Skoda Superb Performance & Test DRive

Skoda Superb Overview

The Superb has been Skoda’s flagship product and now the third-generation has made its way into India. The previous-generation Superb was known for its power, fuel-efficiency, features and even the space that it offered. The new-generation doesn’t just fulfil this requirement but it is a lot more stylish and spacious than the previous iteration. It is based on the new MQB platform that is lighter making the engines have better performance and even fuel-efficiency. The new Superb is coming to India to change the game of the premium saloon segment. It will come with Best in class features that makes the Superb a great proposition to be considered. For information on contact details of Skoda car dealers in Hyderabad

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Skoda Superb Exterior

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 Interior

The interiors of the new Superb are all-new, but it doesn’t feel very royal. The new Superb has the black and beige interior tone and it has a feature-loaded cabin. The new Superb comes with keyless entry, push start and stop, in-dash music system with Canton speakers, electrically adjustable front seaters, ventilators for the front seats, the co-driver’s seat can be moved back and forth from the rear seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, multiple airbags, ABS and even three zone climate control.

In terms of space, the Superb has one of the best-in-class space be it the front row or even the second. Many Superb owners are chauffeur driven and hence Superb will be highly appreciated by many of such car buyers. There is a lot of space at the rear and this makes the Superb a great option to consider. One can even access the boot from the rear seat and the space at the rear is the best-in-class. The new Skoda Superb even has panoramic sunroof. It shall also be offered with the Lauren & Klement variant for the first time, and so it will get a lot more features than before. This makes the Superb a good package to consider, equivalent to vehicles that are almost twice its price.

Skoda Superb Performance

Adding to the level of refinement is the smooth and slick petrol motor. An absolute delight both at low and high engine speeds, it is both extremely refined and very powerful at the same time. Idle is near silent, there’s a nice shot of torque when you take off, and what makes driving this car even more gratifying is that it always feels ever eager to deliver more performance. Incredibly, rev it past 2,500rpm, and it smoothens up even more, and after that, the raw punch on hand is even more manic. The best bit is that the engine and gearbox work fabulously together, delivering a slingshot-like performance every time you mash your foot down. And the gearbox is reasonably quick, even when you want to come down the gears in a hurry.

Those looking to buy the better priced six-speed manual gearbox version get a car that drives just as well. The clutch is a teeny bit heavier than you expect, but the gears slot in with speed and accuracy and this version of the 1.8 TSI engine has considerably more pulling power or torque (32.6kgm vs 25.4kgm as the automatic has a torque limit), so a tap on the throttle is normally all you need to wake up the motor. There is a bit of turbo lag though and the engine only wakes up fully when you are past 2000rpm.

Also impressive is the diesel automatic. The 2.0-litre TDI has an extremely smooth and strong midrange and with 175bhp on tap, this is the most powerful Skoda diesel to be sold in India yet. It’s also an engine that enjoys being spun hard. VW’s new-gen diesels have lighter internals, less reciprocating mass and with more boost compared to earlier engines, performance is considerably stronger too. There is a bit of delay though between putting your foot down and the car accelerating due to the larger turbo used and the greater lag experienced. Refinement is also quite good. There is a bit of clatter at start up and some pitter patter as well, but once on the move, the engine smoothens up nicely. There is a bit too much fan noise once the engine is hot, but this is only apparent if the audio system is off and the air conditioning is on low.

Skoda Superb Driving

The handling of Skoda’s is one of the best in its class always and the Superb being the flagship, expect the best handling characteristics Skoda can offer on any vehicle. The MQB platform has produced one of the most agile handling vehicles and the Superb is one of them. The steering wheel is also good while the ride is pliant at low or even high speeds. The Skoda Superb does well even on bad roads. The performance of the new Superb is better than the previous-generation and even the drivability is also enhanced.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

The Skoda Superb will come loaded with multiple airbags and ABS. The new Superb even has ESP with traction control, reverse parking sensors, rain sending wipers, automatic headlamps as some of the additional safety factors. The car gets a five star rating in the Euro NCAP that says enough about the safety standards this car meets. Skoda Superb features include lane assist, adaptive cruise control system, park assist that further extend the safety. You get Skoda’s crew safety system which closes windows and tightens belts if the system detects an imminent dangerous scenario.

Skoda Superb Cost in Mumbai

Skoda Superb Ex-Showroom Price in Mumbai ranges from 25,07,794/- (Superb Style 1.8 TSI MT) to 32,39,029/- (Superb L and K 2.0 TDI AT). Get best offers for Skoda Superb from Skoda Dealers in Mumbai. Check for Superb price in Mumbai at Carzprice

Skoda Superb Conclusion

We can’t think of a big enough reason not to. Sure, the touchscreen is small at 6.5 inches (people have phones bigger than this today) and it misses the in-built navigation. The instrument dials are a bit plain-looking and the dash, in general, looks like an Octavia. But look at these against the Superb’s sheer size, entertaining engines, excellent ride, and the space and equipment that’s ahead of what other manufacturer’s offer and it’s hard not to like this car. And if you are still sitting on the fence, Skoda has even priced this car competitively, which is why making a case against it will be really quite difficult.Skoda Superb price in India makes it compete with the likes of Toyota Camry right now which is also available in the Hybrid version. Another car that you can perhaps wait for is the Honda Accord that would later during this year.