Skoda has finally revealed the face-lifted version of its flagship model, Superb in India. The facelifted Skoda Superb will be publically displayed in the coming Auto Expo 2014 next month. We take a close look at the changes made to the most reputed Skoda car in India.
Just a look of the car is enough to tell you that Skoda has made some remarkable changes to the appearance of this car. The contemporary styling of the new Superb certainly looks futuristic. The sharp lines on its bonnet and bumper give this car an aggressive look which completely differentiates it from its previous generation.
The new bi-xenon headlights comes with extensive usage of LED day time running lights which look flashy with the new butterfly grille and new logo of Skoda at front. The new 10 spoke alloy wheel pattern is till now the best design seen on any Skoda car in India. They enhance the aerodynamic character of this car when seen from either side.
Move to the back and you will be glad to see the full set of LED tail lights which adds premium touch to this car and hints towards the styling pattern of Audi. The revised bumper, boot lid with number plate and lip spoiler adds visual drama to the car and makes it look sporty.
There are negligible changes made inside this car and it still feels a spacious and premium luxury sedan which justifies your each and every penny spent on it. The base trim, Ambition is now equipped with new audio player with Bluetooth connectivity and CD changer.
Skoda has not made any technical changes to this car and it carries forward the same engines from its previous generation. The 1.8 L TSI engine with a power output of 158bhp is available with a six-speed manual gearbox and seven speed DSG automatic while the 2.0L TDI engine is only available with a six-speed DSG automatic with a power output of 140 bhp.
Enthusiastic drivers will be disappointed though as Skoda has discontinued producing its 3.6L V6 engine which was the only engine option available in Superb with four wheel drive. However, there is no difference in the ride and comfort quality of this car; it still feels the best and feels even better now when rev hard around the corners as it gets positive feedback from its steering and suspension system.
Recently, Superb is left with no competition in its segment as its competitors like Honda Accord have already been discontinued in India. In these circumstances, it will be a complete win-win situation for Skoda in India as it has given its buyers something great to cheer about.