New Skoda Superb: Hot Wheels, Selling Like Hot Cakes!

What is it about revamped cars? Surely, it is the comfort of old familiarity, combined with the attraction of modern upgrades. The premier sedan, Skoda Superb, is a shining example of the above. Originally launched in 2001, the car has grown exponentially popular. Today, in 2017, it has achieved the coveted milestone of the 1 million-unit production.

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Interestingly, the history of Skoda offers an explanation to its current popularity. Since the launch of the flagship saloon in the 1930’s, Skoda has always been a sturdy, slick powerful vehicle. Therefore, the Skoda Superb draws inspiration from the same principles. In addition, the 3rd generation, New Skoda Superb is a further improvement.

The 3rd generation model saw its launch in 2015. Within two years, production has grown rapidly. The vehicle comes in two avatars: Hatchback and Estate. However, its 3 variants are: Standard, Greenline and Sportline.

The iconic 1 millionth unit was produced at the Kvasiny Plant in Czech Republic. It boasts Laurin and Klement grade. The New Skoda Superb, is superior to its ancestors in being 75 kg lighter. Its adaptable dampers are available in multiple driver modes. This feature helps adjust driving according to road condition.

Additionally, state of the art LED lighting systems, set this car apart. This includes daytime running lights and LED taillights. As a matter of fact, ambient temperatures are a key feature. First, regulated, 3-Zone air conditioning and heated seats are a part of this car. Second, the vehicle features hot washer jets and an automatically heated windscreen. A strong entertainment section, with touchscreen display and 3D navigation is also available. In addition, the car boasts a Canton sound system.

The Skoda Superb offers TSI and TDI engine options. The petrol engine has a capacity of 1.8 L. The diesel variant is 2 L.  Additionally, it comes with 6-Speed Manual or 7-Speed DSG transmission. The respective transmission systems give a power of 320 Nm of Peak torque and 250 Nm. A 7-speed dual clutch is an additional selection.

Note that Skoda Superb has sold over 2.5+ Lakh units in India itself. After being encouraged by heavy market sales, Skoda also plans to launch a new SUV soon.

However, sky is the limit. Chalking out a plan of action in its ‘’Strategy 2025’’, Skoda has a clear vision aimed at productive production.

All things considered, the New Skoda Superb is a force to reckon with. Undoubtedly, it is one of the few non-luxury cars that is on par with Audi A3 and Merc CLA.

Ultimately, it is safe to say that the name Superb spells superb success!

Skoda Octavia 2017: The Best of Old And New

What is better than a new car? An old car with new, improved features! There is nothing like the familiarity of old. However, there is no growth without change. Accordingly, Skoda has launched the fresh, 2017 version of India’s long-time favourite sedan – Skoda Octavia.

The New Skoda Octavia is fit for the drivers and roads of today. It also retains some of Octavia’s classic features.

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New Skoda Octavia Exterior

First, the New Skoda Octavia comes with keyless technology. Using this, the driver can control the car without a key.

An elevated bumper provides a wider view. Similarly, the newly designed bonnet is sleeker.  Moreover and most importantly, It has LED fog and taillights. As a result, this feature delivers improved performance and less strain to the human eye. In addition, it is eco-friendly and energy-efficient. Its telescopic head light washers easily remove grit and dust. This feature improves car visibility.

However, the most stylish property of the New Skoda Octavia, is its Upswept Dynamic Window line in its rear doors.

It is all about proportion. Its signature C shaped taillight complements the two triangles on the boot lid. Octavia 2017 is also parking-friendly with its parking assist sensors guiding the driver.

Comfort And Interiors

The interior is spacious and well lit. Additionally, it boasts a panoramic sunroof, which is made of tinted glass and has electronic control. Also, the air conditioning offers an eco-friendly cooling effect, while its humidity sensor reduces windscreen fogging. Cup and bottle holders are also present for the convenience of the driver and passengers.

The New Skoda Octavia has an adjustable driver’s seat with built in memory, which is its smartest feature. Because of this technology, the vehicle remembers seat and external side-view mirror positions. Another smart feature is its multifunctional steering wheel. The steering wheel obeys the audio command. Interestingly, the sedan boasts an 8.0 touchscreen display as well.

