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.
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!