Skoda has announced prices and final specifications for its revised flagship Superb model – and the company says it is set to raise standards in the sector once more. Featuring an updated interior and a host of new technologies, the facelifted Superb is available to order now with prices ranging from £24,655.
As part of the new package, full LED Matrix headlights are available for the first time in a Skoda production model. A number of new assistance systems are also making their debut, including Predictive Cruise Control. The Superb also features updated Blind Spot Detection, which now works at a distance of up to 70m.
The Suberb’s design has been refined with a remodelled radiator grille and a chrome trim between the LED tail lights. Thanks to a new front bumper, the Superb has grown in length by 8mm to 4,869mm (Estate by 6mm to 4,862mm.) The wheelbase, width and height remain the same.
In terms of drivetrains, the revised Superb is available with two petrol and two diesel options from launch; power outputs range from 118 bhp for the 1.6 TDI. Seven-speed DSG gearboxes and four-wheel-drive are available on selected models.
Inside the updated Superb, chrome highlights, new seat covers and coloured contrasting stitching provide a fresh new look. Boot capacity is 625 litres in the hatch or 660 litres for the Estate.
The UK range will consist of six familiar trim grades; S, SE, SE Technology, SE L, SportLine Plus and Laurin & Klement. All models are fitted with LED front and rear lights as standard, along with seven airbags, a touchscreen infotainment system with DAB, voice control and SmartLink+ for smartphone connectivity.
The S model is priced from £24,655 and like every other model in the range, is available in hatchback and estate forms.
SE models start from £26,165 and adds 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, front and rear parking sensors and electrically folding door mirrors with boarding spot lighting. In terms of driver assistance, SE models come equipped with Adaptive Cruise Control, Light assistant and Driver fatigue sensor as standard.
Business customers opting for the SE Technology model benefit from leather upholstery and heated front seats, Light Assist with high beam control, Blind Spot Detection and Amundsen infotainment system with touchscreen display and integrated Wi-Fi. SE Technology models are also equipped with Drive Mode selection.
SE L models start from £30,575 and include 18-inch Zenith alloy wheels, privacy glass and rear LED lights (high functionality) with animated indicators. SE L models also feature Full Matrix LED headlights with AFS (adaptive front light system) and LED daytime running lights. Inside, SE L buyers can expect leather upholstery and heated front seats, an electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory and lumbar support and Amundsen infotainment system with touchscreen display and integrated Wi-Fi. An Electrically operated boot and colour multifunction trip computer are also standard on all SE L models.
Building on the generous spec of the SE model, all SportLine Plus variants also include 19-inch Vega alloy wheels, Rear LED lights (high functionality) with animated indicators, Exterior gloss black sports styling including front grill, side strip, window surrounds and door mirrors and rear exhaust diffuser styling elements. Inside, SportLine Plus models feature Alcantara sports seats in black with silver diamond stitching, a three-spoke leather supersport multifunctional steering wheel with silver stitching (including gear paddles for DSG models) and an electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory and lumbar support. SportLine models are also equipped with a Columbus satellite navigation with 9.2-inch touchscreen display and integrated Wi-Fi, LED interior light pack, electrically operated boot and a black headlining.
Topping the revised Superb range is the Laurin & Klement model. Priced from £35,240, the flagship model in the Superb line-up features one of the most comprehensive equipment lists in the sector. In addition to the SE L model, all Laurin & Klement models feature 18-inch Propus Aero anthracite alloy wheels, leather upholstery with perforated front ventilated seats, heated front and rear seats and LED interior light pack. Tri-zone climate control, heated windscreen and heated 3 spoke leather multifunction steering wheel ensure that occupants are comfortable at all times, while the standard-fit Virtual cockpit, Columbus satellite navigation with 9.2-inch touchscreen display and integrated Wi-Fi and CANTON sound system further enhances the luxury feel. In terms of driver assistance, the Laurin and Klement also features Dynamic chassis control (DCC), Lane assist, Virtual pedal, Park Assist and a Rear View Parking camera.
The Superb range will expand again later this year with the arrival of a 1.5 TSI petrol and 2.0 TDI diesel engines. Early next year will see the arrival of Skoda’s first ever electrified model – the Superb iV plug-in hybrid (PHEV), powered by a 1.4 TSI petrol engine that delivers 154 bhp and an 85kW electric motor. The combined maximum power output of the two power sources is 215 bhp. When the Superb iV arrives in the UK, it will have CO2 emissions below 40g/km, along with an all-electric, zero-emission range of up to 34 miles thanks its integrated 13kWh battery.