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Old 21st May 2009, 15:13   #46
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Another thing one will miss is the amazing 7 speed DSG in the 1.8 TSI (same as Superb).

Also note the fuel economy on the DSG is better than the manual 1.8 TSI in the UK driving cycle (Source: Skoda UK).

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Attached official price list received from Skoda auto.
Skoda Laura 1.8tsi around 14,27,000 on road Vashi.This is an awesome deal,I think Sales of toyota altis,civic and the accords are going to be hit really badly!
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wow the petrol is a really fuel efficient one + the top speed of about 220-230!! Im having second thoughts about skoda now
any idea if the touch screen is standard on all models?
and yes The japs will face stiff competition.

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Old 21st May 2009, 19:03   #49
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[COLOR=#000000]After reading the details of the new Laura, I almost regretted having bought Altis, but only for a moment. After having read many horror stories of poor Skoda customers, I atleast dont have any painful ownership experience from Toyota.

Skoda does have some real good products, but they will not succeed till they improve their horrible A.S.S. issues.

And the brand which will suffer most due to Laura and Superb will be Honda. Petrol Laura will trounce Civic and Superb will take care of Accord. Perhaps this will force Honda to come down from their high horse and start giving a better deal to Indian customers.

Toyota may not be so badly hit becuase as it is Camry does not sell much and Altis is bought mainly for its comfortable ride and hassle free ownership experiecne.

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btw neeld im wondering if the figures mentioned in the uk website is in KMs or Mpg or Kmpg
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i feel skoda should have offered a DSG for petrol as well,i have driven the new superb with same tsi motor and i was very impressed with effortless midrange performance and the awesome 7speed DSG box.
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btw neeld im wondering if the figures mentioned in the uk website is in KMs or Mpg or Kmpg

The larger figures are MPG and the ones in the parenthesis is liters/100 km.
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I'm a little confused, is it a 7 speed DSG 'box or a 6 speed? The Skoda site says it's a 6 speed.
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I'm a little confused, is it a 7 speed DSG 'box or a 6 speed? The Skoda site says it's a 6 speed.
Diesel is 6speed DSG box and 5 speed manual. Petrol is only 6 speed manual.

They haven't launched the 7 speed DSG in petrol probably to keep costs down.
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First the superb, now the laura. I'm hoping Honda's sales suffer so they start using some common sense when pricing their models.

Now lets go see what all features we get in the base model, at 14.5 I guess it is going to do the most numbers
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So the brochure is up on the website. I'm pretty impressed with the standard spec on the Ambiente. ASR and Traction control are standard. The major things missing are leather, only 2 airbags (same as Elegance), ESP and the touchscreen audio player.
Imo, the elegance trim doesn't make much sense unless you really want factory fitted leather and the 16" wheels. No electric seats, ESP or touchscreen audio in the elegance.

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Traction control is an option where in you can switch it on and off right? i think jetta will be totally cannibalized.
impressive features for a 12 lac car!
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Traction control is an option where in you can switch it on and off right? i think jetta will be totally cannibalized.
impressive features for a 12 lac car!
No, you're thinking about ESP, which as mentioned, is missing in the Elegance version
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I'm not digging the looks of the new laura... IMO, the old laura looked better. Maybe my opinion will change when I see it in flesh.

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I'm not digging the looks of the new laura... IMO, the old laura looked better. Maybe my opinion will change when I see it in flesh.

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Not at all the new headlights gives the car a very elegant look;the rear is also beautiful from the previous one!
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