Skoda has launched the 2016 model Superb in India at Rs 22.68 lakh, ex-Mumbai. Available in Lauren & Klement (L&K) edition and Style trims, the all-new Superb is the second Skoda in India to be built on the highly versatile MQB platform, after the Octavia.
The new Superb has an athletic design language, inspired from the new Octavia. Bi-Xenon headlamps with DRL elements are standard across the range along with adaptive light and levelling. There are retractable headlamp washers as well as fog lamps with cornering function.
The car also boasts of luxurious interiors with leather upholstery as standard while the L&K gets perforated leather seats. While Dark Brushed decor is the theme inside for the Style trim, the L&K gets Piano Black.
There is a 6.5-inch touchscreen with eight speakers and MirrorLink infotainment linked with it. The 3-zone climate control is available on the L&K and dual zone with the Style. Other additional features that the L&K gets is virtual boot lid release, electric boot operation, boss button, drive mode select and a multi-information display.
In addition to disc brakes, other safety features include hill hold control, ABS, EBD, mechanical brake assistant, multi collision brake, ASR, TCS, ESC and many more. There are also eight airbags as part of the standard equipment.
The new Skoda Superb is available in two engine options and three transmission options. The 1.8TSI petrol motor has been borrowed from the Octavia and it now makes 180PS/320Nm (250Nm with the automatic 7-speed DSG transmission).
The diesel meanwhile also has been uprated now to produce 177PS/350Nm from its 2.0-litre heart. This motor is mated to a 6-speed DSG. With the manual transmission, the petrol Skoda Superb is claimed to deliver 14.12kmpl with the DSG increasing it by 0.5kmpl. The diesel Superb, meanwhile, is claimed to run 18.19km on a single litre.