Skoda has launched the brand new Kushaq Monte Carlo in India with costs ranging from ₹ 15.99 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The Monte Carlo variant is the brand new top-spec mannequin within the Kushaq line-up and prices ₹ 70,000 greater than an equal Model variant. It will get beauty updates inside out with the addition of a nifty new characteristic.
The Kushaq Monte Carlo will get an all-black exterior remedy, changing all of the chrome and silver parts from the usual automobile. The grille, wing mirrors, roof rails, door handles and bumper inserts are completed in black, and so are the entrance and rear skid plates. It additionally will get a brand new set of 17-inch alloy wheels that look just like that of the previous-gen Octavia RS 245. You additionally get crimson brake calipers with the 1.5 TSI variants.
There’s a outstanding ‘Monte Carlo’ badging on the entrance fenders, whereas the ‘Skoda’ and ‘Kushaq’ lettering on the tailgate are in black. Equally, the roof can also be completed in black, whereas the tailgate spoiler will get a dual-tone crimson and black end. The Kushaq Monte Carlo is barely obtainable in two exterior paint shades — Crimson and White.
On the within, the Kushaq Monte Carlo will get a brand new dual-tone red-black theme rather than the grey-black inside of the usual automobile. Whereas the fundamental format stays the identical, there are new crimson inserts on the dashboard, centre console and all 4 doorways. Moreover, the seats additionally get a brand new red-black upholstery with distinction crimson stitching and ‘Monte Carlo’ inscription on all of the headrests. It additionally will get ‘Monte Carlo’ inscribed door scuff plates.
On the options entrance, there’s a main addition — an 8-inch digital instrument cluster with crimson graphics to go along with the Monte Carlo theme. Though it nonetheless misses out on the coveted panoramic sunroof, it will get new aluminium pedals. Primarily based on the Model variant, all different options have been carried ahead as is — LED headlamps, computerized wipers and headlamps, 10-inch touchscreen with wi-fi connectivity, ventilated entrance seats, crimson ambient lighting, a six-speaker sound system with subwoofer, six airbags and a tyre stress monitoring system, amongst others.
The Kushaq Monte Carlo is accessible with all 4 powertrain choices that’s provided on the compact SUV — the 115hp, 175Nm, 1.0-litre, three-cylinder TSI engine with a 6-speed handbook or 6-speed torque converter computerized; and a 150hp, 250Nm, 1.5-litre four-cylinder TSI engine with a 6-speed handbook and 7-speed DCT gearbox choices.
Within the compact SUV area, the Kushaq rivals the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, VW Taigun, MG Astor and Nissan Kicks. Of those, it’s only the Creta and Seltos which have top-spec particular version fashions – Creta Knight Version and Seltos X-Line – which characteristic related beauty updates because the Kushaq Monte Carlo.