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Old 19th September 2006, 12:43   #16
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Frank,Dont know much about the Octavia and Superb,but the Laura I test drove had pathetic suspension set up for slow city speeds.The ride quality is what you expect from a car meant to go well around corners-stiff,but it is not at all pliant or soft.There is too much noise filtering through at low speeds,especially on cement roads which just does'nt give you a feeling of luxury and class.
Typical Euro setup - stiff and booming. Will take corners but will make a big hue and cry about it.
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Default Diesel New Octavia VRS (known as Laura In India)

Received my copy of the anniversary issue (Overdrive) yesterday. Theres an article on the NEW Octavia (Known as the Laura in India - still trying to figure out why though) diesel VRS. 2.0 litre TDI PD producing 172 PS. Massive torque at 350NM available right from 1800 RPM. 0-100 in 8.5 seconds and top whack of 225Kmph. maasive upgrade from the 1.9 which is currently available in the Indian version.

Now thats one diesel I would really want to own. Anyone in Skoda India listening ?

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Old 19th September 2006, 19:12   #18
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Yesterday I saw a new spanking Red Laura vRS. No pics because no cam-phone.

Same vRS batch on front grill and rear along with a spoiler and rectangular exhaust.
My guess is...you saw a regular Laura with an enterprising owner, who flicked badges from an Octy RS
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My guess is...you saw a regular Laura with an enterprising owner, who flicked badges from an Octy RS
The whole body kit is officially avaialble with the dealer which includes the body kit, spoiler,17inch wheels and the all important vRS badge
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Guys here are a few pics of the Laura RS i clicked at the Auto Expo.





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My guess is...you saw a regular Laura with an enterprising owner, who flicked badges from an Octy RS
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The whole body kit is officially avaialble with the dealer which includes the body kit, spoiler,17inch wheels and the all important vRS badge
I saw the same car of which pics are posted by carholic.
How will I come to know whether the badges are flicked or done up by dealer?

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Amazing Spec for this Car... lets see how it fits with already lined up ones in terms of price.
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My guess is...you saw a regular Laura with an enterprising owner, who flicked badges from an Octy RS

Hey GTO, i think what he saw was a real Laura vRS, coz even i saw one in Aurangabad some time back. Even the Fabia is spotted many a times doing rounds in Aurangabad.

Now i didnt notice the "octavia/laura" tag on the left side of the boot, but i did notice that on the right side they had the tag "DSG AUTOMATIC" which as such doesnt come with any kit, and comes as standard in DSG octavias in Uk.

News is year end or next year early they are definately coming with the vRS as high demand with dealers for it.
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Well, that certainly is great news then! That engine finally sees its way into the newer and better Octavia.
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Well, that certainly is great news then! That engine finally sees its way into the newer and better Octavia.
Cannot be repeated too often so here goes... If only they would sack all the existing dealers and go for new decent setups
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Hi,

Have confirmed company sources who say that the Laura vRS (diesel) will make it here. It does have a DSG option (mind you the engine is same as the 2.0-litre PD on the Passat).

It is expected next year but no date has been put on it. 170PS and 350Nm of max torque should give the car enough grunt to see 220kmph on the clock.

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Typical Euro setup - stiff and booming. Will take corners but will make a big hue and cry about it.
That is so true.Most European cars have that stiff suspension set up,even my Palio 1.6.But the problem with the Laura is that the road noise is a bit too much.Most of its buyers are rear seaters, who look for downright comfort more than anything else.Add to that is the fact that the PD engine is noisy,especially when the windows are down.So as a luxury car,its thumbs down from me.As a driver's car though,it fares well.
The only exception to that Euro set up were the Opels that were sold in India.I am yet to come across a better ride on anything that has four wheels.(Not considering the superexpensive cars).Infact my uncle wanted to buy the LAURA,but he felt that his humble Astra was a lot more comfortable on the road.
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Yup, The Astra had interiors that still beat many sedans from the 8 lac segment.
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Right on dude....the best part about my corsa is its ride....even though the engine is not as responsive as i'd like the ride really makes up for it....it actually helps me drive faster
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Hi,

Have confirmed company sources who say that the Laura vRS (diesel) will make it here. It does have a DSG option (mind you the engine is same as the 2.0-litre PD on the Passat).

It is expected next year but no date has been put on it. 170PS and 350Nm of max torque should give the car enough grunt to see 220kmph on the clock.

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Does it mean Laura vRS is only as good as passat. I was hoping the vRS to be the fastest car below 25 Lakhs segment. Something really worth waiting for...
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