Skoda Kushaq Monte Carlo To Launch Soon
The Skoda Kushaq Monte Carlo will be available in India soon, according to Skoda India. We’ve seen the first images of the Kushaq Monte Carlo, and sources tell us that a market launch could happen as soon as the second half of April 2022.
The Skoda Kushaq Monte Carlo, like the earlier Rapid Monte Carlo, has unique exterior and interior features, and we explain how they differ from the standard model.
Almost all cosmetic differences seen on Skoda Monte Carlo models around the world will be carried over to the Kushaq Monte Carlo. The SUV gets a blacked-out treatment on the outside – all chrome bits and badging are now black – with red and white exterior paint shades likely to be offered, as seen in these exclusive images. The Kushaq will also be equipped with 205/55 R17 tyres and alloy wheels, which are similar to those found on the previous-generation Octavia RS 245. All Skoda Kushaq Monte Carlo models will also feature prominent Monte Carlo badges on the front fenders.
The fully digital instrument cluster, which replaces the analogue unit found on other Kushaq variants, will be the major upgrade on the inside of the Skoda Kushaq Monte Carlo. The new instrument cluster will be similar to the one found in the Slavia sedan, but with red graphics to match the Skoda Kushaq’s Monte Carlo theme. In addition, the seats will have dual-tone red-black upholstery with prominent Monte Carlo badging, and the dashboard, all four doors, and the centre console will have prominent red accents.
Both engine options on the Kushaq Monte Carlo 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 rearview 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 other Kushaq models, rather than a panoramic sunroof.
The Skoda Kushaq Monte Carlo will be available with either a 115hp 1.0-litre or a 150hp 1.5-litre engine and a 6-speed manual transmission. They also have the option of automatic gearboxes, with the 1.0 TSI getting a 6-speed torque converter and the 1.5 TSI getting a 7-speed DSG.
The Kushaq Monte Carlo is expected to cost between Rs 80,000 and Rs 1,00,000 more than the top-spec Kushaq Style variant, according to sources.