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Since the Bharat-Phase IV benchmarks were implemented across thirteen major Indian cities earlier this year in April 2010, all car manufacturers have had phệ tweak their engines phệ compliance with new emission standards. Most have done this simply by changing their manifold and engine timing or by adding another oxygen sensor. The Skoda Laura has also undergone some changes phệ its valve train and this modified engine now has a 16-valve head. The new Laura diesel engines now use Common Rail Injection instead of the old Pump Duse that was used until April 2010.

Bự clear up some confusion, let’s start by telling you all the engines Laura currently has available. Laura has two diesel engine variants; one produces 110 hp (8-valve head) and has a 5-speed manual transmission while the other produces 140 hp and is equipped with a 6-speed DSG (Direct Transmission) automatic transmission. The more ‘powerful’ enthusiast Laura comes with a superb 160hp 1.8-litre turbocharged petrol engine mated phệ a six-speed manual transmission. (We’re looking forward phệ Skoda launching this turbocharged petrol with an automatic!)

We tested the latest 140bhp diesel with a six-speed DSG automatic transmission and it’s actually quite similar phệ the older Skoda Laura 2.0 AT we tested last year. The car hasn’t undergone any cosmetic changes and it still looks the same, which is a good thing. The only thing that has changed, as we said before, is the way the fuel is delivered, from the previous Pump Bridge phệ the common rail injection system. This new common rail engine produces 140bhp @ 4200rpm and an impressive 320Nm of torque between 1750-2500rpm. The engine is quieter than the noisy old 2.0-liter Pump Duse engine (as we reported on in our previous Skoda Laura Road Test), and still has the turbo lag that the previous engine suffered from. right.

The other big difference we noticed is that the old Laura used phệ redline at 4500 rpm while the new Laura revved more freely and retraced closer phệ 5000 rpm. In our performance benchmark test, Laura hit the 100kph mark in 10.4 seconds and did a quarter mile in 17.5 seconds compared phệ the older Laura, hit 100kph in 10.2 seconds and finished 1 /4 mile in 17.3 seconds. So the car delivers very similar performance and although it’s now cleaner by meeting BS-IV standards, the performance hasn’t dropped at all.

The DSG transmission is truly addictive and magical. Step on the accelerator and it decelerates almost instantly, and gearshifts are just as quick. We really missed the paddle shift though this would really make this more fun phệ drive. Honestly, once you start getting used phệ the DSG box, every other automatic transmission will start phệ feel sluggish! In our kickdown test, the sedan hit 30-50 km/h in 2.7 seconds in drive mode and 1.8 seconds in sport mode; and hit 50-70kph in 3.1 seconds in driving mode and 2.9 seconds in sport mode. DSG shifts phệ six at around 60 km/h for better fuel economy. The engine produces so much torque that you can happily move in sixth gear at 60 km/h.

Laura returned an excellent economic figure; with the best figure of 17.08kpl in continuous driving between 80-90kph on the sixth leg of our route, mostly motorway driving. It returned the worst figure of 10.5kpl during our performance testing, all metal. Overall, you can expect a savings of 13.5 phệ 14kpl on regular driving and this is truly one of those cars where you can fill up with gas and drive long distances without worry. about stopping fuel for hundreds of kilometers.

There hasn’t been any change in Laura’s ride and handling quality. We did feel that the car ran a bit higher in the rear, but we’ll have phệ confirm whether the Skoda actually increases the rear ride height. It remains the same confident sedan, avidly hitting tight corners at high speeds with tenacious grip and ready stance. We also love the steering that responds quickly and never feels saggy. The brakes feel pretty progressive, and in our 80-0 km/h brake test, the new Laura covered 30.7m more than the old car went 30.9m – roughly the same.

The new Laura TDI CR (AT) range starts at Rs 15.44 (at old showroom, Mumbai) for the Ambiente variant, which is not a bad deal considering the engine, powertrain and driving characteristics of the vehicle. The Elegance trim gets even more feature-packed when it comes phệ leather seats and some other creature comforts. Some of the minor issues we had with the car were that with the increase in localization, some fit and finish were affected. In our car, it was the plastic trim on the A-pillars that didn’t fit as tightly as it should have and some other small details of the interior trim. Then there’s the age-old problem of fogging the windshield on the outside if you only have facial airflow, so we kept using the air conditioning in face and foot mode. These are really problems that people don’t want phệ have in a car that costs more than 150,000. Skoda dealers also don’t have the best service ratings around and this is really unfortunate, as the Laura is an excellent authority car that really has it all and is truly worth buying. (For the previous full Laura Road Test, click here.)

