Czech automobile manufacturer Skoda's flagship sedan in India, the Superb, is due for a facelift. The new car reportedly will be launched early next year. The new Superb will be the third generation, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in February 2015.
The new Superb's design is based on the VisionC concept car showcased at the Geneva Motor Show 2014. The new design language features more angular body panels with lesser rounded edges. The sharp creases in the shoulder line and cuts in the bonnet and rear are in line with other new cars launched by Skoda. The new car gets Bi-Xenon headlights with daytime running lights.
Based on a more advanced MQB platform that also underpins the VW Passat and Audi A4, the new model is 75kg lighter than the predecessor. The third generation measures 4861mm in length, 1864mm in width and 1468mm in height with 80mm increased wheelbase. This will result in more interior space.
On the features front, the new Skoda Superb will boast of three way climate control, park assist with a camera, panoramic sunroof and electric tail gate. The new car will also get eight airbags as standard.
The new car will be available in both petrol and diesel mills. The petrol engine is expected to be the 1.8-litre TSI unit that also does duty in the Skoda Octavia while the diesel one will be a 2.0-litre TDI turbocharged engine. The engine will be mated to six-speed manual transmission and seven-speed DSG transmission.
The vehicle will be on display at the 2016 Auto Expo, New Delhi and will be priced higher than the current model being sold.