Skoda India Plans to Facelift Laura – Reports

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Skoda India is planning to facelift its sedan Laura in 2013. Initially launched as Octavia, Skoda’s global brand, the sedan had been re-branded as Laura in India as Skoda was experiencing a decline in sales due to ongoing corporate re-branding.

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Skoda Laura Reports - Skoda Laura, India’s leading online portal for posting the particulars about used cars and new cars unveils the upgraded version of Skoda Laura, which will hit the Indian car market in 2013.

Laura, the latest third generation sedan is going to be bigger, better and spacious in terms of size. Its robust and relaxed appearance reflects a significant transformation. The all new Laura will be 90 mm longer, 45 mm wider and will contain 108 mm larger wheelbase than its predecessor that will certainly give the sedan much expansive interiors, sprawling rear seats, elegant and stylish looks. reveals that the new Laura will be inspired by the curves and angles of various models of Volkswagen (the holding company for Skoda cars) in similar category such as Jetta and Passat. The styling of new Laura is enhanced by the smooth lines that make her sideways look like that of a coupe and hence, puts the car in the D segment.

With similar looking interiors like that of Passat and Jetta, Industry experts point out that the all new Laura will be available in four engine options: 1.4 TSI, 1.8 TSI, 1.6 TDI, 2.0 TDI and a vRS version. Skoda Laura will be the only car with over 150bhp power and independent suspension in its category. The engine will be mated with a six speed manual and seven speed automatic transmission gearbox. However, it is not clear whether all the options and high end features of the car will be brought to India or not. uncovers that the D-segment car market in India is quite tough. Moreover, the significance of D-segment sedans is declining as majority of the masses are going for economical and fuel efficient cars whereas the affluent population is tilting towards SUVs and crossovers.

Besides that, the competition in D-Segment is intense. With major chunk of the market share being grabbed by XUV500, all other sedans are struggling for a meagre share. In such a situation, it will be interesting to see how the new Laura excels.

Complete specifications, features, in-depth reviews of selected Indian journalists and user reviews along with some amazing pictures of the Skoda Laura can be located on a detailed page unveiled by

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