Mladá Boleslav, 17 February 2015: Spectacular world premiere for the best ŠKODA ever: in Forum Karlín in Prague, the new ŠKODA Superb rolled into the spotlight for the first time today. The new ŠKODA Superb has revolutionised the design of the brand. Generous dimensions, innovative assistance systems for safety, the environment and comfort, powerful EU6 engines and ŠKODA-typical ‘Simply Clever’ features have moved the brand’s flagship to the upper end of the automotive mid-class segment. In brief: the new Superb is the best ŠKODA ever and the highlight of the company’s largest-ever model campaign.
ŠKODA CEO Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland said during the new ŠKODA Superb’s first appearance: “This car marks the beginning of a new era for ŠKODA. In recent years, we have renewed and expanded our model range. The new ŠKODA Superb demonstrates our aspirations in the automotive mid-class segment. In terms of creativity and technology, it reaches a new level of performance, shows ŠKODA’s reclaimed position and leads the way into the future of the brand. This fantastic car will attract new private and business customers to ŠKODA,” said Vahland.
The world premiere of the new ŠKODA Superb took place in Forum Karlín in Prague, in front of 800 senior guests – ŠKODA welcomed international media representatives as well as guests from the group, the company, politics, business and society. The new ŠKODA Superb was the ‘star’ of the evening. Its first appearance was accompanied by the world premiere of the ‘Superb Symphony’ with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Other highlights: the performances of soul legend Chaka Khan and singer Aura Dione.
ŠKODA intends to continue the success story of the brand’s top model range with the third-generation Superb. To date, the car manufacturer has delivered more than 700,000 first- and second-generation Superbs to customers.
The new ŠKODA Superb’s new engines offer up to 30 per cent lower fuel consumption values and emissions. The ŠKODA Superb GreenLine consumes just 32.45 kmpl (3.7 l/100 km) and emits 95 g CO2 per km. The vehicle is up to 75 kg lighter and the aerodynamics have been improved. The combination of up to 20 per cent more power, reduced air resistance and a reduction in weight also result in remarkable driving dynamics.
The new ŠKODA Superb comes with direct-injection turbocharged engines based on MQB technology (five TSI petrol, three TDI common-rail diesel). All powertrains comply with EU6 standards and have Stop-Start technology and brake energy recovery as standard. The petrol engines have a power output of between 92 kW (125 HP) and 206 kW (280 HP), the diesel engines between 88 kW (120 HP) and 140 kW (190 HP). Except for the entry-level petrol version, all engines are available with modern dual-clutch transmission. Four engines are available with all-wheel drive based on the Haldex 5 clutch.