Skoda has launched the Laura R S in India, priced at Rs. 15,19,906/- (ex-showroom, Maharashtra). The Laura R S features Alcantara leather seats with lateral support and an R S emblem, steel sports pedals, 3-spoke multi-function leather steering wheel, 16″ Draconis alloy wheels bolted on 205/55/16 tyres, rear spoiler, chrome dual exhaust, xenon curve projector headlights with dynamic levelling, corner function, with front fog lights and the LED position lamps. The Laura R S is available in four colours namely Sprint Yellow, Candy White, Race Blue and Magic Black.
The Skoda Laura R S is powered by a 1.8 TSI petrol engine which produces 160 BHP of power at 4500-6200 RPM and 250 Nm of torque between 1500-4500 RPM. The Laura R S does a 0 – 100 kmph in 7.8 seconds and can hit a top speed of 223 kmph. This motor delivers a fuel efficiency of 13.4 kmpl and is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Skoda claims that the suspension has been tuned with revised spring rates to make the R S sharper than other Skoda vehicles on sale. We will have to wait and see if the R S has the spirit of rally sport cars.