2013 Skoda Superb facelift spotted testing in China

The Skoda Superb luxury saloon is the Czech automaker’s flagship product and the car is all set to get a end of cycle facelift before a new model arrives. While the new model is said to be more luxurious and feature packed than ever before considering the fact that the next generation Laura will get bigger in size to occupy the space that the superb currently is positioned at. Coming back to the facelifted Superb, the model features new headlamps, a new front grille and a new bumper. At the rear, the tail lamps have gotten a once over to be refreshed as new items.

2013 Skoda Superb Luxury Saloon Facelift Spyshot

2013 Skoda Superb Luxury Saloon Facelift Spyshot

The number plate is now repositioned to the middle of the boot cover from its previous position of being placed on the bumper. These changes apart, the facelifted Superb looks pretty similar to the current version of this luxury saloon. The facelifted Superb is expected to debut in 2013 following which the luxury saloon could be launched in India as well, a market in which the car has been a success for Skoda in the E-segment. In the Indian car market, the Superb comes in both petrol and diesel engine options, mated to both manual as well as automatic transmission options.

Recently, Skoda India launched a cut price entry level Ambition variant to the Superb line up, in order to boost sales of this car. Apart from the exterior facelift and an extra feature or two on the interiors, the facelifted Superb is expected to retain its engine and transmission line up. The base model is expected to retain the 1.8 Liter turbo petrol engine good for 160 Bhp-250 Nm. The big seller in India though, will be the 2 Liter TDI turbo diesel engine, producing 140 Bhp-320 Nm.

The petrol engine is expected to retain the 6 speed manual and the 7 speed DSG automatic gearbox while the diesel could reatin the 6 speed DSG automatic gearbox. The top of the line Superb saloon currently comes with a 3.6 Liter V6 engine that puts out 260 Bhp of peak power and 350 Nm of peak torque. This engine is mated to the 6 speed DSG automatic gearbox. The Superb luxury saloon is a well priced car that is extremely comfortable, what with its rear sear offering enough space that can even cars triple its price a run for their money. Expect this positioning to continue with the facelifted model as well.

Source AutoSina Via OnCars

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