Skoda Kushaq Monte Carlo spied
According to a report, the Kushaq Monte Carlo will be available in India shortly.
You can see the first images of the production-spec model above. The source report also claims that its launch might happen in April.
The Monte Carlo version is expected to cost between Rs 80,000-1,00,000 more than the top-spec Kushaq Style model, which is quite a lot of premium for what is mostly an aesthetic upgrade.
Anyway, the Kushaq Monte Carlo, like the older Rapid Monte Carlo, has distinctive exterior and interior features.
Almost all aesthetic changes found on Skoda Monte Carlo variants across the world will be carried over to the Kushaq Monte Carlo. The SUV receives a blacked-out makeover on the outside – all chrome pieces and badging are now black – with red and white exterior paint colours expected to be offered.
The Kushaq will also be equipped with 205/55 R17 tyres and new alloy wheels which are identical to those found on the previous-generation Octavia RS 245. Then, there will also be “Monte Carlo” badges all around the car.
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The all-digital instrument cluster, which replaces the analogue unit seen on prior Kushaq models, will be the biggest update on the inside of the Monte Carlo. The redesigned instrument cluster will be identical to the one seen in the Slavia sedan, but with red graphics to match the Skoda Kushaq’s Monte Carlo motif.
In addition, the seats will have dual-tone red-black upholstery with large Monte Carlo badging, and the dashboard, all four doors, and the centre console will have noticeable red highlights.
Both engine options on the Monte Carlo version will have similar levels of equipment as the Kushaq Style, including full LED headlamps, automatic wipers and headlamps (with follow me home feature), ventilated front seats, a six-speaker sound system with subwoofer, auto-dimming rear view mirror, and a tyre pressure monitoring system, among other features.
Contrary to popular belief, the Kushaq Monte Carlo will have a single pane sunroof, similar to previous Kushaq models, rather than a panoramic sunroof.
The Monte Carlo is said to be available with both 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre engines from the standard version. A 6-speed manual transmission, as well as a 6/7-speed automatic, will be the gearbox options.
This also more or less confirms that the recently-launched Skoda Slavia sedan will also receive Mente Carlo treatment sometime in the near future.