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9th July, 2014

Skoda is launching the updated Superb. The brand's larger model has new design elements, a fresh interior and improved technical features. The fuel consumption and emissions have decreased on both petrol and diesel variants.

The vehicle has a new front and rear end as well as a fresh interior.

The front end has been completely redesigned up to the A-pillars. The radiator grille, vehicle logo, front headlights and fog lights, bumper, front guards, and bonnet are new. The new Skoda logo is now placed prominently in the centre of the bonnet, which is slightly sloped downward. The Superb now has Bi-Xenon headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights and LED indicators for the first time on the Elegance model.

The rear of the vehicle has also been completely redesigned. The new rear end is clear, clean and precise; with everything in proportion.

For the first time in the Skoda Superb, three light strips make up the C-shaped rear lights that are characteristic of the brand, coming standard as LEDs. Two new cubist triangles below the boot lid are additional unmistakable elements of the new Skoda design - in the sheet metal itself in the wagon and in the shape of the rear taillights in the sedan.

Two metallic paint shades in Metal Grey or Moon White are also new choices for the Superb’s exterior. The range of wheels has also been revised: 17-inch Twister, standard on the Ambition specification, and 18-inch Trinity, standard on the Elegance version.

The Superb Sedan still features its nifty TwinDoor system. Thanks to this unique, patented solution, the boot can be opened in two different ways. Users can either just open the boot lid or the entire rear boot including the rear window. Operation has also become much easier, with a single button for each boot position in the new Superb. Up to now, changing the boot position involved pressing two buttons. This is no longer necessary.

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Lower fuel consumption and emissions

The Skoda Superb has also made further advances in the area of engines and drive systems. It is much more fuel efficient than before. There is one petrol and one diesel engine available, both offering efficiency and performance. The 1.8 litre petrol variant features the 118kW TSI engine, which produces 250Nm and has a combined fuel cycle rating of 7.2 litres per 100km. The 2 litre diesel engine is a 125kW two-litre engine which produces 350Nm and has a combined fuel cycle rating of 5.5 litres per 100km and also features Start-Stop technology. Both engines are paired with a DSG transmission as standard – a seven speed DSG features with the petrol engine, and a six-speed for the diesel.

New: the next-generation Automatic Parking Assist
The Skoda Superb’s comfort features have been expanded. The sedan and the wagon now feature the most recent version of the Automatic Parking Assist as standard in the Elegance specification. In addition to entering and exiting parking spots parallel to the traffic lane, it now supports entering parking spots backwards perpendicular to the traffic lane.

The Superb Wagon has a large electrically operated panoramic tilt/slide sunroof with integrated rolling mesh shade. The Climatronic dual-zone air conditioning system standard in Ambition and Elegance specification provides comfortable temperatures within the vehicle. The Elegance specification also features seats which are heated in the front and rear with the standard leather seat trim, as well electronically control functionality for both front seats and a memory function for the driver’s seat.

For contemporary infotainment and navigation the Ambition specification receives the Bolero radio with 6.5-inch display, MP3 player including Bluetooth® audio and streaming, USB, AUX, CD player, SD card slot and eight speakers. The Elegance specification receives the Columbus satellite navigation unit with 6.5-inch display, a 30GB hard drive, integrated audio including Bluetooth® audio and streaming, USB, AUX, SD card slot and a 10-speaker premium sound system.

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The Skoda Superb’s gigantic capacity

The new edition of the Skoda Superb confirms the vehicle’s outstanding capacity. The sedan and wagon feature the largest luggage compartment in their class and the most knee room for passengers in the rear seats. No other vehicle in this class offers as much space to its rear seat passengers as the Skoda Superb. The vehicle features 157 millimetres of rear knee room.

The Superb’s luggage compartment is impressive. The basic volume of the sedan is 565 litres, and the wagon is 603 litres. The compartment can be extended to 1,670 and 1,835 litres, respectively, by folding the rear seats.

“Simply Clever”
The redesigned Superb stands out with practical solutions. In addition to an umbrella compartment in the left rear door, there are numerous storage options in both the front and rear of the vehicle: the storage compartment in the centre console, storage compartments in the doors, under the passenger seat, the roomy glove box, the practical compartment for glasses or even the storage compartment in the folding armrest in the rear seats.

This also holds true for the luggage compartment. It is not only spacious, but also has practical features such as bag hooks and lashing points. The Wagon features a removable LED flashlight which automatically recharges when the engine is running. The Wagon’s boot opening can be opened electrically and, depending on the setting, the rolling cover for the luggage compartment, featured solely in the Elegance specification, automatically reverts to the centre position.

Best possible five-star safety rating

The Skoda Superb received the top rating of five stars in the Euro NCAP crash test (2009). In Australia, the Superb Sedan and Wagon are available with standard ESP, ABS and Brake Assistant. The innovative front headlight system on the ‘Elegance’ model, includes standard Bi-Xenon headlights with Adaptive Front Light System (AFS), providing the best possible visual conditions when driving in the dark. AFS guarantees optimum illumination of the road and surroundings in various driving situations.

In the event of an accident, the passengers are protected by nine airbags as well as three-point safety belts and height-adjustable head restraints.

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Skoda Superb Pricing*

Superb Ambition (petrol) $31,990*
Superb Elegance (petrol) $39,990*
Superb Elegance (diesel) $44,990*

Superb Wagon premium $1,700*


* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.



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