What Could be Better
: After sales as you all know holds the key to a product's success and a brand's respect. Skoda in its home country Czech Repulic has immense respect and their products there are doing well and also enjoy owner's respect. However, same may not be true for the Indian market with regards to SKODA. All car of Skoda excluding Rapid has faced issues of reliability in the long term. Even Superb has the issue with its transmission. Skoda in India hasn't been that successful and simply due to lack of customer oriented approach some of the best products of SKODA have suffered. Today the perceptions of people have sharply changed towards owning or referring a SKODA Car.
* Position Of Start and Stop Button:
Now this something which I feel should be looked into. The position of the Button is at the convention key-hole position. In other push-button cars that I have driven including the CIAZ, the placement of the start stop button is right behind the steering either on right or the left side. For me it was a bit of issue as I am not accustomed to this position of button.
* The End-Can Of Exhaust
: The end can of the exhaust can be seen if one bends a bit. This is a sort of eye sore. A case of may be improper attention to detail.
* In-appropriate Ground Clearance:
The Ground Clearance of this Skoda Superb is only 159mm which makes it easy prey to the potholes and speed bumps and the end-can at rear can rub against the breakers in some cases. No matter even if it has good suspension setup to make the ride comfortable but the lower GC will ruin your happiness surely. It becomes bit difficult to come out of the car for tall people.
Some Salient Features Of 2014 Face-lift Skoda Superb
* Black Finish Front Grill with a new Design and new Emblem.
* Cornering lamps and fog lamps for enhanced visibility.
* Lot of Storage spaces both in front and rear of the car's cabin.
* Coat Hooks provided for passenger's convenience.
* Panoramic Sunroof.
* Dual Zone Climate Control AC for proper cooling to all passengers
* 16 inch Alloys with 205/55 Tyre
* Sporty 3 Spoke Steering with paddle shifter and integrated audio controls.
* Integrated 6.5 in Touchscreen Audio System with 6 CD Changer.
* Aux Socket provided separately.
* Multi Function Display
* Disk Brakes in Front and Back
* Boot Capacity can be increased from 565 Lt to 1700 Lt.
* Fuel Tank Capacity is 60 Lt.
* L/W/H/WB: 4833/1817/1482/2761
* Rear lip spoiler for better dynamics.
* Floor lamps in all doors.
* Ambient Lighting.
* Foot well is lit properly.
* Smart Key feature.
* Window Shades provided.
* Separate reading lamps for front and rear.
* ORVMs with integrated turn indicators and shadow lamps for better visibility.
* 12 Way Electrically Adjustable driver and front passenger seat.
*Hill Hold Control
* Rain Sensing Wipers
* Variable opening Boot lid.
* Front bumper has blades beneath it as to improve dynamics.
* Immobilizer and theft alarm.
* Rear AC Vents provided on B pillars.
* Un-obstructing rear view to reverse the car. Thanks to big rear windshield.
# More in next post.