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Old 19th April 2006, 19:11   #1
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Default Another Skoda variant?

Today morning on my way to exam saw this car going towards ARAI.
Seemed like Laura however there was no name on boot.

Anyway here are couple of snaps




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Old 19th April 2006, 19:16   #2
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Maybe the Vrs undergoing final certification? Did you get a look at the front bumper?
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Maybe the Vrs undergoing final certification? Did you get a look at the front bumper?
Yes I got the look at front bumper in my rear view mirror. Looked pretty similar to Laura.
Unfortunately didn't looked in detail.

PS: After seeing Fabia at Auto Expo I can surely tell this is not Fabia.
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that tailpipe screams tdi. woefully. slim chance of it being the rs then. perhaps just another variant. let's hope i'm wrong.
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Might be disguised as an ordinary Laura
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Guess a diff version in Laura?? who knows !
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Maybe a base Laura without all the frills at a more acceptable on road price.
Well.. no harm in dreaming.
Doubt they will launch the RS so fast. Maybe after a few months seeing how the sales are doing.
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It's a normal Laura without the badge...so i dont see what the fuss is about?
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I think they have an some kind of evaluation for cars currently in the market over at ARAI these days. I have been seeing the Safari (entire range), Sumo (entire range) , NHCs (entire range) and Cedias etc outside their gates these days.


Anybody going to ARAI can see the Rhino in flesh in the ARAI parking lot outside their gates. Its gold/beige in colour. I had a look yesterday, and was not impressed.
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Actually,whats the difference Now dont shoot me!
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Probably the NA petrol version.
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Probably the NA petrol version.
Thats a possiblity.

Correct me if I am wrong but a variant wouldn't undergo certification unless it has a new engine or something substantially different, right? Thats why I tend to agree with Mpower that it could be the Petrol version but what engine does it have? The 2.5L 5 cylinder one? Can't be because this engine pushes 150hp which could be detuned to about 135 but even at that rating, it will be dangerously close to the RS. Doesn't the car in the pic have rear wipers?
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It's a normal Laura without the badge...so i dont see what the fuss is about?
lol probably just someone who is too embarassed of the name
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lol probably just someone who is too embarassed of the name
that could be a very good reason i think i would do the same as well. looks like a normal laura for sure. nothing new in it that we can pin point atleast from these pics.
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If i'm not wrong, the New Skoda RS's rear bumper has some kinda reflectors or lights on it...

Check out turboindia's Laura which has the RS bodykit..maybe that would help
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