ŠKODA AUTO India unveiled the 2020 Superb SportLine as well as the Laurin & Klement (L&K) at an attractive introductory ex-showroom price of INR 29.99 lakh and INR 32.99 lakh, respectively. Introduced in 2004, the Superb defined the luxurious limousine class in India. The latest Superb, with its modern design, exquisite interiors, class-leading safety, and unparalleled ‘value for money’ proposition, pushes the yardstick further.
There is a contemporary colour palette on offer with the new Superb. While the SportLine stands out in Moon White, Race Blue and Steel Grey, the L&K are available in five colour options: Lava Blue, Magic Black, Magnetic Brown, Business Grey, and Moon White, across all authorized ŠKODA dealerships.
The latest Skoda Superb comes with a comprehensive raft of styling enhancements including the large signature grille that protrudes down into the new front fascia. The sharp and sleek headlights now merge with the radiator grille and come equipped with LED technology, as standard. The shape of the front fog lights has been redesigned and allows the aesthetic aspiration of the new Superb to stand out. These LED fog lights, with cornering function, house four diodes to illuminate the area in front of the vehicle, especially in low lighting conditions. The Skoda Superb also has an electrically-adjustable panoramic sunroof with a bounce back system that enhances the feeling of space. While the Superb L&K sports chrome design elements, the SportLine dons a sporty glossy black character.
The magnificent side profile of the Skoda Superb is even more exquisite in appearance. The perfectly balanced exterior proportions, sporty silhouette, and dynamic horizontal lines are complemented by the new 43.18 cm (R17) Cassiopeia dual tone alloy wheels on the Superb Laurin & Klement as well as the new 43.18 cm (R17) Stratos Anthracite alloy wheels on the Superb SportLine. Further, LED spotlights project the ‘ŠKODA’ logo on the ground, under the front doors, every time one steps in or out of the new Superb.
At the rear, a chrome strip on the Superb Laurin & Klement (or a gloss black trim on the SUPERB SportLine) connecting the ŠKODA-typical C-shaped LED taillights with dynamic turn indicator is particularly eye catching. The ‘ŠKODA’ block letters on the tailgate supplanted the traditional winged arrow insignia. The redesigned rear diffuser, with chrome highlights, marries form and function perfectly.
On the inside, the new Skoda Superb aims to indulge. The Piano Black décor, sets the tone for the Superb L&K, with Stone Beige and Coffee Brown perforated leather upholstery. The decorative elements are black and gracefully complemented by chrome highlights.
The Carbon décor, three spoke SuperSport multifunction steering wheel with paddle shift, and black Alcantara® Sports Seats with integrated headrests and silver stitching add to the active theme inside the new Superb SportLine.
The twelve way electrically adjustable driver and front passenger seats, with programmable memory functions and lumbar support, comes as standard. The new Superb L&K, in addition, features ventilated front seats with cooling and heating function. The LED ambient lighting, running along the inside of the Limo, offers ten programmable interior colour options. The foot well offers diffused LED lighting at front and rear.
COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE
The state of the art 20.32 cm floating capacitive touch display, with proximity sensor, features a glass design and is a part of the new generation Amundsen Infotainment and Navigation System developed by Škoda. The Superb is equipped with SmartLink technology that mirrors a smartphone for seamless connectivity and undistracted drive; besides supporting voice command control, SD card reader, USB ports, and Bluetooth, GSM telephony and audio streaming options. The premium Canton Sound System on the new Superb L&K features 11 speakers, a subwoofer, and has a power output of 610 watts.
Activated with the mode button on the centre console, Driving Mode Select on the new Superb L&K offers Eco, Normal, Sport, and Individual drive options. The new SUPERB SportLine features the Virtual Cockpit, a customizable digital instrument panel that offers a ‘Simply Clever‘ perspective on comprehensive driving data and navigation.
The intelligent Three Zone Climatronic air conditioning system with Air Care function, as well as pollen and odour filters, enables different temperature to be set for the driver, front, and rear passengers. It is also fitted with a humidity sensor, which reduces windscreen misting, and a sun sensor. The Boarding spot lamps, designated to illuminate the entry area, are located on the external side view mirrors. Furthermore, the Skoda Superb also comes equipped with cruise control and automatic rain sensing wipers.
The Power Nap Package in the new Skoda Superb L&K, along with the roll up sun visor, will enable rear passengers to sleep soundly on a long journey. It includes variable headrests of the outer seats for a comfortably supported head posture while sleeping.
With the largest boot capacity within its class, the new limo will never make a compromise on business, pleasure, and practical essentials. The Superb offers an impressive capacity of 625 litres, which extends to 1,760 litres with the rear seats, capable of a 60:40 split, folded down. The swipe foot movement underneath the new Superb Laurin & Klement, with the Virtual Pedal, enables contact free access to this unrivalled luggage space.
ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION
The new Superb’s bold styling and class-leading space may grab the headlines, but the car’s inner workings tell an equally compelling tale. The new 2.0 TSI petrol engine, mated with an automatic seven speed DSG gearbox. With 16 valves Dual Overhead Camshaft (DOHC), it delivers 190 PS (140 kW) of power and a peak torque output of 320 Nm, while delivering a fuel efficiency figure of 15.10 kmpl. It accelerates from a standstill to a 100 km/h in mere 7.7 seconds and has a top speed of 239 km/h.
SAFETY AND SECURITY
The standard safety equipment on the new Superb includes a wide range of features, such as eight airbags: dual front airbags, side airbags at front and rear as well as curtain airbags at front and rear, which is a segment benchmark.
To increase the degree of chassis protection, the vehicle is fitted with the Rough Road Package, taking the form of additional protection for the engine bay, oil sump, gearbox, rear suspension, lateral arms, and brake hoses. TheSkoda Superb L&K is also equipped with iBuzz Fatigue Alert that detects any signs of fatigue in the driver and notifies him or her to take a break.
In addition, a host of other security equipment and safety support functions include ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), ESC (Electronic Stability Control), EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution), MBA (Mechanical Brake Assist), MKB (Multi Collision Brake), HBA (Hill Brake Assist), HHC (Hill Hold Control), ASR (Anti Slip Regulation), EDS (Electronic Differential Lock), anti-theft alarm with interior monitoring, tyre pressure monitoring system, acoustic warning signal for overrun speed, engine immobiliser with floating code system, Parktronic sensors and speakers at front and rear, and KESSY (Keyless Entry, Start, and exit SYstem) with engine start/stop button.
2020 ŠKODA SUPERB PRICES
MODEL PRICE (EX-SHOWROOM, INDIA)
SportLine INR 29,99,000
Laurin & Klement INR 32,99,000