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Superb extra dimensions added to top Skoda model

Skoda’s new Superb has seen its dimensions increased once more and presents itself with a smartly evolved look and a wide range of new technologies.

It comes with six modern, efficient powertrains including a new generation plug in hybrid currently featured only in the Superb Combi iV. This will become available for the Hatch as well at a later date.

There is a 1.5 TSI engine combined with an electric motor and provides a system output of 150 kW (204 hp), offering an electric range of up to 120 kilometres on the WLTP cycle. 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 (195 kW/265 hp and 142 kW/193 hp) come with all wheel drive as standard.

This fourth generation Superb is set to build on the success of its predecessors. It 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.

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 Combi 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.

The interior of the Superb features a free standing infotainment display measuring up to 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.

New elements include the ventilated Phone Box 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 Combi estate can hold up to 690 litres.

Prices here in Ireland for the Superb start at €48,325 for the saloon and €50,325 for the Combi.

Pictured: The new Skoda Superb.

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