A camouflage-free 2016 Skoda Superb test car has been spotted doing the rounds in India. This latest generation of the Czech automakers flagship sedan was unveiled last year and is longer, larger and is based on their vision C concept.
Sharing much of its external design with the B8 VW Passat, it looks to be an evolutionary design of the current Superb (sold in India). Some of the stand out elements on the car include the new grille, LED DRLs and C-shaped tail lamps that made their debut with the 2013 Skoda Octavia.
The cabin of the car gets an updated feature list. The rear seat's size in terms of width has increased by 69mm and with the increase in length of the car it only means more comfort for the passengers. The interior will feature a new dark brown and black colour scheme with wooden inserts. The other features include a panoramic sunroof, multi-function steering wheel, 12-speaker stereo system with touch screen head unit, electric and ventilated seats and dual zone climate control.
On the engine front, the new Superb gets a variety of petrol and diesel engines. However, for the Indian market we expect a 1.8-litre petrol, 2.0-litre petrol and a 2.0-litre diesel. The 1.8-litre will be offered with the option of a six-speed manual while the other two will be offered with a six-speed AT.
We saw a similar test pattern with the 2013 Skoda Octavia before it was launched indicating that Skoda may launch the premium sedan within the next few months