Skoda has quietly discontinued the V6 variant of its flagship car The Superb due to lack of demand. The V6 variant was a four wheel drive and was meant for buyers who preferred performance over mileage. With the increasing price difference between petrol and diesel in favour of diesel, such buyers have turned their backs on the petrol powered cars and as a result the sales figures of the V6 have slumped considerably thus making the production of V6 non-profitable for Skoda.
The Superb V6 was powered by a 3597cc, 6-cylinder, 24-valve, DOHC, petrol engine which produced 260PS of power at 6000 rpm and 350Nm of torque at 2500rpm. The engine was mated to a six speed automatic gearbox and the car retailed at 30.5 Lakh Rs on-road Delhi. Only the V6 variant is discontinued and the Superb is still available with the 4-cylinder engines, the 1.8TSI petrol and the 2.0TDI diesel. The petrol motor is available with a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission whereas the diesel motor is only available with a 6 speed DSG automatic.
The superb is the best selling car in the D segment. It is known for for its build quality and luxuries interiors. It has massive amounts of rear legroom which makes it a favorite with the chauffeur driven buyers. The engines are powerful yet frugal and the car boasts of good handling which ensures that you will not be disappointed if you decide to drive one yourself. It comes with lots of features too and is available in 5 different variants, prices of which are as follows:
- 1.8 TSI M/T Ambition: Rs 20,48,000/-
- 1.8 TSI M/T Elegance: Rs 22,27,000/-
- 1.8 TSI A/T Elegance: Rs 23,96,000/-
- 2.0 TDI A/T Ambition: Rs 26,09,000/-
- 2.0 TDI A/T Elegance: Rs 27,81,000/-
All prices are on-road Delhi.