Skoda Laura has won the prize for being the ‘Midsize Car of the Year’ and at the Auto Bild India Golden Steering Wheel Awards 2010 as the ‘Best Variant of the Year’. This 5 seater sedan has a spectacular design that has unmatched beauty and grace that brings it at par with global standards. The car range launched in India includes petrol and diesel engines. There are eight variants of Skoda Laura are available in Indian market which are - Laura Classic 1.8 TSI, Laura Ambiente 1.8 TSI, Laura RS, Laura Ambiente 2.0 TDI MT, Laura Ambiente 2.0 TDI AT, Laura Elegance 2.0 TDI MT, Laura Elegance 2.0 TDI AT and 2.0 TDI L and K AT (Laurin & Kiement).
The newer version of Skoda Laura is recognized for its powerful engine which performs to thrill with best-in-class power with highest top seed and class leading torque for top acceleration and unique-in-class 6-speed manual transmission. All the variants have turbocharged engines, in-line, liquid cooling system, direct injection systems and are transverse in front. Perfect handling, directional stability and enhanced braking ability have always been the hallmark of every Skoda automobile and are mirrored in the new Skoda Laura as well, soaring high on the design, safety, security, comfort, and convenience aspects. Xenon curve projector headlights with dynamic levelling, 12-way electrically adjustable driver seat with programmable memory, Skoda touchscreen audio player w/ SD/MMC card reader and Dual-zone Climatronic with air are the main highlights of the Skoda Laura. The effort that has gone to make Skoda Laura an outstanding car is reflected in the design of the exterior that have alloy wheels, Chrome surround for radiator grille body color protective side door strips, body color bumpers, external mirrors, and door handles, turn indicator in external mirrors and rear mud flaps.
The interior stands apart with Chrome trim on controls for infotainment system and air conditioning, chrome trim on steering wheel and storage compartment lids on dashboard, chrome trim on front console and rear console, chrome interior door handles and gear selector knob, chrome ring on instrument cluster dials, silver alloy decor with weave design on front dashboard, centre console and door panels, dual tone Onyx-Ivory front dashboard, centre console and door panels, ivory colour upholstery, active front head restraints, Skoda Swing audio player, eight speakers, climatic-manually regulated air conditioning, odour filter and pollen filter, textile floor mats, 12V power socket in centre console, Front glovebox with cooling and illumination, bottle holders in the front doors, cup holders.
Storage compartment are present under the steering wheel, front and rear centre console, front and rear doors, storage pockets on the backrest of the front seats, coat hook on rear roof handles and B pillars alongwith jumbo box-storage compartment under front centre armrest, with cooling. The 560 litres luggage compartment space can be extended to 1420 litres of total luggage space with rear seatbacks folded. In luggage compartment, foldable baggage hook, six load anchoring points, rear seat centre armrest with through-loading.
Safety is ensured by Halogen projector headlights with manual levelling, front and rear fog lights, warning lights on front doors, automatically dimming interior rear view mirror, external mirror defogger with timer, rear windscreen defogger with timer. Parktronic sensors and speakers at rear are present. The central infotainment system has a security code. Dual front airbags, Seatbelt pre-tensioners for front seats, Driver seatbelt warning light, Height-adjustable three-point seatbelts at front and rear, Two Isofix child-seat preparations on outer rear seats, Underbody protective cover, Acoustic warning signal for overrun speed, Fuel supply cut-off in a crash, Side door protective strips, Door-open indicator, Dual-tone warning horn, Child-proof rear window and door locking. There is an Emergency triangle in the luggage compartment also.
Safety while braking is ensured by ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), MBA (Mechanical Brake Assistant), HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assistant), ASR (Anti Slip Regulation) and TCS (Traction Control System) along with High level third brake light. The New Skoda Laura accelerates on these features assuring the customers a perfect driving experience. Technology makes the car utterly secure by its engine mobilizer with floating code system and lockable front glove box. One can fetch this luxury car in price range of 13 lakhs to 18 lakhs. The New Skoda Laura RS launched recently is the Rally Sports version of Skoda Laura. It is also known as Skoda Laura VRS. It is boasted as the most powerful and the fastest of the Skoda Laura variants. Safety and security features have also been taken car of quite decently.
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