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    Skoda Superb Variants Comparison: Sportline vs L&K - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    by Lakshya Khanna Dates: 12 Jun 2020

    Which Superb variant is better: Sportline or L&K? We compare prices and features to find out which variant offers better value for money.

     


    Skoda Superb Variants Comparison: Sportline vs L&K

    The Skoda Superb was recently launched in two variants - Sportline and L&K (Laurin & Klement). Both the variants can be had in just one powertrain -- petrol-automatic. The petrol engine is a 2.0-litre unit producing a maximum power of 190PS, and it’s paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. 

    Superb Sportline vs L&K | Price Comparison - Which One Is Cheaper?

    Before getting into what each of the variant offers in terms of equipment, here’s a comparison of their prices:

    SUPERB SPORTLINE vs L&K | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL AUTOMATIC

    Sportline

    Difference

    L&K

    ₹29,99,000

    ₹3,00,000

    ₹32,99,000

     

    The Skoda Superb Sportline is the entry-level variant of the Superb in India, and it is priced at Rs. 29.99 lakh. The Superb L&K is the most feature-rich model of the premium sedan in our market and is priced at Rs. 32.99 lakh (ex-showroom). 

    Superb Sportline vs L&K | Exterior Feature Difference

    While both the variants of the Superb measure the same, there are exterior changes in Sportline variants that gives it a distinguish identity from L&K variant  These are:

    SUPERB SPORTLINE VS L&K

    EXTERIOR FEATURE COMPARISON

    Sportline

    L&K

    R17 Alloy wheels

    Stratos Anthracite

    R17 Alloy wheels 

    Cassiopeia dual tone

     

    Body Colour - Bumpers and door handles.

    Body Colour - Bumpers, external mirrors housing, door handles

    Glossy black elements: external mirrors, front grill, side window frames, side doors inserts and 5th door highlight

    Chrome Elements/trims : front grill, lower air dam in front bumper, side window frames, side doors inserts and highlights on 5th door highlight

    'Sportline' badge on front fenders

    'Laurin & Klement' inscription on front fenders

    Black rear decklid spoiler

     

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    Both the cars are available with 17-inch alloy wheels, but while Sportline comes with Stratos Anthracite, L&K comes with Cassiopeia dual tone design.

    Both the variants are available with 17-inch alloy wheels, but while Sportline comes with Stratos Anthracite, L&K comes with Cassiopeia dual tone design.

    L&K gets body coloured bumpers, door handles and ORVMS along with chrome elements and trims on front grill, lower air dam in front bumper, side window frames, side door inserts and highlights on 5th door highlight. On the other hand, in the Sportline, you will only get bumpers and door handles in body colour and all other items such as external mirrors, front grill, side window frames, side doors inserts and 5th door highlight will be in glossy black finish. On the front fenders, you will find the “Laurin & Klement” badge on the L&K variant and  “Sportline” badge on the Sportline variant. Also there is a rear decklid spoiler with Sportline variant in black.

    Superb Sportline vs L&K | Interior Feature Difference

    Along with exterior, there are interior changes in Sportline variant as well that gives it a sporty identity to differentiate itself from the L&K variants.

    SUPERB SPORTLINE VS L&K

    INTERIOR FEATURE COMPARISON

    Sportline

    L&K

    Black Alcantara® upholstery

    Stone Beige or Coffee Brown upholstery

    Sport seats with integrated headrests

    Height adjustable headrest at front

    Leather wrapped SuperSport steering wheel

    Leather wrapped steering wheel

    Carbon décor with LED ambient lighting

    Piano Black décor with ambient lighting and 'Laurin & Klement' inscription and chrome highlights

    Chrome interior door handles

    Chrome interior door handles with chrome surround

    Warning reflector on front and rear doors

    Warning indicator lights on front and rear doors

     -

    Power Nap Package for rear seat outer headrests

     -

    Stylish armrest stitching

     -

    Wet case in both front doors with ŠKODA umbrella (2 units)

     -

    Front doors ŠKODA welcome logo projection

     -

    Textile floor mats with Lounge Step

     -

    Door-pocket lighting

     -

    Storage pockets on backrests of front seats

     -

    Cargo elements

     

    Both variants get leather upholstery, but while the Sportline variant comes with black seats, there is an option to choose between beige or brown for the L&K variant. In Sportline, the overall interior feel is youthful with sporty front seats with integrated headrest, flat bottom steering wheel and dark interiors with LED ambient lighting. In comparison, L&K comes with a sophisticated feel with Piano Black décor with ambient lighting and 'Laurin & Klement' inscription and chrome highlights. 

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    There are some additional exclusive features in L&K which makes it more elegant, such as Front doors ŠKODA welcome logo projection, Power Nap Package for rear seats and Stylish armrest stitching. There are few practical and functional features like front doors with umbrella, Door-pocket lighting, Storage pockets on backrests of front seats and Cargo elements. These features are not available in the Sportline variant.

    Superb Sportline vs L&K | Tech Feature Difference

    Now that we have compared exterior and interior features that gives Sportline a sporty and L&K an elegant character, let's look into what equipment does one variant get over the other. Here is the comparison table of top features on offer on the Superb variants:

    SUPERB SPORTLINE VS L&K

    TECH FEATURE COMPARISON

    Sportline

    L&K

    8 speakers

    Canton Sound System - 11 Speakers, 1 Subwoofer (610 W)

    Virtual Cockpit

    Colour MaxiDOT Board computer - with Audio / Telephone / Vehicle / Driving Data / Navigation function

    Front passenger seat with programmable memory functions

    Boss Button (electrical adjustment of front passenger seat from rear)

     -

    Ventilated front seats (passenger and driver) with cooling and heating function

     -

    Drive Mode Select

     -

    Virtual boot lid release pedal

     -

    iBuzz Fatigue Alert

     -

    TPM (Tyre Pressure Monitoring)

     

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    The Superb L&K comes with a premium sound system by Canton with 11 speakers and 1 subwoofer. For Sportline variant, to enhance the sporty quotient, Skoda is offering Virtual cockpit as against coloured multi-information display available in L&K variant. Both Sportline and L&K variants come equipped with electrically adjustable front seats with memory function but in L&K variant, there is a switch for the rear passenger to electrically adjust the front passenger seat. 

    Other than these, there are few features that are exclusive to L&K variant, such as Ventilated front seats, Drive Mode Select and Virtual boot lid release pedal. In addition, It also gets 2 safety features over Sportline, such as iBuzz Fatigue Alert and Tyre Pressure Monitoring system. 

    Superb Sportline vs L&K | Colour Options

    Skoda offers Superb L&K in 5 monotone colours ; grey, white, brown, black and blue. On the other hand, Superb Sportline is currently being offered in only 3 colours; white, grey and sporty blue.

    Should you buy Superb Sportline or L&K?

    Price difference between Superb Sportline and L&K is Rs 3.00 lakh, L&K model being the more expensive one. If we factor in the extra features on offer on the L&K over Sportline, it is hard to justify its incremental value. So, we’d suggest you go for the Sport variant . For the extra features that you get in the L&K variant, it would be advisable to opt for it if the difference between the two -- Sportline & L&K -- is under Rs 1,50,000, at max.

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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Lakshya loves to talk about cars and, therefore, he’s mostly in the front of the camera doing the talking. He’s usually blunt in his opinion -- good or bad, and backs it up with logic. Lakshya is a senior member of V3Cars’ editorial team. 

    Twitter handle: @lakshya_khanna



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