In 2016, Skoda launched the third-generation of its flagship sedan, the Superb in the Indian market. With the fourth-generation car, Skoda upped the ante in the luxury saloon segment with a touch of elegancy, opulence, and contemporary.
Four years in the line and the Superb is expected to receive a makeover inside and out in the coming weeks. Given that Skoda has not yet announced any official confirmation regarding BS-VI approved engines under the hood of its flagship saloon, it might take this opportunity – like several manufacturers – to give the Superb a mid-cycle facelift.
The Skoda Superb, then, aims to take the contemporary and vastly practical appeal of the ongoing model a step further. But what are the expected changes? Well, going by the set of pictures that were released a few months back, the Skoda will be getting a new face, replete with a larger grille, sleeker headlamps, and new horizontal LED strips for fog lamps. It is also expected to get full LED setup this time around. In profile, the only visible change is the new design for the alloy wheels. The rear, unlike the front, is only expected to get a few changes. These might be revamped LED elements for the taillamps and a slightly revised bumper, again, going by the pictures.
Here’s the full model overview of the upcoming Skoda Superb facelift.
As is the norm with facelifts, the Skoda Superb is only expected to get minor tweaks to the exteriors. Which means, the specifications of the facelift will be identical to that of the ongoing model. As for the current-spec car, it is 4,861mm in length, 1,864mm in width, and 1,483mm in height. It has a ground clearance of 164mm. The base-spec Superb, barring any fluids, weighs 1,494kg. Moreover, it has a fuel tank capacity of 66-litres and an impressive boot space capacity of 625-litres.
As for the pre-facelift model, it features a petrol and a diesel engine. As for petrol, it displaces 1.8-litre and is capable of producing 177bhp and 320Nm of torque. It comes mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DSG gearbox. As for the diesel, it’s the company’s 2.0-litre TDI engine, which is good for 174bhp and 350Nm of torque. Unlike petrol, the diesel only comes mated to a 6-speed DSG automatic.
Sure, the newer-spec Superb also comes with a plug-in hybrid version, but the one that’s expected to make it to the Indian market is the 185bhp 2.0-litre TSI petrol engine, which will be mated to a 6-speed DSG gearbox. The diesel, sadly, is expected to be discontinued.
With the discontinuation of the diesel engine in the coming days, the Superb’s overall efficiency is expected to come down. While the 2.0-litre TDI mated to DSG is good for 18.19km/l, the petrol-manual and petrol-DSG derivatives of the Superb are capable of delivering 14.12km/l and 14.67km/l, respectively.
Expect the flagship Skoda saloon to feature all the modern bells and whistles, meaning a rich equipment list. The company’s extremely functional fully-digital instrument cluster is set to be present. A 9.2-inch or a smaller 8.0-inch infotainment screen will take the centre stage, depending on the trim.
The Superb facelift is also expected to feature connectivity suite, which will enable a plethora of remote-based features like remote locking/unlocking, geofencing, and much more.
The Superb, as of early-2020, comes in seven shades, namely, Candy White, Magnetic Brown, Business Grey, Black Magic, Moon White, Velvet Red, and Steel Grey.
All the details regarding the Skoda Superb, namely, the engine, specifications, variant wise equipment, colours, dimensions, interiors, and exterior details are extensively covered in the brochure.
Variants and Prices
As of early-2020, the Skoda Superbis available in five variants,one in the petrol-manual configuration, two in thepetrol-DSG configuration, and two in the diesel-DSG configuration. The prices start at Rs. 26.0 lakhs for the Style TSI MT variant going all the way to Rs. 33.5 lakhs for the L&K TDI AT variant (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi). For the variant-wise on-road prices, visit us at autoX.
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