Skoda Superb Facelift Preview
Skoda's Superb has been one of India's favourite luxury cars, for it comes with an impressive equipment list, strong engines, has lots of space on offer, and delivers extraordinary ride quality. However, it's been around for a bit now, and Skoda India plans on ushering in an updated version by early next year. Also, an additional plug-in variant will be offered as well.
We've always thought of the Superb as a stunner, when it comes to the design – and that, it continues to be, albeit with some all-important, subtle alterations made. The radiator grille looks different; somewhat larger actually, flanked by new full-LED Matrix headlamps and a mildly reworked front bumper that seems to have extended the overall length by a bit. It also gets new alloy wheels, while at the rear, it can be seen that there is a chrome strip running the length of the boot, through the LED tail lamps. Inside the cabin, there isn't much that has changed apart from the new upholstery options and some chrome accents on the dashboard. It also gets illuminated under-seat storage compartments.
For international markets, the Skoda Superb facelift features a 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine, synced to a 110bhp electric motor, which channels power to the front wheels via a 6-speed DSG gearbox, while the petrol motor makes 156bhp. On battery power alone, the Superb is capable of a range of 55km. The location of the battery is below the floor, near the rear axle. A new 185bhp 2.0-litre TSI motor will be available in overseas markets as well.
Engine options haven't been confirmed for India, but the plug-in hybrid may make sense to our market, given that even the Toyota Camry Hybrid proves to be quite popular here. It also comes with a driver assistance feature like predictive cruise control, but this is unlikely to make it to India.