Skoda Laura RS launched in India for a price of Rs.1,519,906 Ex Showroom Maharashtra(Specs and Photos)
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Skoda Laura RS launched in India for a price of Rs.1,519,906 Ex Showroom Maharashtra(Specs and Photos)

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Skoda just launched Skoda Laura RS in India for a price of Rs. 1,519,906 Ex. Showroom Maharashtra. Persistent rains and reports of flooding have affected the media unveiling of the Skoda Laura RS which was to be held at the Juhu Aerodrome this morning at an outdoor event. The launch is being carried out but not in the previously planned manner. The Skoda Laura RS is powered by a 1.8 liter TSI engine and records max power of 160 Bhp, and 250 Nm torque. The engine also drives the Skoda Superb, and entry level Skoda Laura.

The Skoda Laura RS will have a six speed manual without a DSG gearbox which has contributed to keeping costs affordable.  Major changes that are noticeable are more cosmetic in nature making some of the external features of the Skoda Laura RS rather attractive.  There’s more chrome, and the lights are visibly different. 16 inch alloy wheels with a 10 spoke design are one of the most notable variations.  A sun roof is another striking factor that deserves mention.

With ride height for the Skoda Laura RS seems similar, and though the global Skoda Laura RS  has a ground clearance level of 127 mm, it’s not something that’s being followed for the Indian car market as it would prove too low for certain roads. Interiors are well designed with extensive use of black to add to the sporty look of the vehicle.  Well designed front seats with a leather finish on steering wheel adds to its charm.

Technical specifications
Engine 1.8 TSI/118 kW
Engine type 1.8 TSI, turbocharged petrol engine, in-line, liquid cooling system, direct injection, 16V DOHC, transverse in front
Cylinders 4
Displacement [cm3] 1798
Max. power/revs [kW(bhp) at rpm] 118(160) / 4500–6200
Max. torque/revs [Nm at rpm] 250 / 1500–4500
Transmission
Wheel drive Front wheel drive
Transmission Manual 6-speed fully synchronized
Chassis
Front axle McPherson suspension with lower triangular links and torsion stabiliser
Rear axle Multi-element axle, with one longitudinal and three transverse links, with torsion stabiliser
Braking system Hydraulic dual-diagonal circuit braking system vacuum assisted with Dual Rate system
Brake – front Disc brakes with inner cooling, with single/piston floating caliper
Brake – rear Disc brakes
Steering system Direct rack and pinion steering with electro mechanic power steering
Wheels 6.5J×16
Tyres 205/55 R16
Outside dimensions
Length [mm] 4597
Width [mm] 1769
Height [mm] 1485
Wheel base [mm] 2578
Ground clearance [mm] 164
Inside Dimensions
Storage capacity [l] 560
Storage capacity with rear seatback folded down [l] 1430
Weights
Kerb weight [kg] 1380
Gross weight [kg] 1965
Liquids
Tank capacity [l] 55
Performance
Turning circle diameter [m] 10.2

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