Skoda Superb Refreshed For 2020
The new Skoda Superb (Literally a cheap VW Passat) has undergone another facelift for the 2020 model year. This time around, it is fitted with new eye-catching features for a price that can’t be resisted. The Skoda Superb is targeted at those looking for a more affordable and practical VW Passat. For the record, It is Skoda’s second highest-selling vehicle since it first debuted in 2001.
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Spun off the VW Group’s ubiquitous MQB platform, the Superb is 3cm longer and 5cm wider than its not-very-small predecessor, with more space inside. Looks is very similar to any VW or Audi and its not bad at all, infact it is refreshing. In comparison to the VW Passat, this is a large vehicle and for good measure worth the extra length. Another significant change from the Skoda Superb it that it is now lighter than before (75kg less). This helps in overall weight distribution and improves handling. The front end takes inspiration from the Scala, with the old car’s split headlight design ditched in favour of redesigned units with standard-fit LED tech (full-matrix LEDs optional). LED tail-lights also feature.
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Interior/ Infotainment System
Stepping inside, the revolutionary changes VW has made to the Passat have a correspondent in the Superb. Skoda’s core model has a completely new dashboard similar to the one installed in the popular sedan (Passat). The neatly integrated touchscreen for the infotainment system is as fluid as ever before. The Superb uses only the latest USB connections for seamless connectivity. Wireless charging is also offered. Three-zone climate control makes its debut, too, as does optional acoustic window glass. Further tech includes an enlarged suite of driver assistance features, such as enhanced predictive cruise control and predictive pedestrian and cyclist protection.
Engine And Transmission
Like all of VW brands, The Skoda Superb uses’ engine displacements we are familiar with. The base model starts off a 148bhp 1.4-litre 4-cylinder turbo petrol engine and a more powerful 215hp variant. The flagship petrol engine is a 268bhp 2.0-litre TSI with all-wheel drive and a 7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Just one diesel, in 2 states of hp, will be offered initially: a 2.0-litre unit with 187bhp and 148bhp. The 187bhp version will offer the most torque, 295lb ft, and be all-wheel drive and DSG only, achieving 0-62mph in 8.4sec.
However, a plug-in hybrid petrol option will be available for the first time in the Superb. It’s powered by a 1.4-litre engine and electric motor – via a 6-speed DSG gearbox – for a combined 215bhp, a 35-mile all-electric range and 0-62mph in 7.9sec. The battery can be charged conveniently at home overnight, for example, using a standard plug socket or in 3 hours 30 minutes using a wall box with a charging output of 3.6 kW. The socket for the charging cable is located behind a flap in the radiator grille. Do you think the Skoda Superb is a great car? Lay your comments below.
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