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Skoda India has started accepting bookings for the facelift superb that now comes with a BS6-compliant engine
Skoda India has opened digital bookings for the facelifted Skoda Superb. Customers interested in the car have to pay a token amount of Rs 50,000 at the Skoda online portal to place a booking for the car. The Superb facelift was showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo in February, where Skoda had highlighted its plans to launch the car.
For the 2020 model, the Superb gets quite a few changes cosmetically as well as mechanically. Design-wise, this new Superb gets a tweaked front bumper, a new grille, an all-LED matrix headlamps and new chrome trims. For the Sportline trim, a blacked-out grille and rearview mirror and a contrast roof will come standard. The Sportline trim will also get a different set of alloy wheels.
Coming to the interiors, the Superb features the virtual digital cockpit instrument cluster, a new infotainment system and wireless charging for your smartphone.
Mechanically, the Superb gets a new BS6-compliant 2-litre TSI turbo petrol engine instead of the old 1.8-litre TSI petrol unit. This engine makes 187.4bhp (like the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace) and 320Nm of torque that is mated to a seven-speed DSG dual-clutch gearbox.
As of now, Skoda does not have any plans to introduce a diesel option for India which is in line with the company strategy to offer only petrol cars. Due to all the BS6 upgrades and the additional features and equipment the new Superb facelift gets, it might be expected to carry a higher price tag. As of now, Skoda has not yet announced the pricing for the car yet but post the lockdown being lifted, prices should be announced.
Additionally, Skoda will also announce the prices for the Karoq SUV as well as the Rapid TSI whose bookings also started just before the lockdown began. The facelift Skoda Superb will not have much to fend off in terms of competition, as its main rival the Volkswagen Passat has been discontinued.