Skoda will introduce Monte Carlo versions of the Citigo, Yeti and Rapid Spaceback and two new Octavia variants at next week’s Geneva motor show.
The new Monte Carlo variants feature 15- to 17-inch black alloy wheels, dark-tinted windows, and black exterior trim elements, while the Yeti and Rapid also gain a black-painted roof.
The Monte Carlo editions’ black-trimmed cabins feature red-stitched steering wheels, sports seats, and a distinctive fabric design.
Joining the Monte Carlo trio is the Octavia L&K edition, named after the company’s founding fathers, Laurin and Klement. Available on sedan and wagon body styles, the L&K package adds 18-inch alloy wheels, bi-xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights and tail-lights, brown leather/alcantara seats, a Canton audio system and unique decorative trim.
The Octavia L&K is available with a 132kW 1.8-litre petrol engine and two 2.0-litre diesels producing 110kW and 135kW.
The L&K edition will be presented alongside the Octavia G-Tec, Skoda’s second compressed natural gas-powered production car. The G-Tec is fitted with a turbocharged 81kW 1.4-litre four-cylinder engine that runs on both petrol and CNG. Skoda claims a full petrol tank can provide a range up to 920 kilometres, while two full gas tanks extend that by 410km, giving it a theoretical total range of 1330km.
Skoda Australia public relations manager Kurt McGuiness said the local division had not made any decisions about introducing the new variants at this stage.
The new Rapid Spaceback remains on track to reach Australian showrooms by the middle of this year. The Corolla-sized hatchback is expected to launch with three turbocharged four-cylinder engines (77kW/175kW 1.2-litre petrol, 90kW/200Nm 1.4-litre petrol, and 66kW/230Nm 1.6-litre diesel), five- and six-speed manual and seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmissions, and a sub-$20K starting price.