Snapshot: Close on the heels of its Auto Expo 2014 unveiling, the facelifted version of the Superb luxury saloon has been launched in India by Volkswagen group owned Czech car maker Skoda India. The Skoda Superb Facelift starts from 18.87 lakh rupees, ex-showroom Delhi. Bookings for this luxury saloon are now open with deliveries to begin immediately.
The facelifted Superb represents the first model launch for Skoda in 2014. The car maker will follow up this launch with launches of the facelifted Yeti SUV and the Rapid C-Segment sedan.
The detailed, ex-showroom Delhi prices of the facelifted 2014 Skoda Superb are as follows:
1.8 TSI Petrol
- Ambition 18.87 lakh rupees
- Elegance 20.65 lakh rupees
- Elegance AT 22.27 lakh rupees
2.0 TDI Diesel
- Ambition AT 23.43 lakh rupees
- Elegance AT 25.20 lakh rupees
So, what has changed on the 2014 Skoda Superb facelift?
While the Skoda Superb facelift is an end-of-life affair as the all-new model based on the Volkswagen group’s MQB platform is coming in 2015, the facelifted model does bring in an air of freshness in design terms. The front end gets new headlamps and fog lamps. The headlamps are equipped with bi-xenons and LED daytime running lamps are standard. The grille is an all-new item and so is the bonnet. Also, Skoda has reprofiled the front bumper of the car, in keeping with the overall theme of the facelift. At the rear, the tail gate gets a dimple to house the number plate while the rear bumper, spoiler and LED tail lamps also get a once over.
On the inside of the car, the changes are minimal to say the least. The steering is a new, three spoke item and the fabrics take a new colour and texture. These changes apart, there’s nothing that’s new in terms of the Skoda Superb facelift’s interiors. However, the car’s Ambition variants get additional equipment in the form of a CD player and Bluetooth connectivity. So, that’s a minor variant rejig there. Mechanically, the Skoda Superb’s facelifted version continued unchanged, and is offered with both turbo petrol and turbo diesel engine options.
The petrol motor is the 1.8 liter TSI turbocharged unit that outputs 158 Bhp of peak power and 250 Nm of peak torque. Two transmission options are on offer with the petrol engined Superb in the form of a 6 speed manual gearbox and a 7 speed dual clutch DQ200 automatic gearbox. The diesel powered Superb gets the 2 liter TDI turbocharged mill that outputs 138 Bhp-320 Nm. A solitary, 6 speed DSG automatic gearbox is offered with the diesel Superb. Skoda India doesn’t offer the range topping 3.5 liter-V6 petrol engine on the Superb anymore.