Skoda Superb 2019: Pricing and specs revealed
With a fresh design, updated interior and more technology, pricing and specs of the facelifted Skoda Superb have been revealed.
Ranging from £24,655 up to £40,695, six trims will be available – S, SE, SE Technology, SE L, SportLine Plus and Laurin & Klement – with six engine options. All models are available in hatchback and estate forms.
On the outside, there’s a new set of LED headlights, and the front grille has been redesigned around a sleeker bumper. The rear lights have also changed, while a range of chrome trim is also more visible – along with large ‘SUPERB’ lettering across the boot lid.
The redesigned front bumper means the car’s length has increased by 8mm to 4,869mm and by 6mm to 4,862mm for estate models.
On the inside, you’ll find a range of new interior trims available, while the infotainment system has been updated to bring it in line with the latest VW Group products. This means a 10.25in digital driver display can be specified to replace the traditional analogue dials.
The infotainment screen itself is 8in, with all models featuring Amundsen satnav. An optional Columbus system with a 9.2in display is also on offer. They feature a built-in eSIM and are always online thanks to an included data allowance. Real-time traffic information and online support allow route suggestions to be calculated more quickly and accurately.
The boot now offers 625 litres of space in the saloon and 660 litres in the estate, making the Superb one of the best cars in its class for luggage capacity.
The S model is priced from £24,655 and is 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.
SE starts from £26,165 and adds to the above with 17in alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, as well as driver assistance features such as front and rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, and driver fatigue sensor. Opting for SE Technology also adds heated leather seats, blind spot detection, and enhanced touchscreen infotainment with integrated WiFi.
Further up the range, SE L models are priced from £30,575 and include 18-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass, animated indicators and front and rear LED lights. Inside, heated leather seats are electrically adjustable and offer memory and lumbar support. An electrically operated boot and multifunction trip computer are also standard.
SportLine Plus (£34,295) builds on the generous spec of the SE to include 19in alloy wheels and black sports styling details, along with Alcantara upholstery and a three-spoke sports steering wheel.
The range-topping Laurin & Klement trim (£35,240) features all of the kit from SE L, and adds 18in alloy wheels, ventilated front seats, heated front and rear seats, LED interior lighting, three-zone climate control, an upgraded navigation system and a Canton sound system, along with Skoda's Dynamic chassis control system.
The revised Superb is available with two petrol and two diesel options from launch, ranging from 118hp for the 1.6 TDI to 270hp for the range-topping 2.0 TSI. Seven-speed DSG gearboxes and four-wheel-drive are available on selected models.
Perhaps the big news is that early next year will see the arrival of Skoda’s first ever electrified model. The Superb iV plug-in hybrid will pair a 1.4-litre petrol engine with a 13kWh battery giving 215hp.
The all-electric range stands at 34 miles, while Skoda says it will emit less than 40g/km of CO2. Exact economy figures are to be confirmed, although it will be capable of up to 528 miles with a full tank of fuel and a fully charged battery.
The model offers three modes: Sport, E-mode and Hybrid. The latter is used under normal driving conditions, with the E-mode designed for electric-only power, while the Sport mode combines the petrol engine and electric motor to deliver full power.
The boot space will shrink slightly to 485 litres and 510 litres in the estate due to the placement of the battery packs.