Skoda has revealed the new Superb in Prague, this third generation sedan is heading for its public debut at the 2015 85th Geneva Motor Show early next month. The 2016 Superb will be launched in the month of June while deliveries will start in UK in September. Indian launch is expected early next year.
The sedan is based on the VW’s MQB platform and showcases how the future Skoda’s will look like and meanwhile subtly resembling family’s latest offering Octavia. The third-gen Superb’s wheelbase has been increased by 80 mm making it one of the spacious offering in class and indeed it is one of the USP of the on-going car itself!
ŠKODA CEO Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland said: “This car marks the beginning of a new era for ŠKODA. In recent years, we have renewed and expanded our model range. The new ŠKODA Superb demonstrates our aspirations in the automotive mid-class. In terms of creativity and technology, it reaches a new level of performance, shows ŠKODA’s reclaimed position and leads the way into the future of the brand. This fantastic car will attract new private and business customers to ŠKODA.”
Skoda says - 700,000+ first and second-gen Superbs have been sold worldwide; both the generations were sold in India too
Standard European models comes as standard with ESC (Electronic-Stability-Control); Multi-Collision Brake along with Front-Assist and Emergency-Brake; Electronic-Tyre-Pressure-Monitoring; Seven airbags; Five three-point automatic seat belts and safety headrests; and Electronic-Differential-Lock
Optional Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) - keeps it at a safe distance from the vehicle ahead Crew Protect Assist - driver and co-passenger are prepped for the impending collision Lane Assist - helps to keep the vehicle in a lane Traffic Jam Assist - increases safety and comfort in traffic and during stop-start driving Emergency Assist - activate brakes in emergency situation bringing vehicle to a standstill, if the driver becomes incapable of driving Blind Spot Detect - alerting driver for the vehicles in blind spots Driver Alert - determines driver fatigue and alerts for the same Bi-Xenon headlamps with AFS (Adaptive-Front-Lighting-System) (or halogen) and LED daytime running lights - high beam can be electronically controlled via Light Assist; LED taillamps (standard). Infotainment and Comfort System
Skoda offers new infotainment systems based on Volkswagen Group’s MIB technology (Modularer Infotainment-Baukasten). The top-end version features 4G-LTE connectivity with wifi hot-spot Superb Infotainment system’s - SmartLink includes MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto Smartphone can be integrated with the Superb’s infotainment system and selected apps can be accessed through the same The Canton Sound System with 12 speakers and 610 W powering the decibels Three-zone air conditioning
Five TSI petrol, three TDI common-rail diesel globally, India will be offered with one of TSI and TDI each, like the on-going car
The third generation Skoda Superb features direct-injected turbocharged motors - five TSI petrol, three TDI common-rail diesel engines. The TSI ranges from 125 HP to 280 HP while the diesel ranges from 120 HP to 190 HP. Skoda says that all the engines comply to Euro 6 emission norms and comes standard with Stop-Start technology and brake energy regeneration. The engines are mated to dual-clutch DSG transmissions, except for the base petrol and four engines are available with all-wheel drive based on the Haldex 5 clutch. Skoda promises that this third-gen Superb is 30 percent fuel efficient courtesy to the approximately 75 kg weight reduction and the new design which has improved the aerodynamics.
Source : CarDekho