THE ALL-NEW ŠKODA FABIA MONTE CARLO

February 8, 2022

The sporty lifestyle variant made its debut eleven years ago in the second-generation FABIA. The signature black MONTE CARLO elements show off the fourth-generation FABIA’s considerably more emotive lines and dynamic proportions. Carbon-style elements and red decorative trim strips provide accents in the sporty interior.

PREMIERE ON 15 FEBRUARY

Monte Carlo – the name honours ŠKODA’s numerous motor racing successes at the legendary rally in the Principality of Monaco. Recently, the FABIA Rally2 evo achieved its fourth victory there for ŠKODA in the past six years in the WRC2 category, and the brand’s 15th class victory overall. Since 2011, ŠKODA has commemorated these successes with sporty lifestyle versions of various compact model series – a tradition now continued by the new ŠKODA FABIA MONTE CARLO. Debuting on 15 February, the new top-of-the-range FABIA model will be joining the Active, Ambition and Style trim levels.

DESIGN

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EXTERIOR

The exterior sketch of the new ŠKODA FABIA MONTE CARLO shows how the signature details of this model version enhance the emotive design and dynamic appearance of the new FABIA. The frame of the ŠKODA grille features the same black finish as the spoiler lip on the exclusive front apron, which is characterised by a large air intake. The diffuser in the sporty rear apron and the lettering on the tailgate are also finished in black, as are the exterior mirror caps, the window frames, the side skirts and the rear spoiler; the wings feature MONTE CARLO badges.

INTERIOR

The interior is predominantly black. The height-adjustable sports seats benefit from integrated headrests, while the 3-spoke multifunction sports steering wheel bears the MONTE CARLO badge. The leather trims for the steering wheel rim as well as the handbrake and gear stick feature black stitching. Stylish red accents appear on the seat covers and the horizontal dashboard trim, on the centre console and on the bold door handles. Carbon-style elements accentuate the armrests of the front doors and the lower part of the instrument panel.

ŠKODA’s MONTE CARLO DNA

Born on the racetrack, built for the road – it’s in the DNA of ŠKODA’s MONTE CARLO models: sporty lifestyle versions of various ŠKODA compact model series share this designation that the Czech car manufacturer introduced 86 years ago. To celebrate the ŠKODA POPULAR’s second place in the class up to 1,500 cm3 at the 1936 Monte Carlo Rally, the company released a limited-edition series of 70 ŠKODA POPULAR MONTE CARLO vehicles at the time. The first double victory at the Monte Carlo Rally came in 1977 with the legendary ŠKODA 130 RS in the class up to 1,300 cm3. In the 1990s, the FAVORIT and the FELICIA also achieved double victories before the ŠKODA FABIA’s outstanding rally career began. Several podium finishes were followed by the ŠKODA FABIA SUPER 2000’s class victory at the 2013 Monte Carlo Rally. Its successor, the FABIA R5 (Rally2), won the WRC2 category in Monte Carlo in 2017 and 2018. The updated ŠKODA FABIA Rally2 evo repeated this double success in 2021 and 2022.

Sporty ŠKODA lifestyle models have carried the MONTE CARLO designation since 2011. Their black body elements, sporty interior design and extended standard equipment recall ŠKODA’s successes at the legendary Monte Carlo Rally. ŠKODA introduced this equipment variant eleven years ago for the second-generation FABIA, before the third FABIA generation followed suit in 2014.  A MONTE CARLO version was produced for the CITIGO, the YETI and the RAPID SPACEBACK. ŠKODA currently offers the SCALA MONTE CARLO and the KAMIQ MONTE CARLO and will soon be expanding the line-up to include the new fourth-generation FABIA.