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Skoda Superb to receive Dynamic Chassis Control in India by 2017

 
2016 Skoda Superb Review

The DCC alters damper settings and hence alters ride-handling behavior depending on the drive mode selected.

The new Skoda Superb D-Segment sedan which was launched in India in February this year is all set to receive the Dynamic Chassis Control system which is available in the international model.

The DCC alters the engine mapping, transmission response, steering weight and suspension damper settings according to three driving modes – Comfort, Normal and Sport.

2016 Skoda Superb Review

The India-spec car runs on rough road suspension setting and hence the DCC is right from the launch.

It’s to be noted that these three drive modes are already available in the India-spec Superb but the system doesn’t change the damper settings. Since the Indian model comes with rough-road suspension package with increased ground clearance, calibrating the DCC system as per new India-spec damper configuration would be a time and cost consuming process.

So, Skoda decided to launch the sedan without the DCC and then work on it for introduction at a later stage. Autocar India reports that the technology will be introduced in the Indian Superb sometime in 2017.

The new Skoda Superb is based on VW’s MQB platform and boasts of significant weight savings over the outgoing model. The car also features the brand’s latest design philosophy.

2016 Skoda Superb Review

Skoda is reported to be working on calibrating the DCC as per the Indian Superb’s suspension setting.

Also read – New Skoda Superb review

In India, the D-Segment sedan is available with a 180 PS 1.8-litre TSI petrol engine and a 177 PS 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine. The former is available with a 6-speed MT or a 7-speed DSG while the latter is available exclusively with 6-speed DSG.

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Via – AutocarIndia.com

 

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