Skoda Superb 2013
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Skoda Superb 2013 Overview
Being a Skoda, it comes with all the goodness this brand is famous for. There's the great build quality, the overall looks are very decent, and there's no lack of space in this upper D-segment sedan. Apart from all that, the various engine options included the frugal 2.0 TDI diesel units (earlier PD and later CR versions), a 1.8TSI petrol unit, and a short-lived but enthusiasts' favourite 3.6-litre V6 petrol motor.
While this car is no longer available (thanks to the new 2014 Skoda Superb, which has succeeded it), this vehicle still makes a good sense in the used car market.
Skoda Superb 2013 Exterior
It has a certain charm that not many cars in the segment have. The headlamps look beautiful, the three creases on the bonnet imposing, and the front bumper a bit dull. Coming to the sides, it's a pretty long car, the Superb, and that catches your attention easily. It is almost 5-meters long, and while the well proportioned side profile makes the best effort to hide the length, the sheer presence of the car gives it away.
The rear, like the rest of the car, is slightly understated. There's not much going around here as well, and Skoda has kept it simple too. The chunky C-pillar catches attention very easily and remains to be one of the easily reminded features of the car.
Skoda Superb 2013 Interior
Equipment levels are pretty decent too. There's a 2-DIN touchscreen entertainment system with controls available on the steering wheel. To complement all that, there's some decent storage space too.
That brings us to the boot. The chunky C-pillar is there for a purpose; much like the Octavia (and Laura), this car has an openable hatch. But if you aren't in the mood to swing open that huge tail-gate, the loading bay can be accessed in a sedan-like opening too. This, called Twindoor boot, is one thing that makes Superb more special than the competition.
Skoda Superb 2013 Engine & Transmission
As for the transmission options, there was a manual transmission available on the petrol and automatics on both petrol and diesel. The automatic 'boxes in question were a 7-speed DSG unit for petrol and a 6-speed unit for the diesel. Both the engines sent power to the front wheels, unlike the Superb V6, which got a 4x4 system and a 6-speed gearbox.
Skoda Superb 2013 Mileage
The petrol engine (1.8 TSI) is said to return somewhere close to 13kmpl, both for manual and automatic. The performance oriented 3.6 V6 engine clearly wasn't for those who were looking for low running costs, especially since it all it could manage was a sub-10kmpl at max.
Skoda Superb 2013 Braking and Safety
The car's braking system is powerful and can drop speed at an impressive pace.
Skoda Superb 2013 Performance and Handling
Performance-wise the two engines are decent, but not anywhere close to the more powerful V6. The 1.8 TSI is powerful but silent at normal road speeds, while the 2.0 TDI CR makes a more little noise (the older PD unit is further noisier!).
What do we think about Skoda Superb 2013?
The V6 is the most powerful version, but lacks the practicality of a diesel. The petrol, on the other hand, is low on power but still is fun. The 2.0 TDI CR engine (the later diesel) is the one to go for, in case you're looking for an oil-burner.
Skoda isn't the most reputed brand when it comes to after-sales servicing, but a well kept example shouldn't be too difficult to find.
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