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New Skoda Superb launched

New Skoda Superb launched
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The new Superb retains the limo-like appearance of the old model albeit with modern design cues taken from the Skoda Vision C concept.

Skoda India has officially launched the latest-generation of the Superb sedan. First unveiled in mid-2015, this new flagship offering from the Czech carmaker has been introduced in the Indian market with a starting price of Rs 22.68 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai). It is available in four variants and with two engine options. This model also sees the introduction of the top-of-the-line L&K variants.

The new Superb retains the limo-like appearance of the old model albeit with modern design cues taken from the Skoda Vision C concept. The front-end appears a lot more striking thanks to the sharp-edged headlights with illuminated eyelash-like cues, a coupe-like profile, 17-inch alloy wheels and a neat looking pair of taillights.

In terms of equipment, the new Superb is loaded to the brim, with top-spec variants getting three-zone air conditioning, panoramic glass roof, automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, ventilated front seats, piano black inserts with ambient lighting, SmartLink connectivity for the touchscreen audio system, puddle lamps, 12-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory function, electric operation for the boot lid and lots more.

Under the hood, Skoda is offering the familiar 2-litre TDI diesel and the 1.8-litre TSI petrol as engine options. While the diesel makes 175bhp of power, the high-revving petrol develops 178bhp. Both these engines are paired to a six-speed DSG automatic gearbox for now while the petrol also gets a six-speed manual. The new Superb is now on sale in India as Skoda’s flagship offering. It competes with a range of cars from different segments including the Toyota Camry, Audi A3 and the Mercedes-Benz CLA.

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