Car news

10 February 2014

Launched: Refreshed Skoda Superb

Skoda's reworked flagship is now on sale in India

Amaan Ahmed
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For 2014, Skoda's dressed its flagship sedan, the Superb, in a sharp new suit that puts it in line with the company's new design language. Now, it has put it on sale in India.

As you can see, the refreshed Superb now sports a new set of headlamps, a reworked front grille with the new Skoda logo, a redesigned bumper, and new 10-spoke 'Helix' alloys. With the reshaped LED-encrusted tail-lights, there's now a whiff of Audi round the back.

Inside, there's a new three-spoke steering wheel instead of the old car's four-spoke unit, but apart from that, everything's the same, including the Nappa leather seats, and the limo-like space.

Talking engines, the Superb continues with the 1.8-litre TSI petrol - which, by the way, is the old mill that makes 158bhp, and not the updated TSI motor that produces 177bhp in the new Octavia - and the 138bhp 2.0-litre diesel. The petrol is available with a six-speed manual and a seven-speed DSG, whereas the diesel can only be had with a six-speed DSG.

The new Superb is a little more expensive than the outgoing car, with petrol variant prices starting at Rs 18.87 lakh for the Ambition MT, Rs 20.65 lakh for the Elegance MT, and ending at Rs 22.27 lakh for the Elegance AT. There are only two diesel variants on offer - the Rs 23.43 lakh Ambition AT, and the Rs 25.20 lakh Elegance AT (all prices, ex-showroom, Delhi).

Read our review of the updated Skoda Superb here

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