Skoda Superb Released
The new Skoda Superb will appear|
in local showrooms during early July.
26th June, 2009
Although new to Australia, the Skoda Superb has a long
history – there has been a Superb in the Skoda line-up at one stage or another, since the 1930s.
It is not only the most luxurious car Skoda has ever built, it is one that sets new standards for
quality, practicality, design and value.
Sitting at the top of the Skoda product range, it demonstrates that through bold design and
engineering innovation, Skoda has provided one of the most desirable cars in its segment.
Its arrival completes a model range where each line now has distinct Skoda design DNA rather than
styling cues borrowed from elsewhere.
The new Skoda Superb offers technology, craftsmanship, elegance and style. Clever features such as
the TwinDoor, which turns the car from a sedan to a liftback at the touch of a button, lifts (so to
speak) the Superb to even greater heights.
Although the design has retained the traditional sedan concept, the new Superb now has a tailgate
which places practically no limits on what can be transported. The unique, patented TwinDoor variable
boot opening, designed by engineers at Skoda, offers a practical, functional and well thought out
solution to storage woes. Depending on what is required, either the boot lid alone can be opened when
smaller items are to be stored or by operating two small buttons on the edge of the boot lid to
activate an electro-mechanical release, the Superb driver can lift the entire boot lid together with
the rear window.
The rear aperture is then almost doubled in size allowing bulkier items to be loaded. When the rear
seat backs are in an upright position, the boot will accommodate 565 litres of luggage and if they
are folded forward, the volume increases to an amazing 1,670 litres. The new Skoda Superb is 4,838
millimetres long, 1,817 millimetres wide and 1,462 millimetres high.
The new Superb offers a range of engines to fulfil the needs of various drivers with two petrol
variants and one diesel engine available in Australia. All of the engines operate with direct fuel
injection and excel as a result of their low fuel consumption and CO2 emission values.
The 1.8 TSI with 118 kW of power, recently introduced to the new Octavia range, will be a popular
choice. It provides peak torque of 250 Nm in the range from 1,500 rpm to 4,500 rpm and propels the
front-wheel drive Superb to a top speed of 220 km/h. The 1.8 TSI is matched to the latest 7-speed
DSG (Direct Shift Gearbox) transmission, which delivers exceptionally smooth shifting and utilises
the full potential of the engine’s torque. Acceleration is quick, needing only 8.5 seconds from 0 to
The other petrol choice is in the new Superb 4x4 - a 3.6-litre V6 FSI with 191 kW of power and a
maximum torque of 350 Nm between 2,500 rpm and 5,000 rpm. This engine powers the car from 0 to 100
km/h in only 6.5 seconds and provides a top speed of 250 km/h. The 3.6-litre V6 is supplied with
the well known 6-speed DSG unit and the immense engine power is translated smoothly into driving
power through a permanent four-wheel drive system. Torque distribution is designed to be variable
and a fourth-generation Haldex clutch monitors this electronically so during normal driving traction
conditions, 100% of the power goes to the front axle and when needed, all 350 Nm of torque can be
sent to the rear wheels.
The 2.0 TDI diesel works with common-rail direct injection delivering outstanding performance with
remarkable fuel economy. It provides 125 kW and a maximum torque of 350 Nm between 1,750 rpm and 2,500 rpm.
The potential of this engine range is evident in the high level of driving performance. Top speed is 220
km/h with acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.8 seconds. This powerful diesel engine is coupled with a
6-speed DSG which delivers a combined fuel consumption figure of just 6.9 litres per 100 kilometres.
Skoda Superb Pricing
Superb Ambition 1.8 TSI 118kW DSG - $42,990*
Superb Ambition 2.0 TDI 125kW DSG - $45,990*
Superb Elegance 1.8 TSI 118kW DSG - $45,990*
Superb Elegance 2.0 TDI 125kW DSG - $48,990*
Superb Elegance 4x4 V6 3.6 FSI 191kW DSG - $56,990*
* Prices are manufacturer list prices only, for the drive-away price of the Skoda Superb kindly consult a