Skoda India has always had great products, but somehow managed to create an image in the minds of people that the cars come with extremely high maintenance. This perception has made it lot more difficult for the Czech car maker to create volumes in India. Superb, the car Skoda India is about to launch the latest was spied testing in Aurangabad. Earlier it was spotted in Pune.
Skoda Auto India has imported three units of the new Superb for testing and homologation purposes. Two of these prototypes are fitted with a 1.8-liter TSI engine, whereas a 2.0-liter TDI diesel engine does duty on the third prototype. Both these options will be mated to DSG double clutch transmission. Manual transmission will not be on offer.
2016 Skoda Superb is based on more advanced MQB platform that makes it 75kg lighter than the predecessor. Some editions come with adaptive dampers and have three modes — Normal, Comfort and Sport. The sedan gets features like Bi-Xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights, electric adjustment for the front seats, parking assist, and an 8-inch touchscreen MirrorLink system, tri-zone climate control. With the rear seats in their upright position, the space behind is an impressive 625 litres.
The Superb will be assembled at Skoda Auto India’s Aurangabad plant by way of CKD kits, when it is launched next year. The car will be a great value for money offering the best of luxury for a lot less money when compared to its other European rivals.