For a slicker experience, in addition to speed control, the New Skoda Octavia provides Cruise Control, which is a pedal-independent system to manage the speed of the car.

Space

The New Skoda Octavia interior also boasts spaciousness.  While the seating and leg room is abundant, it is the rear-space which is intelligently designed. Skoda Octavia 2017 has a boot with an impressive 580-litre capacity! Furthermore, its rear seats are foldable. In the front, the glove compartment has cooling technology where you can store snacks for a while or even carry ice cream easily.

Safety

Skoda Octavia 2017 is essential, a very safe car. In addition to the parking assist sensors, the car comes with an electric parking brake and hill/slope assist system. Its new lighting system optimises illumination and visibility. The New Skoda Octavia also features hands-free parking and a reverse parking camera. Moreover, Skoda Octavia 2017 has abundant air bags in different positions: Head Rest, Front Driver, Passenger and Front/Rear Side.

Power

Considering capacity and transmission, the Skoda Octavia 2017 is a powerhouse. Its petrol variant’s engine is 1.8 TSI/132 kW. The diesel counterpart has a 2.0 TDI/105 kW engine.

Both these engine technologies are eco-conscious. They give out lower emissions, are fuel-efficient and deliver higher output.

Transmission and gear control comes in Manual, Automatic and DSG forms. The former too are capable of a 6-speed transmission, while the DSG is 7-speed.

Finally, we estimate the Skoda Octavia 2017 to start around Rs. 17 L (Ex-showroom)

Skoda Rapid: Fast, Furious but Safe

What do we usually look for in a car? Safety, coupled with speed! Accordingly, Skoda Rapid fulfills the criteria for a good car that is both fast and secure. Also, Rapid has the looks to carry off the reputed name of its company, Skoda.

We list 6 major advantages to show you how Skoda Rapid makes the cut for one of the best cars for you to zoom around in!

Skoda Rapid

Skoda Rapid Options

Most importantly, the car comes with both Petrol and Diesel options. The fuel economy of the Diesel Rapid is very impressive. The car also has manual and automatic variants. Next, you can choose from among Active, Ambition and Style, which are this sedan’s three models. With a strong engine and a power of 103 bhp, Rapid is a tiger on the road. Its transmission is 5-speed for manual and 7-Speed DSG, which makes it even more impressive

On The Outside

This car is an entry-level sedan. It boasts a luxurious exterior befitting of an expensive and sleek vehicle, such as the iconic black grill in the front.  In addition, the Skoda Rapid 2016 has 16-inch alloy wheels, which makes for a more comfortable drive. One of the most vital properties of this car is the Projector Headlamp, which amplifies night visibility considerably. It also boasts LED DRL’s, which greatly increase conspicuousness of the car. You can adjust the external rear-view mirrors electronically from the inside. This adds to the convenience factor of the vehicle. Additionally, the vehicle offers defogging technology with a timer. Moreover, this latest version has a fresh new look which is much more elegant and stylish.

On The Inside

In fact, the interiors matter a great deal. This sedan offers wide internal space. The Skoda Rapid interior comes equipped with many comfort features as well. Skoda Rapid 2016 includes a reverse parking camera, which makes reversing much easier. The MFD has a display for time, external temperature; distance covered, average speed and average mileage. Regulated air conditioning provides better cooling and elevates the ambiance of the car. Additionally, the Skoda Rapid interior comes with a card holder for your important documents. Skoda Rapid 2016 has center armrests for front and back seats both.

Safety First

Skoda Rapid is fitted with two Airbags for the driver and passenger seats. Another key feature, which makes the car safe.

For an effortless drive, Skoda Rapid provides an electronic power steering wheel with tilt adjustment. Moreover, it comes with telescopic adjustment for effortless steering. Consequently, this kind of steering keeps the car slick but also safe.

Keep Me Entertained

The car works to this end by its inclusion of a CD Player and a sound system which supports any media. Of course it comes with a USB option, Bluetooth, and a touchscreen.

Economical

Considering the Skoda Rapid is a luxury sedan, it comes at a reasonable price. The Skoda Rapid 2016 starts from 9.5 Lakhs and goes up to 13.9 L on road. The cost range depends on the model you opt for.

All things considered, Skoda Rapid is on par with the best cars and it is an investment you’d like to make!

