Skoda Laura

Skoda Auto India Private Limited rolled out Laura in 2005. The launch of this luxury sedan is a part of the Czech-based automaker's strategy to make its presence stronger in the luxury D-plus car segment of India. With a futuristic engine technology, well-finished exteriors and classy interiors, Skoda Laura proves to be real value for money. The car is specially designed to suit the Indian roads. It performs remarkably well and astounds you with its arresting looks.

At the heart of Skoda Laura lies a powerful 1.9L PD (Pump Duse technology) diesel engine that churns out an impressive 105 bhp power at 4000 rpm and torque of 250 Nm at 1900 rpm. The engine is equipped with direct fuel injection system, which burns the fuel cleaner and does it efficiently. As a result, fuel efficiency of the car is high, while the emissions are low.

Design And Comfort
The bold looks of Skoda Laura make it different from other vehicle in its sort. The sparkling fog lights are integrated on sleek body colored front bumper of the car. Xenon headlamps, with power washers, are the unique features of the sedan. Window corners are rounded off, which underlines the attractiveness of the vehicle's monolithic body. The electrically adjustable side view mirrors are equipped with front turn signal lamps. Body colored door handles add to the class of Skoda Laura. The frontage of Laura is stunning and so is the rear side. Taillights extend to the side sections of the body of the automobile, which is very stylish. Its rear side flaunts a mechanical windshield sunshade and dual chrome exhaust. Comfort matters a lot in a vehicle, but when it comes to Laura, it is the least thing to bother about. There is a large boot space in the cabin. The cushioned seats offer a high degree of coziness to their occupants.

The grandeur of Laura exteriors' is extended to its interiors as well. Rich leather upholstery is the best part of it. Instrument cluster looks trendy. Apart from the capacious illuminated and refrigerated glove box, small storage spaces are positioned at strategic locations in the cabin. These include storage compartments located at the front and rear doors and underneath the front seat armrest. Automated sunroof slides-open at the touch of a button.

Ride And Handling
The re-developed chassis of Skoda Laura symbolizes smart engineering. The new axles and new electro-mechanical multifunction power assisted steering facilitate good handling and driving comfort. Skoda Laura offers excellent directional stability at high speed, irrespective of the load and road conditions. The four-way electrically adjustable driver's seat makes driving a pleasurable experience.

The safety features of Skoda Laura have been constructed with utmost care, so as to ensure that its occupants don't suffer from serious injuries in the event of accidents. The cabin is equipped with six air bags, two in the front and two side bags. The rest two bags can be used as a safety curtain. Electronic Stability Program (ESP) controls under as well as over steering, which provides better maneuverability. TPM (Tyre Pressure Monitoring) keeps a check on the tyre pressures and gives safety warnings.

Variants, Price And Color

Skoda Laura is available in three variants - Ambiente, Elegance and Laurin & Klement. The cars come in both, manual and automatic transmission. The price of the luxury sedan is Rs 16.81 lakh (approx). It is found in a wide range of colors, including Candy White, Brilliant Silver, Cappuccino Beige, Magic Black, Storm Blue, Anthracite Grey, Satin Grey and Corrida Red.

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