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Skoda Laura Specifications
Dimension & Weights
|Overall Length||4572 mm|
|Overall Width||1769 mm|
|Overall Height||1485 mm|
|Ground Clearance||164 mm|
|Torque||250 Nm@1900 rpm|
|Power||77kW(105 bhp)@4000 rpm|
|No of Cylinders||4|
Skoda Laura Features
|Skoda Laura||1.8 TSI Classic||1.8 TSI Active||1.8 TSI Ambition||1.8 TSI Ambiente||TSI Ambition AT||RS||Ambiente||Elegance MT||L&K AT||L&K MT||1.9 TDI Ambiente MT||1.9 TDI Ambiente AT||1.9 TDI Elegance MT||1.9 TDI Elegance AT||2.0 TDI L&K AT||2.0 TDI Ambition MT||2.0 TDI Ambition AT||2.0 TDI Elegance MT||2.0 TDI Elegance AT|
Skoda Laura Colors
- Magic Black
- Candy white
- Race Blue
- Brilliant silver
- Sprint y Yellow
- Cappuccino Beige
Expert Test Drive Review
Unbreakable is a word that you can describe the cabin of the Laura, everything feels that it would last more than 100 years or so. The materials used are top-quality and you feel great in this cabin. The design is safe and not futuristic but its functional. The buttons are logically laid out and the steering wheel is typically Skoda. In the top versions, the L&K and Elegance, you get wood on the dash, centre console and door panels which lift the cabin ambience. The lower spec Active and Ambition varaints do not get that though. As is often the case, the L&K gets leather upholstery also. The Laura vRS does not get beige or wood instead you get Alcantara/leather sports seats that look and feel great. The interior colour is black and the whole cabin has a sporty feel that matches perfectly with the personality of the car. Space is very good at the front and at the rear its along with the class. When it comes to equipment the vRS and the L&K get a brilliant touch screen audio system and a 6.5inch LCD TFT colour display. The sound quality is awesome to say the least! One thing we missed were the steering wheel controls which are only on offer in the L&K and not even on the vRS! Other than the Active all other variants get rear air con vents. The boot at 560 ltrs is massive and swallows all your luggage. Overall the interior lives up to the Skoda name for quality.
Skoda Laura all the variants including the Laura 2.0 TDI CR , 1.8TSI, 1.9 PD all has 560 litres of boot space and 1430 litres of boot space with seats folded. In simpler words the boot space is huge in the car.
Laura has a analogue speedometer and a tachometer along with multifunction digital display at the centre of the two metres.
Laura has a Leather wrapped gear-shift selector which is well within the reach of the driver which helps him to shift gears without much effort.
All the variants of the Skoda Laura has Cup holder present in both the front and the back of the car.
Skoda gave the Laura a facelift in 2009 to make it fresher and compete against the likes of the Honda Civic, the VW Jetta and Corolla Altis. The biggest change is the front-end. The headlamps are more sharper and curved, plus the ridge in the bonnet give it more presence. The Laura looks like the earlier gen from the back though and you can see nothing much has changed. The Laura has a wheelbase of 2578 mm which means its a full size sedan. The design of the Laura is clean and muscular with typical Skoda styling which means everyone knows from a distance away that you are driving a Skoda! We like the 16 inch alloys and the grille. The Laura vRS however completely different from the other Laura\\\'s and is by far the sportiest in the range. The vRS looks unlike any other Skoda especially in this \\\'Sprint yellow\\\' colour. The changes to the exterior include a new sports bumper with integrated spoiler , 16 inch alloys , polished twin exhausts , rear deck spoiler and LED lights at the front. Ofcourse there are vRS badges everywhere and you get some stunning looking colours to choose from. Along with this yellow there is a \\\'race blue\\\' as well which marks out the vRS. Overall though if you want to make a statement there is no other car in this price bracket that has so much presence as the Laura vRS. The Laura is a great design and the build quality is typically Skoda ie. Great. Everything feels solid and the doors close with a \\\'thud\\\'. The paint quality is fantastic as well.
The new SKODA Laura comes with new design features that hint at its sporty side. A strong shoulder line optically lifts the car, highlighting its broad shoulders. A bold swage line along the entire lower side, combined with the thick lower sills emphasize a look of stability.
New tail lamp with chrome central insert and a refined looking back adds to the good look of the car.
The side profile of the car looks vey stylish and sporty.
Skoda Laura has 164 mm of ground clearance present in the car.
Everyone thinks Skoda\\\'s make only diesel! Blame their brilliant diesels for that. The Laura features two diesel engine variants and one petrol engine. The automatic Ambition, Elegance and L&K get the 140 Bhp diesel and the manual Ambition and Elegance get the 110 Bhp diesel.The 1.8 TSI 160 Bhp petrol is available in Active, Ambition or vRS spec. Both the diesels are great. Performance is smooth and turbo lag is kept at minimum. The 140 Bhp ofcourse feels quick but the 110 Bhp engine still feels reasonably quick. Another reason for the good performance is the 5-speed manual box with the 110 Bhp diesel, its precise and is well spread over the power-band. The 140 Bhp diesel has an automatic 6-speed, DSG, with Tiptronic manual gear changing. The shifts are quick and buttery smooth and make driving easy.
The 1.8 TSI is brilliant too! The 1.8 turbocharged petrol engine makes 160 Bhp and has huge amounts of power and torque. The acceleration is not ferocious or very sharp , instead it\\\'s all in one big shove at the back and the Laura vRS accelerates like a train with speed build-up being smooth and you are not even aware that you are already doing big speeds. What is also great is that you don\\\'t have to rev it to get the best out of it. There is ample torque of 250 Nm available too , which means so you are never short of power at anytime and the performance is easily accessible. However other than the engine , what I like about the vRS is the gearbox. The gearbox is a delight as well as the 6-speed manual is smooth to operate and shifts are crisp and precise.
