Launched to celebrate 100 years of the Monte Carlo Rally, and to commemorate the 110 year anniversary of the brand's motorsport efforts, this special edition is in recognition of Skoda's sporting pedigree.
From the outside, the Fabia Monte Carlo boasts a dynamic look, underlined by the introduction of piano-black body trim, which extend over the wheel arches and down the length of the car. It also includes a black roof, black mirror covers, black radiator grille top, smoked headlamps and black 17" Trinity alloy wheels.
Inside the Fabia Monte Carlo, customers can choose between all-black or, red & black sports seats with extra side support. Both versions come with black headlining, a perforated leather steering wheel with red stitching, leather handbrake and gearstick gaiter with red stitching (with the red/black interior option). To complete the enhanced appeal, silver kick plates and steel pedals are fitted as standard.
The new Fabia Monte Carlo is set to make its first public appearance at Rallye Monte Carlo (19-22 January), where Skoda's all-conquering IRC championship winning rally car, the Fabia S2000, finished fourth (in class) on its first outing on this legendary rally in 2009.
In 2010, Skoda Motorsport finished second, third and fifth (in class) with Hanninen, Vouilloz and Kopecky, respectively.
Available as hatchback only, the car's trim is based on the current Fabia SE version, and the new Monte Carlo will be available with a wide range of engines.
All of the Fabia Monte Carlo models will be fitted with a 5-speed manual transmission and will be available to order from January 2011.