Volkswagen Deiselgate issue has resulted in VW recalling millions of cars across the globe. The issue has also affected VW Group (VW + Audi + Skoda)cars in India. About nine months after VW started recalling cars in the US, the Indian arm of VW is all set to issue recall of cars in India.
The first car to be recalled is old generation Skoda Superb. All affected units were powered by 2.0-litre EA 189 diesel engine. Currently in its third generation, the recall has affected Skoda Superb diesel variants which were on sale till the start of 2016, ahead of the launch of new gen Skoda Superb.
The Dieselgate issue came to light when some researchers in the US found out that there was a cheat device installed in VW diesel cars. This device was smart enough to realize when the car was being tested. And thus, would reduce the emissions when it realized it was being tested. This way, VW managed to pass the stringent emission norms in the US, in spite of pumping the air with up to 40 times more harmful gasses than the said limit.
Speaking about the new Superb, it sports a new radiator grille, headlights and fog lights, bumper, front fender. The logo is now placed in the bonnet centre, which is slightly sloped downward. Bi-xenon headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights and LED turning signals have been employed. On the rear, the C-shape of the rear taillights shines even more brightly with 3 distinct light strips making up the C-shaped rear LED lights. 2 cubist triangles below the boot lid are a new design element.
SKODA Superb has enjoyed top position as segment leader since its launch in 2004. The new gen model has a revised exterior in tandem with the Czech automaker’s new design language complemented with innovative technical features. On the inside one is greeted with a new steering wheel.
Old gen Skoda Superb Facelift photos from India launch in 2014