Priced starting Rs 30 lakh, the Skoda Superb facelift is now on sale in two variants – Sportline and L&K. Skoda already started accepting bookings of the Superb facelift in April for a minimum amount of Rs 50,000.
After patiently waiting for the lockdown to end, Skoda has now given in and launched three of their cars – Karoq, Superb and Rapid 1.0 TSI – virtually. Skoda commenced bookings for the Karoq and Rapid 1.0 TSI in March and the Superb facelift towards the end of April. The Superb facelift is now on sale in India at a starting price of Rs 30 lakh for the Sportline and the top-of-the-line L&K at Rs 33 lakh.
Skoda recently resumed operations at their Aurangabad factory and will be producing the Superb facelift there. The refreshed Superb gets some noticeable cosmetic changes including redesigned bumpers at both ends, new LED headlights, and a new set of alloy wheels. Like you’d expect from a car in this class, the Superb comes with all the bells and whistles. On the inside, it gets a fully-digital virtual cockpit, an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, electrically adjustable front seats, panoramic sunroof and more.
Like all other Volkswagen Group models, the Skoda Superb has also made a shift to petrol-only in the new BS6 era. At the heart, the Superb facelift gets a 2.0-litre turbocharged unit that develops 187bhp and 320Nm. This engine, just like a lot of other VW Group cars, comes mated to a 7-speed DSG unit.
As of now, the only other car in the segment is the Toyota Camry, but that too is available only in the hybrid trim. The Superb also competes against the Volkswagen Passat but the latter hasn’t been updated to BS6 norms.