Test data

Engine Specifications

2.0 litre, 16 valves, 140bhp See specs

Speedo error

Read Speedo (kph) Actual speed (kph)
40 37.2
60 56.3
80 75.6
100 94.6
120 115.1
140 134.2

Max in Gear

Gear Speed ​​(kph @ rpm)
firstst 41.2@5100
2nd 68 @ 5000
3rd 108.9@5000
4order 157.3@5000
5order 191.2@5000
6order 206.8@3600

Performance test data

Max speed 206.8kph
0-60kph 4.6 seconds
0-100kph 10.4 seconds
Mile (402m) 17.5secs@130.9kph
Brake 80-0kph 30.7m
30-50kph on Tuesday 1.8 seconds
30-50kph on Wednesday
50-70kph on Thursday 2.9 seconds

Energy saving

City Highway overall The worst
Miles (kpl) 17.08 10.52

Skoda Laura [2009-2013] PictureSkoda Laura [2009-2013]


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Clean Conscience
#Clean #Conscience
[rule_3_plain] #Clean #Conscience
Clean Conscience
Since the Bharat-Stage IV norms were implemented across thirteen major Indian cities earlier this year in April 2010, all the auto makers had phệ tweak their engines phệ comply with the new emission standards. Most did this simply by altering their engine manifold and timing or by adding another oxygen sensor. The Skoda Laura has also undergone a couple of changes on its valve train and this modified motor now sports a 16-valve head. The new Laura diesel engines now sport Common Rail Injection rather than the old Pump Duse which was used until April 2010.
Just phệ clear some of the confusion, let’s start by telling you what all engines the Laura is now available with. The Laura has two diesel variants; one produces 110bhp (8-valve head)and has a five-speed manual transmission while the other produces 140bhp and is kitted out with a six-speed Automatic DSG (Direct Shift Gearbox). The more ‘potent’ enthusiast Laura comes with the delectable 160bhp 1.8litre turbo-charged petrol with a six-speed manual transmission. (We so wish Skoda would launch this turbo-petrol with an autobox!)
We tested the latest 140bhp diesel with the six-speed DSG automatic and it really is quite similar phệ the older Skoda Laura 2.0 AT which we had tested last year. The car hasn’t undergone any cosmetic changes and it still looks just the same, which is a good thing. The only thing which has changed, as we’ve said before is the way the fuel is delivered, from the earlier Pump Duse phệ common rail injection. This new common rail engine produces 140bhp@4200rpm and an impressive torque of 320Nm between 1750-2500rpm. This engine is quieter than the old Pump Duse 2.0-litre engine which was noisy (as we had reported in our earlier Skoda Laura Road Test), and there’s still the turbo lag that the earlier motor had.

The other major difference which we noticed was that the old Laura used phệ redline at 4500rpm while the new Laura revved more freely and redlined close phệ 5000rpm.  In our performance benchmark test, the Laura hit the 100kph mark in 10.4seconds and did the quarter mile in 17.5seconds compared phệ the older Laura which reached 100kph in 10.2seconds and completed the quarter mile in 17.3seconds.  So the car delivers very similar performance and even though it has now got cleaner thanks phệ meeting BS-IV norms, there’s no drop in performance.
The DSG transmission is truly addictive and magical. Step on the accelerator and it kicks down almost instantly and upshifts are just as quick. We do quite miss the paddle shifts though which would have truly made this even more of a delight phệ drive. Bự be honest, once you start getting used phệ a DSG box, every other automatic transmission starts feeling slow! In our kickdown test, the sedan clocked 30-50kph in 2.7seconds in drive mode and 1.8seconds in sport mode; and did 50-70kph in 3.1seconds in drive mode and 2.9seconds in sport mode. The DSG shifts up into the sixth gear at a speed of about 60kph helping phệ get better fuel economy. The engine makes so much torque you could happily cruise in the sixth gear at 60kph.

