The new-generation Skoda Superb was finally launched in India on Tuesday (February 23, 2016) at a starting price of Rs 22.68 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). The Czech Republic carmaker’s flagship product – Skoda Superb’s new-generation model is built on Volkswagen’s new MQB platform which is the same that underpins the Passat, Audi A3 and few other VW group cars.
Taking its design inspiration from the Vision C Concept, the third-generation Skoda Superb looks completely different than the outgoing version. With styling elements such as 3D headlamps with LED daytime running lights, two-part LED tail-lamps, sloping roofline, panoramic, 17-inch multispoke alloys, rear deck lid spoiler and others, the all-new Skoda Superb surely is one of best-looking premium sedans in the country today.
The new Superb also offers a more spacious cabin since it’s 28mm longer and 47mm wider than the current-gen model. As a matter of fact, the new-gen model of the saloon comes with 157mm extra legroom to rear occupants and 39mm more elbow room to the driver and the front seat passenger. Moreover, the car comes with the best-in-class boot space of 625-litre.
The vehicle’s cabin too looks more upmarket than before with better quality material and several all-new features including 3-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel, Apple CarPlay, electrically adjustable front seats with memory function, heated seats, dual-zone climate control, etc.
The new Skoda Superb has been made available in two engine options in India – a 1.8-litre petrol and a 2.0-litre diesel – with a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DSG automatic transmissions. Though both the engines are the same that power the current model, they have been tuned to deliver more power and better refinment level. While the petrol engine is good for 178bhp, the diesel version develops 175bhp, thus making the new-gen variants lot more powerful than the discontinued model.
New Skoda Superb 2016 Prices (ex-showroom, Mumabi)
1.8L TSI Petrol Style (Manual) – Rs. 22.68 lakh
1.8L TSI Petrol Style (Automatic) – Rs. 23.91 lakh
2.0L TDI Diesel Style (Automatic) – Rs. 26.39 lakh
1.8L TSI Petrol L&K (Automatic) – Rs. 26.89 lakh
2.0L TDI Diesel L&K (Automatic) – Rs. 29.36 lakh
New Skoda Superb 2016: Key Safety & Security Features
– 8 airbags
– rear parking sensor and camera
– Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
– Electronic stability control (ESC)
– Multi-collision brake
– Fatigue detection system
New Skoda Superb 2016 Specifications
1.8-litre, 4-cylinder TSI – 178bhp
2.0-litre, 4-cylinder TDI – 175bhp