Skoda Superb Hatchback First Drive

Skoda Superb Overview

The third generation Superb surely built a lot of expectation in the minds of the people afterall it has a long history and prestige involved with it because this sedan also happens to be the flagship model of the renowned Czech Republic auto manufacturer Skoda which is currently owned by Volkswagen group. The new generation Superb was unveiled at a gala event in Prague last year. This new flagship sedan promises to be more spacious, stylish and proportionate and more performance oriented than the car it replaces. This new generation Superb is built on Volkswagens new MQB platform and promises to blend the best of design, creativity and technology in it. The Superb also promises to offer the largest boot and interior in its class, while the passengers can enjoy extra bit of comfort because of the adaptive suspension provided in this new car. View offers on Skoda Cars from Skoda dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop.

The Superb is also powered by the EU6 compatible engines which consume 30 percent less fuel and on the other hand are 20 percent more powerful. Talking about power and performance the Skoda Superb is lighter by almost 75 Kilograms which will definitely come handy in its overall handling while the top spec model produces about 280 Ps of peak power which describes everything. It is true that the popularity of Skoda can’t be ignored because since 2001, they have sold more than 700,000 units of the sedan. The new Superb surely brings with lot of new promises but will it be able to keep its promise and turn out to be an effective competitor to its other competitors let’s find out.

Skoda Superb Style

Extensively redesigned now, the Skoda Superb is sharper to look at. It’s based on the vision C concept showcased at the Geneva motor show 2014 and does not depart much from the concept style. The saloon feels big enough to take on the likes of BMW 5 Series, Mercedes E-Class and almost indistinguishable from the old car.

The modern looking grille along with the completely new headlamps and taillights appear totally in line with the new design theme that we earlier saw on the Skoda Octavia. The car is based on the modular MQB platform and weighs 75kg less than the car it replaces. The list of Skoda Superb colours on offer includes Candy White, Magnetic Brown Metallic, Black Magic Pearl Effect and Business Grey Metallic.

Skoda Superb Space

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. For more info on Skoda Superb  check 

Skoda Superb Engine

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 Driving

According to the Skoda Superb reviews the car exceeds expectations in terms of performance and the wide range of engines on offer makes it an overall very attractive flexible package on offer. The handling of the Skoda Superb 2016 is not its strongest area but driving modes available does offer some level of support in the ride and handling department and make it quite flexible in that area.

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 Cost 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 Conclusion

The Superb definitely brings the Vision C concept to production. This car promises a lot of new things and also packs lot of interesting new stuffs inside. While the MQB platform surely has done wonders for Skoda, the Superb is actually 75 kilogram lighter than the previous generation sedan. The new design language makes the car attractive and much sportier than the car it will replace. We are pretty sure that the new Superb will once again attract the attention of the people considering the fact that this car will offer a lot in comparison to the entry level premium German offerings.

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