2019 Skoda Superb Facelift is expected to make world premiere early next year with notable cosmetic and interior updates
Skoda Auto India introduced the top-spec Sportline variant in October 2018 in the domestic market and a few months before the Corporate Edition was launched. Having been around for nearly three years in India, the flagship Superb sedan competing against the likes of Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Volkswagen Passat does need a facelift to freshen things up.
The new generation Toyota Camry Hybrid based on TNGA platform with bigger proportions and upgraded exterior will go on sale on January 18, 2019 and it appears that Skoda could bring in a new iteration of its Superb with a facelift sometime next year and the first glimpses have arrived on the internet.
In May 2017, the Czech automaker added new features like Park Distance Control, Manoeuvre Assist, optional massage driver seat, electrically adjustable ventilation and bigger infotainment system to the Superb’s global range but no visual enhancements were included. However, a new spy video suggests a mid-life update is well in the works with cosmetic changes.
The 2019 Skoda Superb facelift is expected to make global debut early next year before reaching markets. The updates on the front fascia are hidden and the LED headlamps will be replaced by Bi-Xenon units. The signature butterfly grille section, horizontal slats, bumper and fog lamp areas will undergo design changes.
While the overall silhouette of the Vision C concept based Superb will remain the same, we can expect newly designed alloy wheels to enhance the side profile. The rear end should possess revised LED tail lamps and updated graphics. The interior could gain a number of technological additions as part of improving the comfort and convenience factors of the premium sedan.
The Superb was the first-ever Skoda to bear a plug-in hybrid powertrain and expect the system combining 1.4-litre petrol and electric motor to produce 217 PS to continue. We believe the existing engine options to stay put in its updated avatar with BSVI compliance in India. The 1.8-litre TSI petrol produces 180 bhp and 320 Nm, while the 2.0-litre TDI diesel currently develops 177 bhp and 350 Nm of torque.
The petrol mill is connected to either a six speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox with 250 Nm torque. The diesel, on the other hand, is sold only with a six-speed automatic choice.