The recalled Skoda Laura sedans were built between 2009 and 2010; will receive ABS/ECS control unit software upgrade
Skoda Auto India has recalled 669 units of Laura sedan to update the software that controls the ABS and ESC. These recalled vehicles were built between 2009 and 2010. The automaker says its authorised dealerships across the country will contact customers for a service appointment and the entire software upgrade will be done at no cost to the buyers.
The Skoda Laura owners can search their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the company’s website to check if their vehicle is affected or not. This voluntary recall program is expected to boost the safety of these Skoda sedans by enhancing their braking capability further.
The second generation Skoda Octavia sedan was christened as Laura in Indian market and it was in business between 2005 and 2013 before the introduction of the Octavia in 2014. The Czech auto manufacturer launched facelifted Skoda Octavia in July this year. It came sharper and more premium compared to the pre-facelift model. However, the engine options remained same. The sedan is priced between Rs. 15.71 lakh and Rs. 24.01 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). There is a sporty RS badged variant of the car as well that is priced at Rs. 25.49 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
Skoda Octavia is available with two different petrol engine and a diesel engine options. The petrol engines include a 1.4-litre TSI motor that is capable of churning out 148 bhp of peak power at 5,000 rpm and 250 Nm of peak torque from 1,500 rpm. The larger 1.8-litre unit is capable of kicking out 177 bhp of peak power at 5,100 rpm and 250 Nm of peak torque from 1,250 rpm.
The Skoda Octavia RS is powered by the 1.8-litre engine that is coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission. This engine under the hood of Octavia RS is re-tuned to generate 227 bhp of peak power at 5,500 rpm and 350 Nm of peak torque from 1,250 rpm.