Skoda Octavia marks 20 years of being the automobile’s bestselling car

Skoda Octavia being loved by many in the market, it is also regarded the best-selling cars. Now signifies the 20th Anniversary of it.

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It’s almost been a year after Skoda celebrated the success of the one-millionth Octavia; the company is now marking the 20th anniversary of its best-selling car, Octavia. On September 3rd, 1996 the first modern Octavia accelerate out of the assembly lines at the then re-constructed factory in Mlada Boleslav. Two decades later, the Octavia is crowned automaker’s best selling model.

It’s almost been a year after Skoda celebrated the success of the one-millionth Octavia; the company is now marking the 20th anniversary of its best-selling car, Octavia. On September 3rd, 1996 the first modern Skoda Octavia accelerate out of the assembly lines at the then re-constructed factory in Mlada Boleslav. Two decades later, the Octavia is crowned automaker’s best selling model.

Skoda Octavia story

For anyone who is not familiar with the story of Skoda, the name Octavia was first employed by the makers in the 50s, when the tiny family car with 1. 1 – 1. 2-liter four-cylinder engine launched under the AZNP label. Ever questioned how? Octavia was the eighth innovation of the company back in the late 1950s, ‘Octa’ meaning eighth.

For anyone who is not familiar with the story of Skoda, the name Octavia was first employed by the makers in the 50s, when the tiny family car with 1. 1 – 1. 2-liter four-cylinder engine launched under the AZNP label. Ever questioned how? Octavia was the eighth innovation of the company back in the late 1950s, ‘Octa’ meaning eighth.

The build process of the 1st gen Skoda Octavia started in 1992 – less than 12 months after this Czech company joined Volkswagen Group. The vehicle was based on an entirely new Volkswagen-sourced ideologies and processes. It was launched with two 4cyl petrol engines and a turbo diesel. The previous vehicle from the first style/model raced off the lines in November 2010. Surprisingly, Skoda offered the first generation as an inexpensive alternative (price point) to its successor from 2004-2010.

Skoda Octavia present

The present Octavia is made in many countries like; China, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Mlada Boleslav. In the first half of 2016, Skoda has built and delivered 119, 670 units to the consumers, an “industry healthy” increase of eight percent over the same period of 2015, according to LeftLane.

“The plant is beautiful, modern and really pretty. It could be great if all industrial facilities looked like this.” said the former Czech President Vaclav Havel, after waving the starting signal for the availability of the Skoda Octavia.

To deduce, there are numerous factors to consider Octavia for it to be loved by many and stand as the best-selling car in the history of Skoda.

Skoda Drivers, the happiest in the world?

We all know the name Skoda, its precision and style. Every model, being one of the best (or beast) in the market today. Given the reputation and the love for Skoda, the Skoda drivers are considered the happiest in the world…Let’s see why (or) how.

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Since when? 

  • It was previously founded as “Laurin & Klement” in 1895 in 1915 it was acquired by Skoda Works. It was a state owned for a long time but after 1991 it Skoda gradually was being privatized and in 2000 it was a fully owned subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group.

What makes them so attractive? 

Technology

From day one they collectively have always concentrated on the keeping up with technology. Today every Skoda car models come with a technology known as “Green Technology” which is not only environmentally smart but are also packed with technological features that will make driving smooth as silk. Like,

  • Start Stop System.
  • Brake Energy Recovery.
  • Gear Recommendation.
  • All-Wheel Drive.
  • Skoda Connect.
  • Skoda App(s) and much more!

Safety

They take safety seriously; the primary goal of every step of development they take is to offer all passengers the maximum possible level of safety. Vehicles are also constructed with an emphasis on passive safety, that is, the ability to dissipate the brunt of any impact and thereby protect passengers from injury. Safety measures ranging from

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC).
  • Multi-collision Brakes.
  • Antilock Brake System (ABS)
  • Electronic Differential Lock (EDL)

Convenience:

What good is any technology which is not convenient enough to use? All of the Skoda’s technology is totally user-friendly and beneficial.

  • On Board Serenity.
  • Driver Alert (Fatigue Control)

P.S: All these things come together to make Skoda, loved and anyone who drives it, the Happiest. For more information on any aspect of Skoda please feel free to drop in at any one of our outlets throughout the world or Visit: Mahavir Group.

