The facelifted 2014 Skoda Superb has been spotted testing in India, indicating that the car is likely to be launched soon. The car is presently going through homologation tests. This new Skoda Superb was last unveiled at the Shanghai Motor show and Skoda is likely to have the car ready for the Indian market by the end of this year.
The Skoda Superb has had a fair bit of design changes – especially to the front and rear, compared to the model it will replace. However, the dimensions of the car haven’t changed and that’s a good thing as it is one of the most spacious cars in its price segment. The latest photos of the car were snapped up by MotoDaft and posted on their Facebook page. Also see: 2014 Skoda Superb revealed, India launch next year
Looking at the photographs, there doesn’t seem to be any difference between the official model that was showcased at Shanghai and the upcoming Skoda Superb, indicating that India too will get this exact model. It gets the new Skoda front design grille and headlamps, and new bumper. At the rear, the twin-door boot will continue, while the tail-lamps have been redesigned and the number plate is now on the boot.
The Skoda Superb will continue to be powered by a 1.8 litre TSI petrol (in India) putting out 160 bhp of power with a seven speed DSG gearbox, while the diesel will be a 2-litre diesel putting out 140 bhp of power and 320 Nm of torque, with a six-speed automatic transmission. The car will also come with 3-litre V6 petrol with all-wheel drive and six-speed automatic transmission.
In terms of features, the car will now come with the reverse-park assist that the Passat has, where it automatically steers itself into a parking slot. The lower variants will continue with the standard parking sensor feature. Other features include start-stop to save fuel. The passenger seat gets electric adjustment, and the rear passenger can also push it forward using a button to increase legroom. Also see: Skoda Superb 1.8 TSI video review