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Old 14th October 2018, 21:21   #286
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Skoda recommends 36 psi for light to medium carriage, and 40 psi in case of full load of passengers and cargo. 36 psi was too much for me, and it wasn’t a comfortable ride, so I maintain 34 psi all tires. Someone I know suggested I maintain 33 psi.
Interesting, do you have a diesel superb ? My Superb 1.8TSI MT has the following official recommendation:
* Upto 3 passengers and light luggage : 33psi front and rear
* 5 passengers and full luggage :38 psi front and 44 psi rear.


Since I have hardly driven with 5 passengers or heavy luggage, I have been using 33psi around regularly.
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I welcome this initiative on a personal level. When a friend was out looking for a sedan, I suggested the Octavia (vRS, in fact) but she fell in love with the Superb and picked up the L&K variant. It's a beautiful car, well worth the money. And for her sake and mine, I really hope Skoda ups their ante and ensures a trouble-free experience to customers.

Each time I hear about some issues on Skoda, my BP does get bumped a little higher.
Cross-posting from another thread. My friend's journey with the Superb was short-lived. The car was totalled in a horrible accident with an XUV500 which rammed into them at high speed. The driver of the XUV was completely drunk. The Superb was being driven by her cousin.

I'm glad that my friend and family (5 of them) made it out alive and with just minor bruises. The build and safety features obviously saved them all. Shook me up when I came to know of it. Since she already has other cars, she's not going for a replacement immediately. I didn't push her for more info, I'm just thankful she's fine.

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Interesting, do you have a diesel superb ? My Superb 1.8TSI MT has the following official recommendation:
* Upto 3 passengers and light luggage : 33psi front and rear
* 5 passengers and full luggage :38 psi front and 44 psi rear.


Since I have hardly driven with 5 passengers or heavy luggage, I have been using 33psi around regularly.
Yes, I drive the diesel L&K. Actually, itís 36 psi all tires with light to medium luggage and upto 3 passengers, and 41/45 psi for 5 persons and heavy luggage, but the Skoda dealer told me that 40 psi all around should work, if at all needed.
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Yes, I drive the diesel L&K. Actually, itís 36 psi all tires with light to medium luggage and upto 3 passengers, and 41/45 psi for 5 persons and heavy luggage, but the Skoda dealer told me that 40 psi all around should work, if at all needed.
Ok, so the heavier diesel has higher tyre pressure recommendation than the petrol. Good to know.
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Posted this on the Octavia thread too, any signs of the virtual cockpit on the Superb?
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Quick question, I was assured an October car but when I got the vin today, it says July 2018. I’m being told that the billing is October but the superb takes a few months to assemble hence the July chassis vin. Fishy?
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Quick question, I was assured an October car but when I got the vin today, it says July 2018. Iím being told that the billing is October but the superb takes a few months to assemble hence the July chassis vin. Fishy?
As far as I know, that is normal for the SKD/CKD kits from which the Octavia upwards models are assembled in Aurangabad. My fresh MY16 Octavia was 'manufactured' in August 2015 which I ultimately bought in January 2016. The service indicator was set to October which I I think means the assembly was completed in October.
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Quick question, I was assured an October car but when I got the vin today, it says July 2018. Iím being told that the billing is October but the superb takes a few months to assemble hence the July chassis vin. Fishy?
Last year, I placed the order for my Superb towards the fag end of September, and took delivery during the 3rd week of October. My carís VIN indicated an August 2018 manufacture, which was good enough for me. What was pleasantly surprising, though, was that I received a MY18 model, which featured the upgraded and larger infotainment system and redesigned L&K badging beneath the ORVMs. Interestingly, even the dealer personnel werenít aware of these changes, and apparently I was the first one to receive this MY18 kit (at least according to them), indicating that no one really knows what new goodies are added to your car, depending on the MY. There were no changes to the mechanics of the car whatsoever.

