The all-new Škoda Superb: More space, more comfort, more efficiency and more safety

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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.

Klaus Zellmer, Chairman of the Board of Škoda Auto, says: “Our customers are our priority, and we listened intently to their wishes while developing the next generation of our flagship ICE model. The result is a product that delivers more value in terms of features, user experience, and comfort. The all-new Superb not only provides additional space but also introduces new electrified powertrains. It is easier to use thanks to our new Škoda Smart Dials and a voice control system soon to be further improved through the integration of the AI chatbot ChatGPT. More extensive connectivity and new assistance systems round off this evolution to perfection.”

Exterior design with LED Matrix beam headlights, new Modern Solid design elements and improved aerodynamics
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.

New interior: 13-inch display, a clean centre console and more luggage space
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.

Wider range of powertrains than ever before, further enhanced comfort and safety
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.

Heritage: new Superb primed to add a new chapter to the success story
The all-new Superb is produced at the Volkswagen Group plant in the Slovak capital, Bratislava. This move is part of the Beta+ project, aimed at leveraging synergies in the production network and further boosting efficiency within the Brand Group Core. The fourth-generation Superb is set to build on the success of its predecessors. Škoda offered the first modern model generation in 2001. In the third modern generation, the estate body style took off. The biggest markets for the third-generation Superb Hatch in the period 2015 – 04/2023 were Turkey, the Czech Republic and Poland. Since 2001 more than 1,600,000 Superb models have been delivered to customers.

Refined design and LED Matrix beam headlights with 36 individual light segments
The Superb’s new octagonal grille frame is finished in Unique Dark Chrome, just like the Škoda logo on the bonnet, the front apron’s decorative trim strips and the lettering on the tailgate. The slimmed-down LED taillights include an animated Coming/Leaving Home function in the optional top variant (standard on L&K). The second-generation LED Matrix beam headlights (standard on L&K) deliver even more light than their predecessors while the new Crystallinium element lends them a dash of turquoise colour. Two headlamp modules arranged side by side contain a bi-LED module for full beam and dipped beam and an inner Matrix beam module with a total of 36 light segments. The static cornering light also has a crystal-like design, and underneath, a slender LED strip serves as the position light, daytime running light and indicator, creating a distinctive light signature. An all-weather light mode takes over the role of the fog lights.

The most aerodynamic Superb ever
With a drag coefficient of cd 0.23 for the Superb Hatch, aerodynamic efficiency has improved by 15 per cent over the predecessor model. The cd value is one of the very best in the volume segment, making this the most aerodynamic Škoda saloon to date. The Superb Estate has a cd of 0.25, also the best ever for a Škoda estate. Modifications include a more steeply raked windscreen, a more streamlined roofline and an optimised tailgate. Redesigned exterior mirrors are complemented by aerodynamically refined wheels, air curtains in the front bumper and optimised air intakes. An electrically operated active shutter behind the central front air intake regulates the airflow as needed to keep the engine at its ideal temperature. The automatically adjusted front brake cooling takes advantage of the airflow from the radiator fan. Optimised deflectors ahead of the front wheels and upgraded underbody covers further improve the airflow under the car.

Even more space and six new colours
The Superb Hatch has grown by 43 mm in length, while the Superb Estate is now 40 mm longer. Luggage capacity has increased by 20 litres over the predecessor in the Hatch and 30 litres in the Estate version. Headroom in the interior has grown as well. Škoda offers a total of six metallic and two solid colours. Six of these colours are new: the solid colour Pure White and the metallic finishes Pebble Silver, Midnight Black, Cobalt Blue, Carmine Red and Ice Tea Yellow. Energy Blue and Graphite Grey metallic remain in the portfolio. The range of standard alloy wheels extends from the 17-inch Mintaka silver alloy wheels to optional 19-inch wheels.

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