Launched — Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo

  • Aug 23, 2017


Skoda has launched Rapid Monte Carlo edition to make the sedan a bit more exciting in the face of fresh competition. The Monte Carlo is based on the top-end Style trim of the Rapid and is available with all existing engine and transmission combinations. The ex-showroom Delhi pricing is as follows:

- Rapid Monte Carlo Petrol Manual: Rs 10.75 lakh

- Rapid Monte Carlo Petrol Automatic: Rs 11.98 lakh

- Rapid Monte Carlo Diesel Manual: Rs 12.46 lakh

- Rapid Monte Carlo Diesel Automatic: Rs 13.58 lakh


The premium is about Rs 50,000 more on top of the Style variants, and you get the following extra features:

- An option of red or white body colour
- Dual-tone paint job with black roof
- Contrasting black colour for front grille, outside mirrors, headlamp and taillight accents, B-pillars and black rear spoiler
- Dual-tone 16-inch alloy wheels
- Black interior
- Contrast red accents on upholstery and steering wheel
- Ribbed stainless steel pedals
- Leather-wrapped flat bottom steering wheel
- Metallic door sill plate with Monte Carlo badging

Other than the visual updates, there's nothing to root for in this Rapid special editions. The car existing feature list includes cruise control, automatic wipers, auto dimming mirror, climate control, rear AC vents, rear parking sensors, reversing camera, and a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.


On the mechanical side, it gets a 1.6-litre petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. The petrol motor makes 110PS of power and 153Nm of torque while the oil burner makes 105PS and 250Nm. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard across the range along with an optional 6-speed torque converter paired with the petrol engine while a 7-speed dual clutch is available with the diesel. The petrol engine promises a fuel efficiency of 15.4kmpl with the manual transmission and 14.8kmpl with the automatic. The diesel engine delivers 21.1kmpl with the manual gearbox and 21.7kmpl with the automatic.

The Skoda Rapid petrol range starts at Rs 8.2 lakh and tops out at Rs 11.46 lakh. The diesel variants are priced between Rs 9.58 lakh and Rs 13.06 lakh.


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