If you’re looking forward to the arrival of the Skoda Fabia vRS, you’re going to be disappointed. The Mladá Boleslav brand has announced that the Fabia vRS will never come out, however, to console you, Skoda is preparing to present the Monte Carlo finish, offering its city car a more dynamic look without being sporty.
Thanks to the sketches published by the brand, we discover the lines of the Fabia Monte Carlo with its red body color and its black elements such as the grille and the spoiler, as well as carbon-style surfaces and red decorative strips in the passenger compartment.
Skoda introduced the Monte Carlo trim for the second generation of the Fabia. It was eleven years ago, and celebrated the successes of the Czech brand in the Monte Carlo rally. It was later launched in the third generation, and therefore arrives to beautify the fourth generation. The Monte Carlo finish is not exclusive to the Fabia, the manufacturer also offered it on the Citigo, Yeti and Rapid Spaceback. Today, the Scala and kamiq also benefit from this finish.
The Monte Carlo will never replace the vRS version. Certainly, its appearance is rather flattering, but its engine and its chassis are not prepared to provide a large dose of pleasure at the wheel. If Skoda had wished, the Czech cousin to the Volkswagen Polo GTI would be powered by the 207 hp 2.0 TSI engine. It would also be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds.
Alas, Skoda has decided otherwise, and prefers not to give birth to the Fabia vRS. The manufacturer has other priorities, after all, small sports cars are no longer on the rise. The Fabia is not an isolated case, remember that the Peugeot 208 no longer exists in a GTI version, just like the Renault Clio 5 does not have an RS version. The world has changed, the fashion is for SUVs, heavy and powerful.