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All-New Skoda Superb: Launch Date Revealed

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Skoda is set to make a grand return with the reintroduction of the flagship Superb sedan in India. The highly anticipated flagship sedan is scheduled for launch on April 3, 2024, marking its comeback in the Indian market. The Superb sedan was discontinued in India on June 5, 2023.

All-New Skoda Superb: Launch Date Revealed

This time around, Skoda is opting for the Completely Built Unit (CBU) route to bring the B8 generation Superb to Indian market. According to leaked internal documents, the plan is to import 100 units of the Superb, with an expected price tag of approximately Rs 55 lakh (ex-showroom). However, at a later stage, Skoda has plans to start the assembly of the Superb locally which can reduce the price by a marginal amount.

Upon its return, the Superb is expected to be available in a single top-spec ‘L&K’ (Laurin and Klement) variant in India. This variant is likely to boast premium features such as Adaptive Auto LED headlamps, LED fog lamps with cornering function, and 17-inch Stratos alloys for a sleek exterior.

All-New Skoda Superb: Launch Date Revealed

Inside the cabin, the Superb will offer a luxurious experience with features such as the Columbus infotainment system with Wired Smart Link, ventilated 12-way electrically adjustable front seats, and a massage function for the driver’s seat. Additionally, passengers can enjoy wireless charging, a Canton sound system with 11 speakers, a 3-zone automatic climate control, and a digital instrument cluster.

Regarding safety and technology, the Superb will come equipped with Dynamic Chassis Control, Active tyre pressure monitoring, Park Assist with a 360-degree camera, and Emergency Braking Assist. Plus, passengers will be well-protected with a total of 9 airbags.

All-New Skoda Superb: Launch Date Revealed

The sedan is based on the MQB EVO platform. Under the hood, the 2024 Superb will pack a punch with a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine generating 188 Bhp @ 4,200-6,000 rpm and 320 Nm @ 1,450-4,200 rpm. This engine will be mated to a 7-speed DSG transmission, ensuring a smooth and powerful driving experience.

The 0 to 100 kmph time of this luxury sedan is just 7.8 seconds. It is unclear if any other engine options will be offered. Internationally, the Superb comes with multiple engine options, including a 1.5-litre TSI turbo-petrol with a 48V mild-hybrid system, a 2.0-litre TSI and a 2.0-litre TDI. While there’s been talk that the 2024 Superb will see Skoda reintroducing diesel engines in India, we have no official confirmation from the Czech automaker so far.

All-New Skoda Superb: Launch Date Revealed

The Superb will offer three enticing colour options: Rosso Brunello, Water World Green, and Magic Black, allowing buyers to choose the option that best suits their personality.
In the Indian car market, the Skoda Superb will compete with Toyota Camry.

Other rivals which are priced similar to the Superb include Hyundai Tucson, Volkswagen Tiguan, Toyota Hilux, MG Gloster etc, although none of them are sedans. Buyers spending this much amount also have some EV options including Kia EV6, Hyundai Ioniq 5 and the recently launched BYD Seal EV.

With its impressive features, advanced technology, and powerful performance, the Skoda Superb is positioned to make a statement in the luxury sedan segment once again. After the launch of Superb, Skoda also has plans to launch the much loved Octavia sedan in India. The launch of both these cars is expected to revitalize the luxury sedan segment in India.