After unveiling it at the Auto Expo, Skoda has now launched the 2014 facelifted Superb @ INR 18,87,000, at an on-going event in Delhi. This is the manufacturer's first launch in the year and the new Superb's design is based on the Czech carmaker's new 'Vision D' philosophy. Though the car remains all the same in terms of engine and underpinnings, the changes given to the flagship sedan, are more cosmetic ones, both from inside and outside.
On the exterior, the most evident change, is the two-tone Skoda logo on the butterfly grille, similar to the one on the recently launched Octavia. The front bumper now gets a honeycomb-shaped air intake and the A-pillar of the car has now been redesigned along with the alloy wheels. Keeping with the contemporary trend, Skoda has now introduced bi-xenon headlights and integrated LED daytime running lamps.
Moving to the rear, here the changes are a little more significant as compared to the front. The Audi inspired, new 'C' shaped LED tail lamps on the facelift, gives a premium look to it. The rear bumper, spoiler and the boot lid, all have been tweaked and the number plate has now been moved to the boot lid from the bumper. Like every Skoda, the Superb boasts best-in-class boot space with a capacity of 565 litres.
In terms of engine options, the facelift offers the same - 1.8 litre TSI petrol and the 2.0 litre TDI diesel motors under the hood. The former produces 158 bhp and 250 Nm of torque while the other produces 138 bhp and 320 Nm of peak torque. Both the engines are coupled to a common six-speed manual transmission with the diesel also getting the option of a six-speed DSG gearbox.
Talking about the new Superb at the launch, Mr. Sudhir Rao, Chairman and Managing Director, Skoda Auto India, said, "The introduction of the redesigned Superb is part of our on-going model offensive strategy. The refreshed Superb is even more appealing than its predecessor and retains the features and comforts that our customers have become accustomed to. Our renewed focus towards customers will further add to the overall ownership experience with the brand."
Prices (ex. showroom, Delhi):
- Ambition- INR 18,87,000
- Elegance- INR 2,065,000
- Elegance AT- INR 2, 227,000
- Ambition AT- INR 2,343,000
- Elegance AT - INR 2,520,000