Skoda has launched the flagship Laurin and Klement (L&K) version of the Octavia in UK markets starting at 26,410 pounds (Rs 26,76,162). The premium flagship is based on the Elegance trims and will be available in two variants, the sedan and estate. The L&K version will be placed ahead of the Elegance trim and will be available with a choice of petrol and diesel engines.
On the outside the Skoda Octavia L&K model gets bi-Xenon headlights with adaptive front light system and LED DRLs, rear LED lights, chrome window surrounds, cornering front fog lights and 18-inch turbine design alloy wheels. The interiors get L&K logos inside the cabin with the seats getting brown Alcantara and leather upholstery seen on the dashboard and door trims. Comfort is enhanced by the heated front seats which are electrically adjustable and get memory function. Entertainment is provided by a Canton audio system. Safety features which come as standard are adaptive cruise control with front assistant, lane assist and park assist.
Choice of engines include a 1.8-litre TSI petrol capable of 180 horses and 250Nm of peak torque and the 2.0-litre TDI diesel which makes 150PS of max power and peak turning force of 320Nm. The 1.8-litre TSI engine gets a choice of six-speed manual and seven-speed DSG automatic box with the 2.0-litre diesel engine getting the option of a six-speed manual and six-speed DSG autobox. Claimed combined fuel efficiency figures for the petrol and diesel with manual transmission is 16.39kmpl and 24.39kmpl respectively. Company says that the same petrol and diesel engines give combined figures of 17.56kmpl and 22.23kmpl with automatic transmission.
Customers can also specify their Octavia Elegance with the aforementioned features for approximately Rs 4 lakh more.
ŠKODA OCTAVIA LAURIN & KLEMENT NOW ON SALE
|Milton Keynes, 08 May 2014 – The premium flagship version of the all-new ŠKODA Octavia, the stunning Laurin & Klement (L&K), has been launched in the UK priced from just £26,570.
Revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March, the L&K brings ŠKODA’s most sophisticated levels of comfort and technology to the Octavia range for the first time.
It’s available in either hatch or estate body styles, with a choice of two engines. They are the new 1.8-litre TSI 180PS petrol and the popular 2.0-litre TDI 150PS diesel. Either can be specified with a slick-shifting six-speed manual transmission or DSG automatic. A 4x4 diesel manual option is also available on the estate.
The Octavia L&K builds on the already generous equipment available on Elegance trim. It includes an exclusive and luxurious brown L&K interior, striking exterior features including bi-xenon headlights, and technology such as park assist and adaptive cruise control.
Standard equipment above Elegance includes:
18-inch Turbine alloy wheels
Bi-xenon headlights with Adaptive Front Lights System)
LED rear lights
Chrome window surround
Sunset glass (Estate only)
Brown Alcantara and leather upholstery
L&K cabin logos, stitching and door sill trims
Electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory function, lumbar support and heating
Rear backrest release from boot
Illuminated front and rear footwells
Adaptive cruise control with Front Assistant
Canton audio system
Cornering front fog lights
All standard equipment on the ŠKODA Octavia L&K is available for £4,100 more than the equivalent Elegance trim.
Prices start at £26,570 for 1.8-litre TSI 180PS hatch, while the equivalent Estate is £27,375. The entry level diesel, the 2.0-litre TDI CR 150PS DPF hatch with CO2 emissions of just 106g/km, is £26,410. This is the most appealing option for corporate customers because the BIK rate for 2014/15 is just 17%.
The most expensive car in the range is the 2.0-litre TDI CR 150PS 4x4 DPF, which costs £28,665.