The first superb came in year 2001, a car which received many accolades for its interior space. Then arrived second generation in 2008, which was even more roomier and now with third generation Skoda has managed to squeeze up even more space for passengers.
The new car has grown 28 mm longer and 47 mm wider. The wheelbase has been extended by 80 mm, which gives passengers another reason to smile as it gets more roomy at the back. The trunk is also grown in volume and now measures 625 liters.
The new car is based on Volkswagen MQB platform and complies to latest euro 6 norms. All new Passat is build on same platform. MQB architecture uniqueness lies in the fact that it unify all the components that complicate manufacturing processes. This reduces the time involved in development and production by about 30 percent. According to Skoda, 2015 superb is 75 kilograms lighter than outgoing model. Also due to loss of weight, fuel efficiency is increased by 30 percent.
Eight engines will be offered which includes five gasoline and three diesel. The gasoline engines are 125 hp 1.4 liter TSI, 150 hp 1.4 liter TSI, 180 hp 1.8 liter TSI, 220 hp 2.0 liter TSI and 280 hp 2.0 liter TSI. Diesel range includes 120 hp 1.6 liter TDI, 150 hp 2.0 liter TDI and 190 hp 2.0 liter TDI. The entry level 1.4 liter TSI engine will only be offered with manual gearbox and rest of the range will get DSG automatic gearbox.
New Skoda Superb will be available in four trim levels — Active, Ambition, Style and Laurin & Klement. Standard equipment includes keyless Start-Stop system, front and back air-conditioners, a sliding sunroof, semi-automatic parking system and rear camera.Optional list includes adaptive Xenon headlights with three operating modes road, urban traffic and highway.
The interior is fresh and had evolved with modern standards. As it is more spacious inside, it is very comfortable place for driver and passengers. A new multi-media with four modes namely Swing, Bolero, Amundsen and Columbus are offered with 5, 6.5, and 8 inches screens. Also present are SD card reader, USB and AUX-in connectors and SmartLink function. Columbus with 8.0 inches screen is equipped with 4G connection, DVD drive and 64 Gb flash memory. The 2015 third generation Skoda superb will be competing against Mazda 6, Peugeot 508, Ford Mondeo, Volkswagen Passat, Toyota Camry, Honda accord, Opel insignia and Kia Optima across the globe. It will be available to customers in middle of 2015.
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