Introduced at 2014 Geneva Auto Show in March, the Laurin & Klement brings Skoda’s most sophisticated levels of technology and comfort to the Octavia range for the first time.
It is available in either estate or hatchback body styles, with a choice of two powertrains. They are the new 1.8 liter TSI 180PS petrol and the popular 2.0 liter TDI 150PS diesel. Either can be specified with a slick-shifting 6-speed manual transmission or DSG automatic. A 4×4 diesel manual option is also offered on the estate.
The Octavia Laurin & Klement builds on the already generous equipment offered on Elegance variant. It includes striking exterior features such as bi-xenon headlamps, technology such as adaptive cruise control and park assist and a luxurious and exclusive brown L&K interior.
Standard features on the Elegance include Bi-xenon headlights with Adaptive Front Lights System, 18 inch Turbine alloy wheels, Chrome window surround, LED rear lights, Brown Alcantara and leather upholstery, Sunset glass (Estate only), Electrically adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support, heating and memory function, L&K cabin logos, door sill trims and stitching, Illuminated front and rear footwells, Rear backrest release from boot, Canton audio system, Adaptive cruise control with Front Assistant, Park assist, Lane assist and Cornering front foglamps.
All standard features on the Skoda Octavia Laurin & Klement are available for £4,100 more than the equivalent Elegance trim.
Prices start at £26,570 for 1.8 liter TSI 180PS hatchback, whereas the equivalent Estate is £27,375. The entry level diesel, the 2.0 liter TDI CR 150PS DPF hatchback 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 liter TDI CR 150PS 4×4 DPF, which costs £28,665. ??