The new-generation Skoda Superb has been unveiled at a world premiere at the Forum Karlín in Prague. The Superb follows the VisionC design language that was showcased at 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The wheelbase of the new Superb has been increased by 80mm and this is based on the MQB platform.
The front has a striking new grille design with sharp headlights styling. The car’s narrow pillars, the precision-cut window outline and the gently sloping roofline give the vehicle a coupe-style looks. The design of the rear resembles the Skoda styling with the C-shaped tail lamps. Then there is a brand new interior design that continues the essential design details of the exterior. This includes the emphasis on horizontal lines, which gives the already spacious interior an even more generous feel.
The space of the new Superb has once again increased in comparison to the already generous values of the previous model. With 157 mm legroom the rear space is almost stately. This is about twice as much as in the nearest competitor model. The 625-litre boot capacity is the top value in its segment, 30 litres more than in the second-generation Superb.
The Superb is the brand’s first model offering adaptive Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) including Driving Mode Select. New air-conditioning systems, including for the first time three-zone air conditioning, provide optimum temperature control and air quality. An electric sliding and tilting panoramic roof is optional. Auxiliary heating, heated seats, wireless heated windscreen and heated washer jets are available for the colder months. The rain/light sensor switches the windscreen wipers on and off automatically and automatically switches between daytime running lights and dipped beam as required.
Instead of one umbrella in the rear left door there is now one umbrella in each of the front doors. The new, electric tailgate is particularly convenient and can be complemented with an optional virtual pedal, where the customer can open the boot by waving a foot under the rear bumper. The electric tailgate and virtual pedal work in combination with the KESSY automatic locking and starting system. The new Superb comes with the latest generation of Park Assist for automatically driving in and out of parking spaces. In addition, the car features a rear-view camera for the first time. The traditional hand brake is replaced by an electric parking brake as standard.
Some 23 solutions are new in the Superb, 10 of these are completely new for the brand. The new ‘Simply Clever’ solutions include practical items such as a mechanically retractable towing device, a tablet holder in the rear, a tablet storage compartment in the front centre armrest, a USB port and 230 V socket in the rear, cup-holders that allow single-handed opening for 0.5-litre bottles and an extra high-visibility vest storage compartment in all four doors. Both front and both rear doors will each hold a 1.5-litre bottle. The interior’s versatility is increased by the option to fold down the back seats from the boot. The passenger seat can also be folded forward. New cargo fasteners secure loose objects in the boot. An ice scraper in the fuel filler flap is standard. In addition, there are new storage nets on the inside edges of the front seats, a removable LED torch in the boot and misfuel protection.