New Delhi: The Skoda hall unveiling seemed to have gotten overshadowed by all the glitz and glamour elsewhere at the Expo. Although no new models or variants were launched, the attractions at the Skoda stall were the Fabia Monte Carlo and the RS 2000 concept that was earlier unveiled at the Wörthersee motor show last year.
The Monte Carlo Fabia is a tribute to 100 years of the Monte Carlo rally and 110 years of Skoda in motorsport. This special edition Fabia features piano-black body trim and black coloured roof, door mirrors and radiator grille as well as smoked headlights and black 17-inch lightweight alloy wheels. Interior touches include either black or red-and-black sports seats as well as red-stitched leather steering wheel, handbrake and gearstick boot.
Success in the S2000 rally series prompted Skoda to make a celebratory concept car. Skoda has the enviable distinction of being the manufacturer with the most number of rally victories especially in the non-modified or N category. Of late, its S2000 rally cars have also been a big success and the RS 2000 concept car is something of a celebration. Interestingly, the RS 2000 has four doors and four seats, despite being a convertible. The concept roadster has some unique styling bits like the tapering windscreen blending with the windows all the way back to the rear.
Also displayed at the Skoda stand were the company’s Rapid and Laura RS saloons.