Skoda Auto India has launched the Monte Carlo variant of the Kushaq SUV in India with prices starting at Rs 15.99 lakh ex-showroom. The Kushaq Monte Carlo is based on the top-spec Style variant of the model.
In terms of exterior design, the 2022 Skoda Kushaq Monte Carlo variant gets blacked-out elements which includes the grille, skid plates, ORVMs, roof rails, roof, as well as the Kushaq and Skoda lettering. A few other notable changes include the Monte Carlo badging on the front fenders, 17-inch alloys, which have been inspired by the Octavia vRS, red brake calipers (only for 1.5 TSI), dark chrome exterior handles, and gloss black front and rear diffusers. In terms of interiors the Skoda Kushaq Monte Carlo variant comes equipped with a dual-tone black and red theme, with red inserts for the dashboard, centre console, door pads, and red upholstery for the seats. Also on offer is a fully-digital instrument console. Other ‘Monte Carlo’ elements include aluminium pedals, red ambient lighting, and ‘Monte Carlo’ inscribed scuff plates.
Powering the Skoda Kushaq Monte Carlo is the 1.5-litre, four-cylinder TSI petrol engine and 1.0-litre three-cylinder, TSI petrol engine. The former produces 148bhp and 250Nm of torque, while the latter produces 114bhp and 178Nm of torque. Transmission options include a six-speed manual unit, a six-speed torque converter automatic unit, and a seven-speed DSG automatic unit.
Skoda Kushaq Monte Carlo (all prices, ex-showroom):
Kushaq Monte Carlo 1.0-MT: Rs 15.99 lakh
Kushaq Monte Carlo 1.0-AT: Rs 17.69 lakh
Kushaq Monte Carlo 1.5-MT: Rs 17.89 lakh
Kushaq Monte Carlo 1.5-AT: Rs 19.49 lakh