The Laura is a brilliant effort as a grown-up Octavia. Skoda New Laura has won the prize for being the Midsize Car of the Year and at the Auto Bild India Golden Steering Wheel Awards 2010 as the Best Variant of the Year. This 5 seater sedan has a spectacular design that has unmatched beauty and grace that brings it at par with global standards. The car range launched in India includes petrol and diesel engines. There are eight variants of Skoda New Laura are available in Indian market which are - Laura Classic 1.8 TSI, Laura Ambiente 1.8 TSI, Laura RS, Laura Ambiente 2.0 TDI MT, Laura Ambiente 2.0 TDI AT, Laura Elegance 2.0 TDI MT, Laura Elegance 2.0 TDI AT and 2.0 TDI L and K AT (Laurin & Kiement).
Skoda New Laura 1.8 TSI Active 1798cc, Manual, Petrol, 13.4 kmpl
Skoda New Laura 1.8 TSI Ambition 1798cc, Manual, Petrol, 13.4 kmpl
Skoda New Laura Ambition 2.0 TDI CR MT 1968cc, Manual, Diesel, 20.0 kmpl
Skoda New Laura Ambition 2.0 TDI CR AT 1968cc, Automatic, Diesel, 20.0 kmpl
Skoda New Laura Elegance 2.0 TDI CR MT 1968cc, Manual, Diesel, 20.0 kmpl
Skoda New Laura Elegance 2.0 TDI CR AT 1968cc, Automatic, Diesel, 20.0 kmpl
Skoda New Laura LandK 2.0 TDI CR AT 1968cc, Automatic, Diesel, 20.0 kmpl
Skoda New Laura RS 1798cc, Manual, Petrol, 13.4 kmpl
Mileage, Average and Fuel Economy
Skoda New Laura is available in both Petrol and diesel version. Skoda New Laura engine gives a mileage of9.8kpl in city and 14kmpl on highway for all except 2.0 TDI L&K that gives mileage of 10.1kpl in city and 14kmpl on highway. The Laura engines are endowed with electronically controlled direct injection system. Skoda New Laura RS with a 160bhp engine under the hood delivering 250Nm at 1500-4500 rpm delivers a mileage of 13.4 kmpl. All variants have fuel tank capacity of 55 liters.
Skoda New Laura is available in both Petrol and diesel version. There is 1.8 TSI 4V 1798cc, turbocharged petrol engine that delivers power of 160bhp at 4500 6200rpm and maximum torque of 250Nm at 1500~4500rpm. While the diesel variants of Skoda New Laura is powered by the 2.0 TDI 4V 1986cc, turbocharged diesel engine present in both Ambiente and Elegance models delivers power of 110bhp at 4200rpm and maximum torque of 250Nm at 1500-2500rpm. Another more powerful version of Skoda New Laura - 2.0L TDI L and K AT is powered by 2.0L, 1968cc, 4V diesel engine with automatic transmission gearbox that delivers maximum power of 140bhp at 4000rpm with a maximum torque of 320Nm at 1750-2500 rpm. The Skoda New Laura RS has a 1.8L TSI (Turbocharged Fuel Stratified Injection) petrol engine with variable valve timing. This specially tuned engine produces a maximum power of 160bhp at 4500-6200rpm and a maximum torque of 250Nm at 1500-4500 rpm.
Skoda New Laura is a very elegant sedan segment car with matchless exteriors to draw huge admiration. It comes with a Length of 4569mm, Width 1769mm, Height 1485mm and with a wheelbase of 2578mm. The ground clearance of 164mm in this car is also praise able. It has great boot space of 560 liters. It has a very good Front and rear track too. The exterior appearance of this car is much aggressive with its large, bold and aggressive front grille, body colored bumpers with fog lamps. The exterior of the car is very dynamic and elegant with sleek body graphics. Some of the other exterior features are curve projector headlights, front chrome garnishing on the radiator grille, 16" Draconis sporty alloy wheels, Sporty front and rear bumpers, polished exhaust pipes, turn indicators on ORVMs, headlight washers and LED position lights all join to make the new Laura RS a true sporty sedan.
The interiors of this car are also stylish and impressive with its dual tone dashboard which is packed with advanced instrument cluster, leather seats and gear knob. It is a sedan segment car with matchless and dynamic interiors. Owners of this beautiful car have appreciated the excellent level of comfort which only Skoda has been able to produce. The space between the front seats and the back seats is perfect. It has as great head room at front and rear. A huge leg room at Front and rear is also praise able. The spacious and roomy interior of Skoda New Laura is filled with extra supremacy and luxury. The dashboard has centrally positioned advanced audio system comprised of radio tuner, CD player and changer, audio system remote control and 8 speakers. An audio mini-jack is also added which allows to fix a portable music player to be enjoyed with vehicles' speakers. Some of the other interior features are front console and rear console, chrome interior door handles and gear selector knob, chrome ring on instrument cluster dials, silver alloy decor with weave design on front dashboard, centre console and door panels, dual tone Onyx-Ivory front dashboard, centre console and door panels, ivory colour upholstery, active front head restraints, Skoda Swing audio player, eight speakers, climatic-manually regulated air conditioning, odour filter and pollen filter, textile floor mats, 12V power socket in centre console, Front glovebox with cooling and illumination, bottle holders in the front doors, cup holders.
Skoda New Laura is fitted with high performance tyres option of 205/55 R16 size. The 16 inches tubeless alloy wheels add to the elegance of exteriors. The large wheelbase of 2578 mm creates sufficient space inside the vehicle and ensures a good ground clearance of 164mm.
Braking and Handling
Skoda New Laura is the safest car with a very sound and dynamic braking system in this segment of cars. The Car is packed with Ventilated Disc Brakes in front as well as at the rear wheels that help in preventing wheel lockup during emergency braking. The car is also packed with ABS (Anti Lock Braking System) that helps avoiding wheel lock up during panic braking. McPherson suspension with lower triangular links and torsion stabilizer suspension at the front and Multi-element axle, with one longitudinal and three transverse links, with torsion stabiliser suspension at the rear helps in making the car more convenient to handle.
Handling and Safety
When it comes to the safety, Skoda New Laura is the perfect choice to invest on. The car is bestowed with advance safety standards which give the passengers a ride of joy and pleasure. It is loaded with many advanced safety features like Anti Slip Regulation, (Hydraulic Brake Assistant, Traction Control System, Dual front airbags, Seatbelt pre-tensioners for front seats, Driver seatbelt warning light, Height-adjustable three-point seatbelts at front and rear, Door-open indicator, Dual-tone warning horn, Two Isofix child-seat preparations on outer rear seats, Underbody protective cover, Acoustic warning signal for overrun speed, Fuel supply cut-off in a crash, Side door protective strips, Child-proof rear window and door locking. There is an Emergency triangle in the luggage compartment also. In addition to the security features in other Laura variants the Skoda New Laura RS has side airbags at the front, remote entry with a foldable key, remote operation of window, electric sunroof, door and boot lid locks and door mirrors.