The third-generation Skoda Superb has been launched in India at a starting price of ₹ 22.68 lakhs (ex-showroom Mumbai). After much teasing of the car and the hype, the Skoda Superb has been launched. The 2016 Skoda Superb is the best luxury sedan in its segment thanks to the backseat comfort, cabin space, the refined engine or the class leading features. The price is set right too – all of which combine to make this Skoda a superb package.
The new Skoda Superb is the second offering from Skoda India that features the company’s new design language. The new Superb gets rid of the soft lines that characterized the previous models. It gets sharper lines that make the car look crisp and young. It is well proportioned as well. The exterior features include Bi-Xenon headlamps with LED DRLs, 18 inch alloy wheels, LED tail lamps and a sun roof. There are also horizontal LED fog lamps, a well sculpted bonnet and a sporty front bumper.
The new Skoda Superb is powered by a 1.8 liter TSI petrol engine that produces a maximum power of 178hp and 320Nm of torque. This variant is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. A second variant generates 250Nm of torque with a 7-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) transmission. A third variant is powered by the new 2.0 liter TDI engine that generates a maximum power of 174hp and 350Nm of torque. It is mated to a 6-speed DSG transmission.
The interior of the new Skoda Superb features a lot of horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines that give the cabin a unique character and feel. The cabin space is very good, with more legroom, knee room and shoulder room. There is a 12-way power-adjustable seat with memory and lumbar support, triple zone climate control, a 6.5 inch Smartlink infotainment system and a 12 speaker CANTON audio system. Adaptive dampers with 3 driving modes and a host of additional smart technologies are a standard feature.
The new Skoda Superb is 75kg lighter than the second generation Skoda Superb. The wheel base has increased by 80mm. The width has increased by 47mm and the length by 28mm in comparison with the previous Superb.
The other variants of the Skoda Superb are priced as follows. All prices are ex-showroom Mumbai.
2016 Skoda Superb 1.8TSI MT Style – ₹ 22.68 lakhs
2016 Skoda Superb 1.8TSI AT Style – ₹ 23.91 lakhs
2016 Skoda Superb 1.8TSI AT L&K – ₹ 26.81 lakhs
2016 Skoda Superb 2.0TDI AT Style – ₹ 26.39 lakhs
2016 Skoda Superb 2.0TDI AT L&K – ₹ 29.36 lakhs