The New Skoda Superb – Sharper, Smarter, and Sexier.

The Skoda Superb has always been one of the most loved cars from the Skoda range. The car saw a much needed facelift and is slated to launch around the end of July, 2017. The New Skoda Superb comes with a modified look and exciting features.

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Exciting features of the New Skoda Superb

The brand New Skoda Superb has a host of exciting features that would make any car lover swoon. Included in the updated car’s specs is Care Connect with emergency call which come as standard with the Ambition trim level.

Once activated it transmits all the relevant data to the emergency services. You can operate this cool new feature manually as well. Another feature of the car is the honk and flash feature which makes it easier to find your car by activating the hazard warning lights and horn.Inside the car numerous features have featured been upgraded including the optimised infotainment systems. The Swing system has grown from five-inches to six and a half inches while the top spec Columbus has increased in size from eight to nine and a half inches.

New Skoda Superb – A must buy.

The New Skoda Superb, with its brand new features and accessories, is a must by. The car is definitely far from ordinary, making it stand out and look sharper than before.

Every feature has been modified, every aspect of comfort has been increased. The New Skoda Superb is ordinary no more. It has now become a force of nature to be reckoned with, admired and owned. The New Skoda Superb surpasses every expectation, standing apart in every way. What makes the New Superb so wonderful is that its features don’t outshine the modest and sharp designs.

The New Skoda Superb is yours for the taking. Visit: www.mahavirauto.com to take a test drive and to know more NOW.

The difference between the old and the New Skoda Rapid

Mahavir Auto launched the first Skoda Rapid in 2013 and saw a lot of fan fare from the time of its inception to now. The Rapid saw a facelift after nearly four years and introduced the New Skoda Rapid amidst a lot of fanfare.

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The Rapid receives a major facelift both cosmetic and mechanical, compared to the older model. We’ve listed down the ten major differences between the new Skoda Rapid facelift and its predecessor.

  • The New Skoda Rapid comes with a new front, which is modern and contemporary, making it bolder and sharper than the old one. This makes the car look majestic and composed, as compared to the earlier model.
  • The new Rapid comes with a sporty front bumper with sharper lines. It houses a new wider air dam with a smart grille and horizontal fog lamps giving. This gives the car a sporty and sharp look.
  • The new version of the Rapid comes with beautiful headlamps, making the old one pale in comparison. This new headlamp cluster is more in line with the global model.
  • A new cabin with dual toned interiors spruces up the look of the New Skoda Rapid. They give the car a sophisticated and sharp look and this makes it a LOT better than the previous model.
  • The updated model also comes with a host of comfort and convenience features. These features were not available in the older model, which came only with conventional wipers. In fact fit and finish is better which makes the cabin look a bit more desirable than the previous model.

Thus, the New Skoda Rapid has improved in every way. It comes with clean interiors, sharp features and defined exteriors. If these reasons aren’t enough for you to go get a New Skoda Rapid NOW, visit: www.mahavirauto.com. It’s time to get yourself a test drive and get your New Rapid NOW.

Skoda Octavia, the most powerful Skoda yet

The Skoda Octavia has been one of our favourite cars in the Skoda range for sure. Both the variants, that is the diesel and the petrol variant of the car are miles apart in class and design. From the styling, design and the engine, the Skoda Octavia has more than proved itself when it comes to excellence.

Designs and features of the Skoda Octavia

Every feature of the Skoda Octavia is designed to perfection. This particular Skoda leads the charge to kick start the design renaissance in the Skoda line-up. Power is just a part of the story that makes the car so great. The car drives with a force that is unparalleled. What surprises you even more is that this force is driven by both grace and poise.

Like any modern car, there are three options of the Octavia that you can pick from. These include – drive, sport and manual. The drive variant is your tame option, with just the right kick start feelings. The sport variant is more exciting, with more power than you can imagine. If you’re looking for an adrenal rush, the manual is the perfect choice. The manual truly unlocks the Skoda Octavia’s true potential.

The workings that set the car apart

It’s not just the horsepower and the features that set the Skoda Octavia apart. The car is a five-door, which doesn’t really make it a sedan. While the appearance is that of a brute, you get a civilized version of it. Not the untamed and tangled version of the car.

