Skoda India has quietly launched the Superb Sportline in India. The Superb Sportline is mechanically unchanged but gets a host of aesthetic changes that make it look a lot more sportier than the regular Superb. The new variant is priced at Rs. 28.99 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi for the petrol powered version and Rs. 31.49 lakhs for the diesel powered model.
As for the various changes on the car, the exteriors get the following: Blacked out grille, wing mirror housings, rear bumper insert and bootlid spoiler, 17 inch alloy wheels with a dual tone black-chrome finish and Sportline badging on the rocker panel. On the inside, the car gets an all-black finish with strategically placed red highlights to relieve monotony.
Sill guards, a 3 spoke sporty steering wheel and aluminium pedals are the various other bits that differentiate the Sportline trim from the regular Superb. The car is seriously loaded when it comes to safety. From adaptive headlamps and the Parktronic automatic parking system to ABS, hill hold, ESP and a full complement of airbags, the Superb Sportline is for those who take safety very seriously.
As for the engines and gearboxes, the 1.8 liter-4 cylinder TSI turbocharged petrol engine with 180 Bhp-320 Nm is offered, along with a 7 speed twin clutch automatic gearbox is offered on the cheaper model. The costlier model, which is diesel powered, uses a 2 liter-4 cylinder TDI turbocharged motor with 175 Bhp-350 Nm. A 6 speed twin clutch DSG automatic gearbox is offered with this engine.
The Skoda Superb is known for its spacious interiors and high level of fit and finish that puts it in the league of German luxury car brands such as Audi, BMW and Mercedes Benz. Much cheaper than cars sold by the aforementioned brands, the Superb presents a great value for money proposition. Bookings for the Superb Sportline are already open, and deliveries will start shortly.