Engine & Performance Details
Laura reaches 0-60 in 4.8 seconds and 0-100 in about 10.31seconds which is quite impressive for a car of this size.
Skoda Laura when tested clocked a top speed of 115kmpl whereas the speedo showed 120km in it.
Type 6 speed manual. Fully synchronized Gear ratio - 1st gear 3.78 Gear ratio - 2nd gear 2.06 Gear ratio - 3rd gear 1.45 Gear ratio - 4th gear 1.11 Gear ratio - 5th gear 0.88 Gear ratio - 6th gear 0.73
The gearbox is DSG 6 speed automatic and power delivery ratio is excellent. The 6-speed DSG with Tiptronic manual shifts was bang on the money, responding not just quickly but intelligently to the engine revs and the throttle position to deliver a fuel efficient car.
ThLaura has a petrol and a diesel engine on offer. The petrol makes 160 bhp from 1.8 tsi motor and delivers 13 kmpl ARAI in mileage. The diesel which is available in both manual and automatic gearboxes gives 18 in automatic version and 20 kmpl in manual version. The diese manual thus is the most efficient.
Mileage View full detail
|Skoda Laura 1.8 TSI Classic||13.37 kmpl|
|Skoda Laura 1.8 TSI Active||13.4 kmpl|
|Skoda Laura 1.8 TSI Ambition||13.8 kmpl|
|Skoda Laura 1.8 TSI Ambiente||13.37 kmpl|
|Skoda Laura TSI Ambition AT||14.6 kmpl|
|Skoda Laura RS||13.4 kmpl|
|Skoda Laura Ambiente||--|
|Skoda Laura Elegance MT||--|
|Skoda Laura L&K AT||--|
|Skoda Laura L&K MT||--|
|Skoda Laura 1.9 TDI Ambiente MT||20.04 kmpl|
|Skoda Laura 1.9 TDI Ambiente AT||18.33 kmpl|
|Skoda Laura 1.9 TDI Elegance MT||20.04 kmpl|
|Skoda Laura 1.9 TDI Elegance AT||18.33 kmpl|
|Skoda Laura 2.0 TDI L&K AT||18.3 kmpl|
|Skoda Laura 2.0 TDI Ambition MT||20 kmpl|
|Skoda Laura 2.0 TDI Ambition AT||18.3 kmpl|
|Skoda Laura 2.0 TDI Elegance MT||20 kmpl|
|Skoda Laura 2.0 TDI Elegance AT||18.3 kmpl|
City fuel economy
Laura returns 11.5kmpl in the city.
Highway fuel economy
Skoda Laura returns 18 kmpl in the highway which is quite reasonable for a car of this size.
ARAI rated economy
Skoda Laura ARAI rated Mileage on all the variants Fuel Diesel (ARAI Specified) 13.1 Kmpl Skoda Laura 2.0 TDI CR (AT) Fuel Petrol (ARAI Specified) 12.5 Kmpl Skoda Laura 1.8 TSI Fuel Petrol (ARAI Specified) 16.4 Kmpl Skoda Laura 1.9 PD
The tank range of the Skoda Laura will return about 660 - 720kms approx depends upon the variant.
The handling of the Laura is very good too especially the vRS with the bigger tyres. Grip is very good though in the vRS the suspension is too soft for my liking-its a sporty car after all! However, that said, as an everyday performance car, users will really appreciate the way the suspension does its job. The steering of the Laura is very direct and there is no slackness. It is light at low speeds and delightfully weighs up at high speeds. We like it! The high speed stability of the Laura is good and you feel confident putting it through its paces.
Handling Braking & Safety Details
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 cars nose nodding a bit. The electro-mechanical steering is among the best weve experienced and its only the extra mass of the 2.0 TDi unit that tends to blunt its responses over the petrol engine a bit. There is some stiffness at lower speeds though.
Laura has Hydraulic dual-diagonal circuit braking system vacuum assisted with Dual Rate system. The car can stop from 100kmph to a stand still in just 3.08 seconds.
Parktronic sensors probe the space around the front and rear of the car to determine the presence of obstacles. TPM (Tyre Pressure Monitoring) continuously monitors the air pressure in the individual tyres and prevents critical situations by providing timely warning of pressure loss in any of the tyres. The new SKODA Laura comes with Six Airbags including dual front airbags, the front seats with WOKS (Whiplash Optimised Head Restraints). The photo sensors which detect the intensity of light inci
ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) prevents the vehicle from skidding and are present in all the variants of the Laura.
The traction control system is also standard equipment in all the variants of the Skoda Laura.
The Laura has got MacPherson struts up front and multi-link at the rear . The ride is very good and the Laura just glides over the potholes and rough roads. The refinement levels are also very good - the suspension and road noise hardly intrudes into the cabin. The stablity at high speeds is also great. Even the vRS which is a sporty car rides very well! Going over the rough stuff and not once does the Laura touch its underbelly.
Comfort & Suspension Details
Comfort envelopes you as soon as you step into the new SKODA Laura. Settle in for an exceptional drive with completely customizable settings. The front seats can be electrically heated to keep passengers warm even in the coldest conditions. The Cruise Control System maintains a constant speed and eliminates the need to constantly put pressure on the accelerator pedal.
Laura has McPherson suspension with lower triangular links and torsion stabiliser at the front for the smoothest ride. The bright side is, the suspension setup works really well. The vRS ability to soak up the odd ripple.
The car has Multi-element axle, with one longitudinal and three transverse links, with torsion stabiliser at the back so the passengers at the back seat of the car gets the smoothest ride in any terrain.
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