ŠKODA Pays Homage to Motorsports with ‘Monte Carlo’

‘Monte Carlo’

Mumbai: ŠKODA AUTO India has introduced ‘Monte Carlo’ at an attractive ex-showroom price starting at Rs 10.75 lakh. The Monte Carlo follows ŠKODA’s claim of ‘One Nation. One Price’ and is inspired from ŠKODA‘s long heritage of motorsports.

The Monte Carlo will be available in two select dual-colour options: Flash Red with black roof and Candy White with black roof. On the launch of the Monte Carlo,  Ashutosh Dixit, Director _ Sales, Service & Marketing, ŠKODA AUTO India, said, “The new Monte Carlo is an integral part of our model offensive strategy in India. The Monte Carlo offers a compelling combination of the brand’s emotional design, exquisite interiors, and host of convenient features, leading safety as well as intelligent connectivity features. The Monte Carlo is positioned at the top end of the segment and is targeted at the discerning customer who wants a premium experience.”

The strong, sporty design embraces clean cuts and modern crystalline appearance that resonates with the ŠKODA’s new design legacy.  A Monte Carlo badge features on each of the B-pillars. The interior of the Monte Carlo pays homage to ŠKODA’s motorsport heritage and has a unique sporty appearance. The driver and passengers sit on special sporty Monte Carlo leatherette seats in a black/red design with grey vertical stripes. The front door sill bears the Monte Carlo lettering and the black floor mats feature black, decorative stitching.

The Monte Carlo will come with new-generation petrol and diesel engines from the Rapid’s model range. The 1.5 litre TDI produces 110PS (81kW) of power and a torque output of 250 Nm while delivering fuel efficiency of 21.72 kmpl (DSG) and 21.13 kmpl (MT). The 1.6 litre MPI or the Multi- point Injection engine is at the heart of the Rapid’s Petrol Variant. With Dual Overhead Camshaft (DOHC) 16 valves, it delivers 105 PS (77kW) of power and a peak torque output of 153Nm while delivering fuel efficiency figures of 15.41 kmpl (MT) and 14.84 kmpl (AT). The DSG transmission with Sport mode and Tiptronics are other highlights.

The model presents ‘Drive’ – the state-of-the-art 6.5 inch, Colour Touchscreen Central Infotainment System in the Monte Carlo. The ample room available in the interior and luggage space is a major feature of Monte Carlo and is able to carry up to five people with ease. With interior width of 1,428 mm, there is plenty of legroom on the rear seats. The Monte Carlo boasts of a 460 L boot space and other intelligent storage solutions.