The new Skoda Superb will be finally making its way to the Indian showrooms tomorrow. The Czech automaker has been promoting the all new luxury sedan on its official Indian website via teasers and videos, for quite sometime. After making its debut at the last year’s Geneva Motor Show, followed by launch in the European markets, the new Superb will be opening up a new chapter in its Indian innings starting tomorrow.
The vehicle has been crafted upon VW’s MQB platform, which in turn has resulted in length and width increase along with reduction in overall weight by 75kgs. Talking about the aesthetic changes, the new Superb is now more muscular and sleek as compared to the predecessor. It will be offered with refreshed headlamp cluster incorporating DRLs and projector headlamps, but the signature grille remain intact. At rear, the taillamps have been given LED treatment as well.
Come inside and we will be welcomed with a whole lot of luxury features that are in-line with the contemporary cars being offered. Skoda Superb boast of a premium cabin with top of the line variant offering amenities like 6.5inch SmartLink touchscreen infotainment unit, powered by 10-speakers Canton audio system. The infotainment system in the car for the Indian market is likely to offer support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Other features would include automatic climate control, panoramic sunroof, rain and light sensors, park assist, etc.
In terms of powerplants, the new Skoda Superb is expected to house 1.8 litre petrol and 2.0 litre diesel engines which are capable of generating respective power outputs of 178bhp and 160bhp. These powertrains will be paired to standard manual gearbox while there will be optional dual-clutch DSG automatic transmission.
When launched, Skoda Superb will be taking on sibling Hyundai Sonata, Volkswagen Passat and Toyota Camry in the segment. With an all new set-up, the starting price we can expect is Rs. 25 lac.