Skoda Auto has quietly discontinued the Superb V6 variant in India. We contacted a Skoda official, who told us that the demand for the V6 variant of the Superb was very low and hence the company decided to pull it off the market, around three months ago. Now India is predominantly a diesel market, wherein almost half the cars sold are diesel powered. More so, the demand for diesel engined vehicles are higher in the D-segment. Infact petrol powered vehicles are so unpopular in the D-segment, that Volkswagen decided not to offer a petrol version of the new Passat.
The Skoda Superb V6 was powered by a 3597cc, 6-cylinder, 24-valve, DOHC, petrol engine which produces a peak power output of 260 PS at 6000 RPM and a peak torque output of 350 Nm at 2500 RPM. This engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Although the Superb V6 was very high on performance, the mileage was very low at just 6 km/l in the city. The Superb V6 had power going to all 4-wheels via 4-wheel drive system. Sporting 17-inch wheels, the Superb V6 was the flagship Skoda loaded with features. At the time of discontinuation, the Superb V6 was priced at Rs. 28.06 lakhs (ex-showroom).
The Skoda Superb is now available with two engines – a 1.8-litre TSI petrol and a 2.0-litre TDI diesel. Both these engines are fantastic and offer an excellent blend of power and economy. The petrol Superb is mated to a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DSG automatic tranmission, while the diesel is available with a 6-speed DSG automatic transmission. The Skoda Superb is available in 5 variants across Ambition and Elegance trims with prices starting at Rs. 18.46 lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai).