Expected to launch early next year, the new Skoda Superb is based on VW’s MQB platform. Bigger and lighter than before, the new Superb looks more aggressive and gets a smoother profile, compared to the current model. The Superb to be brought to India is also expected to get a new Laurin & Klement top-end trim.
In international markets, the Laurin & Klement trim sits atop the new Superb’s range. Standard features on the trim include heated seats, adaptive dampers with three drive modes, 18-inch alloys, umbrellas stowed in the front doors, electric adjust front seats with lumbar support and memory function, three zone climate control, parking sensors, an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, bi-xenon headlamps, keyless entry and an electric tailgate. However, lower trim levels get smaller infotainment systems and alloy wheels.
The Superb Laurin & Klement has been spotted testing in India. But we are unsure about what to expect in the trim level when Skoda launches the new Superb next year. In terms of power, the Superb will uses the familiar 1.8-litre TSI petrol and 2.0-litre TDI diesel engines mated to six-speed or seven-speed double-clutch automatic gearboxes.
The new Skoda Superb is expected to be revealed at the Auto Expo 2016 before going on sale. If brought to India, the Superb Laurin & Klement will mark the return of a trim level, previously offered on the earlier Octavia and Laura.