|Engine||Pumpe Duse Diesel||Power Window|
|Max Torque||250 Nm @ 1900 rpm||Power Steering|
|Max. Power||105 PS @ 4000 rpm||Air Conditioner|
|Transmission||5-Speed Manual||CD Player|
Skoda Laura India
Skoda Laura is the replacement to the erstwhile Octavia. The five seater sedan is a stylish car that has no qualms about its unmatched beauty and grace which even dares on par with global standards. The Laura is available in both the petrol and diesel engines in eight variants for the Indian market. The Skoda Laura is combo of raw power, best-in-class top seed and some road ripping torque for top acceleration. The Skoda Laura is a D segment entry level luxury sedan and hosts a Pandora of features depending on the variant. Like most Skoda badges, the Laura has a classic design with good looks ready to rip some rubber.
Skoda Laura Exteriors
The sturdy machine has got strong build up with sloping roofline which enhances the sporty appearance of the car. The outer look of the car is bold and classy with sparkling fog lights, Xenon head lamps, round off window corners and automatic adjustable side view mirrors. The grille is unmistakably Skoda and the tail lamps are also recognizable and give a solid character to the rear. The body colour bumper, door handles, alloy wheels and outside mirrors provide the car a dynamic appearance, building it appear current and good at sport. The New Laura has a more dashing and appealing exterior look with modifications at the front grille, headlights, rear lamps and so on.
Skoda Laura Engine
The Skoda Laura comes in three different engines. The 1.8 TSI 4V 1798cc, turbocharged petrol engine delivers a power of 160bhp at 4500–6200rpm and maximum torque of 250Nm at 1500 to 4500rpm for the (Active and Ambition).
The diesel variant of Skoda Laura is powered by the 2.0 TDI 4V 1986cc, turbocharged diesel engine (Ambiente and Elegance models) delivers power of 110bhp at 4200rpm and maximum torque of 250Nm at 1500-2500rpm.
Then there is a 2.0L TDI (Ambition, Elegance and Laurin & Klement - AT ) is powered by 2.0L, 1968cc, 4V that delivers a power of 140bhp at 4000rpm with a maximum torque of 320Nm at 1750-2500 rpm.
The Skoda Laura RS has a 1.8L TSI (Turbocharged Fuel Stratified Injection) petrol engine with variable valve timing. This engine produces a maximum power of 160bhp at 4500-6200rpm and a maximum torque of 250Nm at 1500-4500 rpm.
Skoda Laura Interiors
With its roomy and spacious interior, the Skoda Laura is worth buying. The interior depicts class and style with the ivory upholstery, high class leather and wooden decor with chrome inner handles. The interior is packed with a host of functional features including interior door handles, 12-way electrically adjustable driver seat, heated front seat, sophisticated audio player with 6.5 inch LCD TFT colour touch screen, and audio controls mounted steering wheel. On the flip side the arm rest on the rear seats doesn’t have cup holders and the audio system too could have been better.
Skoda Laura Safety Features
The Skoda Laura has several safety features and these include Xenon headlamps that have dynamic levelling. The car has system that monitors tyre pressure and it also has six airbags. The car has anti lock brake system along with electronic brake force distribution feature. The car also has traction control feature and anti slip regulation. The other safety aspects in the car include distance control for front as well as rear parking, electronic stability program, hydraulic brake assist/mechanical brake assist.
Skoda Laura Colors
The Skoda Laura is available in five different colors and these include magic black, brilliant silver, candy white, cappuccino beige and arctic breeze.
Skoda Laura Ride and Handling
The body control is generally very good, apart from over long-wave undulations, when the extra weight of the engine block up front can set the car’s nose nodding a bit. The Skoda Laura has better ride and handling balance than the Corolla Altis. The Laura displays exceptional poise during hard cornering. The accurate but slightly ‘wooly’ steering, the incredible levels of grip and the ready-for-action gearbox also punch in to make any drive on a twisting road memorable. Grip from the stiff chassis and suspension is also very impressive. The variable vane geometry turbocharger ensures a better throttle response even at low speeds.
Skoda Laura Specifications
The exterior dimensions of Skoda Laura are - wheelbase is 2578mm, Length 4569 mm, Height 1485mm and Width 1769mm. The ground clearance is 164mm and gross weight of 1965 kg to 2015 kg that depending on the models. The Skoda Laura RS is 4597mm long but has the same height, width with a gross weight of 1965kg.
Skoda Laura ex-Showroom price
The Skoda Laura price is as follows
Skoda Laura Model
Skoda Laura Models
Skoda Laura Petrol Ambiente: This models comes with wooden interior design and décor with chrome surroundings both in the interiors and exteriors, turn indicators on ORVMs, Dual tone interiors with onyx and ivory, Curve Xenon projector headlights with dynamic leveling function, automatic headlight system with light sensors, six airbags, Tire pressing monitoring system, ABS, EBD, Electronic stability program, Traction control system, Electronic Differential Lock, Anti slip regulation, mechanical brake assistant, hydraulic brake resistant, retractable headlight washers, Security code in console, engine immobilizer with floating code system, Electrically adjustable seats, height leveling and lumbar support for driver, programmable memory functions for the driver seat, Skoda audio player with 6.5 LCD TFT color touch screen and 6 CD changer, twelve speakers, multi- function steering, Memory card reader, automatic climate and regulation control, rain sensors, rear seat centre arm rest with storage compartment, storage compartment under front seats etc.
Skoda Laura Petrol Classic: Same as Ambiente but lacks six airbags (has only two), lacks leather upholstery and 12 speakers with the Skoda Audio system (have six.)
Skoda Laura Diesel Ambiente: Same features as in the Petrol Ambiente variant except for the diesel accomplice with this variant.
Skoda Laura Diesel Ambiente AT: Same features as in the Diesel Ambiente variant but with automatic transmission support.
Skoda Laura Diesel Elegance: Same features as in the above variants but with leather upholstery and dual zone climatronics.
Skoda Laura Diesel Elegance AT: Same features as in the Diesel Elegance variant but with the support of Automatic Transmission.
Skoda Laura Diesel L&K AT: Similar features as in the above mentioned variants but with central infotainment system, personal comfort settings, boarding spot lamps, automatic air circulation and air quality sensor, front and rear park distance control system, 16” full steel wheels etc.
Skoda Laura RS: This is the Rally Sport version of Skoda Laura. It has a 160bhp, 250Nm, 1.8 TSI engine besides sporty looks and interiors. It has 6-speed manual transmission. It also has numerous safety and comfort features.
Skoda Laura Competitors
The new Skoda Laura competes with the likes of Honda Civic, Chevrolet Cruze, Volkswagen Jetta, Honda Accord, Skoda Superb, and Toyota Corolla Altis.
Compare Skoda Laura with other Models
Skoda Laura vs Honda Civic: Skoda Laura comes at a premium price compared to the Honda Civic. It also comes with good exterior and interior features along with a massive engine power. Honda Civic dominates Skoda Laura in terms of the fuel efficiency.
Skoda Laura vs Volkswagen Jetta: Volkswagen Jetta is better than the Skoda Laura in terms of the torque and pick-up as well. On the handling factor the Skoda Laura is better than but comes at higher price compared to the Volkswagen Jetta.
Skoda Laura vs Honda Accord: Skoda Laura is little cheaper than the Honda Accord and is available in both petrol and diesel variants in the Indian market. The Honda Accord comes in only petrol. The Honda Accord dominates the Skoda Laura on the mileage.
Skoda Laura vs Skoda Superb: In spite of the same family name, the Skoda Laura and Skoda Superb are known for its rivalry in Indian market. Skoda Laura is a cheaper sedan compared to the Skoda Superb but Skoda Superb has enormous engine power, excellent interior and exterior design.
Skoda Laura Awards
The Golden Steering Wheel Awards – 2010 by AutoBild India
Best Variant of the Year – SKODA Laura
Overdrive – CNBC TV18 Awards – 2010
Midsize Car of the Year – SKODA Laura
Bloomberg UTV–Autocar Awards – 2010
Best Variant of the Year – SKODA Laura
2006 – CNBC TV–18 Autocar – Most technologically advanced car of the year for SKODA Laura
2006 – NDTV Profit Car India – Executive car of the year for Skoda Laura
2006 – Overdrive – Auto Tech of the year for Skoda Laura
Skoda Laura Mileage
Skoda Laura delivers a mileage of 9.8kpl in city and 14kmpl on the highway. The 2.0 TDI L&K gives a mileage of 10.1kpl in city and 14kmpl on the highway. The Skoda Laura RS delivers a mileage of 13.4 kmpl.
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