The third generation of the sedan comes with a new 1.8 litre petrol and 2 litre diesel engine.

"The new Superb is the flagship of Skoda's model range, and demonstrates the brand's expertise in design and engineering," Skoda Auto Member of the Board, Sales and Marketing Werner Eichhorn said in a statement.

The third-generation Superb is more powerful than ever and yet it is up to 30 percent more economical, thanks to new and efficient engines and improved aerodynamics, the company said.

The petrol variants of the car are priced at Rs 22.68 lakh, Rs 23.91 lakh and Rs 26.89 lakh while the diesel trims are priced at Rs 26.39 lakh and Rs 29.36 lakh (all prices ex-showroom Mumbai).

"We are delighted to introduce the new Superb as it continues the success story of the brand’s top model range in India. This product demonstrates our aspirations in the automotive industry by offering a superlative ownership experience and a great value proposition for our customers," Skoda Auto India CMD Sudhir Rao said.

In terms of technology and safety standards, the model raises the benchmark and leads the way into the future for the brand in this market, he added.

Besides Superb, the company also sells Octavia, Yeti and Rapid models in the country.