No, there will be no Skoda Fabia vRS. Instead, the Czech manufacturer presents the Fabia Monte Carlo. It completes the Active, Ambition and Style finishes. Built on the MQB-A0 platform, the Fabia Monte Carlo offers a more “expressive” design.
It is recognizable thanks to its black grille, the specific front and rear aprons, the black rear diffuser and the alloy rims ranging from 16 to 18 inches. Inside, the Skoda Monte Carlo opts for sports seats as standard, a Digital Cockpit with a specific background and a three-spoke multifunction steering wheel as standard.
This interior is black, but it is contrasted by the red color visible at the level of the central console, the door handles and at the level of the decorative strip on the dashboard. Finally, the designers added a carbon-look finish to the front door armrests and to the lower part of the dashboard.
The Monte Carlo finish can be combined with different engines. Customers can choose between two 1.0-litre three-cylinder engines or a 1.5 TSI four-cylinder engine. As for powers, they vary between 95 hp and 150 hp.
When powered by the four-cylinder 1.5 TSI, the Fabia Monte Carlo benefits from a DSG gearbox and sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in eight seconds. It can reach a top speed of 225 km/h. The less powerful versions are content with a five-speed manual gearbox and are obviously slower.
|Engines||Powerful||Couple||Transmission||Max speed||0-100 km/h|
|1.0 TSI EVO||95 ch||175 Nm||BVM 5||193 km/h||10.6 seconds|
|1.0 TSI EVO||110 ch||200 Nm||DSG 7||205 km/h||9.9 seconds|
|1.5 of the EVO TSI||150 ch||250 Nm||DSG 7||225 km/h||8.0 seconds|
The manufacturer specifies that the Fabia Monte Carlo can be equipped with all safety, assistance and comfort devices. This version is available from today to order, the online configurator will be operational before the end of the month. As for the rates, they have not yet been specified.