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Skoda Laura 2007-2010

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Colors of Skoda Laura 2007-2010

  • Anthracite Gray

  • Beige

  • Black Magic

  • Brilliant Silver

  • Candy White

  • Corrida Red

  • Diamond Silver

  • Satin Grey

  • Storm Blue

Review of Skoda Laura 2007-2010

Overview

 In 2009 Skoda launched the face-lifted Laura. It was also the first time that Skoda offered a petrol engine with the Laura in India along with a diesel. Recently Skoda had launched the Laura vRS marking it as the sportiest variant in the Laura range.  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.

 
Inside 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 variants 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. The boot at 560 ltrs is massive and swallows all your luggage. Overall the interior lives up to the Skoda name for quality.
 
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.
 
When it comes to suspension, 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 stability at high speeds is also great. Even the vRS which is a sporty car rides very well!
 
Skoda Laura prices start at Rs 12.9 lakhs to Rs 19 lakhs ex-showroom. Overall there is a lot to like about the Laura, the build quality, the performance. There may be newer rivals like the Elantra but the Laura still makes sense due to its quality.

  • Overview
  • Interior
  • Exterior
  • Mileage Running Cost
  • Comfort Suspension
  • Engine Performance
  • Braking Safety

Interior

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.
 

Interiors Details

  • Boot Space

    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.

  • Speedometer

    Laura has a analogue speedometer and a tachometer along with multifunction digital display at the centre of the two metres.

  • Gear Lever

    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.

  • Cup Holders

    All the variants of the Skoda Laura has Cup holder present in both the front and the back of the car.

  • Glovebox

    Front Glovebox with cooling is present only in the Elegance and Laurin & Klement variant of the car.

  • Audio System

    the infotainment system effortless. Audio files stored on Secure Digital (SD) and Multi Media Card (MMC) can also be played through a card reader located below the touchscreen display. The twelve speakers with a preset digital equalizer and surround sound.

  • Air Conditioner

    Laura has a Manually regulated air conditioning system for its 2variants Active and Ambition. It has Climatronic - automatic air conditioning with electronic regulation of cabin temperature for its 2variants they are Elegance and Laurin & Klement. Laura has Adjustable rear air conditioning vents on rear centre console for Ambition Elegance, Laurin & Klement variant.

  • Arm Rests

    Laura has arm foldable rest for all the variants with space inside it to store small items.

  • Air Vents

    Laura has Adjustable rear air conditioning vents on rear centre console for the Ambition Elegance, Laurin & Klement variants.

  • Seats

    The driver seat can be electrically adjusted for under-thigh, lumbar, height, recline and length setting of the seat to let you obtain a personalised position for a comfortable drive. Three memory settings store the seat (and mirror) position for three different users, such that it can be automatically adjusted to the stored values at the touch of a button.

  • Leg Room

    Laura 2.0TDI CR has 1290/1240mm,Laura 2.0 TDI CR/81 kW has 1290/1040mm of space, Laura 2.0 TDI CR/103 kW (A) has 1290/1040mm of space. The backseat head and leg room could have been marginally better. Tall guys have a problem with the Laura’s backseat.

  • Knee Room

    Laura 2.0TDI CR has 860/530mm of space, Laura 1.8 TSI/118 kW 860/530mm of space. Laura 2.0 TDI CR/103 kW (A) has 860/530mm of space.

  • Shoulder Space

    Laura 2.0TDI CR has 1360mm of shoulder space.

  • Head Room

    Laura 2.0TDI CR has 910/950mm of head room valuable in the car.

  • Steering Wheel

    The steering wheel on all the variants of Laura are power assisted rack and pinion and helps the driver for easy handling.

  • Power Windows

    Power windows are present in al the variants of the Skoda Laura.

  • Keyless Entry

    The keyless entry is also available in all the variants of the Skoda Laura.

  • Driver Information Display

    The display on the instrument cluster shows the time and the kilometers travelled along with the MFD data. The MFD displays key information such as time travelled, instantaneous and average fuel consumption, fuel range, instantaneous and average speed and speed warning.

  • What we like

     You get quality and spacious interiors which feel built to last

  • What we dislike

     You don\\\'t get many features

Exterior

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.
 

Exteriors

  • Front Design

    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.

  • Rear Design

    New tail lamp with chrome central insert and a refined looking back adds to the good look of the car.

