Czech carmaker Skoda, which has been stagnating in the Indian market largely due to a lack of new products, on Monday launched a refreshed version of its executive saloon Superb at a price of Rs. 18.87-25.20 lakh (ex showroom Delhi).
The Superb competes with Volkswagen Passat, Nissan Teana and Toyota Camry.
Skoda has made cosmetic changes in the car, even though it has been a leader in its segment, to bring it in line with its new design language that was first seen in the Octavia last year. The front and rear end have been redesigned, but the engine remains unaltered. The car is offered in manual and automatic versions in petrol and just an automatic version in diesel.
Skoda said it intends to launch more products soon. The redesigned Yeti showcased at the ongoing Auto Expo is expected to hit the road later this year. The Yeti is Skoda’s only sports utility vehicle in India.
“We have been a little off pace in India in recent years but with the Octavia last year and now with Superb and Yeti we hope to get back in the game,” said Werner Eichhorn, member of the board of management for sales and marketing, Skoda Auto. “We are looking at all possible segments for new products. There would be a new Fabia soon and also an SUV bigger than the Yeti.”
The overhauled small car Fabia is expected to be showcased at the Geneva Motor Show next month, and is likely to come to India in 2015.