ŠKODA AUTO India unveiled the new SUPERB SportLine as well as the new Laurin & Klement at an attractive introductory ex-showroom price of INR 29.99 lacs and INR 32.99 lacs, respectively. Introduced in 2004, the SUPERB defined the luxurious limousine class in India. The new SUPERB, with its modern design, exquisite interiors, class-leading safety, and unparalleled ‘value for money’ proposition, pushes the yardstick further.
There is a contemporary colour palette on offer with the new SUPERB. While the SportLine stands out in Moon White, Race Blue and Steel Grey, the Laurin & Klement is available in five colour options: Lava Blue, Magic Black, Magnetic Brown, Business Grey, and Moon White, across all authorized ŠKODA AUTO dealership facilities in the country.
The new SUPERB comes with a comprehensive raft of styling enhancements that effortlessly shifts it to a class above. The signature ŠKODA grille on the new SUPERB is large and protrudes down into the new front fascia. The sharp and sleek headlights now merge with the radiator grille and come equipped with LED technology, as standard. The shape of the front fog lights has been redesigned and allow the aesthetic aspiration of the new SUPERB to stand out. These LED fog lights, with cornering function, house four diodes to illuminate the area in front of the vehicle, especially in low lighting condition. The ŠKODA SUPERB opens up new vistas with the electrically adjustable panoramic sunroof with bounce back system that enhances the feeling of space. While the SUPERB Laurin & Klement sports chrome design elements, the SportLine dons a sporty glossy black character.
The magnificent side profile of the new SUPERB now is even more exquisite in appearance. The perfectly balanced exterior proportions, sporty silhouette, and dynamic horizontal lines are complemented by the new 43.18 cm (R17) Cassiopeia dual tone alloy wheels on the SUPERB Laurin & Klement as well as the new 43.18 cm (R17) Stratos Anthracite alloy wheels on the SUPERB SportLine. Further, LED spotlights project the ‘ŠKODA’ logo on the ground, under the front doors, every time one steps in or out of the new SUPERB. The distinctive ‘Laurin & Klement’ or ‘SportLine’ plaque, sitting on the front fenders, is tastefully complemented by the SUPERB- embossed aluminium scuff plates that elevate the overall charm and allure.
At the rear, a chrome strip on the SUPERB Laurin & Klement (or a gloss black trim on the SUPERB SportLine) connecting the ŠKODA-typical C-shaped LED taillights with dynamic turn indicator is particularly eye catching. The ‘ŠKODA’ block letters on the tailgate supplanted the traditional winged arrow insignia. It reflects the evolution of the ŠKODA design philosophy, now ‘Simply Surprising’, and is a perfect testament to the brand’s profound self-confidence. The redesigned rear diffuser, with chrome highlights, marries form and function perfectly.
On the inside, the new ŠKODA SUPERB aims to indulge. The Piano Black décor, sets the tone for the SUPERB Laurin & Klement, with Stone Beige and Coffee Brown perforated leather upholstery. The decorative elements are black and gracefully complemented by chrome highlights.
The Carbon décor, three spoke SuperSport multifunction steering wheel with paddle shift, and black Alcantara® Sports Seats with integrated headrests and silver stitching add to the active theme inside the new SUPERB SportLine.
The twelve way electrically adjustable driver and front passenger seats, with programmable memory functions and lumbar support, comes as standard. The new SUPERB Laurin & Klement, in addition, features ventilated front seats with cooling and heating function. The LED ambient lighting, running along the inside of the new SUPERB, offers ten programmable interior colour options. The foot well offers diffused LED lighting at front and rear.
COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE
he state of the art 20.32 cm floating capacitive touch display, with proximity sensor, features a glass design and is a part of the new generation Amundsen Infotainment and Navigation System developed by ŠKODA AUTO. The new SUPERB is equipped with SmartLinkTM technology (ŠKODA connectivity bundle supporting MirrorLinkTM, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto) that mirrors a smartphone for seamless connectivity and undistracted drive; besides supporting voice command control, SD card reader, USB ports, and Bluetooth® GSM telephony and audio streaming options. The premium Canton Sound System on the new SUPERB Laurin and Klement features 11 speakers, a subwoofer, and has a power output of 610 watts.
Activated with the mode button on the centre console, Driving Mode Select on the new SUPERB Laurin & Klement offers Eco, Normal, Sport, and Individual drive options. The new SUPERB SportLine features the Virtual Cockpit, a customizable digital instrument panel that offers a ‘Simply Clever’ perspective on comprehensive driving data and navigation.
The intelligent Three Zone Climatronic air conditioning system with Air Care function, as well as pollen and odour filters, enables different temperature to be set for the driver, front, and rear passengers. It is also fitted with a humidity sensor, which reduces windscreen misting, and a sun sensor. The Boarding spot lamps, designated to illuminate the entry area, are located on the external side view mirrors. Furthermore, the ŠKODA SUPERB also comes equipped with cruise control and automatic rain sensing wipers.
