Skoda India has announced the launch of the Rapid Edition X in the country. It is essentially a re-badged version of the Rapid Monte Carlo edition that was launched earlier this year. However, Skoda was asked to immediately stop sales of this special edition model after a trademark dispute with the Monte Carlo clothing company. In order to bypass this dispute, Skoda has rebranded the car as the Rapid Edition X.
The 2017 Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo edition was launched in India with prices starting from Rs. 10.75 lakh (ex-showroom, pan India). Based on the top-end Style variant, this special edition model comes with some cosmetic changes and a few feature additions. The Skoda Rapid Editoin X, as it is called now, has been priced at a premium of around Rs. 50,000, as compared to the corresponding prices of the regular models.
The Monte Carlo edition is essentially Skoda’s way of paying homage to the company’s racing culture and heritage. In addition to the Rapid, the Monte Carlo treatment has also been given to the Fabia, Yeti and Citigo, all of which are already on sale in the UK markets. However, the Rapid is the first Monte Carlo edition model to go on sale in India. Interestingly, it would also be the last car in India to have this brand name, as the company has been banned from using the Monte Carlo badge on any of its cars.
Skoda Rapid Edition X price in India
Owing to various feature additions and cosmetic enhancements, the Rapid Edition X has been launched at a premium of Rs. 50,000, as compared to the regular Rapid model.
Interestingly, Skoda is offering the Rapid Edition X with both petrol and diesel engine options, along with manual as well as automatic gearbox combinations. As a result, this special edition model is available in a total of 4 variants, prices of which are mentioned as follows:
|Skoda Rapid Edition X variants||Price (ex-showroom, India)|
|Rapid Monte Carlo 1.6 petrol MT||Rs. 10.75 lakh|
|Rapid Monte Carlo 1.6 Petrol AT||Rs. 11.97 lakh|
|Rapid Monte Carlo 1.5 Diesel MT||Rs. 12.46 lakh|
|Rapid Monte Carlo 1.5 Diesel AT||Rs. 13.57 lakh|
2017 Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo / Edition X exteriors
The 2017 Skoda Rapid Edition X comes with a new red colour scheme and an all black interior layout. Additionally, there will be some blacked out design elements on the outside to add a bit of contrast to the Rapid Edtion X’s appearance. These blacked out elements include the roof, front grille, alloy wheels, a rear spoiler and ORVM caps.
Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo / Edition X interiors
Additionally, the interiors come with added faux carbon fibre trims, contrasting stitching on the steering wheel and seat covers, a new flat-bottom steering wheel, and brushed aluminium sport pedals.
Skoda Rapid Edition X specs and engine
No mechanical changes have been made to the Skoda Rapid Edition X. It is thus available with a 1.6-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine options. Skoda is also offering both manual and automatic transmission options with the Monte Carlo / Edition X model.
|Engine||Power output||Torque Output|
|1.5-litre TDI Diesel||108 bhp @ 3,750 rpm||250 Nm @ 1,500 – 3,000 rpm|
|1.6-litre MPI Petrol||103.5 bhp @ 5,250 rpm||153 Nm @ 3,800 rpm|
Skoda Rapid Edition X colours
The Rapid Edition X comes in a couple of colour options. Both these colours come with blacked out roof.
- Flash Red with black roof
- Candy White with black roof
Skoda Rapid Edition X features
- Black boot lid spoiler
- Black roof and ORVMs
- 3-spoke flat bottom steering wheel
- Steel pedals
- 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Exterior Design
- Interior Design & Comfort