Post Geneva, first unit of 2016 Skoda Superb now on public display in Prague
The 2015 Skoda Superb was the star of the evening when it made its first official appearance in the presence of media representatives and guests at the Forum Karlín in Prague back in February. ‘Superb Symphony’ with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra was in attendance as were performances by Chaka Khan and singer Aura Dione.
Now on display in the lobby of a luxury hotel Intercontinental, where the 2015 Skoda Superb can be viewed prior to its official launch later this year by those who missed to witness it at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Built on the same MQB architecture that underpins the Octavia, Seat Leon, Audi TT and VW Golf besides the new Passat, 2015 Skoda Superb sits on a longer wheelbase which has been extended by over 3 inches as compared to its predecessor.
Spacious interiors and added luggage space in its cabin are the highlights of the new Superb which grows by 80mm as compared to its outgoing model. The cabin boasts of added leg and head room both at the front and rear while boot space opens to 625 liters of cargo space which can be increased substantially to 1,760 liters when rear seats are folded down.
Engine specifications on board the 2015 Skoda Superb will include a choice of 8 engine options out of which 5 gasoline engines ranging from 125 hp to 280 hp and diesel options from 120 hp to 190 hp will be on offer. All engines are mated to dual clutch transmission while four are all wheel drives.
2015 Skoda Superb has also been seen at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Skoda UK has announced sales from September with prices starting from £18,640 (INR 17.72 lakhs) while production has already commenced from the Skoda Kvasiny plant in Czech Republic on March 12.
Launch in India is uncertain, but if it does happen, it will not be before 2016. In India, it will compete with the VW Passat and Toyota Camry. Prices in India will also be increased as compared to its current model by 5-6 % putting the new Superb in a price range of INR 25 lakhs.
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