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2016 Skoda Superb L&K top-end variant spotted testing in India

2016 Skoda Superb L&K top end spied India

Shares its MQB underpinnings with VW Passat B8.

2016 Skoda Superb L&K (Laurin & Klement) top-end variant has been spotted testing in India ahead of its launch which is slated for early next year. The new gen D-Segment which was showcased at Geneva Motor Show in March 2015 is a huge leap ahead compared to the outgoing model in all aspects.

Laurin & Klement, names of Skoda’s founders, have been traditionally adorning the top-end variants of the brand’s models. L&K variant differentiates itself from rest of Superb variants by means of 18-inch alloy wheels and ‘Laurin & Klement’ badges on the front fenders.

2016 Skoda Superb L&K top end interior

2016 Skoda Superb L&K adds heated and powered seats, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, adaptive dampers and many more.

In terms of features, the fully loaded trim offers heated leather seats, electrically adjustable driver seat with memory, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Canton music system, 3-zone climate control, bi-xenon headlamps, and adaptive dampers with 3 modes. It remains to be seen how many of these features will filter into India-spec version.

Based on MQB modular platform, new Superb shares a lot of components with its sibling 2015 VW Passat which is also getting ready to go on sale in India next year. Superb for India would have a 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine under the hood, mated either to a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission. The oil burner is available internationally in two states of tune – 150 PS/340 Nm and 190 PS/400 Nm.

2016 Skoda Superb L&K top end spied badge

Exterior enhancements come in the form of 18-inch alloy wheels, L&K badge and bi-xenon headlamps.

With an estimated price range of INR 20-25 lakhs (ex-showroom), 2016 Skoda Superb will be aiming to revive the ailing D sedan segment in India which is clearly overpowered by SUVs.

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