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Old 20th May 2009, 21:00   #16
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New Skoda Laura has been launched in India.
There are 3 engine options
1. 1.8 TSI-Petrol
2. 1.9 TDI PD-Diesel
3. 2.0 TDI PD Diesel

The website (?koda Auto - Homepage) has been updated and you guys can browse the site for more details.
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Old 20th May 2009, 21:03   #17
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Details here:

Skoda Laura :: Technical Specification ::

Looks good
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no details about pricing though? can any one of the invitee's of the launch enlighten us on this.
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I tried to calculate on the prices given by the UK site, seems like they would price the 1.8 TSI around 13.5 - 14.5L ex showroom Delhi.
But I may be wrong as I tried calculating using Superb price and the closest feature set to Indian Laura.
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Looks good from those small pics,Does any one have more pics.The alloy options look so dull.Not that inspiring.Head lamps are looking big and good.Gives a totally different outlook to the machine.
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Old 20th May 2009, 22:35   #21
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Talking The New Skoda Laura

The New Website is Up n' Running...

Skoda Laura

My oh my, they have given a superb facelift to this new baby...

More or less all the features are from the New Superb...

Woh they have given an excellent package they just need to have right pricing, as the segments of pricing between laura n' superb should not clash or be thin... I hope...

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On firefox is goes to moneylineindia.com

Works on IE

Site is messed up, when you click refer a friend, it says new superb, not the laura.

Looks good, good engine, pfft hate websites that don't mention price.
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The 1.8 TSI Laura with a 6 speed manual transmission should be an amazing car to have like the Octavia RS. The only issue on getting one of these will be the SKODA's bad A.S.S.
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Autocar specifies the price range 12.7 to 17.6L ex showroom. That means the petrol will be available on Bangy for around 15L.

A first drive is also there in Autocar site.0-100 at 8.1 secs. This is one hot car. If only SKoda has improved the reliability and pricing of spares
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Skoda India has launched the facelifted version of the popular Laura in the Indian market. The new Laura will come with three engine options which includes a petrol and two diesels.

The petrol engine is the 1.8 Litre TSi turbocharged unit with 160 bhp and 250 nm of torque which debutted in the recently launched Skoda Superb. The diesel options include the come back 1.9 Litre TDi which is slightly more powerful than Octavia and the 2.0 Litre 4 Cylinder 16 Valve DOHC Pump Duse engine with a healthy 140 bhp and an SUV rivallin 320 nm of torque!

The petrol motor is mated to a 6-Speed manual transmission while diesel comes with either a 5-Speed manual or the optional 6-Speed DSG with Tiptronic manual gear change.

The new Laura is loaded with comfort features like 12-Way electrically adjustable driver seat with memory function, heated front seats, Skoda entertainment system operated via a 6.5 inch TFT touchscreen with an integrated 6-CD changer and twelve speakers, Audio controls on the steering wheel, dual zone climate control, adjustable rear airconditioning vents, leather upholstery, retractable rear windscreen blind and electrically foldable external mirrors.

The car also comes with convenience features such as central infotainment system, cruise control, multi function display, personal comfort settings, automatic front wiper with rain sensors, light assistant, boarding sport lamps and reading spot lamps at front and rear.

The safety and security features include engine immobilizer with floating code system that changes system verification code everytime ignition is switched off, security code for the central infotainment system, remote unlocking of all doors and boot lid, remote closing and opening of windows, remote closing of door mirrors.

The new Laura comes loaded with safety features like Xenon curve projector headlamps with dynamic levelling, parktronic - front and rear park distance control, tyre pressure monitoring system, six airbags, active front head restraints, automatically dimming rear view mirrors, retractable headlamp washers, ABS + EBD, ASR (Anti Slip Regulation) / TCS (Traction Control System), EDL (Electronic Differential Lock), ESP (Electronic Stability Program), MBA (Mechanical Brake Assistant) /HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assistant).

Other Laura virtues also remain like the huge 560 litres luggage space and storage space all around including on the arm rests.

The pricing details will be updated shortly. Stay tuned!
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Here you go Skoda Launches New Laura - News- Zigwheels
Was waiting for this to come out, so my folks in India could get it.

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Default Good pricing!

The pricing of the petrol motor (that too a turbo charged TFSI) seems bang on target (12.5 ex. showroom), but why poor alloys, thinner tyres and indian rubber? IMO the price difference of almost 5 lacs between two extreme models will make Petrol Laura sell in bigger quantities (than what happened with Octavia by pricing them equally). As I can see, the quality of interiors and level of equipments is same on 1.8 TSI and 2.0 TDI PD motors, that's one good thing!!!! Touchsceen infotainment is a biggggg welcome!
So Superb out of dreams and Laura is in, on the 'next car' list! Just that, I need that 205/55 R16 rubber 'from eldest Sister', on it to smoke everything else

I am glad selling VW Jetta (World War times model ) in India is getting tougher to sell, thanks to Skoda. Hope the A.S.S. has also been given a facelift.
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Old 21st May 2009, 07:40   #28
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The prices of the new Laura range as follows (in lakhs):
1.8 TSI Ambiente Rs 12.98 (ex-Delhi) Rs 12.67(ex-Maharashtra)
1.9 TDI Manual Ambiente Rs 13.30 (ex-Delhi) Rs12.99 (ex-Maharashtra)
1.9 TDI Automatic Ambiente Rs 14.03 (ex-Delhi) Rs 13.70 (ex-Maharashtra)
1.9 TDI Manual Elegance Rs 14.69 (ex-Delhi) Rs 14.35 (ex-Maharashtra)
1.9 TDI Automatic Elegance Rs 15.40 (ex-Delhi) Rs 15.05 (ex-Maharashtra)
2.0 TDI Automatic L&K Rs 17.55 (ex-Delhi) Rs 17.15 (ex-Maharashtra)
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Why oh why do they insist on leaving their petrol models with the lowest trim? They better launch a vRS! Lookin' good, bad A.S.S notwithstanding.
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Better model then the older one or can say small brother/sis of superb in looks, the pricing is quite good. what about the A.S.S. ? we have read so much about skoda on the forum.
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