The Laura returned an excellent economy figure; with a best figure of 17.08kpl at constant driving between 80-90kph in the sixth on our route which was mostly highway driving. It returned a worst figure of 10.5kpl during our performance testing which is all petal-to-metal. Overall, you could expect an economy figure of 13.5 phệ 14kpl with regular driving and this is truly one of those cars where you can tank up and do a long highway drive without worrying about fuel stops for hundreds of kilometers.
There hasn’t been any change in the ride and handling qualities of the Laura. We did feel that the car rides a tad higher at the rear, but we’ll have phệ confirm whether Skoda has actually increased the rear ride height. It’s still the same confident sedan which revels in attacking tight corners at high speed with tenacious grip and poise. We also love the responsive steering which weighs up beautifully with speed and never felt slack. The brakes felt quite progressive and in our 80-0kph brake test, the new Laura covered a distance of 30.7m compared phệ the older car which travelled 30.9m – which is nearly the same.

The new Laura TDI CR (AT) range starts at Rs 15.44lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai) for the Ambiente variant which isn’t a bad bargain considering the engine, transmission and driving characteristics of the car. The Elegance trim is even more feature- packed as it comes with leather upholstery and a few more creature comforts. A couple of small niggling issues we had with the car were that with increase in localization, some of the fit and finish has suffered. In our car it was the plastic trim on the A-pillars which just didn’t fit as snugly as it should have been and some other small bits of the interior trim. Then there’s the age-old issue of the windscreen misting on the outside if you’ve got the airflow on face only, so we kept using the air-conditioning on face & feet mode. These are really issues one wouldn’t like phệ see in a car that costs over fifteen lakhs. Skoda’s dealers also haven’t got the best service ratings around and this is a pity really, since the Laura is an excellent competent car that truly has it all and is really worth a buy. (For the earlier full Laura Road Test, click here.)

Test Data
Engine Specifications
  2.0-litre, 16-valve, 140bhp View specifications

Speedo Error
Speedo Reading (kph)Actual Speed (kph)40
 37.2
60
 56.3
80
 75.6
100
 94.6
120
 115.1
140
 134.2

Max in Gear
GearSpeed (kph@rpm)1st
 41.2@5100
2nd
 68@5000
3rd
 108.9@5000
4th
 157.3@5000
5th
 191.2@5000
6th
 206.8@3600

Performance Test Data
Top Speed
206.8kph
0-60kph
 4.6secs
0-100kph
 10.4secs
Quarter Mile (402m)
 17.5secs@130.9kph
Braking 80-0kph
 30.7m
30-50kph in 3rd
 1.8secs
30-50kph in 4th

50-70kph in 5th
 2.9secs

Fuel Efficiency
CityHighwayOverallWorstMileage (kpl)

 17.08

10.52
Skoda Laura [2009-2013] #Clean #Conscience
[rule_2_plain] #Clean #Conscience
[rule_2_plain] #Clean #Conscience
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#Clean #Conscience
Clean Conscience
Since the Bharat-Stage IV norms were implemented across thirteen major Indian cities earlier this year in April 2010, all the auto makers had phệ tweak their engines phệ comply with the new emission standards. Most did this simply by altering their engine manifold and timing or by adding another oxygen sensor. The Skoda Laura has also undergone a couple of changes on its valve train and this modified motor now sports a 16-valve head. The new Laura diesel engines now sport Common Rail Injection rather than the old Pump Duse which was used until April 2010.
Just phệ clear some of the confusion, let’s start by telling you what all engines the Laura is now available with. The Laura has two diesel variants; one produces 110bhp (8-valve head)and has a five-speed manual transmission while the other produces 140bhp and is kitted out with a six-speed Automatic DSG (Direct Shift Gearbox). The more ‘potent’ enthusiast Laura comes with the delectable 160bhp 1.8litre turbo-charged petrol with a six-speed manual transmission. (We so wish Skoda would launch this turbo-petrol with an autobox!)
We tested the latest 140bhp diesel with the six-speed DSG automatic and it really is quite similar phệ the older Skoda Laura 2.0 AT which we had tested last year. The car hasn’t undergone any cosmetic changes and it still looks just the same, which is a good thing. The only thing which has changed, as we’ve said before is the way the fuel is delivered, from the earlier Pump Duse phệ common rail injection. This new common rail engine produces 140bhp@4200rpm and an impressive torque of 320Nm between 1750-2500rpm. This engine is quieter than the old Pump Duse 2.0-litre engine which was noisy (as we had reported in our earlier Skoda Laura Road Test), and there’s still the turbo lag that the earlier motor had.

