The 3rd Generation Skoda Superb since unveiled in Prague last-year, has been caught testing in Indian roads on quite a few number of occasion. The 2016 Superb adopts Skoda’s latest design language, first seen on the Skoda Octavia.
Visually, it’s largely a toned-down version of the Skoda VisionC concept that was shown at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The front-fascia gets a prominent grille flanked by sharp headlight sharp-edged headlights with illuminated eyelash-like cues, a coupe-like profile, 17-inch alloy wheels and a neat looking pair of taillights.
Under the skin, this Czech flagship model is based on the Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform, with a wheelbase that’s 80 mm longer than in the outgoing model. This means an even bigger interior, which is already the outgoing models strongest feature. Cabin dimensions have grown in all directions, and Skoda claims the rear legroom is “about twice as much as in the nearest competitor.”
Noteworthy features include three-zone air conditioning, panoramic glass roof, automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, ventilated front seats, piano black inserts with ambient lighting, 6.5-inch Smartlink infotainment system with 12 speaker CANTON audio system, puddle lamps, 12-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory function, electric operation for the boot lid and much more.
Powering the 2016 Superb is a choice of the familiar 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine producing 177 PS and 350 Nm mated to a 6-speed DSG transmission only, and the 1.8-litre TSI petrol motor capable of 180 PS and 320 Nm with 6-speed manual gearbox, and 250 Nm with a 7-speed DSG. Diesel engine claims a mileage of 18.19 kmpl, while petrol delivers 14.12 kmpl (MT) and 14.67 kmpl (AT) respectively.
On the safety front, the Superb gets all round disc-brakes, ABS with EBD and 8 airbags.
Prices for the new 2016 Skoda Superb (ex-showroom, Mumbai) –
- 2016 Skoda Superb 1.8TSI Style Manual – Rs. 22.68 lakh
- 2016 Skoda Superb 1.8TSI Style Automatic – Rs. 23.91 lakh
- 2016 Skoda Superb 2.0TDI Style Automatic – Rs. 26.29 lakh
- 2016 Skoda Superb 1.8TSI L&K Automatic – Rs. 26.89 lakh
- 2016 Skoda Superb 2.0TDI L&K Automatic – Rs. 29.36 lakh
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