New Škoda Superb

Škoda Superb

Škoda’s flagship ICE model enters a new generation: the all-new Superb features increased dimensions, a smart, evolved new look and a wide range of new technologies. With a choice of six modern powertrain variants and improved aerodynamics, it is more efficient than ever. The powertrain line-up with outputs ranging from 150 PS (110 kW) to 265 PS (195 kW) includes a plug-in-hybrid with an all-electric range of up to 75 miles (120 kilometres) and a 1.5 TSI with mild-hybrid technology, a first for the Superb. With the new generation, the sleek Hatch will in due course also offer both types of hybrid technology, just like the practical Estate. The new, clean and spacious interior makes even more use of sustainable materials and comes with a particularly intuitive control concept that includes Škoda Smart Dials and ChatGPT.

The new Superb comes with a distinctive, octagonal radiator grille and sharply drawn LED Matrix beam headlights that deliver even more light than their predecessors and include the new Crystallinium design element. The LED Matrix beam headlights are available on the Superb for the first time. The optional LED rear lights with animated indicators feature a Coming/Leaving Home function (standard on L&K). Other visual highlights include exterior details in Unique Dark Chrome, for example the logo on the bonnet and the lettering on the tailgate. The sleek-bodied Hatch offers a drag coefficient of cd 0.23, one of the best in the volume segment, while the Superb Estate is the most aerodynamic Škoda estate car ever, at cd 0.25. Compared to the predecessor, the drag coefficient has been reduced by 15 per cent for both body styles.

The interior of the Superb features a free-standing infotainment display measuring 13 inches and a clean centre console, as the selector lever has moved to the steering column. A head-up display is available as an option for the first time. The Škoda Smart Dials and the voice assistant Laura, soon to be complemented by ChatGPT, make light work of controlling numerous vehicle and infotainment functions, and providing information that goes beyond the car’s ecosystem. New elements include the ventilated wireless charging for inductive 15-watt fast‑charging of a smartphone, as well as back-friendly Ergo seats with ten pneumatically controlled massage cushions. The new range structure with Design Selections offers themed option packages and individual options. With a luggage capacity of 645 litres, the boot size of the Hatch has increased by 20 litres over the predecessor. The new Superb Estate can hold up to 690 litres.

The six modern, efficient powertrains also include a new-generation plug-in hybrid currently featured only in the Superb Estate iV. This will become available for the Hatch as well at a later date. The 1.5 TSI engine is combined with an electric motor and provides a system output of 204 PS (150 kW), offering an electric range of up to 75 miles (120 kilometres) on the WLTP cycle. Moreover, the 1.5 TSI is also available with mild-hybrid technology – a first for the Superb. In addition, there are also two other petrol engines as well as two diesel units on offer. Their respective top variants (265 PS / 195 kW and 193 PS / 142 kW) come with all-wheel drive as standard. The new Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC Plus), available on the Superb for the first time, blends comfort and driving dynamics.

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