Clearly one of the exceptional cars in brand’s the range, the new version of the ŠKODA Superb will make its Irish debut on the July 15, with prices for the diesel models starting from €27,795.
This flagship of the brand is, according to ŠKODA, the best ŠKODA of all time with its huge personality, cavernous space and classic design it has the most room of any vehicle in its segment, and comes with MQB technology from the Volkswagen Group.
The previous version was a favourite among Irish buyers with over 1,150 sold in Ireland last year. The new vehicle differentiates itself from the previous version with a new smart appearance but still maintaining its giant proportions and functionality with best-in-class legroom and luggage space.
The new car is 28mm longer and has an 80mm longer wheelbase than the model that it replaces allowing them to increase the already impressive luggage capacity to 625-litres in the saloon model. The new Combi model will arrive in September 2015.
For the first time in a ŠKODA, the vehicle features Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC), including drive profile selection. Alongside this there is a brand new air-conditioning system, including three-zone climate control.
An electronic sliding and raising panoramic roof is also available, along with auxiliary heating, heated seats, wirelessly heated windscreen and the electronic boot that can also be opened with a virtual pedal.
The Superb is easier to manoeuvre thanks to the new parking assistant, the park distance control and the new rear camera. While the original Superb back in 2001 was famed for the storage compartment with umbrella, the new Superb now comes with two umbrellas with new compartments neatly tucked away in the front doors.
The Superb enjoys some of the most advanced infotainment technology of any brand with Ambition and Style models all functioning with Apple Car Play, Mirror Link and Smart Link via large new colour touch screen interfaces.
Five new petrol and three TDI common rail, Euro 6 diesel engines have been added. The volume seller in Ireland is expected to be the 1.6 TDI 120bhp that boasts 14% more power and 13% improved fuel economy when compared with the outgoing unit.
John Donegan, Brand Director of ŠKODA said: “The car is exceptional in every way and really needs to be test-driven to be appreciated. We are already receiving queries from prospective fleet buyers for this vehicle which we are working hard to fulfil for July.”