Skoda Auto India Private Limited (SAIPL) launched the updated 2016 Superb sedan priced at Rs 22.68 lakh for the base variant, ex-showroom Mumbai. The flagship sedan of the Czech automobile-manufacturer in its latest avatar is built on the VW Group's MQB platform, which also underpins the Audi A3 and the Skoda Octavia.
In the latest generation, the car features a new design based on the VisionC concept car showcased at the Geneva Motor Show 2014.
The new Skoda Superb comes with Bi-xenon headlamp with day time running lamps. The front seats are perforated and cooled and the company offers better headroom for rear seats. The new Superb flaunts segment leading features such as three zone climate control, 12 way adjustable front seats, 6.5-inch infotainment system with Smartlink functionality than can be paired to IOS and android phones.
Additionally, the new car features rear-view camera, driver alert function, 12 speakers with 600w output, panaromic sunroof and 625 litres of boot capacity. On the safety front, the car packs ABS with Electronic Stability Programme(ESP), multi collision brake and eight airbags.
The new model is 75 kilogram lighter than the predecessor. The third generation measures 4861mm in length, 1864mm in width and 1468mm in height with 80mm increased wheelbase. In the interior, the width of the rear seat has been increased by 69mm and that will result in more cabin space.
The new car is offered in petrol and diesel mills. The 1.8-litre TSI unit, which also does duty in the 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 develop175bhp and 350Nm available only six-speed automatic transmission. The diesel unit returns 18.2kmpl according to Skoda while the petrol in manual transmission delivers 14.12kmpl and in DSG 14.64kmpl.