Having made its India debut at 2020 Auto Expo in February, the Skoda Superb facelift has been launched in India. The 2020 Skoda Superb facelift is offered in two variants with prices starting at ₹ 29.99 lakh for the Sportline trim, going up to ₹ 32.99 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom) for the range-topping Laurin & Klement trim. In a first, the new Superb has been launched in a virtual press conference amidst the nationwide lockdown, alongside the Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI and the new Skoda Karoq that also hit the showrooms. The 2020 Skoda Superb facelift is also the first model to be rolled out of the Volkswagen Group's Aurangabad plant since it resumed operations last week. Bookings for the Superb are already open online for a token amount of ₹ 50,000.
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The 2020 Skoda Superb facelift made its global debut last year and gets cosmetic and feature enhancements over the outgoing model. Visual upgrades include a revised butterfly grille, new LED headlamps, and new 17-inch dual-tone alloy wheels. The front bumper is also new and gets new Matrix LED fog lamp design, while also pushing the overall length of the car by 8 mm to 4869 mm. At the rear, the car gets a new C-shaped LED taillights and a revised grille to add a sporty touch on the model.
Inside, the cabin remains identical on the Skoda Superb facelift but it does come with the Virtual cockpit, three-zone climate control, panoramic sunroof, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, voice command and MirrorLink. The Superb is also equipped with ambient lighting, a 12-way electrically adjustable front seats with memory function. The car also comes equipped with Canton Sound System with 12 speakers, drive mode select, power nap package, virtual pedal, and a panoramic sunroof. The saloon's safety list is equally extensive with eight airbags, iBuzz Fatigue alert, and a rough road package. to name a few.
Under the hood, Skoda Auto India has decided to go petrol-only in the BS6 era, so the Superb facelift gets only the 2.0-litre TSI petrol engine shared with the Volkswagen Tiguan AllSpace and has been tuned to develop 187 bhp and 320 Nm of peak torque. The motor is paired with the 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox. The new motor brings a 28 per cent upsurge in torque, and a six per cent hike in power, while the fuel efficiency has improved by three per cent over the outgoing model. The Superb is quick and can sprint from 0-100 kmph in 7.7 seconds with a top speed of 239 kmph. Skoda claims a fuel efficiency figure of 15.10 kmpl on the new Superb.
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The new Skoda Superb facelift also comes with a host of safety aids including ABS, ESC, EBD, Mechanical Brake Assist, Multi Collision Brake, Hill Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control, Anti-Slip Regulation, Electronic Differential Lock and more. The automaker is offering the car with a standard four-year warranty with roadside assistance as standard, and an optional four-year maintenance package.
The new Skoda Superb facelift is offered in five colour options on the L&K variant, and three colours - Moon White, Race Blue and Steel Grey on the Sportline trim. The saloon locks horns against a number of models including the Volkswagen Passat and the Honda Accord Hybrid.