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2016 Skoda Superb diesel deliveries to get delayed . Pictured: 2016 Skoda SuperbSkoda India/news

The delivery of the first lot of the new Skoda Superb diesel variants would reportedly begin only by August, as the company is facing a shortage of the diesel kit to build the model.

According to a Team BHP  report, Skoda, which launched the 2016 Superb sedan in February, has directed its dealers across the country to stop accepting bookings for the diesel variant of the sedan. The company has also apparently started notifying its prospective buyers, who are waiting for the delivery of the diesel Superb.

The company is said to have given three options to its customers, which include swapping the booking for a petrol variant or taking a refund. The third option, of course, is to wait for a couple of months until the company resumes the delivery process. It remains to be seen how the six-month delay from the launch to the delivery will affect the sales of the Skoda sedan.

Launched in February, the Czech automobile-manufacturer's new 2016 Superb sedan is offered in petrol and diesel mills. The 1.8-litre TSI unit, which is also a part of Skoda Octavia, develops 178bhp and 320Nm. The petrol unit will be mated to six-speed manual and seven speed DSG transmission. The diesel one will be a 2.0-litre TDI turbocharged engine that develops 175bhp and 350Nm, and is available only in six-speed automatic transmission.

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