  • Side Profile

    The side profile of the car looks vey stylish and sporty.

  • Ground Clearance

    Skoda Laura has 164 mm of ground clearance present in the car.

  • Bumpers

    Laura gets body coloured bumpers for all its variants and enhances the look of the car.

  • Head Lamps

    The Xenon curve projector headlights with dynamic leveling are auto sensitive and provides a good illumination in the dark but they are present only in the Laurin & Klement variant of the car rest of the variant gets a Halogen projector headlights with manual leveling.

  • Tail Lamps

    Laura has clear lens tail lamp which can be seen from far distance in all the variants of the car with chrome central insert.

  • Fog Lamps

    Front fog lights are only present in the 3 variants Ambition, Elegance Laurin & Klement and are absent in the Active variant

  • Tyres

    Skoda Laura has following setup for all its variants 195/65 R15 (Ambition) / 205/55 R16 (Elegance) 195/65 R15 (Ambition) / 205/55 R16 (Elegance, Laurin & Klement)

  • Alloy Wheels

    Alloy wheels are present in the 3 variants of the Laura only they are Ambition, Elegance, Laurin & Klement 15inch alloy wheels are present only in the ambition variant of the car and the rest has 16inch alloy wheels.

  • Outside Mirrors

    Skoda Laura all the variants gets a Electrically adjustable external mirrors. There is an option for Three programmable memory settings but only on the higher ends

  • Colors

    Skoda Laura variants are available in these variants Cappuccino Beige, candy white, cappuccino beige, deep pearl black, brilliant silver, and flash red

  • Rear Wiper

    There is no option of rear wipers in Skoda Laura.

  • Roof Rails

    There is no roof rails on any of the variant of Skoda Laura.

  • Sun Roof

    There is no option of sun roof in the Laura.

  • Spoiler

    There is no spoiler attached to the car.

  • Side Steps

    Laura doesn't have a side steps attached to the car.

  • Spare Wheel

    Skoda Laura has a has a full size spare wheel located at its boot.

  • What we like

     vRS version looks great, the design has aged well

  • What we dislike

     But starting to look old in front of newer rivals

Mileage Running Cost

 Th Laura 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 Running Cost

  • 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

  • Tank Range

    The tank range of the Skoda Laura will return about 660 - 720kms approx depends upon the variant.

  • What we like

     The diesel is very efficient 

Comfort Suspension

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 and Suspension

  • Comfort

    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.

  • Front Suspension

    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.

  • Rear Suspension

    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.

  • What we like

     Ride is good and refinement is excellent

  • What we dislike

     The vRS has a stiff ride

Engine Performance

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

  • Acceleration

    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.

  • Top Speed

    Skoda Laura when tested clocked a top speed of 115kmpl whereas the speedo showed 120km in it.

  • In Gear Acceleration

    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

  • Gearbox

    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.

  • Power

    Skoda Laura 1.8 TSI/118 kW variant has 4 cylinders and 1798cc under the hood which returns 118(160) / 4500–6200rpm, 2.0 TDI CR/81 kW variant has 4 cylinders and an engine capacity of about 1968cc and gives an output of 81(110) / 4200rpm, 2.0 TDI CR/103 kW (A) variant has 4cyinders and en engine capacity of 1968cc and returns 103(140) / 4000rpm.

  • Torque

    Skoda Laura 1.8 TSI/118 kW returns 250 / 1500–4500 rpm, Laura 2.0 TDI CR/81 kW returns 250 / 1500–2500rpm, Laura 2.0 TDI CR/103 kW (A) returns 320 / 1750–2500rpm. The engine feels punchy and powerful.

  • NVH Levels

    The smooth refined engine and well built interiors of the Laura doesn't allow any type of engine or outside sound to sip through the. There is minimum vibration if the engine is revved hard.

  • What we like

     Both diesel and petrol are fun to drive

  • What we dislike

     The petrol only comes with a manual gearbox

Braking Safety

 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.

Brakes and Wheels

  • 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 electro-mechanical steering is among the best we’ve experienced and it’s 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.

  • Braking Performance

    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.

  • Safety Features

    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

    ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) prevents the vehicle from skidding and are present in all the variants of the Laura.

  • Traction Control

    The traction control system is also standard equipment in all the variants of the Skoda Laura.

  • What we like

     Hnalding is very good for a car in this class and compared to rivals

  • What we dislike

     vRS should have been a better handler

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