As reported earlier, Skoda India is ready to launch a diesel version of its New Superb later this year, followed by the new Laura. There still is dearth of information about the Superb Diesel, but the company has confirmed that it would be rolled out from its Chakan plant in Aurangabad, Maharshtra, with other upcoming models like upgaded Octavia, Crossover Yeti, Roomster MPV and Fabia estate.
Skoda, which claimed that the 1.8 litre-TSI engine, a turbo petrol in the Superb whose fuel economy is almost on par with any highly efficient diesel engine, now says that its New diesel engine (2 litre-TDI diesel engine) will be the most fuel efficient engine in its class. Soon, a 3.2 litre V6 260 HP petrol engine is also likely to be on offer.
So far, Skoda India has managed to sell 300 units of the new petrol-driven Superb, which costs Rs. 18.88 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The company expects to sell more than 1,000 units of the Superb by year end.