Monday, March 5, 2012

Skoda Laura R S Test Drive Review

Price OTR Mumbai: Rs. 18,27,322/-

Exteriors – The Skoda Laura R S is a looker from every angle. Based on the regular Laura, the Rally Sport version gets day time running lights (LEDs), integrated lip spoiler, new bumpers, projector headlights with cornering function, 10-spoke alloy wheels, rear spoiler, chrome tipped exhausts and v R S badges on the front grille and the boot. These changes might not be drastic but make the Laura look stunning. The 16-inch Draconis wheels are splendid and change the side profile of the car. In race blue colour, there is nothing that looks as stunning on the roads as a Laura R S (south side of Rs. 30 lakhs).
Interiors – Step inside and you will greeted by the v R S scrub plates and black theme of the interiors. The bucket sports seats are made of part leather Alcantara. All the seats are finished in black and grey colour and have the v R S badge printed on them. The front seats are extremely comfortable and supportive. The steering wheel is a 3-spoke unit which feels very good to hold and offers tremendous levels of grip. There are no audio controls on the steering wheel but the v R S badge is present to remind you of the purpose of this vehicle. The all black interiors have chrome inserts in certain places to break the monotony. Leather has been used in abundance, with the steering wheel, gear knob and hand brake all wrapped in leather. The audio system is a touch screen unit from the top end Laura L&K and works decently, giving out better than average sounds. The Laura R S is the only variant of the Laura which gets a sunroof.