2016 Skoda Superb starts testing in India ahead of launch next year – Spied

Posted on: Jul 10, 2015 - 4:04pm IST

MQB-based Superb and sister-car VW Passat to launch in India next year.

Ahead of its launch next year, two units of the 2016 Skoda Superb were spotted testing in Aurangabad by Mr. Gaurav Wagh, where Skoda Auto India has its manufacturing plant.

2016 Skoda Superb rear quarter India spied
Compared to the current model, the wheelbase of the 2016 Skoda Superb has grown by 80 mm.

The third generation Skoda Superb was revealed in February, and had its public premiere at the Geneva Motor Show. Based on the MQB platform, the Superb is 75 kg lighter than its predecessor despite having grown by 80 mm in wheelbase, 47 mm in width and 28 mm in overall length.

Underneath, for the European market, Skoda has announced five petrol engines and three diesel engines, all paired to a 6-speed manual or a DSG, and with a start-stop system as standard. All engines comply with EU6 emission norms and are expected to be 30 percent more efficient than the current model.

2016 Skoda Superb front India spied
The 2016 Superb does not get the twin-boot release mechanism as seen on the current model.

Dual-zone climate control or tri-zone climate control, Skoda’s SmartLink entertainment system with navigation and reverse camera, leather upholstery, cruise control, powered seats, sunroof, Bi-Xenon headlights and cornering lights are expected to be some of the features available on the model.

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For the Indian market though, the Superb will likely be powered by a 2.0-liter TDI diesel engine paired to a DSG gearbox, though Skoda could also offer the 1.8-liter TSI variant, given that the current model is available with this engine.

2016 Skoda Superb – Spyshot Gallery

2016 Skoda Superb at the Geneva Motor Show – Image Gallery

2016 Skoda Superb – Image Gallery

[Source – Team-BHP]

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