2020 Auto Expo: New Skoda Superb Unveiled, Here Are The Best Tyres
Published On 26-May-2021
Along with the new engine & more modern equipment will the wheels get any revival?
Czech carmaker has finally revealed its awaited new Skoda Superb saloon at the Auto Expo 2020. Stated as the ideal amalgamation of sheer luxury and space, the flagship model received a little change in the face with full LED matrix headlamps and LED fog lamps. At the rear, full LED tail lamps can be seen tucked with dynamic indicators. Expected to hit showrooms around May 2020, the facelifted Superb also acquire new set of gadgetries and safety equipment. Currently, powered by petrol (1.8L) and diesel (2.0L) engines, the updated version will be only offered with a 7-speed DSG.
Skoda Superb presently stands on 215/55 R 17 tyres with standard alloy wheel setup across its line-up. Nearly no changes are done in terms of rim size. However, a new alloy wheel design may be put in place. The two trims offered are Style and Laurin & Klement (L&K). Style trim gets 5-spoke, 17-inch Helios alloys, while the more premium L&K is installed with 10-spoke, 17-inch Stratos alloys.
So let’s know what are the best tyre choices available in rim size of 215/55 R 17 for Superb.
Apollo Aspire 4G
Price: Rs 9718 (approximately)
An excellent offering in the luxury tyre segment by Apollo, it vouches for advanced safety and handling at high speeds, courtesy, unique tread design with broad outer shoulder. Use of high silica content in the tread ensures superior handling and better traction along with effortless vehicle control under wet and dry conditions. Brilliant steering precision, acoustic comfort and high silence level are ascertained by the innovative pattern. Aspire 4G is backed by segment-best 5-year warranty.
Yokohama BluEarth AE50
Price: Rs 10047 (approximately)
A highly balanced tyre from Yokohama, AE-50 comes with special compound for top-notch manoeuvrability in city and highway conditions. Use of double silica content makes for low rolling (high fuel savings) and exceptional wet grip to the surface, while blend polymer provides wear resistance. Standard pitch variation ensures quiet ride quality, and asymmetric tread design with shoulder grooves maintains stability during high-speed cornering.
Bridgestone Turanza T001
Price: Rs 11002 (approximately)
Focussed towards superior straight road touring pleasure, Turanza T001 has been an OE tyre for many luxury vehicles globally. It features modern tread pattern with noise reduction technology for optimum comfort to the passenger. Nano Pro-Tech tread compound provides longevity and high-quality grip. High-angle blocks call for excellent braking under wet/dry setups. It offers exceptional stability and unruffled performance during spirited drives.
Michelin Primacy 4ST
Price: Rs 12412 (approximately)
Best-in-class tyre for comfortable and safe everyday driving credits to the use of special rubber compound and tread design. It offers exceptional braking on rainy days and ensures controlled sudden stoppage. Tread pattern cuts out the noise and lets the occupants enjoy tranquil ride. It’s claimed to be the most noise-free and comfortable tyre against premium tyre brands in India. Tagged as ‘Safe when new, Safe when worn’ the tyre is high on tread life.
Pirelli P7 CINT
Price: Rs 12413 (approximately)
The high-performance summer touring tyre from Pirelli, CINT P7 is the first 'Green Performance' tyre by the Italian tyre giant. Developed using the latest polymers, silica and other materials, it's endowed with optimized tread pattern with dedicated pitch sequence for relaxed drives. Its four wide circumferential grooves allow brilliant safety and control under wet during hydroplaning circumstances. Greater steering precision and high-speed cornering control is offered by compact central blocks and reinforced carcass design.