The Skoda Octavia is smooth on the road. The powerful torque gives you the swift drive you need while making it a desire to own. On the design front, the butterfly grille, chiseled headlamps and the square jaw make the Skoda Octavia look truly majestic.

If you’re looking to get hold of a magnificent brute on the road and off it, the Skoda Octavia should definitely be your go to choice. Visit: www.mahavirauto.com to book a test drive and more.

The New Skoda Rapid features elevate the car over every other model

The Skoda Rapid was first launched in 2011 and created a string of approval waves. It accounted for over 70% of sales for Skoda in India at the time of its launch. Through the years, the mid-sized sedan garnered a lot of critical acclaim. We waited with bated breath for the launch of the new version and when the New Skoda Rapid was launched, we couldn’t be more thrilled.

Features of the New Skoda Rapid

There are several features of the New Skoda Rapid that we know you’d love. Read on to know more about the features and how these make the car great.

Design

The New Skoda Rapid has a definite cosmetic upgrade. Compared to the earlier version, the car has seen a major facelift in terms of design and style. The front façade now looks sleeker and clutter free, thanks to the redesigned headlamp cluster, front grille, and the fog lamp placement. The New Skoda Rapid looks a lot sharper and defined as compared to its predecessor.

Engine and gearbox

The engine for the New Skoda Rapid has been tweaked to make it stronger. The diesel now makes 108bhp and 250Nm of torque.

Mileage

In terms of mileage, the New Skoda Rapid is far superior. We’d like to think that the car definitely beats the old one in this aspect. The petrol variant of the new Rapid returns 15.41km/l (5-speed, manual) and 14.84km/l (6-speed, automatic), while the diesel powered Rapid returns 21.13km/l (5-speed, manual) and 21.72km/l (7-speed DSG, automatic).

Driving and handling

The driving and the handling of the New Skoda Rapid is a little tricky. For those of you who are new to the petrol variant, the car can be a tad bit noisy. But then again, that’s just the taking used to factor that makes things a problem. Other than that, your turns and bends re handled with expert ease.

Internal features

The New Skoda Rapid comes with LED daytime running lights with projector headlamps and 15-inch wheels. The inside of the car is what truly sets the Rapid apart from its competitors.

The New Rapid, a true delight to own.

Priced between Rs. Rs 8.34 lakh to Rs 12.78, the New Skoda Rapid makes for an amazing buy. For those of you who are looking at getting an upgrade, we strongly recommend the new facelift. The features set the car a class apart, making it the most desirable yet. Visit: New Skoda Rapid Offers to take a test drive and know more.

The New Skoda Superb is definitely superb.

Skoda launched its latest model, the New Skoda Superb, last year. it made its first debut in Prague and then travelled around the world to finally reach India towards the end of the year. Skoda had already sets its mark in India with the earlier version of the Superb. The launch of the new car was awaited with much anticipation and excitement.

What’s new about the New Skoda Superb?

In terms of design and style, the New Skoda Superb comes with clean cuts and aesthetic designs. On the front, the luxury Superb features the signature butterfly grille and angular bi-xenon headlamps flanked on either side that house the ‘L’ shaped DRLs. The car also features well-sculpted bonnet with sharp character lines and sporty bumper at the front.

The wheel comes in a slightly smaller size, with an increased cabin space in the front. The rear profile also features a revamped edgy design with sharp LED taillamps inspired from company’s Vision C Concept.

Features overloaded in just the right amount.

The New Skoda Superb comes with a lot more features as compared to the old Superb. Treading on 17 inch wheels, the overall length and width of the car have increased as well. Apart from the increased wheels size, the car also comes with internal features that make long distance driving a pleasure.

The New Skoda Superb gets a 6.5-inch touch screen infotainment system with Smartlink that supports MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 3-spoke multifunction leather-wrapped steering wheel, 3 zone climate control system, electrically adjustable driver seat with lumbar support and a memory function that is capable of saving 3 seating positions.

The infotainment system in the saloon also features Bluetooth, Aux-In and USB connectivity, powered by Canton sound system with 12 speakers and an outstanding sound quality of 610 Watt output and an additional subwoofer in the boot. Further, there is electrically operated panoramic sunroof and multiple storage spaces.

Take a test drive to understand the true beauty and value of the New Skoda Superb. Visit: www.mahavirauto.com to get a full work up on the car. Book a test drive now!