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Mladá Boleslav, 11 March 2024 – Škoda’s flagship ICE model enters a new generation: the all-new Superb Estate has seen its dimensions increased once more and presents itself with a smartly evolved look and a wide range of new technologies. Boasting a drag coefficient of cd 0.25 and a choice of six modern powertrain variants, the flagship ICE model is more efficient than ever. Outputs range from 150 PS  to265 PS. The powertrain line-up includes a plug-in-hybrid with an electric range of more than 62 milesand a 1.5 TSI with mild-hybrid technology, a first for the Superb.

Klaus Zellmer, Chairman of the Board of Škoda Auto, says: “Our customers are our priority, and we listened intently to their wishes while developing the next generation of our flagship model. The result is a product that delivers more value in terms of features, user experience, and comfort. The all-new Superb Estate not only provides additional space but also introduces new electrified powertrains. It is easier to use thanks to our new Škoda Smart Dials and a voice control system soon to be further improved through the integration of the AI chatbot ChatGPT. More extensive connectivity and new assistance systems round off this evolution to perfection.”

Exterior design: LED Matrix beam headlights and details in Unique Dark Chrome
The new Superb Estate is instantly recognisable by its distinctive, octagonal radiator grille and sharply drawn LED Matrix beam headlights featuring the new Crystallinium design element. The optional LED rear lights with animated indicators feature a Coming/Leaving Home function (standard on SE L and L&K). A special visual highlight is provided by exterior details in Unique Dark Chrome, for example a new 2D logo on the bonnet and the lettering on the tailgate. With a drag coefficient of cd 0.25 the all-new Superb Estateis the most aerodynamic Škoda estate car ever. The fine-tuning of the body design and numerous specific tweaks have helped reduce its drag coefficient by 15 per cent and added to the model’s distinguished looks.

New interior with 13-inch display, a tidy centre console and +30 litres of luggage space
The interior of the Superb Estate features a free-standing infotainment display measuring 13 inches and a tidy 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. The Škoda Smart Dials and the voice assistant Laura, soon to be complemented by ChatGPT, make light work of controlling numerous vehicle and infotainment functions, providing information that goes beyond the car’s ecosystem. New elements include 15-watt wireless fast-charging and simultaneous ventilating of a smartphone, as well as back-friendly Ergo seats with ten pneumatically controlled massage cushions. The Superb Estate also features the new range structure with Design Selections, themed option packages and individual options. The Superb is well equipped for long distances, with a luggage capacity of 690 litres – 30 litres more than its predecessor. Headroom has also increased.

Wider range of powertrains than ever before, even more advanced aerodynamics
The six modern, efficient powertrains also include a new-generation plug-in hybrid featured in the Superb Estate iV. The 1.5 TSI engine combines with an electric motor to provide a system output of 150 kW (204 PS) and now offers an electric range of more than 62 miles on the WLTP cycle. On top of that, the 1.5 TSI is also available with mild-hybrid technology – a first for the Superb. Moreover, there are also two other petrol engines as well as two diesel units on offer. Their respective top variants (265 PS and 193 PS) come with all-wheel drive as standard. The new Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC Plus) blends comfort and driving dynamics, while the second-generation LED Matrix beam headlights provide even better illumination of the road ahead.

New Superb Estate primed to continue the success story
The all-new Superb Estate, produced at the Volkswagen Group plant in the Slovak capital, Bratislava, is set to build on the success of its predecessors. Škoda first offered a Estate as part of the second modern Superb generation in 2009. In the model’s third modern generation, this body style took off: the 2016 Estate had a share of around 54 per cent of a total of around 860,000 vehicles produced. In Germany, Škoda’s largest single market worldwide, more than 90 per cent of all Superb vehicles delivered to customers were Estates. The Superb Estate has also earned its share of the numerous international awards won by the model series.

Exterior: Signature design with improved aerodynamics

  • New design elements: new octagonal Škoda grille, additional crystalline elements and Unique Dark Chrome accents
  • Aerodynamic fine-tuning: most aerodynamic Škoda Estate car ever, thanks to a drag coefficient lowered by 15 per cent to 0.25
  • More space: Superb Estate has grown by 40 millimetres in length providing even more room for passengers and luggage

Mladá Boleslav, 11 March 2024 – Škoda Auto has further refined the design of its flagship ICE model and reinterpreted signature design elements such as the Škoda grille. The all-new Superb Estate also comes with second-generation LED Matrix beam headlights featuring the brand’s hallmark crystalline elements, which also adorn the newly slimmed down LED tail lights. Body modifications such as a more steeply raked windscreen and a more streamlined roofline have improved aerodynamics by 15 per cent over the predecessor. Thanks to an increase in length by 40 millimetres the new Superb Estate is now also more spacious than ever.

Refined design and LED Matrix beam headlights with 36 individual light segments
The all-new Superb Estate now comes with a striking, new octagonal Škoda grille design. Its frame is finished in Unique Dark Chrome, just like the Škoda logo on the bonnet, the front apron’s decorative trim strips and the lettering on the tailgate. The brand’s hallmark crystalline elements also adorn Škoda’s new flagship ICE model, for example in the slimmed-down LED tail lights. In the optional top variant, these include an animated Coming/Leaving Home function (standard on SE L and L&K). The second-generation LED Matrix beam headlights (standard on SE L and L&K) deliver even more light than their predecessors with the new Crystallinium element lending them a dash of turquoise colour for a distinctive flair. Two headlamp modules arranged side by side contain a bi-LED module for full beam and dipped beam and an inner Matrix beam module with a total of 36 light segments. The static cornering light also has a crystal-like design, and underneath, a slender LED strip serves as the position light, daytime running light and indicator, creating a distinctive light signature. An all-weather light mode takes over the role of the fog lights.

The most aerodynamic Škoda estate ever with a cd of 0.25
With a drag coefficient of cd 0.25, the aerodynamic efficiency of the all-new Superb Estate has improved by 15 per cent over its predecessor, making it the most aerodynamic estate car Škoda has ever developed. Modifications include a more steeply raked windscreen, a more streamlined roofline, an elongated roof spoiler with side finlets and redesigned exterior mirrors. These are complemented by aerodynamically refined wheels and a front bumper with air curtains, optimised air intakes and separation edges on the taillight and rear bumper. An electrically operated active shutter behind the central front air intake regulates the airflow as needed to keep the engine at its ideal temperature. Another active feature is automatically adjusted front brake cooling. This takes advantage of the airflow from the radiator fan. Optimised deflectors ahead of the front wheels and upgraded underbody covers further improve the airflow under the vehicle.

Even more space and six new colours
The Superb Estate has grown by 40 millimetres in length and 5 millimetres in heightLuggage capacity has increased by 30 litres over the predecessor. Headroom in the interior has grown as well. Škoda offers a total of six metallic and two solid colours. Six of these colours are new: the solid colour Pure White and the metallic finishes Pebble Silver, Midnight Black, Cobalt Blue, Carmine Red and Ice Tea Yellow. Energy Blue and Graphite Grey metallic remain in the portfolio. The range of standard alloy wheels extends from the silver 17-inch Mintaka basic wheels to optional 19-inch wheels.

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