After months of waiting and speculations, Skoda India has finally unpacked its keen awaited Rapid Monte Carlo Edition with a starting price of Rs 10.75 Lakh for the Indian market. Today, at an official event, the Skoda Auto India officially announced the sale infuriation of Monte Carlo edition of its mid-sized coupe ‘Rapid’ at a handsome ex-showroom price of Rs 10.75 lakhs. The launch of Skoda’s new Rapid Monte Carlo Edition will give stiff competition to the rivals like Hyundai’s fifth generation Verna and Maruti Suzuki’s sports variant of Ciaz S.
The new Rapid Monte Carlo Edition follows ŠKODA’s tagline of ‘One Nation. One Price’ and it completely inspired by the long heritage of motorsports of ŠKODA. As Skoda India has announced, the Rapid Monte Carlo will be presented in two selected color variants like Flash Red with a black crown and Candy White with black covering. The new sedan is designed as a sporty variant of the brand’s popular Rapid model and is said to be the most affordable car in the product line-up of Skoda India. Regarding specs and price, the Rapid Monte Carlo Edition is launched in eight different variants.
While the base version – the Monte Carlo Petrol MT will cost buyers Rs. 10.75 lakh (Ex-Showroom price), its higher version, the Style Petrol MT will be priced at Rs 10.24 lakh. Likewise, the Monte Carlo Petrol AT and the Style Petrol AT are tagged with the price range of Rs 11.98 lakh and Rs 11.46 lakh respectively. On its higher version, Monte Carlo Diesel MT will cost the buyer a price tag of Rs 12.46 lakh, while its Style Diesel MT console will be available for Rs 11.95 lakh. At the top, the Monte Carlo Diesel AT is priced at Rs 13.58 lakh, while its Style Diesel AT is priced at Rs 13.06 lakh.
Regarding design, the Rapid Monte Carlo Edition has taken its styling from the regular Skoda Rapid which has received a cosmetic makeover less than a year ago. Based on the top-end Style variant of the standard sedan Rapid, the Monte Carlo Edition features a seamless combination of crimson or white body paint alongside black intonations on the facade lattice. Moreover, the headlamp inserts, the tail lamp cluster, and the outside rearview mirrors (ORVMs) along with 16-inch alloy wheels are giving the sedan a premium look.