2020 Skoda Superb facelift has been launched in India in 2 variants, a) Sportline and b) Laurin & Kelment.
There are a plenty of additional features and some styling tweaks that we have listed down below.
Features a new BS6 compliant 2.0-litre TSI engine, coupled with automatic transmission as standard.
Feature additions include a 360-degree camera and Virtual Cockpit system.
The BS6 compliant Skoda Superb has been launched in India at Rs 29.99 lakh (ex-showroom). It has been launched in two variants, across three colour options and only with petrol power. This is Skoda’s flagship sedan and this update is a mid-life refresh for the car.
The Superb facelift is available in two variants: Sportline and Laurin & Klement. The rear section now features Skoda lettering on the boot lid while the Laurin & Klement variant also gets the signature L&K badging on the front.
Prices for the BS6 Skoda Superb (ex-showroom) are:
Skoda Superb Sportline: Rs 29.99 lakh
Skoda Superb Laurin & Klement (L&K): Rs 32.99 lakh
Skoda unveiled the Superb facelift at Auto Expo 2020 alongside the updated Skoda Rapid and Skoda Karoq SUV. The Superb facelift was also the first model to be produced at the company’s Aurangabad plant after production resumed. It comes with a host of exterior and interior updates along with the addition of new features and technologies.
Powering the Skoda Superb facelift is a BS6 compliant 2.0-litre TSI petrol engine. It’s rated to put out 187 BHP and 320 Nm with all the power and torque making its way to the front wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. It has a 0-100kmph time of 7.7 seconds and a top speed of 239kmph. The Superb facelift claims to have a healthy fuel efficiency of 15.10kmpl.
The Sportline variant is offered in 3 colours: Moon White, Steel Grey and Race Blue, while the Laurin & Klement variant is available in 5 colours: Moon white, Business Grey, Lava Blue, Magnetic Brown, and Magic Black.
Skoda has altogether ditched the diesel engine of the Superb and even the 1.8-litre TSI petrol motor. Unlike its predecessor, the Superb’s petrol engine is not available with a manual transmission.
This being Skoda’s flagship, it gets a large feature list across both versions. The list comprises eight airbags, virtual cockpit, electrically adjustable driver’s seat, three-zone climate control and leather upholstery. The Laurin & Klement variant gets a beige interior, whereas the Sportline variant gets a racier all-black interior generously draped in Alcantara. Other features include a virtual cockpit, new infotainment system, predictive cruise control, predictive pedestrian protection and emergency assist.
There are changes to the exterior of the Superb as well. The headlamp units now feature matrix LED lights and LED fog lamps with cornering function, while the grille and bumpers have been tweaked, and the updated tail lamps are now connected with a strip of chrome. Skoda has upped the styling by offering different 17-inch alloy wheel designs for the two variants.
Skoda Superb now also has connected car tech onboard. The instrument cluster now incorporates VW’s Virtual Cockpit system, meaning that the entire instrument cluster is digital and highly customizable. The infotainment system has been updated and the new ambient lighting adds elegance to an already luxurious cabin. The facelifted Superb also gets a 360-degree camera that will make parking this sedan in tight space a lot easier
Apart from these additions, you will find other usual features such as dual-zone climate control, panoramic sunroof, powered front seats, and rear sun blinds in the updated Superb. Safety continues to be taken care of by eight airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC (electronic stability control), and front and rear parking sensors.
The facelifted Superb has grown in terms of length a bit, and it now measures 4869mm as compared to the outgoing model’s 4861mm. The face gets the new moustache grille with matrix LED headlamps now as a standard fitment.
Skoda Auto India Limited has the Superb executive sedan at the top of the range as its flagship model domestically. Despite being a recognizable nameplate, the segment Superb competes in does not draw high volume numbers due to its premium nature. But, Skoda is destined to make a statement with the Superb and has introduced the facelift.
The Skoda Superb is currently a unique offering in the segment, and does not have any direct rivals. However, Skoda Superb does compete with the Toyota Camry Hybrid in the luxury sedan segment. In comparison, the Japanese sedan is available in only one variant, and is priced at Rs 37.88 lakh (ex-showroom). It also indirectly rivals with the likes of the Honda CR-V, Isuzu MU-X as well as Kia Carnival, which are SUVs & MUVs.
The 2020 Skoda Superb will appeal to several buyers due to its wide range and for the customers wanting to own an upmarket sedan as it does not have any direct rivals. Many customer also consider Skoda Superb to be a better alternate to entry level sedans of luxury brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW and Volvo.
Features of Skoda Superb facelift Sportline:
Black lip spoiler
Glossy black exterior package
Rear diffuser with chrome highlights
Black interior package with carbon decor inserts
LED fog lamps with cornering function
Three-zone climate control
Rear AC vents
Electrically adjustable, heated, foldable and auto dimming ORVMs with memory function
Sun visor for rear windows and rear windscreen
Gear-shift selector on steering wheel
Rain sensing wipers
12V power sockets in in front and rear centre console
Height adjustable seat belts and head restraints
ABS with EBD
Mechanical Brake Assist (MBA)
MKB (Multi Collision Brake)
Hill Hold Control (HHC)
Hill Brake Assist (HBA)