2021 Skoda Superb launched | Prices start at Rs 31.99 lakh
Skoda Auto India has launched the updated Superb which now gets added features on the inside and very subtle changes on the outside. The updated Superb, like earlier, is available in two trims — SportLine and Laurin & Klement. The Sportline costs Rs 32.99 lakh and the latter is Rs 34.99 lakh, ex-showroom, New Delhi. Let’s take a quick look at what’s new.
The main changes are on the inside. The Superb earlier got a digital instrument cluster only in the SportLine trim but now, that has been made standard across both the variants. Additionally, the 8-inch infotainment system has a new user interface that supports wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. Both the trims even get wireless phone charging. On the outside, while the overall design remains untouched, it looks a bit more sportier as it now has new adaptive LED headlamps with LED DRLs.
What’s different between the two then? Well, the L&K trim gets a new two-spoke steering wheel which is quite unique in today’s day and age. The SportLine gets a sporty three-spoke flat bottom steering wheel with paddle shifters. The L&K gets 360 degree cameras and reverse assist too. However what we find odd is that the sportier Sportline variant still doesn’t get drive modes while the L&K now gets City, Intercity, Motorway, and Rain mode as opposed to the Eco, Normal and Sport which were earlier available.
In terms of powertrain the Superb continues to get the 2-litre TSI engine that makes 187bhp and 320Nm hustling the Superb from 0 to 100kmph in a 7.7 seconds (claimed). Skoda had swapped out the previous 1.8-litre TSI for this new 2-litre TSI motor in its last update.
Updates to the 2021 Skoda Superb however come at an additional cost of Rs 2 lakh price bump over the previous iteration. Despite that, the Superb continues to be the more affordable option in the segment as its nearest rival, the Toyota Camry Hybrid demands a hefty price tag of Rs 39.41 lakh, ex-showroom.