The other major difference which we noticed was that the old Laura used phệ redline at 4500rpm while the new Laura revved more freely and redlined close phệ 5000rpm.  In our performance benchmark test, the Laura hit the 100kph mark in 10.4seconds and did the quarter mile in 17.5seconds compared phệ the older Laura which reached 100kph in 10.2seconds and completed the quarter mile in 17.3seconds.  So the car delivers very similar performance and even though it has now got cleaner thanks phệ meeting BS-IV norms, there’s no drop in performance.
The DSG transmission is truly addictive and magical. Step on the accelerator and it kicks down almost instantly and upshifts are just as quick. We do quite miss the paddle shifts though which would have truly made this even more of a delight phệ drive. Bự be honest, once you start getting used phệ a DSG box, every other automatic transmission starts feeling slow! In our kickdown test, the sedan clocked 30-50kph in 2.7seconds in drive mode and 1.8seconds in sport mode; and did 50-70kph in 3.1seconds in drive mode and 2.9seconds in sport mode. The DSG shifts up into the sixth gear at a speed of about 60kph helping phệ get better fuel economy. The engine makes so much torque you could happily cruise in the sixth gear at 60kph.

The Laura returned an excellent economy figure; with a best figure of 17.08kpl at constant driving between 80-90kph in the sixth on our route which was mostly highway driving. It returned a worst figure of 10.5kpl during our performance testing which is all petal-to-metal. Overall, you could expect an economy figure of 13.5 phệ 14kpl with regular driving and this is truly one of those cars where you can tank up and do a long highway drive without worrying about fuel stops for hundreds of kilometers.
There hasn’t been any change in the ride and handling qualities of the Laura. We did feel that the car rides a tad higher at the rear, but we’ll have phệ confirm whether Skoda has actually increased the rear ride height. It’s still the same confident sedan which revels in attacking tight corners at high speed with tenacious grip and poise. We also love the responsive steering which weighs up beautifully with speed and never felt slack. The brakes felt quite progressive and in our 80-0kph brake test, the new Laura covered a distance of 30.7m compared phệ the older car which travelled 30.9m – which is nearly the same.

The new Laura TDI CR (AT) range starts at Rs 15.44lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai) for the Ambiente variant which isn’t a bad bargain considering the engine, transmission and driving characteristics of the car. The Elegance trim is even more feature- packed as it comes with leather upholstery and a few more creature comforts. A couple of small niggling issues we had with the car were that with increase in localization, some of the fit and finish has suffered. In our car it was the plastic trim on the A-pillars which just didn’t fit as snugly as it should have been and some other small bits of the interior trim. Then there’s the age-old issue of the windscreen misting on the outside if you’ve got the airflow on face only, so we kept using the air-conditioning on face & feet mode. These are really issues one wouldn’t like phệ see in a car that costs over fifteen lakhs. Skoda’s dealers also haven’t got the best service ratings around and this is a pity really, since the Laura is an excellent competent car that truly has it all and is really worth a buy. (For the earlier full Laura Road Test, click here.)

Test Data
Engine Specifications
  2.0-litre, 16-valve, 140bhp View specifications

Speedo Error
Speedo Reading (kph)Actual Speed (kph)40
 37.2
60
 56.3
80
 75.6
100
 94.6
120
 115.1
140
 134.2

Max in Gear
GearSpeed (kph@rpm)1st
 41.2@5100
2nd
 68@5000
3rd
 108.9@5000
4th
 157.3@5000
5th
 191.2@5000
6th
 206.8@3600

Performance Test Data
Top Speed
206.8kph
0-60kph
 4.6secs
0-100kph
 10.4secs
Quarter Mile (402m)
 17.5secs@130.9kph
Braking 80-0kph
 30.7m
30-50kph in 3rd
 1.8secs
30-50kph in 4th

50-70kph in 5th
 2.9secs

Fuel Efficiency
CityHighwayOverallWorstMileage (kpl)

 17.08

10.52
Skoda Laura [2009-2013]

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