1st Sep 2018 3:29 pm
Sporty variant of the Skoda Superb has been listed on the company’s Indian website; expected to run current model’s mechanicals with sportier styling.
After seeing the variant listed on Skoda’s website, it seems that the automaker is readying the launch of the Superb Sportline trim in India. Essentially a sportier-looking version of the company flagship sedan, the Skoda Superb Sportline comes with sharper styling – a black exterior treatment, and a bright red paintjob.
As seen on the Skoda Octavia vRS, the Sportline comes with a blacked-out exterior package, replacing all of its chrome elements and adding to its sporty appeal. The grille is finished in gloss-black finish and so are the headlamp inserts. The car also gets mirror caps, side skirts and a boot-lid spoiler – all in the same gloss-black finish. Additionally, a set of 19-inch, gloss-black finish alloy wheels will also be on offer.
Inside the cabin, the Superb Sportline gets an all-black treatment with contrasting red stitching. The car is fitted with new sporty seats with Alcantara inserts, aluminium pedals, and some carbon-fibre trim on the dash to complete the package.
Mechanically, the Indian Superb Sportline is expected to continue running the current model’s engine and transmission. There is a 1.8-litre, TSI petrol engine making 178hp and 320Nm of torque, and a 2.0-litre TDI diesel motor that produces 175hp and 350Nm of peak torque. The petrol model gets 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission options; meanwhile, the diesel variant gets a 6-speed DSG unit as standard.
Skoda has not made the car available for the customers to buy yet. However, we expect the Superb Sportline to be launched in this festive season. Skoda recently launched the Superb Corporate Edition in India, priced at Rs 23.49 lakh (Ex-showroom).