• Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo

A Taste of Škoda’s Sporting DNA: The Fabia Monte Carlo

The Škoda Fabia Monte Carlo is a small hatchback that gives drivers a taste of Škoda’s sporting DNA. Škoda’s Monte Carlo models pay homage to Škoda’s success in more than 100 years of racing at the Monte Carlo rally. In this blog, we’ll go through four sports attributes in the Fabia Monte Carlo, making it one of Škoda’s successful sports models.

  1. Historical Legacy: Škoda’s sports models have been referred to as ‘Monte Carlo’, a city well known for motorsport and international sports car races.
  2. Exterior: The Fabia Monte Carlo is compact and agile, and its longer wheelbase allows it to have a low level of aerodynamic noise and the lowest coefficient of air resistance in its class.
  3. Sporty Design: The Fabia Monte Carlo is equipped with a range of sporty extras reminiscent of motorsport heritage, including a black-painted exterior, a sports wheel, and sports seats.
  4. Agility: The Fabia’s rigid bodywork and lower chassis allow the Fabia to respond agilely to even the slightest movement of the steering wheel and support the vehicle even in the most rapid changes of direction.

1. Historical Legacy

Monte Carlo is a city well known for its beaches, luxurious yachts, hotels, azure blue sea, its world-famous Pace du Casino, and its international sports-car races. Monte Carlo is a place steeped in motorsport and is closely linked to Skoda’s competitive success.

Škoda has launched 70 popular cars with the Monte Carlo badge, and to this day, Škoda’s sportier models have been referred to as Monte Carlo. In 2023, a rally version of the current Fabia won 16 of the 18 stages of the Rallye Monte-Carlo – a motor racing event for rally cars.

  • Old Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo

2. Exterior & Performance

The Fabia Monte Carlo, though small in size compared to the other models in the range, is definitely not just a car for shopping trips. The Fabia Monte Carlo is compact and agile around town, not to mention its 1.5 TSI engine, which makes driving more enjoyable. The new Fabia Monte Carlo’s modular platform increases the wheelbase and adds ample interior space, especially up front, making you forget that you’re driving a small car.

A longer wheelbase also adds to the overall quietness of the car at higher speeds and handles longer distances at motorway pace with ease. Adding to the drivers’ and passengers’ comfort inside is the car’s sophisticated aerodynamics, giving the Fabia the lowest coefficient of air resistance in its class, allowing for a low level of aerodynamic noise.

  • Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo Badge

3. Sporty Design

The Fabia Monte Carlo is equipped with a range of sporty extras reminiscent of its motorsport heritage. The Fabia Monte Carlo’s calling card is its black body detailing, which includes black-painted exterior accessories like the front and rear bumpers. We also see this in the interior, which blends perfectly in combination with the red design elements.

The sports steering wheel provides a good grip, as well as a variety of adjustment options, allowing for optimal driving position. This also makes it easy for drivers to manoeuvre during dynamic driving, ensuring a seamless driving experience. The Fabia Monte Carlo offers sport seats with distinctive lateral guidance and integrated head restraints sit low, uncommon for cars in this category.

  • Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo

4. Agility

The Fabia’s rigid bodywork and lower chassis allow the Fabia to respond agilely to even the slightest movement of the steering wheel and support the vehicle even in the most rapid changes of direction. The driver’s commands are not lost in the torsion of the car’s skeleton, allowing for more direct and sharper reactions.

The Fabia’s rigid bodywork does not mean a stiff shock absorber and does not reduce ride comfort, and its rigidity allows engineers more room for comfortable chassis settings. Regardless of its sporty flair, the Fabia remains to be a well-equipped and pleasant companion for everyday commutes, no matter the road, even on tough tarmac.

Explore the Škoda Fabia Monte Carlo

The Škoda Fabia Monte Carlo is a nod to the Fabia Monte Carlo rally car and its awesome racing heritage. Today, the Fabia Monte Carlo offers exceptional styling and driving comfort features at a price that puts ‘luxury’ cars to shame. The Monte Carlo spec model is – at time of writing – the only new Fabia variant available in New Zealand.

Explore the Fabia Monte Carlo, or if you have any questions, feel free to contact us, and our friendly Vehicle Specialists will be in touch.

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