Skoda India has launched the new Laura. This is the second launch for Skoda in 2009, after the all new superb in March.  The new Laura gets a refereshed exterior and slightly upgraded interior. The headlamps are now more like the other cars from Skoda. The interiors gets a new four spoke steering wheel, a slightly upgraded dashboard and new instrument cluster. As posted earlier the new Laura has 3 engines & 6 variants on offer, 1.8 TSI Ambiente Manual Transmission, 1.9 TDI PD Ambiente & Elegance in Manual & Automatic Transmission, and 2.0 TDI PD L&K in Automatic Transmission.

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).

The prices of the new Laura is 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)

The new Laura is available in 5 colours – Arctic Breeze, Candy White, Diamond Silver, Black Magic and Cappuccino Beige.