The Superb is Skoda’s flagship sedan for India. With prices starting at Rs. 25.58 lakhs, ex-showroom (Delhi), the Superb is priced much lower than the entry-level sedans from the German trio of Audi, BMW and Mercedes Benz. Even though the Skoda Superb has a lower price tag than the Audi A3, Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class and the BMW 3-Series it offers a host of features not found in the German sedans. Here are five such features that make the Skoda Superb a much better offering compared to the German trio of entry-level luxury sedans.
The Skoda Superb comes with Bi-Xenon headlamps with LED DRLs. The sharp headlamps are offered with Skoda’s Adaptive Frontlight System (AFS) that controls multiple functions of the headlamps. The AFS set-up offers automatic levelling for the headlamps and curve light assist, which provides better visibility enabling the driver to focus on what’s ahead on the road. The curve light assist set-up bends lights while turning which is extremely helpful while driving at night. All three German entry-level luxury cars (A3, CLA and BMW 3 series) offer adaptive headlamps as an optional extra, which adds to their price tag.
Skoda offers the Superb with an Easy Parking function that allows the car to park itself, even in the tightest of spaces. After identifying a free parking spot with enough room to fit itself into, the computers on the Superb takes over the controls for the steering wheel. Using sensors fitted on the front and rear of the car, the Superb guides itself into the parking spot. The Easy Park system instructs the drivers to accelerate or brake and to put the Superb into Drive or Reverse whenever needed, but controls the steering wheel on its own.
The Skoda Superb comes with a large panoramic sunroof that covers more than half the roof of the car. The Mercedes, Audi and BMW too come with sunroofs but they are quite smaller than the one found on the Skoda Superb. The size of Skoda Superb’s panoramic sunroof allows passengers at the rear to enjoy the benefits of an airy cabin as well.
The Skoda Superb is equipped with an electric tailgate. The electric tailgate can be operated by making a gesture with your leg under the sensor on the rear bumper if your hands are too full of shopping bags or luggage. The Superb’s notchback-style tailgate opens up in two stages. The first stage lifts it up like a regular sedan, while the second stage lifts the boot lid and the rear windscreen allowing owners to fit larger items in the boot. The German trio of BMW, Audi and Mercedes only offer electric tailgates on their high-end cars in India.
Ventilated front seats
Skoda’s flagship Superb sedan comes with three-zone automatic climate control along with ventilated front seats. These ventilated seats can be either cooled or heated, depending on the driver and front passenger’s preference and give a more comfortable experience to those sitting on them. The three-zone climate control allows the driver, front passenger and rear-seat passengers to set the perfect temperature for air being blown out of the air-con vents. Audi, Mercedes-Benz and BMW offer such features with their more premium luxury models in the Indian market.