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Old 22nd December 2015, 11:44   #61
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No parking assist (PLA) even on the top end L&K variant? The side sensors adjacent to the bumper reflectors are missing:

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It was present on the L&K variant previewed by Rehaan during the launch:



The HU looks like the one on the Anniversary edition of the Octavia which supports MirrorLink. Navigation might be missing.
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I think I just one on temp plates on Sion Panvel Highway. It was a silver car.
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Just spotted this on Link Road, Santacruz.
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Just spotted this on Link Road, Santacruz.
A friend caught the same Superb earlier in the afternoon. Apparently, its rear bumper had come off after someone rear-ended it at Worli.

Some interesting points shared by the test-driver / engineer:

- Runs nice, better than the old Superb.

- Variant to buy is the diesel, not the petrol.

- Air conditioner appears to be performing well (unlike the older Superb which had a weak a/c).

- Rate of tyre wear is much higher in the new Superb. Tyres are getting worn out at or under 30,000 kms. Car has covered 75,000 kms. Skoda tried different brands, including MRF, but nothing solved the tyre wear problem. Apparently, the car is now running some import brand.

- Brake pad wear is also higher. This car has been through pad changes at the 16,000 - 17,000 kms mark.

- Ground clearance is an issue. When loaded with 4 dummies (as the car was yesterday) weighing ~80 kilos each, the long wheelbase would lead to scraping over tall speed breakers.

- Stance is better than the old Superb. Looks more planted.

- Test driver said this is the "L&K" version. It MIGHT come with a higher state of tune (I doubt it) than the lesser variants.

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Some interesting points shared by the test-driver / engineer:

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- Test driver said this is the "L&K" version. It MIGHT come with a higher state of tune (I doubt it).
Amazing that a Skoda employee TD'ing should share such candid feedback to this extent. I would have expected a little more discretion.

Higher state of tune compared to what? What is the state of tune that is being proposed for the diesel engine at this point?

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How much do Superb brake pad's cost? I hope they sort out the tyre & brake pad wear and ground clearance issues before launch. Alternate option is that they can reduce the cost of brake pad's .
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Higher state of tune compared to what? What is the state of tune that is being proposed for the diesel engine at this point?
Compared to old Superb and/or the Octavia, I guess. Here in Europe the 2.0L diesel Superb comes in 150HP/340NM version and 190HP/400Nm version.
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A friend caught the same Superb earlier in the afternoon. Apparently, its rear bumper had come off after someone rear-ended it at Worli.

Some interesting points shared by the test-driver / engineer:

- Rate of tyre wear is much higher in the new Superb. Tyres are getting worn out at or under 30,000 kms. Car has covered 75,000 kms. Skoda tried different brands, including MRF, but nothing solved the tyre wear problem. Apparently, the car is now running some import brand.

- Brake pad wear is also higher. This car has been through pad changes at the 16,000 - 17,000 kms mark.

- Ground clearance is an issue. When loaded with 4 dummies (as the car was yesterday) weighing ~80 kilos each, the long wheelbase would lead to scraping over tall speed breakers.

......
Interesting information. Thanks for sharing.

The designers would surely choose a proper tyre size for the weight and the dynamics of the car. High tyre wear may be because of suspension problems or difficulty in retaining the alignment. So, changing the tyre brand won't help here; remember old Sumo in 1990s.

Let us hope that the Skoda is taking care of this (which the test driver maynot be aware of) and the production cars will not suffer from high tyre wear rate.

Also let us hope that there will not be abnormally fast liner wear. Maybe the test driver has been given certain driving pattern and that caused this. Or maybe the liner on test car may be a test piece. The liner design and manufacture is no big challenge today, let us hope that the production cars will not have this issue.

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Amazing that a Skoda employee TD'ing should share such candid feedback to this extent. I would have expected a little more discretion.
Agree with you. Am employee is less likely to make statements of any kind. The driver may not be an employee; he may be a contract driver.

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Amazing that a Skoda employee TD'ing should share such candid feedback to this extent. I would have expected a little more discretion.
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Agree with you. Am employee is less likely to make statements of any kind. The driver may not be an employee; he may be a contract driver.
Do you enjoy scoop pictures? 90% of them are internal leaks from employees .

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Higher state of tune compared to what? What is the state of tune that is being proposed for the diesel engine at this point?
Don't quote me on this, but apparently the L&K will have more power (190 BHP). I highly doubt that they'll have two tunes, but will be pleasantly surprised if they actually do.

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Compared to old Superb and/or the Octavia, I guess. Here in Europe the 2.0L diesel Superb comes in 150HP/340NM version and 190HP/400Nm version.
Yep, these are the two being spoken of.

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How much do Superb brake pad's cost? I hope they sort out the tyre & brake pad wear and ground clearance issues before launch.
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The designers would surely choose a proper tyre size for the weight and the dynamics of the car. High tyre wear may be because of suspension problems or difficulty in retaining the alignment
High-end German cars also suffer from a similar wear & tear rate on their tyres & brake pads due to:

- Weight
- Automatic transmission
- Power
- Usually a softer compound tyre as an owner from this class of car would care more about ride quality, handling & lower tyre noise than a 40,000 kms tyre life.
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2016 Skoda Superb spied tested in Mumbai

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The model spotted here came equipped with a large 8.0-in touchscreen which was bright, responsive and easy to navigate. The test car was Laurin and Klement’s upmarket trim is top of the line variant. The luxuries on these are bi-xenon headlights, an electronic tailgate, leather heated seats, keyless entry and the even larger 8.0-in touchscreen system.
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http://www.autocolumn.com/2016-skoda...h-price-specs/

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I have been following the series of events on the Skoda Superb on our forum since quite some time now and have been falling in love with it.
I have also been following their YouTube channel quite keenly and today morning got a notification about a new video which showcases their entire history and surprisingly ends showing the new Superb itself. After seeing the video I feel that the launch might be happening very shortly.

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The new Superb teased in Skoda India's website.

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Did they commit any date for the launch?

Was expecting them to launch it at the auto expo. A bit disappointed by the unusual silence
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Would like to share another pic of the new Superb, that I spotted while stuck in traffic. Looks pretty smart from the rear three quarters kind of angle. Scoop! Third-gen Skoda Superb spotted testing in India EDIT: Launched at Rs. 22.68 lakhs!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1454815826.948370.jpg
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A lil birdy told me that the launch is just around the corner. 23rd Feb 2016.

Guess they have already got a good stock of vehicles - so it won't be as hard a buy as the Octavia
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