Skoda Superb Sportline adorns visual enrichments and interior updates; could use the same 230 PS 2.0-litre engine from Octavia RS
Skoda Auto India Pvt Ltd is soon bringing in a brand new sportier variant of its range-topping Superb premium sedan for domestic customers. The Skoda Superb Sportline comes with notable exterior enhancements while the powertrain is expected to remain the same as the standard model.
The Skoda Superb Sportline features visual updates such as sportier glossy black inserts, blackened ORVM covers, black finished side skirts, lower lip spoiler and middle pillar section. The chrome bits have been ditched in favour of black inserts, adding a stunning presence to the already sleek exterior package.
The Superb Sportline runs on newly designed bigger set of wheels as well. The Czech Republican automaker has not revealed anything about the interior yet on its website. Since, the Sportline variant is already available in the European market we do have some idea of how it is going to pan out.
The Euro-spec Skoda Superb Sportline is adorned with a black interior theme replacing the premium beige colour. The seats are upholstered in Alcantara leather with contrast red highlights on the dashboard as well as door panels to go in line with the red exterior paint job.
Other main features are sporty bucket seats, aluminium pedals, flat bottom steering wheel, faux carbonfibre finishes, etc. No mechanical changes are expected to be made as the Sportline could be offered in both the 1.8-litre petrol and 2.0-litre diesel models.
The former produces 180 PS and 320 Nm with MT while the torque reduces by 70 Nm in the AT version. The TDI motor develops 177 PS and 350 Nm, mated to an automatic transmission. Skoda may not use the Sportline’s native 2.0-litre petrol making 230 PS and 350 Nm as in Europe.
Skoda might surprise us though, as the 230 PS TSI unit can already be found under the bonnet of Octavia RS. If the engine makes its way into the Superb Sportline, we can expect the ride height to be lowered by 15 mm, along with addition of electronic differential lock. It could be priced around Rs. 1 lakh costlier than top-spec petrol variant.
Skoda Superb Sportline Images