The facelift model of the Superb, Czech automobile-manufacturer Skoda's flagship sedan in India, has been confirmed for India in the first half of 2016. Ahead of the launch, which is expected this month, Skoda India teased a picture of the new sedan on its website.
The teased image shows the front end of the car that features a new grille flanked by a headlamp unit which is in line with the Vision C concept car showcased at the Geneva Motor Show 2014. The car has already been launched in the international market, and most of the information except the pricing in India are already out.
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 give a more matured look to the new Superb over the outgoing model. The 2016 Superb flaunts Bi-Xenon headlights with daytime running lights. The new car will come with three-way climate control, park assist with a camera, panoramic sunroof and electric tail gate. It will also get eight airbags as standard.
The new model is 75kg lighter than the predecessor, with the adoption of the more advanced MQB platform of the Volkswagen group. The third generation measures 4,861mm in length, 1,864mm in width and 1,468mm in height with 80mm increased wheelbase.
The 2016 Skoda Superb will be available in both petrol and diesel engine options. 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.