The Skoda Superb has been the only one in its segment doing good numbers and that shows the brilliance of this car. Skoda has now launched the new Superb and it features some tweaks but the successful recipe remains. The new Superb features a new look front-end with features like bi-xenon headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights. The Superb has a 2.0 TDI diesel and a 1.8 TSI petrol engine plus being available in Ambition and Elegance variants. The new Superb is very well priced and offers great value with its spacious interiors. The Superb in fact compares with cars costing double its price in terms of space and features.
Powertrain & Performance
The new Superb continues to have its diesel and petrol engines. The diesel is a four-cylinder 140 bhp engine and there is no turbo-lag as performance is quite smooth. There is lot of torque with 320 Nm which makes performance quite accessible too. The diesel gets a 6-speed DSG with Tiptronic manual gear changing which as the name suggests is for when you want to be in charge. The petrol 1.8 is very popular and there is a reason as the engine offers a lot of performance plus it offers good efficiency. Speaking of which, you will get 13.1 kmpl for the petrol and 17.6 kmpl for the diesel. The petrol mind you comes with a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox though a 6-speed manual gearbox is also there. The Superb has McPherson suspension with lower triangular links and torsion stabiliser at front while it has multi-element axle, with one longitudinal and three transverse links, with torsion stabiliser at the rear. The ride is smooth and it does well when on the bad roads.
Build & Styling
The Superb is a handsome looking luxury car offering exactly what customers for this kind of car want. The Superb gets the new Skoda look with the new logo and a new front-end. The front gets redesigned front headlights which have bi-xenon headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights and LED turning signals. The rear gets C-shape rear tail-light with three light strips. The wheels are also re-designed now. The new Superb has three metallic colour options Metal grey, Magnetic Brown and Brilliant Silver. Overall the Superb has eight colour options Candy White, Magnetic Brown, Brilliant Silver, Rosso Brunello, Metal Grey, Amethyst Royal, Lava Blue and Magic Black. The freshened up styling looks good and overall this luxury car has presence. However the best part of the Superb is on the inside which is just fantastic in terms of space and use of materials. The design is simple but classy and the new Superb gets a new steering wheel which is sporty. There is tons of space both at the front and at the back and rear passengers will not have anything to complain. The Superb trademark is 565 litres which can be extended to 1700 litres. The new Superb has features like 12-way electrically adjustable front and passenger seat, 6.5inch LCD TFT colour display, steering controls, eight speakers, Dual-zone Climatronic system, rear Ac and more. The safety features include 8 airbags, hill hold control, ABS with EBD, TCS, ESC etc.
The Skoda Superb continues to be a brilliant value for money package. The facelift has only freshened up things as the basics remain. Here is a luxury car with lots of space and features plus it drives well. Priced aggressively the Superb will continue to dominate its segment as its rivals do not provide the value that this car gives.