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In Topic: A New Chapter - Skoda Singapore

Today, 05:28 PM

Too bad, still no combi version. The facelift Superb though subtle but somehow makes it looks more attractive. It will be great if the hybrid, combi and scout version make it here.

 

Side by side comparison, and I have to say the facelift is more elegance looking...

 

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For the hybrid version, the annual road tax will not be as cheap as a 1.4T is supposed to be, no thanks to the unique formula for hybrid vehicle by LTA...

 

A petrol-electric car uses a combined conventional gasoline engine and electric motor. The Road Tax payable is based on the engine capacity or the maximum motor power rating, whichever is higher.

 

Annual road tax for 1,495cc = [$500 + (1495 - 1000) * $0.75] * 0.782 = $682

 

Annual road tax for 85KW motor = [$950 + (85 - 70) * $24] * 0.782 = $1,025

 

In comparison, annual road tax for existing 220ps 2.0T (1,984cc) is $1,194

 

 

 

It’s an estate, not SUV.

 

Something it been, just like Volvo XC70 is to the V70.

 

2020 Skoda Superb Scout Unveiled As The SUV Alternative

 

It sits higher than the regular wagon and comes as standard with AWD. Meet the first-ever Superb Scout, designed for those who want some of the off-road attributes available in the Kodiaq but are not fond of SUVs. It gets a series of upgrades over the standard Superb Combi, including the essential all-wheel-drive as standard equipment.

 

Aside from the usual plastic body cladding you’ll also find on the heavily related Volkswagen Passat Alltrack, the Superb Scout features a reworked suspension adding 15 millimeters (0.6 inches) of ground clearance. Skoda has gone a step further as there’s even an off-road mode for when the going gets tough, while the underbody protection for the engine and undercarriage should come in handy when dealing with bumpy terrain.

 

Further denoting it’s more than just a simple Superb wagon will be the dedicated off-road screens in the infotainment system providing the driver with all the relevant info whenever tackling rough roads.
 
Joining the three other Scout models based on the Octavia, Karoq, and Kodiaq, the new Superb Scout will only be available with the top-tier engines, namely the 2.0 TSI and the 2.0 TDI. The former is rated at 272 horsepower (200 kilowatts) and 350 Newton-meters (258 pound-feet) torque, while the latter produces 190 hp (140 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft). In both cases, the engines are linked exclusively to a seven-speed DSG.
 
 
 

Good point. Hope the price will also reduce by 10k. But what about the gearbox, maybe no longer the 6sp wet?

 

The new 2.0 TSI outputting 140 kW (190 PS) features a 7‑speed DSG as standard.

 

Basing on the torque rating of 320 Nm (30 Nm lesser than whats available in the current 2.0T), it should be the new DQ380 (wet clutch), instead of the current DQ250 (6 spd wet clutch). A good upgrade in term of GB, and paired with the lower horsepower and torque rating, high chance of it getting into band B ($0 VES surcharge).

 

 

 

even reduce 20K you will buy ??   :a-bang:

 

I would prefer the current 220 ps / 350 Nm engine.

 

But if SCS can bring in the new 280 ps / 380 Nm version (same configuration as the VW Arteon), and price it at say $160K+, should not be difficult to have ready buyer for it. (I might be one of them).

 

 

 

Especially love the Wagon version.. and i think the interior beats the new Audi A4...

 

I always prefer Superb Combi over the sedan (officially known as hatch) for 2 main reasons:

 

- Practicality (larger and more usable boot space)

- Full length panoramic roof

 

Owning several sedan and SUV / MPV over the past 20 years, these 2 are now on the top of my wish list... [:)]

 

 

if u can plug in, better to get all electric, no?

 

Full electric version not available for Superb yet. The only full EV in current Skoda line up is the new Citigo iV.

 

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Citigoe iV, largely carries over the design of the conventionally powered model but ditches the internal combustion engine for a zero-emissions setup. At the heart of the eco-friendly Citigo is an electric motor rated at 82 hp (61 kilowatts) and an instant torque of 210 Newton-meters (155 pound-feet).
 
That might not sound like much, but bear in mind the Citigoe iV is a tiny A-segment car measuring only 3597 millimeters (141.6 inches) long and 1645 mm (64.7 inches) wide. Skoda isn’t saying how heavy the pure electric city car is, but the ICE-powered versions tip the scales at well under 1,000 kilograms (2,204 pounds).

In Topic: Your loot of the day

Today, 09:28 AM

@lala81, $8.10/pack

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In Topic: How to keep your car cool

Today, 09:28 AM

Indian car owner protects vehicle with layer of cow dung as summer temperatures exceed 45 degrees Celsius


Really is Kanna Sai, pun intended. :D :D

In Topic: A New Chapter - Skoda Singapore

Today, 12:00 AM

Superb Laurin & Klement

 

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Superb iV (Plug-in Hybrid)

 

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Superb Combi SportLine (with RS trim)

 

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Superb Scout

 

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No more 220ps gasoline version with this facelift, probably to make way for the Superb iV (Plug-in Hybrid)...  :whisper: 

 

The most obvious changes have occurred at the back where the corporate logo has been replaced by the “SKODA” lettering on the tailgate to echo the Kamiq and Scala. The full-LED taillights have slightly different graphics than before and come with sequential turn signals that have finally trickled down to the humble brand of the VW empire.

