After much of teasing, Skoda has finally revealed the all-new Superb at the 85th Geneva Motorshow today. The premium sedan is labeled as the "best Skoda ever" and holds a high respect among the automobile fraternity. It was high time for Skoda to give the Superb a refreshed version as the rivals like Toyota the Camry and Hyundai Sonata already received changes both in Indian and global markets long time back.
Starting from the exteriors, the new Superb tries to be different in every way possible than the predecessor. Be its the design, which gets shaper lines or be it the wheelbase which is elongated by 80mm to offer stellar cabin space. The new Superb will get optional xenon headlights and standard LED tail lamps neatly integrated into the body.
The striking exterior is complimented by a stunning and refined interior. Additional features apart from the standard tri-zone climate control, heated front and rear seats and panoramic glass roof includes an option to choose between four available infotainment systems, park assist system and KESSY (keyless entry start and stop). The car also comes loaded with umbrellas fitted in the front doors.
As much as Skoda has put efforts to refresh the looks and features of the sedan, they have worked hard on the mechanicals also. The car is toned down significantly and the weight is reduced by 75 kg as compared to the old model. The new Superb will come with a wide variety of engines mated to either a six-speed manual gearbox or a dual-clutch DSG automatic transmission.
The petrol line-up of engines will get the 1.4 TSI motors producing 125hp and 150hp of powers, followed by a 1.8 TSI engine capable of producing 180hp power and lastly a 2.0 TSI mill producing 220hp. On the diesel front, there is a 1.6 TDI mill that produces 120hp of power and a 2.0 TDI unit with 150hp and 190hp rating. All the engines will be offered with FWD and AWD options depending on mode.
The expected launch date of the Skoda Superb in the European countries can be somewhere around summers this year, while the Indian launch can be late in 2015.