Saturday, July 20, 2024

    Skoda relaunches Superb in India as CBU, priced at Rs 54 lakh


    In a bid to cater to increasing demand, Škoda Auto India will be re-introducing its flagship sedan, the Superb, to the Indian market. The Superb will be available exclusively in the Laurin & Klement trim and will be restricted to 100 cars brought into the market as Fully Built Units (FBU). Deliveries will commence later this month.

    Speaking about the Superb, Petr Janeba, Brand Director, Škoda Auto India, said “The third generation Superb has been instrumental in shaping the new design language of Škoda since its launch in 2015. The Superb has seen tremendous success and was the best-seller in its segment in India. We have more than 57,000 happy Superb customers in the country across all three generations of the car. Indian customers understand and appreciate the high quality, value luxury and premium positioning of the Superb. While we recently announced our compact SUV which will be our entry-level product in India, I am happy to share that we are also building on our premium offerings and the Superb is a strong testament to that.”

    2024 Skoda Superb engine

    The third generation Superb is powered by the 2.0 TSI EVO turbo petrol engine, which produces 190 hp and 320Nm of torque. For Indian customers, the Superb will be available exclusively with the 7-speed DSG transmission. Škoda Auto India had briefly halted the availability of the Superb with India’s implementation of BS6-2 norms in April 2023. However, continued customer demand for the Superb has resulted in the company re-introducing the luxury sedan in limited numbers with an upgrade to the FBU European EU6 engine to meet BS6-2 emissions.

    2024 Skoda Superb features

    2024 Skoda Superb India interior

    The Skoda Superb sports a new 26cm Virtual Cockpit for the driver and the in-car interface is handled by a 23.36cm Columbus system with support for wireless charging and wired Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The front gets 12-way adjustable electric seats with the driver’s seat getting a massage and memory function. The multifunction leather steering wheel hosts the DSG shifting paddles and adopts a two-spoke design with black stitching. The cabin gets Tri-zone Climate Control with the Air Care function and an LED interior light pack.

    Above all, the Superb gets a segment-exclusive Dynamic Chassis Control that allows the driver to select between four pre-set suspension modes and one individual mode. Passengers are treated to audio from a 11-speaker, 1-subwoofer, 610W Canton Sound System.

    2024 Skoda Superb safety

    The Superb houses Full LED headlights with washers. These are ably supported by LED fog lamps with cornering function. The rear taillights are full LEDs with Dynamic Turn Indicators. Further, the Superb features Fatigue/Drowsiness detection and Park Assist with Emergency Braking Assist and 360 degree camera. Moreover, the luxury limo also gets Active Chassis Control and Active Tyre Pressure Monitoring.

    New Skoda Superb in India

    Besides, the Superb is equipped with 9 airbags and has earned a full 5-stars for both adult and child occupants in Euro NCAP crash tests. Together with the Kodiaq luxury 4×4 with its 5-stars for adults and children under Euro NCAP and the Kushaq and Slavia earning a full 5-stars for adults and children under Global NCAP, the Superb continues with Škoda Auto India’s legacy of continuing to offer a fully-crash-tested, 5-star safe fleet for Indian customers.

    2024 Skoda Superb variants

    The Superb will be available exclusively in the Laurin & Klement trim. It comes in the all-new Rosso Brunello and Water World Green colours along with the previously offered Magic Black shade. Power is put down via R18 Propus Aero alloy wheels, and the front fenders are adorned with a prominent Laurin & Klement inscription as part of the L&K package. Škoda Auto India’s exclusive batch of 100 Superbs will be retailed in India through the FBU route.

    2024 Skoda Superb warranty

    Škoda Auto India already offers a 4-year/100,000 km, whichever earlier, standard warranty and a host of maintenance and warranty packages of upto 8 years or 150,000 kms. Owners of the new Superb can avail of all these service and maintenance packages all in Škoda Auto India’s endeavour to offer a hassle-free ownership experience.

    At this price point, the Skoda Superb competes with the likes of Mercedes-Benz A Class Limousine, BMW 2 Series Gran-Coupe, Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Audi Q3, Toyota Camry and Mini Cooper. Do you think Skoda should have launched the latest generation Superb at this price in India instead of the third generation model?

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