 

A full-width chrome trim installed at the back bisecting the taillights gives the illusion of a wider car, even though width hasn’t changed. Speaking of size, the restyled front bumper has made the hatchback longer by 8 millimeters (0.3 inches) and the wagon by 6 mm (0.2 inches).
 
Those headlights you’re seeing might look familiar, but they’re actually entirely new as the bi-xenon + LED daytime running lights setup has been replaced by a far more advanced full-LED matrix arrangement – a first for the Skoda brand. The new tech comes with a little “dance” these headlights do whenever you open or close the Superb, much like on recent Audis. These new front clusters are slightly slimmer than the old ones and meet the wider corporate grille now restyled with double slats to give the car a more imposing look.
 
Rounding off the changes on the outside are fresh 18- and 19-inch alloy wheels, along with an extended body color palette now including Race Blue and Crystal Black.
 
Stepping inside the cabin, there are new seat upholsteries for some of the trim levels, as well as chrome and decorative trims for the center console and dashboard. Skoda has also freshened up the colored stitching on the seats wrapped in leather and Alcantara, while the storage compartments below the seats are now illuminated. Go for the range-topping Laurin & Klement and you get an Alcantara headliner finished in beige or black, including for the central pillars.
 
The list of “Simply Clever” features is being extended with a nifty divided tray underneath the false trunk floor of the Superb Combi, which also gets a flexible organizer with a movable horizontal bar to better arrange your cargo.
 
Underneath the hood, it’s the usual VAG story, with a choice of three gasoline and diesel engines. There’s the entry-level 1.5 TSI with 150 horsepower (110 kW) linked to a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, followed by the DSG-only 2.0 TSI with either 190 hp (140 kW) or 272 hp (200 kW). Go for the latter and your Superb will have all-wheel drive.
 
On the diesel side, the familiar 1.6 TDI pushes out 120 hp (110 kW) exclusively through the DSG, while the larger 2.0 TDI Evo first seen in the facelifted Euro-spec Passat has 150 hp (110 kW) on tap and can work in both a three- or a two-pedal setup. The beefier 190-hp (140-kW) version of the diesel is a DSG-only affair and is optionally offered with AWD.

 

By far the biggest news regarding the powertrains is the adoption of a plug-in hybrid system – another first for a Skoda production model. It combines a 1.4 TSI developing 156 hp (115 kW) with an electric motor rated at 115 hp (85 kW) and a six-speed DSG as seen in the closely related VW Passat GTE. The hybrid arrangement gives the Superb iV a combined output of 218 hp (160 kW). Thanks to a 13-kWh battery pack inherited from its German cousin, the car will be able to travel for as much as 34 miles (55 kilometers) without sipping any fuel, based on the realistic WLTP cycle. Factor in the gasoline tank, the total range extends to 528 miles (850 km).
 
Bear in mind that going for the PHEV version will have a negative impact on the available cargo volume, with the hatchback’s dropping from to 625 to 485 liters and the wagon’s from 660 to 510 liters. The loss has to do with the fact the battery pack is positioned in the chassis floor in front of the rear axle.
 
As it is the case with many other plug-in hybrid models, the Superb iV will boast an artificial sound generator to alert road users about the car when it’s running in electric mode. Speaking of new tech, Skoda is adding support for over-the-air updates and introducing two new assistance systems: Trailer Assist to help you whenever you’re towing a trailer and Area View with four cameras providing a 360-degree view of the car to make your life easier when parking the relatively large car.
 
Skoda will have the conventionally powered Superb models on sale later this year, while the electrified Superb iV will have its market launch early 2020 in the Ambition, Style, Sportline, and L&K trims.

In Topic: EHS Moment

Yesterday, 09:38 PM

Expressway Monitoring and Advisory System (EMAS)

 

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Expressway Monitoring Advisory System (EMAS) is an intelligent incident management tool that manages traffic along our expressways. It detects accidents, vehicle breakdown and other incidents promptly, ensuring fast response to restore normal traffic flow. It also provides real-time information of travelling time from the entry point of expressway to selected exits.

 

EMAS brings these benefits to motorists:

 

- Provides quick response to motorists who need help along expressways
- Minimizes congestion that may arise from incidents through the display of messages to the public to avoid incident locations
- Enhances overall safety on expressways

 

When a traffic incident is detected, the LTA Operations Control Centre (OCC) will dispatch an EMAS Vehicle Recovery tow truck and LTA Traffic Marshal to the incident site, as part of the incident management process. The EMAS Vehicle Recovery crew and LTA Traffic Marshals will arrive quickly and work together to expedite the process of clearing incidents on expressways so as to bring traffic flow back to normal as fast as possible.
 
The recovery crew will also tow the broken-down vehicle to the nearest designated carpark, free of charge. With effect from 18 January 2006, it is an offence if a vehicle owner refuses to allow his vehicle to be towed away by the recovery crew, even if the owner is waiting for his own tow truck service that has yet to arrive. This is to minimize the congestion and inconvenience caused to other motorists.
 
Working closely with the vehicle recovery service crew, a team of LTA Traffic Marshals (who are Auxiliary Police Officers) carry out On-Scene Management duties like traffic control and evidence preservation for accidents involving minor injuries. This is to improve on the accident clearance time, especially for minor accidents. The Traffic Police (TP) will continue to handle all accidents involving injuries and fatalities as well as enforce traffic offences.