Skoda has launched a special edition of the Superb and called it the Corporate Edition. It comes in with an introductory price tag of Rs 23.49 lakhs and is positioned below the Style 1.8 TSI variant in the Skoda Superb lineup.
This means that the entry level price of Skoda Superb has been reduced by more than Rs 2 lakhs. Earlier, the most affordable Skoda Superb variant on offer was the Style TSI MT variant, which is priced at Rs 25.58 lakhs, ex-showroom.
Price cut means, there is a cut in feature list? Well, not in the case of Superb Corporate Edition. Skoda is basically selling the Candy White Style variant for a discount of about Rs 2.1 lakhs. Corporate Edition has the same feature list as seen on the Style variant. The offer is only valid for existing Volkswagen and Skoda customers for now.
Skoda Superb Corporate is only offered in petrol 1.8 TSI with manual transmission. The 1.8 liter, 4 cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine offers 177 bhp power and 320 Nm torque mated to a 6 speed manual.
The same engine is also offered with 7 speed dual clutch transmission, but not with Corporate edition. Other engine setup on offer with the Superb is 2.0 liter, 4 cylinder turbocharged diesel engine (but not on Corporate Superb). This is capable of 175 bhp power and 350 Nm torque mate to a 6 speed dual clutch transmission.
The Czech automaker has aggressive plans where its product strategy for global markets is concerned. Skoda will be launching 9 new cars in the next three years with most of these being new generation cars of existing models. The Octavia will enter its fourth generation in 2020 while the Skoda Fabia will also get a new generation model in 2021.
By the end of this financial year, Skoda plans launch of a new Rapid, Kodiaq vRS and the Karoq SUV. They also have plans to launch a new Made in India SUV to rival the likes of Hyundai Creta and Maruti Suzuki Vitara. This will launch by 2020.