Save for subtle updates, the new Superb facelift will retain the original design and styling.
With added armour, the 2018 Superb facelift will continue to compete against the Toyota Camry.
The Czech Republic automaker, Skoda is ready to roll out an exciting range of new models in coming years. After revealing the Karoq SUV, the company released the first official pictures of the new Skoda Superb 2018 facelift. While the global-spec of the 2018 model year receives new infotainment systems with glass design – Swing, Bolero, Amundsen and Columbus, there is no clarity whether the India-spec model will feature them or not. In the global model, the Bolero and Amundsen systems’ display size has been increased from 6.5 to 8 inch. While the entry-level Swing setup gets a 6.5-inch diagonal screen, the high-spec Columbus comes with a 9.2-inch display unit.
In addition to it, the 2018 Skoda Superb (global model) also receives Park Distance Control, Digital Voice Enhancement and optional massage function for the driver seat only with the electrically adjustable version with ventilation and memory functions. The saloon uses the new acoustic film placed between the two glass surfaces of the front side windows, making its cabin quieter and clam. Multiple cosmetic upgrades have also been made to the car. One must note that that the feature list of the India-spec model might vary. Picture Gallery – Skoda Karoq 2018 Details
Skoda has revealed the 2018 Superb with revised styling and several advanced features. We are not sure if Skoda will bring in the saloon’s facelifted model to India or not. Read – New Skoda Octavia – Launch & Other Details
|Variant||Expected Price, Ex-showroom|
|Style 1.8 TSI MT||Rs 28 lakh|
|L&K 2.0 TDI AT||Rs 34 lakh|
Giving its flagship model a revision, Skoda will surely increase prices of the saloon. The new Superb facelift is likely to get pricier up to Rs 3 lakh. Currently, the Style 1.8 TSI (MT) comes at Rs 24.99 lakh and the top-spec L&K 2.0 TDI AT is priced at Rs 32.11 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The 2018 model year is likely to fall in vanity of Rs 28 lakh – Rs 34 lakh (ex-showroom). Read – 2017 Skoda Octavia vRS Coming Soon
|Petrol Engine||1.8-litre, 16V TSI|
|Max Power||177.4bhp @ 4000-6200rpm|
|Max Torque||320Nm @ 1450-3900rpm|
|Diesel Engine||2.0-litre, 16V TDI|
|Max Power||174.5bhp @ 3600-4000rpm|
|Max Torque||350Nm @ 1500-3500rpm|
|Transmission||6-speed manual & automatic|
The 2018 Superb facelift will retain the current engine lineup – a 1.8-litre 16V TSI petrol and diesel. The petrol unit belts out power worth of 177.46bhp between 4000rpm-6200rpm against 320Nm of torque at 1450-3900rpm. On the other hand, the diesel motor makes 174.5bhp at 3600-4000rpm while yielding a peak torque of 350Nm between 1500-3500rpm. Both the powertrains will be available with the same 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic gearbox options.
Usually, the luxury sedans aren’t impressive in terms of fuel efficiency. However, the Superb is among the luxury vehicles that won’t break the bank and deliver decent mileage. The current petrol and diesel model of the saloon deliver 14.12kmpl and 18.21kmpl respectively. Since the updated version will retain the same powertrain, the mileage figures will remain unchanged. The Superb is more fuel economical than its closest rival – Toyota Camry that returns 10.2kmpl (petrol) and 16.03kmpl (hybrid). Read – New Skoda Fabia SUV In The Works
– New Metallic Velvet Red Colour
– 19-inch ‘Acamar’ alloy wheels
– Chrome strips on side buffers and doors
– Updated Infotainment systems
– Park Distance Control
– Digital Voice Enhancement
– Quieter cabin
– Optional Black roofline with L&K variant
– Optional massage function for the driver seat only with the electrically adjustable version with ventilation and memory functions
Note – The above mentioned features are of the global model, we are not sure if the India model will get these.
Save for subtle updates, the new Superb facelift will retain the original design and styling. The saloon will come fitted with a new pair of 19-inch ‘Acamar’ alloy wheels. The range-topping L&K variant will be exclusively offered with chrome strips on the side buffers and doors adding more to its premium appeal. Skoda introduced a new metallic shade ‘Velvet Red’ previous year. This new paint scheme will also be offered on the Superb 2018. While the new Skoda cars (Kodiaq, Karoq and Octavia facelift) feature all-LED headlamps, the Superb will continue to feature the bi-xenon units.
Comprehensive changes will be made inside the cabin. The 2018 Superb (global-spec) features new infotainment systems featuring a glass design, namely Swing, Bolero, Amundsen and Columbus. Skoda claims that these new systems deliver exemplary connectivity and internet access. The entry-level Swing and top-end Columbus units have been enlarged from 5 to 6.5-inch (diagonal) and 8 to 9.2-inch respectively. The size of the Bolero and Amundsen systems’ screen is increased from 6.5 to 8-inch. The Park Distance Control with Manoeuvre Assist system makes debut on the Superb. While driving, it detects obstacles coming in front of the car. Even if driver ignores the visual and audio warning, it automatically activates brakes.
The electrically adjustable driver seat with ventilation and memory functions also comes with an optional massage function. The car also gets Digital Voice Enhancement feature that includes a mounted microphone improves communication between the driver and the rear seat occupants. Thanks to the new acoustic film, situated between the two glass surfaces of the front side windows, the cabin of the new Superb is more silent than current model. It’s yet to be confirmed whether the India-spec Superb facelift will receive these fitments or give a miss.
With added armour, the 2018 Superb facelift will continue to compete against the Toyota Camry, which is also set to see an update sometime next year. It will also take on the Audi A3, Mercedes Benz CLA and Honda Accord.
Currently, the saloon is available in four shades – Black Magic Pearl Effect, Candy White, Business Grey and Magnetic Brown. The same colour options will also be offered on the facelifted model.