The all-new Skoda Superb that was launched in February will soon come with DCC or Dynamic Chassis Control in India. The DCC adjusts the Superb's steering weight, its engine responsiveness and gearbox reaction time and also firms-up or softens the car's dampers to suit the desired driving situation. The system enables drivers to choose from three different driving modes – Comfort, Normal and Sport.
The Superb currently sold in India, has the three settings but applicable to the engine, gearbox and steering only. With the India car getting a ‘rough road’ suspension setup with a higher ground clearance, engineering and tuning the specific dampers for adaptive control is an added cost that Skoda had previously avoided. However, Skoda will now introduce the adaptive dampers to complete the DCC suite of controls for the Indian Superb. Fine tuning the suspension system will take some time and thus it may take until 2017 for the tech to roll out.
In India, Skoda’s Superb can be had with a 1.8- litre petrol engine which makes 180hp as standard. However, the petrol car, when equipped with the six-speed manual gearbox makes 320Nm of torque and the same when equipped with the seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic gearbox makes less at 250Nm. The Superb is also equipped with a 2.0-litre diesel engine which makes 177hp and 350Nm of torque, and only comes equipped with a six-speed, dual-clutch automatic gearbox. The automatic gearboxes on offer come with steering-mounted paddle shifters as standard.
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