New Skoda Superb : The new generation Skoda Auto India Private Limited (SAIPL) has finally been launched in India today with a starting price of Rs 22.68 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). It is the third generation Skoda Superb and is built on Volkswagen Group’s popular MQB platform. The car comes with some extensive design and cosmetic updates along with an array of smart features that makes its one of most exceptional offerings in its segment.
The new Skoda Superb comes with Bi-xenon headlamp with day time running lamps. The front seats are perforated and cooled and the company offers better headroom for rear seats. The new Superb flaunts segment leading features such as three zone climate control, 12 way adjustable front seats, 6.5-inch infotainment system with Smartlink functionality than can be paired to IOS and android phones.
New Skoda Superb Launched in India Today at a Starting Price of Rs 22.68 lakh
The power comes from an option of 1.8-litre TSI petrol engine producing 180 PS and 250 Nm of torque while mated to 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox while the 6-speed manual belts out more torque at 320 Nm. The 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine produces 177 PS and 350 Nm of torque which is mated to a 6-speed DSG gearbox. The diesel model has 27% more efficiency than before while the petrol sees an improvement of 12%.
The front is dominated by Skoda’s signature grille and the large air intake underneath it. Above the grille sits the Skoda badge while the razor sharp angular headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lights flank it. The angular fog lamps flank the air intake. The sides of the Superb are fdominated by a character line that connects the headlamps and the taillamps. The ORVMs are angular and have turn indicators embedded into them.
The car is based on the MQB platform that underpins most of the entry luxury cars from the Volkswagen Group like the Audi A3 and Skoda Octavia. It is about 80mm longer than its predecessor and is much more spacious on the insides too given the longer wheelbase. It is available in 2 trim levels namely Style and Laurin & Klement, and a total of 4 exterior colour options. The main highlight at the rear are the LED taillamps which look quite sharp and angular and are wider compared to the ones found on the previous Superb.
On the insides is where thing have changed the most and this cabin feels more luxurious than anything before. There are wood panels, piano black finished surfaces and the central infotainment display steal the show on the insides. Although the interior looks similar to the Octavia we are not complaining as the quality of materials is top notch. The boot of this car is gigantic with 625 litres of it available at your disposal.
The 2016 Skoda Octavia is 4861 mm long, 1864 mm wide and 1468 mm tall and it is 75 kgs lighter than its predecessor. The wheelbase has increased by 80 mm while it offers 39 mm more elbow room and 157 mm more legroom than the previous model and the boot can store up to 625-litres. The ground clearance is 164 mm while two variants are on offer – Style and L&K.
2016 Skoda Superb Price
Superb TSI Manual Style – Rs. 22,68,305/-
Superb TSI AT Style – Rs. 23,91,984/-
Superb TDI AT Style – Rs. 26,39,650/-
Superb TSI AT L&K – Rs. 26,89,281/-
Superb TDI AT L&K – Rs. 29,36,850/-
New Skoda Superb 2016: Key Safety & Security Features
rear parking sensor and camera
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Electronic stability control (ESC)
Fatigue detection system
New Skoda Superb 2016 Specifications
1.8-litre, 4-cylinder TSI – 178bhp
2.0-litre, 4-cylinder TDI – 175bhp