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Skoda Hints At A New Top-spec Variant For The Kushaq


The Monte Carlo variant could be launched in the future with cosmetic enhancements and more features

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  • Skoda Kushaq Monte Carlo could follow the footsteps of Rapid Monte Carlo in India.
  • It’s likely to come with additional features.
  • Kushaq to be launched in June 2021. Monte Carlo to be introduced later
  • It’s likely to be priced between Rs 9 lakh and Rs 17 lakh (ex-showroom).
  • Skoda also offers Monte Carlo variants in international markets like the similarly sized Kamiq.

The new Skoda Kushaq will initially be offered in three variants: Active, Ambition, and Style. While the top-end variant is generously loaded with features, there are certain misses when compared to the segment leader, the Creta. Now, Skoda India hinted it could launch a new top-spec Monte Carlo variant post the Kushaq’s market introduction in June. Our guess is that this variant will most likely be offered with all the missing features. 

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Skoda offers the Monte Carlo variants in international models such as the Kamiq. In India, the same is offered in the Rapid, which comes with three exclusive colours: red, white, and silver. The Rapid Monte Carlo also features an all-black interior, black seat covers with red highlights and a sportier flat-bottom steering wheel. 

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The Kushaq Monte Carlo is likely to boast similar cosmetic enhancements as well. The Tornado Red Kushaq with sportier alloy wheels and all-black interior with red highlights does seem tempting, right? It could also come with additional features such as a digital driver’s display, powered driver’s seat, or even a panoramic sunroof (it currently comes with a single pane unit). All these three wow features are currently missing in the Kushaq. 

Also Read: Kushaq’s features, powertrains, and other details explained

The Kushaq is likely to be priced between Rs 9 lakh and Rs 17 lakh (ex-showroom). The Monte Carlo, when launched, is likely to be priced Rs 50,000 over the top-spec Style variants. Considering it’s the sportier variant, it’s likely to be offered only with the 150PS 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine. 

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The Kushaq will face competition from the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, and the upcoming Volkswagen Taigun.

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