Friday, May 09, 2014
By Kamal Swami
Skoda launches Octavia L&K trim in United Kingdom
Skoda UK the UK alliance of Czech car maker Skoda has launched the top variant Laurin and Klement of its highly acclaimed saloon sedan Octavia in UK car market with price tag of £ 26,570 (Rs. 26.92 lakh). The L&K (Laurin and Klement) has been offered in notchback estate body version. The company had showcased the same sedan during the Geneva Motor Show 2014 held in March. The new avatar of Octavia sets a new benchmark in D-segment of cars and receives few major updates over the top end Elegance variant. The major attraction of L&K version are 18 inch newly developed alloy wheels, LED rear lights, bi-xenon headlights with adaptive front lights system, badge of L&K, brown alcantara and leather upholstery, high defined CANTON sound system, 4 spoke multi-functional steering wheel and few more.
Talking about the engine configuration the L&K version also receives the same engine configuration as offered in other variants of both petrol and diesel disguises. The petrol variant of L&K version is equipped with 1.8 TSI engine whereas the diesel version of L&K is energized with 2 litre TDI diesel engine. The engines are coated with 6 speed manual transmission system and also offered with super quick DSG automatic gearbox. The additional features offered in car includes electrically adjustable driver seat with memory function, adaptive cruise control with front assist, park assist, lane assist and cornering front fog lights.
As far as introduction of L&K variant of Octavia in Indian car market is concerned it would be interested to see when company introduces it in India as at present the top end Elegance is fairly doing well. However introduction of L&K will further enhance the fleet of Octavia and insist the buyers to go for it.
Click here to know about the features offered in existing trims of Octavia.