Many people, when hearing the words Monte Carlo, would think of parties or casinos, but those who know are familiar with the UK industry, knows that Skoda uses these words for its high-end trim.
You don’t need to try to find the link between the district and the brand, as it only references the brand’s brilliant record at the Monte Carlo Rally. Unsurprisingly, it’s very popular and many brands have seen their sales increase, mainly because of the PCP boom, which makes accepting the cost of higher trims a little easy for customers. We have seen Monte Carlo trims becoming the best-sellers for various brands very often. It provides a range of 44 miles, as shown in the WLTP testing, and it can be charged completely in about 2.5 hours from a dedicated wall box.
So, it wouldn’t come as a surprise that Skoda has used this trim for another one of its latest models. We testes the model, which is now the most expensive and fastest version of the vehicle, and comes with the 141bhp 1.5-liter TSI petrol unit. You can’t say it’s the most stylish, attractive, or the best car to drive in this niche, but it’s easy to drive and use.
The vehicle promises sportiness, but it seems only superficial, as we can’t identify any mechanical changes over the regular model. The inside is no different, as we see the black and red upholstery teaming with the sports seats, which provide the one-piece backrests in the front. It’s your choice, which options you get, but we don’t think manual HVAC knobs are a good offer for such an expensive vehicle.
If you consider this class, then this model is definitely the most practical option. Even though, it’s not a revolutionary model, and it’s not much stylish, it’s still far from being bad. It’s not the dynamic benchmark, but when it comes to functionality, it has definitely scored well there.