Skoda has announced that it will launch a new variant of the Rapid sedan in India as soon as next week. Called the Rapid Monte Carlo, this is essentially the same car that was launched back in November 2016 but with significant cosmetic updates inside out.
Bookings for the Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo have begun, interested customers can book one for Rs 50,000.
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Changes on the outside include an exclusive red paint option, matte-black grille, shiny black roof and ORVM covers and a boot-mounted spoiler. The Monte Carlo edition will also get exclusive 16-inch dual-spoke alloy wheels which look similar in design to the ones on the Volkswagen Jetta.
Inside, the Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo edition will get a sportier theme. Changes include a flat-bottom steering with contrast red stitching and seat covers with white-and-orange accents and white stripes.
While the car will be launched next week, the first units of the car will only be delivered to customers in September 2017.
The Rapid Monte Carlo will be powered by the same engines as the standard sedan - a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder, turbo-diesel developing 110PS/250Nm and a 1.6-litre petrol motor developing 105PS/153Nm. It is not known if both manual and automatic transmissions will be offered in the Monte Carlo edition.
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Currently, the top of the line Rapid Style variants are priced between Rs 10.24 lakh (petrol-manual) to Rs 13.06 lakh (diesel-automatic). The Monte Carlo Edition is expected to be priced just above the respective Style variants at a premium of around Rs 40,000-50,000.
More details of the new Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo edition are expected soon. Stay tuned.
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