Skoda, the Czech automaker, is all set to release a set of sportier avatars of its current cars throughout the upcoming months. One of these will be the latest version of the facelifted Rapid, badged as Monte Carlo. The unique version commends the brand's motorsports history. The Rapid Monte Carlo was unveiled worldwide in 2015 and houses a large set of corrective changes to give it a sportier look. Comes with additional features, such as, grille surrounds, newly designed bumpers and extended side skirts, redesigned alloy wheels, a spoiler and wing mirrors. It also carries a unique red paint job.
On the inside, the Monte Carlo is intended to overflow motorsport dedication. The sedan gets a sporty cabin with bucket styled upholstery finished in black, grey and red. To further upgrade the sporty character of the car, Skoda has included stainless steel pedals and has also used carbon fibre on the dashboard. Different elements incorporate a multi-functional flat button steering wheel covered in leather and a sporty instrument cluster.
In the engine section, the new Rapid Monte Carlo sedan is probably going to utilize a similar engine which is used for the regular model - the 1.5-litre turbo diesel and the 1.6-litre MPI petrol engine. While the oil burner creates a similar max power of 103bhp and builds up a peak torque of 250Nm, the petrol engine produces 103bhp and can produce a maximum torque of 153Nm. Customers have the choice to choose between two transmission options - a 5-speed manual gearbox and the brand's brilliant 7-speed DSG unit.
Despite the fact that India gets an alternate Rapid from the one which is available in the European marketplace with a facelift, styling will be quite similar. The Monte Carlo version of the Indian Rapid will acquire subtle elements from its international kin.