Skoda Superb Review, New Skoda Superb, Skoda Superb Interior

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Skoda Superb

Review

The new Skoda Superb comes with more enhanced looks and adds innovation, technologies, styling, and more powerful engine. No wonder, with all these integrations, the automaker has focused widely on the safety features which are more important for the Indian consumers.

Pros

What#8217;s new?

Total four variants are in line to serve the consumers. The variants are listed down for our readers. Please have a look.

1.8 TSI Elegance M/T

1.8 TSI Elegance A/T

2.0 TDI CR Elegance

3.6 V6 FSI 4×4 Elegance

All the variants are equipped with good engine and petrol/diesel options with manual and automatic transmissions. As compared to the earlier model, the Superb sports its high quality exterior body that has got fabulous chrome detailing along with amazing visual appeal. The Superb is available 4 variants as listed above and delivers better power with good torque rate.

Interior

The base model accommodated tot five adult passengers comfortably and gives a comfortable and pleasant ride. The passengers in fact, take a long journey at ease due to the fabulous comfort at the interior and better riding quality that increases the rating of this car.

The interior of Skoda Superb is loaded with air conditioner, anti-lock braking system, power steering, central locking, CD player, power windows at the front, driver airbag, passenger airbag, leather seats, and automatic climate control. All these features are available as standard on all the models.

Once you step inside the car, you will get a different pleasant feeling even if you take a long and exhausting ride. The interior of this car ensures you a better and comfortable ride along with better safety features. Some of the features that we liked the most at the interior are air conditioner, heater, leather steering wheel, glove compartment, leather seats, digital odometer, adjustable steering column, tachometer, electronic multi-tripmeter, cigarette lighter, digital clock, and outside temperature display.

To add more comfort and convenience to this car, the automaker has added power steering, remote fuel lid opener, air quality control, power windows at front and rear, automatic climate control, remote trunk opener, accessory power outlet, low fuel warning light, accessory power outlet, rear seat centre arm rest, rear seat headrest, rear reading lamp, height adjustable front seat, cup holders for the front passenger, height adjustable belts at the front seat, rear seat centre arm rest, rear seat headrest, trunk light, and vanity mirror. Also added is the seat lumbar support, heated front and rear seats, rear A/C vents, cup holders at front and rear, cruise control, multi functional steering wheel, and parking sensors.

What is more attractive in this car is that the Skoda Superb for the 2012 model year is packed with 6.5 inches of LCD touchscreen, automatic climate control, 12 way electrically adjustable driver seat along with memory, adaptive front light system along with corner lamps, ABS with EBD, traction control, 8 airbags, and other technological inputs.

To make the journey more interesting, Skoda has added CD player along with CD changer system. Due to the entertainment system which is equipped with audio system remote control, front and rear speakers, and radio system, the interior of this car become very much comfy for the passengers. In fact, all these integrations give a home-like environment to the passengers.

Skoda offers an interior chrome package which includes a number of attractive features for all the variants of Superb. The features comprise of #8211;

Chrome interior door handles

Chrome ring on instrument cluster dials

Chrome door sill trims at front and rear with inscription of #8220;Superb#8221;

Chrome frame on radio, air conditioning vents, gear shift console, air conditioning controls, headlight switch, reading lamps, and information display placed on rear centre console

Another package that the interior features is the Wood Design D#233;cor. The wooden design d#233;cor is used at the front upper side of the dash and door panels. Ivory leather upholstery from Nappa is added on all the variants of Skoda Superb . Also added are the coloring coding that comprises external mirrors, door handles, roof trim strips, and bumpers pained in the color of the car.

Exterior

The most attractive of the exterior is the 16 inches of alloy wheels at 205/55 R 16 of tyres and 16 x 7J of wheel size. The car measures 4,838 mm in length, 1,817 mm in width, 1,482 mm in height, 158 mm of ground clearance, and 2,761 mm of wheelbase. This four door sedan looks very inspiring due to the number of fascinating colors added to it, stylish set of wheels, and other new features.

The exterior of Skoda Superb is packed with fog lights at the front and rear, adjustable headlights, power adjustable exterior rear view mirror, electric folding rear view mirror, rain sensing wiper, rear view mirror turn indicators, alloy wheels, rear window defogger, integrated antenna, tinted glass, sunroof and moonroof. All these features make the car much more attractive where the automaker is giving an opportunity to the Indian consumers to enjoy the all new and demandable features for extra safety and comfort.

Basically, two wheel types are offered #8211; 16 inches of spectrum alloy wheels and 17 inches of venus alloy wheels. Also, exterior chrome package is offered by the manufacturer which includes #8211;

Chrome smile around lower air dam in front bumper

Chrome surround for radiator grille

Chrome trim on the boot lid

Chrome side window frames

Chrome protective side door strips

Chrome cover for headlight washers

This package is offered on all the variants of Skoda Superb. One more is the Sportive Flair that includes dual polished twin exhaust tailpipes, polished twin exhaust tailpipes, and rear deck spoiler.

Powertrain and Performance

The base model, Skoda Superb 1.8 liters TSI engine is now equipped with 6-speed manual transmission and an advanced intelligent tear change indicator that not only delivers far better fuel efficiency, but also enhances the driving quality. Its 1.8 liters turbocharged TSI in-line delivers 160 bhp of power and 13.1 kmpl of mileage as a whole. The displacement is set at 1,798 cc and gives 25.2 kgm at 1,500 to 4,500 rpm of maximum torque rate.

This front wheel drive model is packed with a direct injected DOHC 4-cylinder engine and combines with a 6-speed Hydraulic clutch manual transmission gearbox. The performance becomes more active due to the McPherson suspension with lower triangular links and torsion stabilizer at the front and multi-element axle, three transverse links, one longitudinal, torsion stab suspension at the rear. Also, electronic assisted rack and pinion power steering offers dynamic driving experience to the driver.

The braking system is of front and rear discs and gives additional reliability due to the antilock braking system added to this car.

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