2014 Skoda Superb facelift coming to India by February
After ending 2013 on a high with the new Octavia, Skoda India will open its 2014 calendar with the launch of the facelifted Superb. The flagship limo from the Czech carmaker underwent its mid-life makeover a few months back for the European market and was later spotted testing in India.
The updated Superb wears a completely new fascia the new Skoda grille and logo; revised bumper and fenders; a new bonnet like the one seen on the new Octavia; and new headlamps which retain the older shape but have a revised detailing behind the smoked lens. The headlamps will also feature daytime running LEDs. The taillights too get a LED treatment. The boot is redesigned as well and has an Audi-ish form to it. The rear registration plate has moved from the rear bumper, up to the boot-lid.
The Superb facelift also debuts new alloy-wheel designs. Skoda's made minor changes to the interiors of the Superb as well. In Europe, the carmaker offers a choice of steering wheel designs and it would be interesting to see if Skoda India too introduces this customization option.
Skoda says that the popular 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine has been tweaked for better fuel economy and lower emissions in the updated Superb. Skoda claims a fuel economy of over 21 kmpl for the European model of the Superb, that runs the familiar 2.0-litre, 140 PS oiler mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. The petrol options for the Superb in Europe come in the form of 1.4 TSI & 3.6 FSI engines. For India however, we expect Skoda to stick to the 1.8 TSI engine from the Octavia for the petrol variant of the Superb.
The 2014 Skoda Superb is slated to go on sale in India around the upcoming Auto Expo in New Delhi in the month of February. Stay tuned to Overdrive as we soon bring you our initial impressions of the updated Skoda Superb.
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