Skoda Germany boss Imelda Labbé is pretty relaxed on this warm summer evening in a beautiful garden in no less beautiful Saint-Paul-de-Vence in front of their brand new special model Rapid Spaceback Monte Carlo. Your serenity is hardly surprising, but it gives a lecture just about the latest figures. Skoda grow in the first half of 2014 in Germany by 14 percent, has a market share of 5.7 percent, is still a prime importer and retail customers behind VW and Mercedes to third place. Skodas are selling better than currently discounted hotcakes. One plucks his head on, there is also little reason to purchase a car from Mladá Boleslav. The head no longer enough for the Czechs but apparently. You'll also want increased touch the heart. Again.
Finally, one has a glorious rally past ( especially in the Monte Carlo Rally ) and a good deal of pride in his founder Václav Laurin and Václav Klement, the more " quite luxurious " instead of " simply clever " put in their time on. All this helps the marketing machine belonging to the jumps and screams for lifestylig prettified Special models to its own portfolio donate next to gigantic space and tiny prices also have a touch mundane and sporty chic. A little more emotion, if you will. The results are the lines Monte Carlo and L & K.
The special model Monte Carlo debuted in 2011 in the Skoda Fabia and even then it was more of a track suit as a real boost of energy. Now the equipment Monte Carlo back ( in the Citigo, the Yeti and the end of the year in Rapid Spaceback ) but has nothing to with the alignment changed. It 's more about the sporty look. And a comprehensive standard equipment. The eponymous rally appropriate performance upgrades do not exist. Those looking for true sporting spirit, so it must go somewhere else.
The Skoda Citigo Monte Carlo based, for example? like all other Monte Carlo models? on the Ambition equipment and offers 16-inch alloy wheels and a lowering by 15 millimeters and a new front and rear spoiler, a rear apron with diffuser, tinted windows, black parts and a Foil in racing flags design. The interior seat covers waiting in Monte Carlo Red, a gloss black dashboard and leather handbrake and gear lever and the flat-bottomed sports steering wheel. The Citigo Monte Carlo starts as a three-door hatchback with 60 hp at 11,490 euros. He is 1,020 euros more expensive than the Citigo ambition on which he builds.
A little more to the rally? although not necessarily according to the Monte Carlo Rally? sees the Skoda Yeti from. After all, one can also reasonably accidents plow with the crossover success on gravel or forest trails. Who wants to be especially nice, can look forward to the three gifts of the Monte Carlo package. When this Yeti is composed of black 17-inch wheels, black painted body details ( grille, roof, side mirrors and side skirts ) and newly formed bumpers and tinted windows. Inside, there is heated sports seats, pedals in stainless steel look, a leather sports steering wheel and trim strips in carbon look that does not really look like carbon look. The standard equipment is not least remarkable thanks to automatic climate control and bi-xenon headlamps with cornering light. The Yeti Monte Carlo is available with three petrol engines 105-160 hp and three 2.0-liter diesels with 110 to 170 hp and will start from 23,990 euros.
We have to wait a bit on can be the third party in Monte Carlo league. Skoda Rapid Spaceback, which is currently occupied, according to registration statistics rank eight in the highly competitive golf class, is the end of 2014 to benefit the dashing equipment package. Again, then ensure, among other black alloy wheels and bodywork details for more oomph in the compact family life. Learn more about equipment, engines and prices will be announced during the year Skoda.
If you key luxury is more important than flash sports make-up, the special model L & K is more likely to be their case. It is reminiscent of Skoda's founders Laurin and Klement and is Yeti, Yeti and the Superb Outdoor been available for some time. Now you can order the top-quality equipment for the best-selling Octavia and Octavia Combi. Standard equipment are then included 18-inch wheels, a brown leather - Alcantara upholstery, automatic air conditioning, electrically adjustable and heated front seats, Bi-Xenon lights with adaptive headlights, LED tail lights and a sound system with ten speakers. The Octavia L & K, there exists a 1.8 - liter gasoline engine with 180 hp and a 2.0 - liter diesel with 150 hp. The Combi is available with all-wheel drive. Prices start at 30,390 euros for the sedan and 31,050 euros for the Combi. (sw)