Skoda India has reintroduced the top-spec Monte Carlo variant on the Speedy midsize sedan, with costs beginning at Rs 11.16 lakh and going as much as Rs 14.26 lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India). The Czech model had launched the Rapid Monte Carlo in India back in August 2017, however had rebadged the model in November 2017 as Edition X on account of a trademark dispute with a clothes model of the identical identify.
The brand new range-topping variant is obtainable in an unique pink exterior end and sports activities a blacked-out grille, wing mirrors, roof, B-pillar fake diffuser and spoiler, together with LED daytime operating lamps, chrome touches above the projector headlamps and new dual-tone 16-inch alloy wheels.
Meant to be plusher than the usual variants and pay homage to Skoda’s motorsport heritage, the cabin of the Speedy Monte Carlo will get a multi-function flat-bottom steering and equipment knob wrapped in black leather-based, leatherette upholstery, metal ground pedals and scuff plates together with Mote Carlo inscription. The all-black centre console and dashboard function chrome parts so as to add to the cabin’s premium attraction.
Gear ranges on the brand new top-spec Monte Carlo version have additionally elevated over the usual variants. The 6.5-inch infotainment system, mounted within the centre console, comes with MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Different package on provide consists of an computerized AC, rear AC vents, computerized wipers, cruise management, attain and rake adjustable steering, adjustable headrests on 4 seats, folding armrests on the entrance and rear and a cooled glove field. Skoda has geared up all variations of the Speedy Monte Carlo with two airbags, ABS and 5 three-point seat belts, although the automated variants additionally get a hill-hold operate and the petrol-auto choice has digital stability management too.
Engine and transmission choices are the identical as the usual variants – there’s the 105hp, 1.6-litre petrol engine with 5-speed handbook and 6-speed computerized choices and the 110hp, 1.5-litre diesel motor that comes mated to both a 5-speed handbook or a 7-speed dual-clutch computerized.
The Skoda Speedy Monte Carlo rivals the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz (Rs eight.19-11.02 lakh), Honda Metropolis (Rs 9.70-14.05 lakh), Hyundai Verna (Rs eight.08-14.04 lakh) and the VW Vento (Rs eight.63-14.33 lakh). Priced from Rs 11.16 to 14.26 lakh, the range-topping Speedy Monte Carlo prices round Rs 25,000 greater than the Speedy Model variant.
*All costs, besides that of Skoda, are ex-showroom, Delhi.