Thursday, December 19, 2013
By Kamal Swami
Facelift Skoda Superb to be launched in India in February 2014
Since the launch of new Skoda Octavia rumors was high that Czech car maker Skoda may introduce the facelift of its sedan Skoda Superb soon in Indian car market. Now it is reported that Superb has been found being tested on roads and company is now planning to launch the facelift Skoda Superb in Indian car market during the month of February 2014, may be during Indian Auto Expo 2014. Prior to this company had unveiled the facelift Superb at Shanghai Motor Show held in April this year, after which it was launched in European car market in the month of June.
Moving towards the mechanical changes it is reported that facelift Skoda Superb will carry the same 1.8 litre TSI petrol and 2.0 litre TDI diesel engine configured variants in Indian car market, both of which will be mated with seven speed dual - clutch DSG gearbox transmission system. However petrol variant will be also offered with six speed manual transmission system. Apart from both these engines, company had introduced 3.6 litre V petrol engine also in European market which will not be introduced in Indian car market. Moving ahead with an objective of improving fuel efficiency of diesel model has been mounted with stop start technology and energy recuperation. After launching new Skoda Superb in Indian car market will be tough contender for Toyota Camry, Volkswagen Passat, Honda Accord and other cars in same segment.
Talking about the cosmetic changes that have been introduced in facelift Skoda Superb, the exteriors have received very minutes changes including new logo placed on newly designed grilled. The front bumper has been given honeycomb design, the front headlights have received bi-xenon lamps with LED DRLs. The rear profile includes rear lights followed by LED graphics. Additional features integrated in facelift Superb include automatic parking assistant, electric sunroof, automatic lock and start system, and many more.
Read here to know more about features available in existing model of Skoda Superb.