Skoda Superb Overview
Before the review, a superb story, of the Czech carmaker Skoda. Apparently, it was Milos Zeman—then prime minister of Czech Republic—who, not happy at having to use a German car for official duties, prompted Prague to initiate plans for a top saloon to slot in above Skoda Octavia. At that time, the Octavia was the biggest car in the company portfolio, but it was perhaps not fit for a national leader. What the PM wanted was a stretched Octavia, but since the Octavia, in a way, is already a stretched version of the smaller Volkswagen Golf, creating a limousine out of it was asking a bit much. However, what could be provided was a stretched Volkswagen Passat, and such a vehicle had already been created for the Chinese market. All the Czechs then had to do was to Skoda-ise it. That’s how the modern Superb was born. Skoda Superb in Tryaldrive
Skoda Superb Exterior & Style
Extensively redesigned now, the Skoda Superb is sharper to look at. It’s based on the vision C concept showcased at the Geneva motor show 2014 and does not depart much from the concept style. The saloon feels big enough to take on the likes of BMW 5 Series, Mercedes E-Class and almost indistinguishable from the old car.The modern looking grille along with the completely new headlamps and taillights appear totally in line with the new design theme that we earlier saw on the Skoda Octavia. The car is based on the modular MQB platform and weighs 75kg less than the car it replaces. The list of Skoda Superb colours on offer includes Candy White, Magnetic Brown Metallic, Black Magic Pearl Effect and Business Grey Metallic.
Skoda Superb Interior & Space
Skoda Superb has interiors which are well executed and features beige interiors with a match of wood trim and feels very classy and brings very comfortable seats which gives excellent lumbar and thigh support. The driver seat in this luxury sedan is a 12 way adjustable seat with built in memory functions. The dashboard in this sedan looks classy and the instrument panel on the Superb features trip meter with trip and odometer, warning lights, tyre pressure monitor and has been well designed and looks great while retaining excellent functionality. Superb has great driver and passenger comfort levels and offers excellent lumbar support. It also includes a 12 CD stereo music system with Aux-in and USB input. It also has electrically adjustable rear view mirrors, seat belt warning lights. Skoda Superb has a cavernous boot which has a total capacity of 545 liters of space to swallow up your entire travel luggage.
The petrol engine is the new 1.8 TSI (180PS) and the diesel the 2.0 TDI (177PS). While both engines produce more power, the company claims that the car is up to 30% more economical due to better efficiency of engines, improved aerodynamics of the car and because the car’s overall weight has been reduced. All these also lead to better driving dynamics. The chassis has been worked upon; the redeveloped MacPherson front struts and multi-link rear axle offer good ride stability. The car gets Electronic Stability Control including Multi-Collision Brake, electronic tyre pressure monitoring, eight airbags and safety headrests as standard. XDS+, an enhanced function of the electronic differential lock, is also standard.
Skoda has equipped the Superb with three engine options. There is a diesel and two petrol. The 1.8 petrol will give about 10 kmpl in city while expect the diesel to give 12 kmpl. It is to be noted that the manual versions have more efficiency than the automatic. The V6 petrol is the most expensive of the lot and will give about 6 kmpl.Skoda Superb mileage is not exactly impressive, the diesel version promises to offers 10kmpl in city and 14.7 kmpl on highways. The petrol offers 8.46kmpl in the city and 10.4kmpl on highways
Skoda Superb Ride & Handling
According to the Skoda Superb reviews the car exceeds expectations in terms of performance and the wide range of engines on offer makes it an overall very attractive flexible package on offer. The handling of the Skoda Superb 2016 is not its strongest area but driving modes available does offer some level of support in the ride and handling department and make it quite flexible in that area.Skoda Superb brings excellent on road character and has a great level of high speed stability and comfort is unmatched. It offers excellent ride quality and glides over the worst of Indian road surfaces without any problems. Skoda Superb has a superb steering unit which provides excellent feedback of the road and allows you to have a lot of fun with this huge sedan.
Skoda Superb Braking & Safety
The car gets a five star rating in the Euro NCAP that says enough about the safety standards this car meets. Skoda Superb features include lane assist, adaptive cruise control system, park assist that further extend the safety. You get Skoda’s crew safety system which closes windows and tightens belts if the system detects an imminent dangerous scenario. It manages its weight very well and loves to go around corners with maximum traction and stability. Its long wheel base ensures a very stable drive at very high speeds on the highway and doesn’t show a hint of body roll or any kind of instability. It has driver aids such as hill climb control, traction control, electronic differential lock and brings ABS + EBD with brake assist for that fantastic braking response, which makes it one of the safest cars around.
Skoda Superb Price in Bangalore
Skoda Superb Ex-Showroom Price in Bangalore ranges from 25,07,715/- (Superb Style 1.8 TSI MT) to 32,39,054/- (Superb L and K 2.0 TDI AT). Get best offers for Skoda Superb from Skoda Dealers in Bangalore. Check for Superb price in Bangalore at Carzprice
Skoda Superb Verdict
The car’s the best value for money package on offer out there. Has a traditional rock solid build quality. Buy the car lest you wish to complain that you are not being pampered too much. The Skoda Superb variants are available in Style and L&K trims, we consider the Style automatic the best value for money package regardless of the engine that you wish to go for.