Skoda Auto India has silently discontinued the Superb V6 variant due to very low demand in the market. This clearly reflects buyers’ strong inclination towards diesel sedans even in the luxury car segment.
Henceforth, the Superb will be available only in two engine options: 1.8-litre petrol and 2.0-litre diesel. The Superb is priced in the range of Rs. 18 lakh – Rs. 24 lakh. The Superb comes in Ambition and Elegance variants and is loaded with features.
CarToq spoke to a Mumbai dealer who indeed confirmed that the Superb V6 has been discontinued. Henceforth, the only luxury sedan with V6 engine which you can by in the sub Rs. 25 lakh price is the Honda Accord V6. The Superb V6 variant has a 3.6 litre six-cylinder (V6) petrol engine, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The engine belts out a whopping 257 Bhp of power and 343 Nm of torque but has very bad fuel economy of just about 6-7 kmpl. The 1.8-litre turbo-petrol Superb has a six-speed manual transmission and seven-speed DSG.
Being a diesel-driven market, the performance-oriented Superb V6 petrol with low fuel economy makes very little sense even for the luxury sedan buyer. But is this a wake-up call for Honda to discontinue the Accord 3.5 litre V6 petrol?