Skoda is upgrading the mid-spec Onyx and the top-of-the-line Monte Carlo in the Indian market. The brand will be giving minor touches to the exteriors of the car and the interior is likely to remain the same as before. The powertrain is also likely to remain unchanged. Also remains unchanged is the price of the Onyx as well as the Monte Carlo.
Skoda Rapid Onyx & Monte Carlo Updates
The Skoda Rapid Onyx comes with a chrome radiator grille bezel and a new silver ORVM housing. The car also features silver side moulding and a split spoiler lip. The Onyx also comes with gloss black alloy wheels. The silver treatment also extends to the roof of the new Onyx. On the inside, the car comes with a flat-bottomed steering wheel and dual-tone seating options. The Monte Carlo features a front lip spoiler, a black tailgate-mounted spoiler, gloss black ORVM housing and quartz cut projector headlamps. The Monte Carlo also features black-out window surrounds, a black roof and dual-tone alloy wheels.
The Skoda Rapid Onyx and Monte Carlo are powered by a 1.0-litre three-cylinder motor. The BS6 compliant turbo-petrol engine pumps out 110 PS of power and 175 Nm of torque. Speculations are that Skoda is testing a new CNG engine in the Indian market. The engine is currently under tests but the brand has not revealed when it will be revealing the CNG powertrain.
Next-Generation Skoda Rapid
Sources report that the next-generation Skoda Rapid is still under evaluations. The sedan will be based on the MQB-A0-IN platform and comes with an all-new design inside out. Speculations are that the new Skoda Rapid will be called Slavia and is likely to be sold alongside the current model.
Skoda Octavia Launch Delayed
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the recent surge in cases, Skoda announced that the brand has delayed the launch of the Octavia sedan in India which was scheduled to make its debut at the end of April 2020.