CarToq Exclusive: 2014 Skoda Superb facelift launch in India on 11th January

Snapshot: Skoda India will launch the facelifted 2014 Superb saloon here on the 11th of January. The 2014 Superb is an end-of-life facelift for the current model. An all-new Superb, based on the MQB platform is due in 2015, and will share its underpinnings with the next-generation Volkswagen Passat.

2014 Skoda Superb Facelift Image
2014 Skoda Superb Facelift Front

The Skoda Superb’s facelifted version will be launched in India on the 11th of January, 2014, at a grand event in one of Delhi’s top hotels. A flagship model for Brand Skoda globally, the launch of the facelifted Superb in India is likely to happen amid a dose of grandeur. The facelifted Superb will also be the star attractions at Skoda India’s Auto Expo presence next month.

The facelifted version of the Superb will feature the following stylistic changes:

  • Revised front bumper
  •  Reprofiled bonnet with integrated Skoda logo
  • New headlamps
  • Revised LED tail lamp design
  • Reprofiled boot lid with integrated number plate
2014 Skoda Superb Facelift Pic

The facelifted car receives a new steering wheel, new colours on the interiors and also new seat fabric. Apart from these visual changes, the car remains unchanged in mechanical terms. A 2 liter TDI turbo diesel engine (138 Bhp-320 Nm) continues to be mainstay of the Superb luxury saloon range in India. 6 speed manual and DSG dual clutch automatic gearboxes are standard with this engine.

The Superb facelift will also be available with the 1.8 liter TSI turbo petrol engine (158 Bhp-250 Nm) that gets two transmission options: a 6 speed manual and a 7 speed DSG dual clutch automatic. The Euro-spec variants of the facelifted Superb get the latest-generation Park Assist, solar cell integrated sun roof, Start-Stop and brake energy regeneration systems. These features could make it to the India-spec Superb Facelift as well.

With all these features added, expect an upward revision in prices of the Skoda Superb. The facelifted car, like the outgoing version, will be assembled through the completely knocked down (CKD) kit route at Skoda India’s Aurangabad assembly facility.