Skoda India, a fully owned subsidiary of Skoda Auto a.s. Czech Republic (Volkswagen Group), has launched two new variants of the Superb – the 2.0TDI PD and 3.6 V6 FSI 4×4.
The launch was presided over by Mr. Thomas Kuehl, board member, sales and marketing, Skoda Auto India. The launch of the new variants comes right after the grand launch of the all-new Skoda Superb 1.8 TSI (Petrol) version in March, 2009.
Skoda India also inaugurated the largest ‘Concept’ showroom, Tafe Access in Bangalore. The entire showroom spreads across an area of 31,200 sq feet out of which total showroom area is 8,900 sq. feet. This inauguration marks the opening of the 61st Skoda Auto authorized facility in India.
The Skoda Superb Diesel 2.0TDI PD is geared with an automatic 6-speed DSG, with manual Tiptronic gear changing. The 2.0 litre engine is equipped with the Pumpe Düse (PD) technology and has an inbuilt turbocharger with a high pressure direct injection system.
The Superb 3.6 V6 4×4 features a 3.6-litre engine, which is the largest powerplant fitted into a modern-era Skoda. Producing 260 bhp of power and 350Nm of torque between 2500-5000 rpm, it has a top speed of 250 km/h and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.6 seconds – a new record for a Skoda production car. It is equipped with a DSG gearbox as standard and delivers power to the road via a fourth-generation Haldex clutch variable four-wheel drive system.
Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Thomas Kuehl, board member, sales & marketing, Skoda Auto India said, “It makes us proud to add the diesel and V6 versions with the newest technologies to the all new Superb range. The response from auto critics and our customers post the launch of the 1.8TSI version last month has surpassed our expectations and motivated us to introduce these versions as well soon after. With the diesel engine Skoda once again stands by their claim to offer cars with the best technology and fuel efficiency and with the new 3.6V6 we will set new records in power and performance and also bring to India, the first 4×4 wheel drive in its segment.”
Mr. Kuehl and the Sr. vice president of Tafe Access, Mr. Kesavan announced the opening of the 61st Skoda Auto dealer outlet with the largest ‘Concept’ showroom in Hosur, Bangalore. Mr Kuehl said, “We have a long standing association with the Tafe Access group and with the new facility in Bangalore it only gets stronger and better. Our new showroom will cater to the growing demand for Skoda cars in and around Bangalore and is a symbol of Skoda’s philosophy reflected in the architecture of the building structure.”
Available in an aesthetic array of colors – Black Magic, Rosso Brunello, Cappuccino Beige, Diamond Silver & Candy White, Platinum Grey (Exclusive for the V6).
Source: Skoda India