Skoda Laura

Skoda Laura Price (Ex-Showroom) : Rs. 13.63 lakhs-19.27 lakhs

Mileage: Data not Available

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Skoda Laura Models

Skoda Laura Reviews
Skoda Laura – The Luxurious Sedan

Skoda Laura was launched in India during the mid of 2009. Basically, it is the upgraded version of the previously lunched model which was not such a success. However, this newly renovated Laura has exteriors and interiors decorated and prepared with profound efficiency. Since it’s re-launching, the Skoda Laura has become one of the most loved sedans available in the automobile market.

Skoda Laura Description

Skoda Laura car has won many accolades and praises from several sources. However, the most prestigious award that it has been awarded is the “Best Car of the Year 2010” by Auto Bild India Golden Steering Wheel. The upgraded version includes more sleekness in exterior design, sweeping headlights with dynamic focus, door mirrors wit foldable facility, availability of fog lamps at the front, hard and masculine front grille, and bumpers painted while matching the body color along with moldings at the side. While the exteriors are described, there are several interior up-gradations which includes advance audio device with disc changer, newly prepared steering wheels with advance technology, audio controls mounted on the steering, and improved upholstery.

The seating capacity is five persons that includes three the back and two in the front (including driver). The vehicle is available both in diesel as well petrol. The shape, design and style make it one of its kinds among the competitors and more importantly, can be easily compared with international standards.

Skoda Laura Models (the three varieties available are Laurin & Klement, Elegance, Ambiente)

ModelsSkoda Laura 1.8 TSI/118 kW (Laurin & Klement)Skoda Laura 2.0 TDI CR/81 kW (Elegance, Ambiente)Skoda Laura 2.0 TDI CR/103 kW (Ambiente)
Fuel Type
Engine TypePetrolDieselDiesel
Displacement16 V, DOHCOHC16 V , DOHC
Power1.8cc2.0cc2.0
Torque118kW at 4500 – 6200 rpm81 kW at 4200 rpm103 kW at 4000 rpm
Transmission250 Nm at 1500 - 4500 rpm250 Nm at 1500 - 2500 rpm320 Nm at 1750 - 2500
Wheel Style6 - speed manual gear box(fully synchronized)5 – speed manual gear box(fully synchronized)6 – speed automatic gear box(DSG with Manual Tiptonic gear changing)
Tyre Type6.5 J x 15 inches6.5 J x 15 inches/6.5 J x 16 inches6.5 J x 16 inches
N.B.: Only those features and specifications that are different in the three types are listed above.
Tyre Type195/65 R15195/65 R15 / 205/55 R16205/55 R16

Mileage, Average and Fuel Economy

The Skoda Laura is loaded with 1.8 or 2.0 cc, 4 cylinders, DOHC/OHC engine. The maximum power output is around 118/81/103 (kW) and can be obtained at 6200/4200/4000 (rpm). While speaking of torque, the maximum that can be generated is around 250/320 (Nm) and is achievable at 1500/2500 (rpm). In order to achieve brilliance in performance, the Laura is equipped with six manual transmissible gear box that is fully synchronized. The entire three variety features in-line engine with the inclusion of liquid cooling facility. The engines are also transverse in the front. The capacity of holding fuel in the tank is around 55 litre. The maximum mileage that this gorgeous vehicle provides is around 14 km per litre of fuel on the highways and 9.8 to 10 km per litre of fuel on the city roads.

POWER:

The Skoda Laura comes with a 1.8 cc petrol engine (2.0 cc in case of diesel variant) with 4 cylinders along with the presence of 16 valves. The DOHC (OHC, in case of Skoda Laura 2.0 TDI CR/81 kW variety) helps in generating the maximum torque efficiency of 250/320 Nm at 2500-4500 rpm. The maximum power that can be achieved is 118kW at 4500 – 6200 rpm. The maximum torque that can be reached is 108 Nm at 3000 rpm. The transmission is manual with the presence of fully synchronized six speed gear system. The displacement is around 1968 cm3. This is one of the finest sedans available in the country with great mileage and improved fuel efficiency. There is the facility of liquid cooling attached to the engine.

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Acceleration & Pickup

The Skoda Laura consists of a displacement power that is around 1968cc. The cylinders are inline in attachment are six in number. The presence of 16 valves DOHC helps in providing terrific acceleration and quick pickup. The maximum torque reachable is around 250/320 Nm at 2500-4500 rpm while the maximum power lies in between 108 - 118 kW at 4500 – 6200 rpm. The presence of fully synchronized 6 speed manual gear box makes the driving more easily and balanced. The sedan doesn’t face any sort of difficult while going through the crowded city roads or even through the long broad highways.