The Power Nap Package of the new ŠKODA SUPERB Laurin & Klement, along with the roll up sun visor, will enable rear passengers to sleep soundly on a long journey. It includes variable headrests of the outer seats for a comfortably supported head posture while sleeping.
With the largest boot capacity within its class, the new SUPERB will never make a compromise on business, pleasure, and practical essentials. The SUPERB offers an impressive capacity of 625 litres, which extends to 1,760 litres with the rear seats, capable of a 60:40 split, folded down. The swipe foot movement underneath the new SUPERB Laurin & Klement, with the Virtual Pedal, enables contact free access to this unrivalled luggage space.
ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION
The new SUPERB’s bold styling and class leading space may grab the headlines, but the car’s inner workings tell an equally compelling tale. The new 2.0 TSI petrol engine, mated with an automatic seven speed DSG gearbox, is at the core of the new ŠKODA SUPERB range. With 16 valves Dual Overhead Camshaft (DOHC), it delivers 190 PS (140 kW) of power and a peak torque output of 320 Nm, while delivering a fuel efficiency figure of 15.10 kmpl. It accelerates from a standstill to a 100 km/h in mere 7.7 seconds and has a top speed of 239 km/h.
SAFETY AND SECURITY
At ŠKODA AUTO, safety is a priority and not an option. The standard safety equipment on the new SUPERB includes a wide range of features, such as eight airbags: dual front airbags, side airbags at front and rear as well as curtain airbags at front and rear, which is a segment benchmark.
To increase the degree of chassis protection, the vehicle is fitted with the Rough Road Package, taking the form of additional protection for the engine bay, oil sump, gearbox, rear suspension, lateral arms, and brake hoses. The ŠKODA SUPERB Laurin & Klement is also equipped with iBuzz Fatigue Alert that detects any signs of fatigue in the driver and notifies him or her to take a break.
In addition, a host of other security equipment and safety support functions include ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), ESC (Electronic Stability Control), EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution), MBA (Mechanical Brake Assist), MKB (Multi Collision Brake), HBA (Hill Brake Assist), HHC (Hill Hold Control), ASR (Anti Slip Regulation), EDS (Electronic Differential Lock), anti-theft alarm with interior monitoring, tyre pressure monitoring system (on the new SUPERB Laurin & Klement), acoustic warning signal for overrun speed, engine immobiliser with floating code system, Parktronic sensors and speakers at front and rear, and KESSY (Keyless Entry, Start, and exit SYstem) with engine start/stop button.
‘PEACE OF MIND’ COMES STANDARD WITH A ŠKODA
The ŠKODA Shield Plus ensures 6 years of hassle free ownership experience and utmost ‘PEACE OF MIND’. It incorporates motor insurance, 24 x 7 road side assistance, and an extended warranty. ŠKODA AUTO had previously introduced India’s first 4 year service care programme (4 year warranty, 4 year road side assistance, and an optional 4 year maintenance package).
THE NEW ŠKODA SUPERB PRICE SUMMARY
|MODEL||PRICE (EX-SHOWROOM, INDIA)|
|Laurin & Klement||INR 32,99,000|
- › The 2.0 TSI engine, mated with a seven speed DSG, is at the core of the new SUPERB range: Laurin & Klement as well as the SportLine, and is central to ŠKODA AUTO’s BS VI powertrain and fuel strategy
- › It delivers 190 PS of power, a peak torque output of 320 Nm, and a fuel efficiency figure of 15.10 kmpl› The SUPERB accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.7 sec with its top speed electronically limited to 239 km/h
- › 28% upsurge in torque, a 6% rise in power, and a 3% boost in fuel efficiency over the outgoing model
- › The new SportLine and Laurin & Klement are available at INR 29.99 lacs and INR 32.99 lacs respectively
- › The redesigned LED headlamps, fog lamps with cornering function, panoramic sunroof, 43.18 cm (R17) Cassiopeia dual tone alloy wheels on the Laurin & Klement (or 43.18 cm (R17) Stratos Anthracite on the SportLine), bold strip connecting the C-shaped taillights, etc. lend the SUPERB a dynamic appearance
- › The premium Piano Black décor on the new SUPERB Laurin & Klement features Stone Beige and Coffee Brown perforated leather upholstery; the Carbon décor, SuperSport multifunction steering wheel with paddle shift, and black Alcantara® Sports Seats add to the active theme inside the new SUPERB SportLine
- › The new SUPERB aims to indulge its occupants with the 20.32 cm Amundsen Infotainment and Navigation System, Canton Sound System with 12 speakers, Virtual Cockpit, Drive Mode Select, Three Zone Climatronic with Air Care function, Power Nap Package, Virtual Pedal, Panoramic Sunroof, etc
- .› A plethora of class leading safety features: eight airbags, iBuzz Fatigue Alert, Rough Road Package, etc.
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