and a 5 speed manual transmission gearbox.
The new 2019 Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo edition has been launched in the car market of India with a price range of Rs. 11.16 – Rs. 14.26 lakhs.
The following is variant-wise price list of the Rapid Monte Carlo (all prices, ex-showroom pan India):