Skoda Laura Exteriors:

Exterior Appearance

It is said that the first impression lies in the exterior appearance of a car. Similar is the case for Skoda Laura. It is grand royal looks and designing pattern that makes this car stand apart from its competitor sedans. The dynamic Xenon projection headlights are probably the first thing to get noticed. The presence of strong alloy wheels, fine and sleek external mirrors, along with the attachment of front grills makes the car generate brilliance in external appearance. The external mirrors can be electrically adjusted and foldable. The door handles are painted similarly like that of the body color. Similar is the case for the bumper available. The front grille frames are chrome plated and the presence of the “Skoda logo” makes their appearance more superior.

Exterior Measurement

The Skoda Laura is a 5 door sedan which has the capability to accommodate 5 passengers. This sedan has a unique external appearance due to the unique measurement it has. While speaking of outside dimension, the total length calculated in millimeter is 4569, while the height is 1485 mm. The overall width is 1769 mm. The wheel base measurement is approximately 2578 mm. Last but not the least, the ground clearance measurement when calculated in millimeter is around 164.

Skoda Laura Interiors:

Interior Appearance

The Skoda Laura has a seating capacity of five persons that includes the driver. However, if you speak about the internal storage capacity, then around 560 l is what the car is capable of. And if the storage capacity is calculated while you fold the rear seat back, then it increases to a massive 1430 l.

The interior cabin is designed with much of elegance and this can be highlighted while observing the dashboard. The remarkable thing about the dashboard is that it is operated while undergoing just a soft touch. Most of the features are operated through the touch screen of the dashboard. The thing that is again noticeable is the presence of wood on dashboards, doors, and center consoles. The wooden finish makes these items along with the interior a elegant place to describe. It is the feeling of royalty that arises inside the mind.

The interiors are enriched with a driver seat that has programmable memory functions. Moreover, the driver seat can be electrically adjustable in 12 different ways. The presence of heated front seats ensures that the passengers have a feel of warmth during the shivering chilly and windy conditions.

Interior Comfort

Once you step inside the Skoda Laura, it arouses a feeling of extreme pleasure and comfort. In fact, there is a heavenly atmosphere that has been created inside due to the extra comfort that the passenger experiences. The seats are extremely soft and provides for extreme comfort due to the material used in preparing them. They are made up from high quality soft and durable leather. The streets that are present at the front side can be heated through special electrical process present inside the car. They provide warmth at times when the temperature is too much cold to resist.

The audio can be easily controllable due to the presence of integrated controls at the steering wheels. This helps in easy controlling the audio device while driving. The presence of rear air conditioning vents makes it easy for the rear seated passengers to adjust them according to their likings. Container holders are present at the front door interiors.

Engine Capacity and Performance

The Skoda Laura consists of a 16 v DOHC engine petrol/diesel engine. The fuel type differs in versions of the car which can be referred in the “model” section. However, all the engines are transverse in the front. The displacement is in between 1.8 to 2.0 cc and the number of included cylinders is 4. The total number of gear available to undergo manual transmission is 6. The maximum power that can be achievable is 160 bhp at 6200 rpm. The maximum torque that can be achievable is 250 Nm at 4500 rpm. The total filling capacity of the fuel tank is 55 litres. The mileage if considered riding through the city roads is around 10 km per litre of fuel and approximately 14 km per litre of fuel while on the highway.

Wheels

The Skoda Laura is attached with wide alloy wheels that have dimension measuring 6.5j x 15”. There are basically three types of alloy wheels that are used in the different car models of Laura. These types are pixis, lyra, and crateris. The tyre dimensions can be specified as 195/65 R15 in L & K and Ambiente types, while 205.55 R16 in Elegance type.

Braking and Handling

The braking system available in Skoda Laura is dual-diagonal hydraulic type. This is assisted with the help of dual rate system. Single piston or floating caliber can be found at the front disc brakes while the rear brakes are simply disc ones. The presence of Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), and Mechanical Brake Assistant (MBA) makes the braking system more secure.

Handling and Safety

While speaking about safety and handling factors, the Skoda Laura is beyond comparable with any of its competitors. It is that type of a car which protects you every time you ride it. The working is non-stop while you drive the car. Some safety features includes: presence of six airbags, rear and front parking control, sensor built automatic head light system, Electronic differential lock, and front head restraints.

Stereo and Accessories

The car is enriched with the audio player that has 6.5” LCD TFT color touch screen. The audio controls are also fitted on the driving steering wheel. The audio player consists of six disc changer and also has MMC/SD data card reader slots. Other accessories include the presence of dual zone climatronic which helps in controlling the climate automatically. This is possible due to the presence of multi-sensors.

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