Review

Skoda Laura 2.0 TDI

The updated Laura with its fresher looks, power, interiors and equipment will really appeal to a lot of people

RATING
7 / 10
DETAILS
8
photos

The Laura looks the freshest of all the Skodas, but the overall design comes across as safe and lacking in character. It is sharper looking and has a more prestige-like exterior style than the Octavia. The prominent grille, the elevated ridge at the centre of the bonnet, the kink in the rear or C-pillar and the squared-off tail give it the more grown up look. If you look closely at the Laura's nose, you also see hints of its large stable-mate, the Superb, especially around the area of the headlights. 

The range-topping 2.0-litre oil-burner for the Laura puts out a healthy 140bhp and adds to the line-up of the 1.8-litre turbo petrol and the 1.9-litre Pumpe-düse engine that the Laura always had. It’s a familiar engine – we’ve seen it in the new Superb and the Volkswagen Passat (the VW has since shifted to a common-rail unit), and it comes with a six-speed twin-clutch gearbox. It’s available only in the top-of-the line Laurin & Klement trim and costs Rs 20 lakh, a pretty substantial Rs 2.4 lakh over the 1.9.

 

 

Interior >>
See more about:  skoda laura

notSet

The all-new Innova’s exclusive drive, the Polo GTI hot-hatch, Mahindra’s KUV100, a mega SUV comparison and more. Dig in!
What's in this issue?

Most Read
Find a car review

Latest Car Reviews

New Skoda Superb review, test drive

New Skoda Superb review, test drive

1 day 14 hours ago
Skoda’s new Superb blends even more space, size and value in one...
Hyundai i20 1.0 Kappa review, test drive

Hyundai i20 1.0 Kappa review, test drive

2 days ago
Hyundai is mulling the introduction of an all-new 1.0-litre petrol engine in...
New Ford Endeavour review, road test

New Ford Endeavour review, road test

5 days ago
Ford’s true-blue SUV is reborn and it’s the best Endeavour yet.
Hyundai Creta long term review, first report

Hyundai Creta long term review, first report

5 days ago
The high in demand Creta has been handling some heavy tasks in its very...
Maruti Dzire AMT review, test drive

Maruti Dzire AMT review, test drive

Jan 22, 2016
Maruti brings another AMT to the market but this time it’s with a...
Latest News
Seat Ateca SUV unveiled
The Ateca SUV will be first of four new models to be launched by Seat in the...
8 hours ago   2 pictures
Kia Niro petrol-electric hybrid revealed
The Niro hybrid SUV is based on an all-new hybrid-specific platform jointly...
14 hours ago   4 pictures
BMW unveils new 7-series M760Li xDrive
The M760Li xDrive is powered by a twin-turbocharged 6.6-litre V12 engine...
19 hours ago   3 pictures
2016 Volvo V90 leaked ahead of unveil
The V90's styling appears to be identical to that of the S90 sedan, on which...
1 day 7 hours ago   4 pictures
M&M showcases electric mobility readiness to government
Mahindra had its Formula E racer, eVerito, Reva e2o and GenZe scooter on...
1 day 7 hours ago   3 pictures

Autocar Magazine

Issue: 198 | Autocar India: February 2016

The all-new Innova’s exclusive drive, the Polo GTI hot-hatch, Mahindra’s KUV100, a mega SUV comparison and more. Dig in!
Autocar Magazine