The latest Monte Carlo variant of the Skoda Fabia is set to make its debut next week, the company announced today.
Drawing inspiration from the Czech manufacturer’s “numerous motorsport successes” at the world-famous rally event, the Fabia Monte Carlo will become the flagship model in the range.
Previous versions of the Fabia Monte Carlo appeared in 2022 and again in 2014 with the second-generation model.
Like those, the upcoming car is finished in a deep red body colour, with this lifted by contrast black details and special badging on the front wings.
Other distinguishing features include a satin black finish for the grille with this repeated on the sculpted front bumper’s chin spoiler as well as side skirts and 5-spoke alloy wheels.
Official sketches previewing the car also suggest it will get Matrix LED headlights, a black roof and black wing mirror caps and a diffuser arrangement for the lower half of the rear bumper.
The black theme is repeated on the inside of the Fabia Monte Carlo where sport seats and a 3-spoke multifunction sports steering wheel bearing the Monte Carlo badge are found.
Leather trim, red contrast stitching and coloured accents on the dash, lower console and door handles help to lift the ambience. Carbon fibre-style elements also appear on the front doors’ armrests and lower part of the instrument panel.
Engine-wise, Skoda looks set to offer the 148bhp, 1.5-litre, four-cylinder turbo petrol that is deployed in other cars, including the Kamiq SUV and Scala hatch.
Skoda continues to enjoy success at all levels of rallying, from national events right up to the World Rally Championship’s WRC2 support series.
Although it is not involved in a factory capacity, last year it played its part in helping Andreas Mikkelsen secure the WRC2 drivers’ title.
At last month’s Rallye Monte Carlo, the Fabia Rally2 evo achieved its fourth victory there in six years to bring the brand’s class victory count to fifteen.
“Since 2011, Skoda has commemorated these successes with sporty lifestyle versions of various compact model series – a tradition now continued by the new Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo,” the firm said.