The Skoda Superb has got its third major revision at the 2014 India Auto Expo. Changes to this model are completely cosmetic in nature and have taken place both inside and outside the car. The mechanicals, however, remain the same as the outgoing car.
The Skoda Superb gets a new fascia in the form of a revised grille, a refreshed Skoda logo and mesh air intake which replace the slat design of the previous model. The grille is now a butterfly-shaped one and has already made its way onto the Skoda Octavia sedan as is the case with the new logo which was first seen on the Rapid.
The Czech automaker is, for the first time, offering bi-xenon headlamps and daytime LEDs with the Superb sedan. On the side, the overall profile remains the same but the Superb has now got a revised design for the alloy wheels.
At the back, Skoda has redesigned the tail lamps to make the C-shaped lights more precise and now even the tail light cluster is a full LED unit. The boot lid as well as the rear bumper has also been redesigned and now looks similar to the design of the Superb’s sibling, the Volkswagen Passat.
Skoda has left most of the interiors unchanged from the outgoing model but has now replaced the four-spoke steering wheel with a sportier three-spoked version. New features include a revisedtouch screen infotainment system and obviously the revised Skoda logo.
Engines and gearboxes
The Skoda Superb facelift is offered in five variants-three petrol and two diesels. The petrol is the 1.8-TSI that produces 158bhp/250Nm of torque and a 2.0-litre diesel that does 140bhp/320Nm. Both engines available with a six-speed automatic while only the petrol is offered with a six-speed manual.