I say you should ask your dealer to ensure that you get a MY19 car - I donít know if the VIN number alone is sufficient to help you confirm that, but Iíd hazard a guess that the Skoda Dealer will be able to confirm it, if they are made to, prior to delivery. Who knows, the difference of one manufacturing month could decide whether you get the latest features or not, including the digital instrument cluster, if at all.
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Last year, I placed the order for my Superb towards the fag end of September, and took delivery during the 3rd week of October. My carís VIN indicated an August 2018 manufacture, which was good enough for me. What was pleasantly surprising, though, was that I received a MY18 model, which featured the upgraded and larger infotainment system and redesigned L&K badging beneath the ORVMs. Interestingly, even the dealer personnel werenít aware of these changes, and apparently I was the first one to receive this MY18 kit (at least according to them), indicating that no one really knows what new goodies are added to your car, depending on the MY. There were no changes to the mechanics of the car whatsoever.

I say you should ask your dealer to ensure that you get a MY19 car - I donít know if the VIN number alone is sufficient to help you confirm that, but Iíd hazard a guess that the Skoda Dealer will be able to confirm it, if they are made to, prior to delivery. Who knows, the difference of one manufacturing month could decide whether you get the latest features or not, including the digital instrument cluster, if at all.
Thanks for the information. How do I check or confirm if a car is my18 or 19?
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Thanks for the information. How do I check or confirm if a car is my18 or 19?
The dealer can do that for you. I asked my dealer personnel to send me the VIN details of my car, and they sent me this:

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The dealer can do that for you. I asked my dealer personnel to send me the VIN details of my car, and they sent me this:

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Thanks, that makes it quite clear actually. Appreciate it.

From what I've been told, it is an MY18 car. What has also been communicated is that as of now, the MY19 car (which could take 1week to 2 months) has new pedals and the boot torch, a la Kodiaq + anti theft alarm. Seems JMD in Mumbai has the MY19 in stock

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Thanks, that makes it quite clear actually. Appreciate it.

From what I've been told, it is an MY18 car. What has also been communicated is that as of now, the MY19 car (which could take 2 months) has new pedals and the boot torch, a la Kodiaq
Ah, so the digital instrument cluster isnít gonna make it this year to the Superb? Disappointing, since one would expect Skoda to justify its current premium over the better equipped Passat with at least one feature to set it apart. Lost opportunity, I suppose. Personally, though, I am happy, for Iíd be very jealous of someone owning the same car as I do getting a better feature list than I did.

If the idea is to replace the suspended type of pedals with the organ type, then thatís a significant change, although I must note that the current setup is perfectly serviceable, and Iím happy with it.

The boot torch is a night touch, and Iím also not ruling out the introduction of one or two other features seen on the Kodiaq, including the sleep package. Coming to think of it, it would cost Skoda virtually nothing to add a couple of blankets and a headrest with side fins for support. Letís see where this goes.

Edit: just saw the bit about the anti theft alarm. Doesnít the Superb already have the anti-theft alarm feature? If not, then what is this?

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The button to deactivate the interior motion detectors and towing protection (located on the B-pillar beside the driver's seat). The interior monitor detects movements inside the locked vehicle and triggers the alarm, while the anti-towing protection detects tilt in the locked vehicle and triggers the alarm. On a related note, Skoda claims that the anti-theft system has a backup power source (we're guessing a small battery):


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Ah, so the digital instrument cluster isnít gonna make it this year to the Superb? Disappointing, since one would expect Skoda to justify its current premium over the better equipped Passat with at least one feature to set it apart. Lost opportunity, I suppose. Personally, though, I am happy, for Iíd be very jealous of someone owning the same car as I do getting a better feature list than I did.
Yep, looks like, at least as of now, theres no virtual cockpit on the current MY19s but I'm sure it will be released shortly, given that it has made its way to the Octavia. The virtual cockpit is indeed a very cool feature

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Edit: just saw the bit about the anti theft alarm. Doesnít the Superb already have the anti-theft alarm feature? If not, then what is this?
Not certain on this one but to quote the dealer 'an alarm goes off when you're getting towed'. Lovely!
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Thanks for the information. How do I check or confirm if a car is my18 or 19?
Some of the added features MY18 car comes with are - a larger infotainment screen along with touch sensitive buttons on the sides, chrome garnishes at the bottom of all the doors, and the new L&K logos.
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Some of the added features MY18 car comes with are - a larger infotainment screen along with touch sensitive buttons on the sides, chrome garnishes at the bottom of all the doors, and the new L&K logos.
Thanks but thatís the current/last year end feature set. Iím more inquisitive about the MY19. Canít confirm anything as the car is yet to be delivered
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