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.

 

 

See more about:  skoda laura
comments powered by Disqus

notSet

Drives of the all-new Fortuner and Tucson, an exhaustive spare parts prices survey, an S90 vs rivals mega luxury car comparison and a lot more inside!
What's in this issue?

Trending Now
Find a car review

Latest Car Reviews

2017 Skoda Kodiaq review, test drive

2017 Skoda Kodiaq review, test drive

1 day 2 hours ago
SUVs are the order of the day, and with this premium, seven-seat flagship,...
2017 Nissan GT-R India review, test drive

2017 Nissan GT-R India review, test drive

3 days ago
We have a spanking new 2017 Nissan GT-R with us. Sergius Barretto gets...
2017 BMW 5-series review, test drive

2017 BMW 5-series review, test drive

3 days ago
Styling, comfort, tech or performance, the new 5 is all about the good...
2017 Mercedes CLA 200 review, test drive

2017 Mercedes CLA 200 review, test drive

Nov 25, 2016
Merc’s entry-level sedan gets a nip here and tuck there to bring it up...
Renault Kaptur review, test drive

Renault Kaptur review, test drive

Nov 22, 2016
Renault’s made-for-Russia Kaptur is India bound, and it could just be...
Latest News
Mercedes-AMG C 43 India launch on Dec 14
The car will be powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6, good for 370hp and 570...
1 hour ago   1 picture
Nissan opens high performance centre for GT-Rs
State-of-the-art exclusive outlet to sell, service all GT-Rs, Nissan's...
1 hour ago   1 picture
Volvo well-placed to be world leader in autonomous cabin design
Prioritising overall passenger comfort, rather than focusing on...
2 hours ago   1 picture
Kawasaki W800 likely for India
The Triumph Bonneville rival could be imported as a CBU at an estimated Rs...
2 hours ago   1 picture
Updated Renault Lodgy Stepway launched at Rs 9.43 lakh
The Lodgy Stepway is now available with both the 85hp and 110hp diesel...
3 hours ago   1 picture

Autocar Magazine

Issue: 208 | Autocar India: December 2016

Drives of the all-new Fortuner and Tucson, an exhaustive spare parts prices survey, an S90 vs rivals mega luxury car comparison and a lot more inside!
Autocar Magazine
Latest Poll
What do you think the Tata Hexa is?



or View results
SUV
  22%
 
MPV
  48%
 
Crossover
  30%
TOTAL VOTES: 3172

Vote now
Is the Hyundai Tucson worth the money?


or View results
Yes, it’s sophisticated and packs a lot of equipment.
  25%
 
No, you can buy larger 7-seater SUV’s for similar money.
  75%
TOTAL VOTES: 926

Vote now
View previous Polls »