Skoda is revamping the Superb sedan with a good-looking facelift and it is scheduled for a worldwide launch in 2014. The car will also be launched in India early next year. The car will be officially launched at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show later this month.
The changes to the Skoda Superb are mainly cosmetic, but even those minor tweaks has made this already smart looking car even better.
What’s new with the Skoda Superb?
The most visible change at the front is the new Skoda grille with the updated logo placement. The grille is flanked by smoked-out redesigned headlamps that feature xenon projectors as on the current car. The bonnet gets new crease lines and the fenders too have been modified to take in the new bumper and headlamp design, which also sports DRLs built into them, rather than with the fog lamps. Also see: Video review: Skoda Rapid
In profile, the length of the car remains the same, and the only noticeable change is the new 17-inch alloy wheel design. At the rear the car gets redesigned LED tail-lamps which look inspired from its cousin, the Audi A6. Skoda’s unique twin-door boot remains, and which is a huge convenience, but the boot lid gets a minor redesign.
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 (like the Toyota Camry) to increase legroom. Also read: Skoda Yeti Elegance 2.0 TDI 4×4 (off) road test
In India, the Skoda Superb will be launched in early 2014, and may see a minor increase in prices from the present range.