Updated Skoda Superb Spied Testing In India? Or Not?

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Is the updated Skoda Superb being tested in India for the first time? The cars were spotted by DriveSpark reader Akhil Nayak.

Surprisingly, the cars featured minimal camouflage and is the top-spec L&K variant and doesn't reveal any changes with regards to design.

So what will the updated car feature if it has nothing to do with design?

The biggest change in the new Superb is the addition of Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) which allows drivers to choose between three driving modes — Comfort, Normal, and Sport. 

The DCC system adjusts the steering weight, gearshift reaction time, engine responsiveness and even stiffens or softens the suspension of the vehicle through adaptive dampers in order to suit the needs of the driver.

Czech carmaker Skoda is also equipping the updated Superb sedan with 'Rough Road' suspension which increases the ground clearance of the car, allowing it to cruise smoothly over the infamous bumpy roads of India.

The updated Superb is expected to continue on with the current 1.8-litre petrol engine and a 2.0-litre diesel engine. The petrol engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and is also available with a 7-speed automatic DSG gearbox. The diesel is only available with a 6-speed automatic DSG gearbox.

But again, the cars spotted could have been on their way for delivery or just being driven to a particular place and hence the minimal camouflage, to protect the paint and the bling. Also, we would never know if the carmaker is testing them since there is no difference in the design.

In terms of engine options, the Superb will have the 1.8-litre petrol engine producing 177bhp and 320Nm of torque. The torque figure drops to 250Nm when the engine is paired with the automatic gearbox. The Skoda Superb petrol returns a mileage of 14.12km/l with the manual gearbox and 14.67km/l with the automatic gearbox.

The diesel engine produces 174bhp and 350Nm of torque and returns a mileage of 18.19km/l.

The 2016 Skoda Superb was launched in India back in February with prices starting at Rs. 22.68 lakhs ex-showroom (Mumbai). 

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