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The new Skoda Superb facelift's images have been circulating across various automotive forums for the past few days, and one can notice some influence from the G30 BMW 7 Series, in terms of design (especially at the rear). Skoda Auto is expected to officially unveil the new Superb facelift at the oncoming Geneva Motor Show 2019 - one of the biggest autoshows of the year.
The images shared by Auto.cz show the flagship Skoda sedan from all its exterior angles. Upon first glance, it looks quite identical to the current model; at least when viewed from the front. The nose still retains the existing harmony between the headlamps and the butterfly-grille. However, the bumper gets a slight modification and houses an extended LED-fog lamp strip.
The side profile remains mostly unchanged, except for the new fender ornament. As per reports, this is a China-spec Skoda Superb facelift.
At the rear, you can notice the 7 Series-influence we've mentioned before. Even though it wasn't intentional, the chrome strip connecting the tail lamps and the bumper design reminds us of the outgoing version of the flagship BMW saloon. Another interesting bit at the rear is the branding. Gone is the 'winged arrow' emblem as a bold "S K O D A" lettering takes its place.
Regarding specifications, the facelifted Skoda Superb might feature a newly-developed hybrid powertrain - a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol unit coupled with an electric motor; producing a combined power output of over 270bhp.
The Skoda Superb version which is currently sold in India comes in both petrol and diesel formats. The 1.8-litre turbocharged TSi petrol engine makes 180bhp and 250Nm. The 2.0-litre TDi diesel unit, on the other hand, makes 177bhp and 350Nm.
India-launch details of the Skoda Superb facelift can only be known once the global debut is made at Geneva Motor Show, in March 2019. Since the Superb sells decently well on the Indian market, the sedan is expected to reach here within a few months' time after the debut.
Once launched, it will be a good rival to the newly-launched Toyota Camry. Prices are expected to start at around Rs 30 lakh ex-showroom.
Thoughts On The New Skoda Superb Facelift
The Volkswagen-owned Czech automotive brand has been doing well on the Indian market for the past decade. Models such as the Octavia and its performance avatar, the Octavia RS, have found a lot of buyers in the country. The upcoming Skoda Karoq five-seater SUV and the facelifted Superb are expected to do the same.