Skoda Superb, which received a new diesel powerplant in the form of a 1.6-litre TDI CR engine, was recently launched in the UK and European markets replacing the 1.9-litre TDI PD variant. And now, with the new Skoda doing its test rounds near Pune, we are hoping the Indian launch is not too far away. The new Skoda Superb 1.6 TDI will churn out 105 bhp of max power and 250 Nm of max torque between 1500 and 2500 rpm which should be enough to pull the car in spite of the lesser displacement of the engine. It will come with a five speed gear box, improved fuel efficiency of 20 kms to a litre, while emitting 130 grams of CO2 per Km. Do these figures sound familiar to you? Yes, this 1.6-litre 105hp diesel powerplant is the same mill that VW is currently importing for the Vento sedan. The engine meets the Euro V emission standards, thus making it the most frugal and eco- friendly diesel unit in the Superb range. The Skoda Superb 1.6 TDI CR, is expected to launch in India by December 2010- January 2011 and the price tag is believed to be around the Rs. 18 lakhs mark. This engine will make for the cheapest variant in the Superb line-up and has the potential of being a hot favorite amongst fleet operators.