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

Chevrolet is bringing its massive Trailblazer SUV to India and we’ve driven it this month. We’ve also got detailed previews of the new Innova and Fortuner and Tata’s new Hexa concept, and that’s only the start. Read on!
What's in this issue?

Most Read
Find a car review

Latest Car Reviews

Volkswagen Vento TDI DSG long term review first report

Volkswagen Vento TDI DSG long term review first report

5 days ago
The sensible VW Vento gets a warm welcome to our longterm fleet.
2015 Audi TT coupe review, test drive

2015 Audi TT coupe review, test drive

6 days ago
A design revamp and a new spec sheet. Does Audi's junior sportscar whoosh by...
New Mini Cooper S India review, test drive

New Mini Cooper S India review, test drive

Mar 17, 2015
The new petrol powered Mini is bigger and looks more mature. Importantly,...
2015 Mercedes Benz A 200 CDI review, test drive

2015 Mercedes Benz A 200 CDI review, test drive

Mar 14, 2015
Mercedes A-class diesel now gets more power. And that adds some more...
Ford EcoSport long term review final report

Ford EcoSport long term review final report

Mar 14, 2015
India’s first compact SUV lives up to its billing as our Car of the...
Latest News
Toyota unveils new flexible platform
Toyota’s TNGA platform will underpin future offerings and will offer...
7 hours ago   2 pictures
Bajaj Pulsar RS200 launched at Rs 1.18 lakh
Pulsar RS200 shares Pulsar 200NS engine platform, in sporty new faired-up...
11 hours ago   1 picture
New Mercedes-Benz GLE revealed
Formerly known as the M-class, the Mercedes GLE rivals the likes of the BMW...
11 hours ago   4 pictures
Hero and Magneti Marelli open development centre
The new centre will also serve as an innovation hub for Hero Moto Corp and...
12 hours ago   1 picture
Royal Enfield launches online store
Royal Enfield is retailing its safety gear and official apparel on the...
12 hours ago   1 picture

Autocar Magazine

Issue: 188 | Autocar India – April 2015

Chevrolet is bringing its massive Trailblazer SUV to India and we’ve driven it this month. We’ve also got detailed previews of the new Innova and Fortuner and Tata’s new Hexa...
Autocar Magazine