The Skoda Kushaq has also received the famed Monte Carlo treatment as the Czech carmaker has officially launched the special-edition of this compact SUV at an ex-showroom price of INR 15,99,000 lakh for the TSI 6-speed manual, topping out at INR 19,49,000 Lakh for the 5 TSI 7-speed DSG. This edition of the Kushaq will be available exclusively in Tornado Red and Candy White colours. Moreover, the 1.0 TSI of the Kushaq Monte Carlo is standard with Start-Stop Recuperation that improves fuel efficiency.

Exterior

In the Kushaq Monte Carlo, the Skoda signature grille is adorned with a glossy black surround and so are the ORVMs. The wheels are R17 Dual-tone Vega 43.18 cms alloys that directly descend from the Octavia vRS 245, the fastest-ever production Skoda.

This new Kushaq now has a Monte Carlo fender garnish in place of the Skoda badge. While the body colour offers a choice of Tornado Red and Candy White, the roof comes in contrasting glossy carbon steel paint lending the Monte Carlo a prominent dual-tone aesthetic. The carbon steel roof complements the matte black roof Rails running along the edge and the dark chrome external door handles below.

The roof ends where the dual-tone tailgate spoiler begins. Further below at the rear is a trunk garnish at the door of the boot and a diffuser beneath the rear bumper, both in glossy black. This is balanced with a blacked-out diffuser at the front as well. All the chrome elements have been eliminated from the bodywork.

In the first-ever visual differentiator between the 1.0 TSI and 1.5 TSI engines, the Kushaq Monte Carlo 1.5 TSI will have Sporty Red calipers in the front wheels making it stand out from its 1.0 TSI stablemate.

Interior

The cabin of the Kushaq Monte Carlo carries forward the motorsport heritage through the Luxe Interiors with Red and Black Dual-tone Upholstery and Ruby Red Metallic inserts. The front has ventilated red and black leather seats with ‘MONTE CARLO’ inscribed in the headrests. Red ambient lighting at the front passenger dashboard provides a warm red aura to the cabin in the Kushaq Monte Carlo.

The driver’s instrument console gets a 20.32 cm ŠKODA Virtual Cockpit with a red theme. The centre of the dashboard plays host to a 25.4cm Infotainment System with Skoda Play Apps and a red theme.