If cars could sing, Skoda Superb 2016 would be an opera maestro
By: Soumya Jain
Posted on: March 30, 2016
What are the words typically used to describe a car? Power, engine, size.
However, very different feelings came to fore when we saw the latest film on Skoda Superb 2016. Opening with a harmonized symphony between violins and a piano, the video stirred our senses to create different impressions! Juxtaposing subtle views of the car with the musical spectacle. We realized that each line in the car, each stroke, is equivalent to the perfection with which a violinist swipes her bow over the strings.
As a dancer stealthily moves on the screen, we noticed how each elegantly placed foot by the dancer is parallel to the seamless drive that Skoda provides. Notice how the headlights look formidable and exclusive! The new front grill fans out like the wings of an eagle.
And just as you start to think that this car is only for the elderly, who like to sit at the back and watch the world pass by, your attention is captured by the high-octane sounds of guitar, and a powerful voice making you dance right there and then! Oh well, anyone can indulge in the new Skoda Superb 2016, provided they understand and demand luxury.
“Mood” is the underlying theme behind the creation of this car. The feeling of pure class led us to delve more into the machinations of the car, and here are five reasons why Skoda Superb 2016 is Simply Clever.
Art on the road
Angular lines, elegant folds and sharp cuts. This is how Skoda Superb 2016 has made its mark, proving to be better than the last generation. The car looks sophisticated, yet masculine with bold details.
The headlights and taillights, in particular, are making quite an impression on all those who see Skoda Superb 2016 for the first time. The intricately detailed headlights draw inspiration from and celebrate the renowned Bohemian glass-cutting skills. The Czech cut crystal looks jaw dropping when lit up. Crystalline elements also appear in the ‘inactive’ area of the taillights. And the reverse and flasher lamps, plus the LED part of the fog lights, are hidden behind ‘gems’, making the Superb’s lighting even more distinctive.
Lighting plays an important role in the car’s interiors as well. Make it cosy, or jazz it up for that party as ambient lights (in white, green and blue) run along the inside of the car.
Service, at your seat
Isn’t that what drives most luxury purchases? It has to be comfortable, built just right for you. Skoda Superb 2016 adheres to that rule. There is immense legroom in the car. And there is an angled foot rest at the rear attached to the textile floor mats, making long trips even more relaxing.
The Boss button is exactly what it makes you – the Boss! With this button, the front passenger seat position can be electrically controlled from the rear seat for added comfort.
As for those tidbits that you have to carry around, there is a place for them all. The new Superb features a multitude of compartments, pockets and holders, keeping the interior tidy, and your belongings safe from loss, breakage or spillage. Multimedia holders will ensure you are never far from technology if you don’t want to be!
And then comes the incredibly spacious 620-liter boot space with foldable hooks, nets and LED lights, making shopping items easier to transport and more secure. You can also automatically open and close the boot space, without you having to touch it! Just swipe your foot underneath and it will open, magically. The virtual pedal enables contact-free access and is available exclusively with the electrically-controlled 5th door and KESSY (Keyless Entry, Start and exit System).
The Superb also has an electronically-adjustable panoramic sunroof. Let the fresh air come in!
So what if the video didn’t start with the customary “Vroom!” Skoda Superb’s new powerful, efficient engines still aim to provide that smooth, powerful driving experience.
The new design has made the Superb more aerodynamic than ever before. It is almost 20 per cent more powerful, up to 75kg lighter and has improved fuel efficiency.
The new generation 1.8 TSI petrol engine packs an impressive 132kW punch, and is significantly lighter than its predecessor. The 2.0 TDI diesel engine yields 130kW of pure performance, with no compromise on fuel consumption. Both engines are available with modern DSG (Direct Shift Gearbox) dual-clutch transmissions.
The mood of the car and the driver is taken care of here as well. No hurry? Drive your car in the Normal mode. Want to feel the thrill? Select the Sport mode, and feel the adrenaline rush!
Your smartphone will make driving smarter as well now as you connect it to your car. With the SmartLink system, the radio enables the driver to safely use the phone while driving. All installed applications that are certified as safe for vehicles are compatible with MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.
The Canton Sound System offered on the Laurin & Klement version has 12 speakers, including a central speaker and a subwoofer in the luggage compartment. Party up the experience!
Paramount, of course, safety has been well looked after by the Skoda team. The Multi-Collision Brake system makes use of the Electronic Stability Control (ESC). If the driver's or front passenger's airbag is activated, the system starts braking to prevent further uncontrolled movement of the vehicle and thus reduce the likelihood of further collisions.
Apart from the front airbags provided for the driver and front passenger, rear side airbags protect the pelvis and chest of the driver and other passengers in the event of a side collision. Upon activation, head airbags create a wall, which protects the front and rear occupants against head injury.
After looking at the car, everyone is giving an admiring pat to chief designer Jozef Kaban. He deserves it we think! Skoda Superb 2016 is stunning “inside outside” indeed! Now, how about another symphony?