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Skoda superb 2016 (3rd gen)

 Design

  • There’s a lot that it borrows from the other Skoda, the Octavia, and this is visible in the way it looks. But the biggest change that we’ve seen in the car is its shape.
  • The 3rd gen of the Superb gets a more Coupe-ish C-pillar, which brings it in line and makes it look proportionate.)the boot has been stretched by a couple of millimeters
  • This translates into an even more spacious cabin and a longer wheelbase. The B-pillars are also sleeker and create a larger glass house.
  • The headlights and taillights are a fine detailed example, right from their crystal elements to the decorative cuts on the glass or the ‘invisible’ bonnet, which simply merges with the front grille and is camouflaged with the shoulder line on the sides.

 Dashboard

  • At the heart of the Superb is a 1.8-litre TSI petrol and a 2.0-litre diesel engine.
  • Comes with a ‘smart’ differential for the front wheels, the softness of the suspension doesn’t really make it stand out.
  • ‘Made-for-Indian-roads’ version, the ride quality is absolutely sublime.
  • The petrol version is made available with both the manual and the 7-speed DSG while the diesel is only available with a DSG box.(The DSG is one such gearbox that puts the fun in driving an automatic. )
  • While the 4 cylinders murmur in such conditions, they start to sing when you put your foot down.

  Features

  • It comes loaded to the brim with is features like bi-xenon headlamps,
  • electronic stability control,
  • a panoramic sunroof (now without a rotary knob)
  • 12-way electric adjust driver seat,
  • a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with Smart Link,
  • Apple Car Play and Android Auto among others.
  • But the Laurin and Klement version comes with even more and that includes a Canton sound system,
  • a three-zone climate control system.
  • There’s also a remote controlled opening and closing system for the boot lid.
  • On the safety front, 8 airbags come part as standard equipment.
  • Emergency BrakingAux/USB Input SocketBluetooth
  • DriverAlarm System/Remote Anti-TheftAmbient
  • Interior LightingAmbient
  • Temperature DisplayAndroid
  • AutoAnti-Lock
  • RegulationApple CAR PlayAutonomous
  • Emergency BrakingAux/USB Input Socket
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Bottle Holders
  • Front and RearBrake Energy Regeneration Cargo Tie Down Hooks/Rings Central Locking
  • Remote ControlChild Seat
  • Control Intelligent/Active Cup Holders – Front SeatsDaytime Running Lights
  • LEDDoor Ajar Warning
  • Driver Fatigue DetectionDriver Mode
  • PackageElectric Parking
  • Brake Electronic Stability Program
  • Emergency Brake Lights
  • Lock Exterior Mirrors – Auto Dimming Floor Mats – Front &Rear FOG Lights – Front With Cornering FunctionFog Lights
  • Camera Satellite NavigationSeatbelts – Height Adjustable Front SeatsSeatbelts – Lap/Sash for All Seats Seatbelts–
  • Pre-Tensioners Front Seats Seatbelts–
  • Space Saver/Temporary Split Fold Rear Seat Storage NET –
  • Rear Side Luggage CompartmentSunglass Holder Sun visors with Vanity Mirrors &
  • ComputerTyre Pressure Monitoring
  • Display Voice Recognition

Interiors

  • Comfortable seats and abundance of legroom can make up for it.
  • Also worth mentioning here is the massive 620-litre boot space, which can easily accommodate luggage for a family of five.
  • Upfront, the driver gets an electrically adjustable seat that sits slightly lower than before, giving it a sportier feel.
  • The three-spoked steering wheel makes driving comfortable and the easy-to-read displays complement it well more chrome also adds to the premium feel.
  • Skoda has stuck to a simple dashboard as far as design is concerned for the Superb..
  • The Camry’s dash design is more adventurous. The interiors feel a bit more premium in comparison to the Superb’s.
  • The stitched-leather effect for the top half of the dashboard, the wood finish and the big steering-mounted controls are nice touches. The front seats are wide and the soft cushioning makes it all the more comfortable car. The rear seat is amazing, it offers sofa-like comfort and excellent thigh support. Headroom and shoulder room is first class too.

Performance

  • NewSkoda Octavia more aerodynamic than ever before. What may not be visible is that it’s also almost 20 per cent more powerful, up to 75kg lighter and has improved fuel efficiency.
  • The Skoda Superbis powered by a 1.8-litre petrol motor, which makes 180bhp.
  • The direct-injection motor is very refined and stays smooth all the way to it’s redline.
  • Power delivery is crisp and there is loads of punch every time you press the accelerator.
  • Thanks to its eager engine, the Superb reaches the 100kph mark in 8.56 seconds, not bad for a car this size.
  • Its seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox is quick to shift and feels nice to use.
  • The Camry is powered by a 2.5-litre petrol motor that makes 178bhp.
  • In fact, it reaches the 100kph mark in 9.23 seconds.
  • The 6-speed manual gearbox offers absolute control and with its well-spaced ratios, the gears slot seamlessly.
  • The massive 320Nm of torque is available close to 1,500rpm and acts like a safety net.( So, one doesn’t have to shift down to third to keep the engine revs high, as there’s plenty of torque available even on fourth gear).
  • The 4.8 meter-long, front wheel drive premium sedan weighs almost 1,500kgs which does allow one to go faster than usual with a car of this size, making it unexpectedly more fun to drive.

AVAILABILITY

1.8 TSI Petrol Style MT INR 22.68 lacs
1.8 TSI Petrol Style AT INR 23.92 lacs
1.8 TSI Petrol L&K AT INR 26.89 lacs
2.0 TDI Diesel Style AT INR 26.39 lacs
2.0 TDI Diesel L&K AT INR 29.37 lacs

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