Flagship model has facelift
Skoda has revealed prices and specification for the new Skoda Superb, the flagship model has undergone a comprehensive facelift and both the hatchback and the estate offer a new fresh and attractive design. Prices start at £18,555 for the 1.4-litre TSI 125PS S hatch. The top-of-the-range Laurin & Klement Estate model costs £32,455 (OTR) when paired with the 2.0 TDI CR 170PS DFP engine, 4x4 and 6spd Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG). The diesel versions start from £19,760 (OTR). The premium for the Estate over its hatch sibling is £1,125. It is a major facelift; the Superb has a completely new front and rear and looks much more distinctive. It has a new grille, car logo, head and fog lights, bumpers, front wings and a bonnet. Bringing it right up to date are the new bi-xenon headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights. The rear of the Superb Hatch and Estate focuses on clear, tidy and precise lines. The rear light graphic has been reinterpreted to further emphasise the brand’s typical C-shape. This will be the first time in the Superb that LED stripes create this shape, and are fitted as standard on all models. Two triangular elements on the Hatch are another unmistakable feature of the new Skoda design
Six advanced engine options for Skoda SuperbThere are also six advanced engine options; three petrol and three diesels. Power outputs range from 105PS (1.6 TDI CR) to 260PS for the 3.6 V6 model. The engines are up to 19% more economical than the previous generation units, and a fuel-efficient GreenLine version offers emissions of only 109g/km. Alasdair Stewart, Brand Director for ŠKODA UK, commented: “The Superb continues ŠKODA’s tradition of offering a huge amount of space, engineering excellence and great value for money. Since its launch 12 years ago, the Superb has been lauded for its versatility, comfort and equipment. This comprehensive facelift builds on these and we are confident that the excellent improvements to fuel consumption and CO2 will appeal to both fleet and private customers.” The new Superb offers superior comfort features such as an electric sunroof with integrated solar cells in the Hatch; the electric panoramic sunroof in the Estate; the automatic lock and start system; KESSY (keyless entry); air conditioning and four modern audio and navigations systems: up to the top navigation system, Columbus, with a 6.5” colour touch screen and integrated 30GB hard drive.
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