Skoda India is all set for the Skoda Laura RS India launch on August 31st. As per Skoda Laura specs, the new cars is expected to come affixed with a 1798cc, 4 Cylinders in line TSI engine, which would keep the capacity of churning out the maximum power of 160 Bhp along with 250 Nm of Torque. Furthermore, the sedan car will be accompanied with a 6 speed manual gearbox, ground clearance of 164.00 mm, front ventilated brakes, tachometer and head lamp washers. Skoda Laura RS features will include 2 air bags, fog lamps, three rear seat belts, ABS, EBD and ESP technology. New Skoda Laura RS price is expected to fall under the range of Rs 17 lakh.
Better fuel econonmy, Stylish look, Good interior.
Interior does not match to the class of car, Rear legroom is less.
Skoda that launched the new generation Octavia in the D-segment, has now officially discontinued the Laura premium sedan from the country. The company has removed the car from its official website, indicating that the sedan has been phased out from India.
Taking an unexpected move, Skoda India has now introduced the optional 7-speed DSG gearbox to the 160PS TSI petrol motor of the Laura, which has been said to be replaced by the 2013 Skoda Octavia soon in India. Made available in the Ambition trim of the car, the automatic Laura has been priced at Rs. 15.65 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), which is about a lakh higher than that of the 6-speed Manual version of the car.
According to recent reports, Skoda India may be lowering the price on its range of cars to reposition itself in the Indian automotive scene. Internationally Skoda has always been a budget brand subsidised by the Volkswagen Group. In India however, the case has been slightly reversed with Skoda actually positioned higher than Volkswagen due to better sales and popularity factors. While Volkswagen currently sells seven brands in India; Polo hatchback, Jetta, Vento, Passat and Phaeton sedans, Touareg SUV and the Beetle, Skoda India comparatively has only five brand models namely; Fabia hatchback, Rapid, Laura and Superb sedans and Yeti the compact SUV.