Skoda Superb Facelift Review & First Drive

Skoda Superb Overview

It’s is the third generation of the car and the Skoda Superb images reveal that the car is even more loftier in character than before. The Skoda Superb specification reveal that it’s longer (almost five meters now) and wider than the current generation car. It’s based on the Vision C concept which was revealed in 2014. The car is more sharp, the front get a new fascia altogether and the rear too has been extensively redesigned that has no semblance to the car it replaces. View offers on Skoda Cars from Skoda dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop.

Skoda Superb Look

According to Skoda the Superb brings with it the Vision C concepts styling to production, this car has a powerful but emotionally rich appearance to it although this car has shorter overhang than the car it replaces but actually has a longer wheelbase. The larger wheels to the more sloping roof line towards the rear, the contoured surface and the sculptured shape all adds to the cars styling. This saloon according to the manufacturer is more practical and offers more space inside.

The front fascia of the sedan is dominated by the wide grille and the sharp looking headlamps, the Skoda logo is placed towards the Bonnet’s nose while the Bonnet in particular looks strongly contoured while the two separate lines which runs inwards helps in providing more strong appearance towards the front. While the side profile of the car speaks of the cars dynamics, there is a razor sharp line which Skoda calls tornado line. There is one more line which flows towards the lower half of the car. The narrow pillars along with the sloping roofline give the sedan a coupe like styling.

Towards the rear the standard C shaped LED taillamps surely will attract your attention. Skoda has played brilliantly with sharp and horizontal lines which in turn has given the car sharp features. Overall this car will definitely remind you of Skoda’s Vision C Concept.

Skoda Superb Comfort

The simple yet minimalistic styling continues on the interiors as well. Some of the elements in the centre console look familiar to that of the Octavia though. There is a great feeling of space and airiness once you get inside the cabin and the quality is top notch all around. The layered dashboard gets black on the top with gloss finish in the middle while beige is used at the bottom. There is a thin ambient light running across the dashboard in the middle which looks elegant at night and offers three colours to choose from – white, green and blue. The 3-spoke steering with paddle shifts feels good to hold having contours on either side. The instrument cluster is clear to read and there is an informative MID providing all the information about the car.

The infotainment system comes with a large 6.5 inch touchscreen having very responsive touch feel. It comes with seamless phone connectivity for almost all platforms including MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Canton audio system has 12 speakers including a central speaker and a subwoofer, the audio quality is just amazing for a car in this class. More connectivity options include AUX, USB, SD Card and Bluetooth with SmartLink. Underneath the infotainment is a dual zone climate control system that chills the cabin quickly and also offers front seats ventilation feature. There are 12-way electrically adjustable front seats, driver seat also has memory function.

The rear seat of the new Skoda Superb is a fantastic place to stretch your legs and be at home. There is huge amount of space on offer and even 7 footers won’t complain about it. The legroom has been increased, headroom is decent while the shoulder room has also increased so you can seat three people abreast with ease. There is a dedicated third climate control zone for the rear passengers that adds to the convenience. There are enough storage spaces to keep knick knacks including front arm rest, cup holders, rear armrest with cupholders, cooled glovebox and more. The boot is humongous having 625-litres of space and if you fold the rear seats down it extends to a whopping 1760-litres of space. The boot is electrically operable and there is also a cool gesture to open the boot, just kick below the bumper and it’ll open. Some of the key features include Skoda umbrellas, roll up sun visors for rear windows and windscreen, perforated leather upholstery, adaptive headlights, electromechanical parking brake, park distance control, panoramic sunroof, tyre pressure monitoring, boss controls, etc. Check for Skoda Superb in  

Skoda Superb Gearbox

The Skoda Superb will use a range of direct-injection turbocharged engines which too is based on the MQB platform. There is a total of 5 TSI petrol engine on offer along with 3 TDI common Rail Diesel engines. All these engines meet the EU6 emissions and comes equipped with Start Stop technology and also brake energy recovery as standard.Coming to their performance the petrol engines power range varies from 92 kW (125 PS) and 206 kW (280 PS) while the diesel variant power output varies between 88 kW (120 PS) to 140 kW (190 PS). Except the entry level petrol TSI engine all the powertarin are available with a duel clutch transmission.

As far as the Indian spec Skoda Superb is concerned gets both petrol as well as a diesel drivetrain under its hood. The petrol variant is powered by 1.8-litre TSI motor available in two states of tune. The first one paired to a 6 speed manula gearbox produces about 180 Ps of peak power and 320 Nm of torque while the same engine paired to a 7 speed DSG gearbox produces the same amount of power and 250 Nm of torque.The diesel variant on the other hand gets the 2.0 Liter TDI motor capable of producing about 177 Ps of peak power and 350 Nm of torque. The engine comes paired to a 6-speed DSG transmission only.

Skoda Superb Rideing

German cars are known for their well engineered ride and handling balance and same is the case here. The Skoda Superb just floats over rough edges and potholes with fantastic damping that keeps away the clunks. There are high profile tyres that further make the ride cushy at low speeds. You don’t feel the stiffness as the India spec Superb is more comfort oriented. You might have to compromise a wee bit in the handling department because of the softer ride, there is a hint of body roll when you push it hard. Otherwise the Superb responds to steering inputs very briskly and is quite agile for its size on the ghat sections. There are some driving modes on offer including Eco, Normal, Sport and Individual. These modes alter steering responsiveness, engine and transmission. The steering feedback is precise in the Sport mode while it is light and easy to manoeuvre in the normal mode for city driving conditions. The Superb is very stable at high speeds and it can munch miles all day with its perfect ride and handling balance.

Skoda Superb Safety

Skoda has done no compromise in terms of safety as you get top notch equipment with the new Superb. The list is long and here it is – 8 airbags, ABS, EBD, Hill Hold Control, multi-collision brake, anti-slip regulation, electronic differential lock, traction control system, electronic stability control and more. Skoda after sales service has been controversial in India but according to the carmaker, they have improved a lot in terms of turn around time, spare part costs, customer satisfaction after the launch of the new Octavia. The Czech carmaker says customer satisfaction level has gone up in the recent past and they are working hard to get everything right when it comes to after sales.

Skoda Superb Price in Hyderabad

Skoda Superb On-Road Price in Hyderabad ranges from 29,81,606 to 38,51,213 for variants Superb Style 1.8 TSI MT and Superb L and K 2.0 TDI AT respectively. Skoda Superb is available in 5 variants and 6 colours. Below are details of Skoda Superb variants price in Hyderabad. Check for Superb price in Hyderabad at Carzprice.

Skoda Superb Bottomline

The car’s the best value for money package on offer out there. Has a traditional rock solid build quality. Buy the car lest you wish to complain that you are not being pampered too much. The Skoda Superb variants are available in Style and L&K trims, we consider the Style automatic the best value for money package regardless of the engine that you wish to go for.


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