2024 Skoda Superb: our premiere in Prague

We’ve been at the world premiere of the new Skoda Superb, the latest generation of the Czech flagship vehicle, is set to arrive both in the Sedan and Combi  (Station Wagon) variant with pre-orders probably starting in January-February and anticipated availability in dealerships within the first six months of 2024.

This new release comes with significant updates aimed at capturing the Scandinavian market, thanks to a new Plug-in Hybrid engine that makes Superb a very interesting flagship car.

Skoda Superb is Enyaq-inspired

The new Skoda Superb has undergone notable changes compared to its predecessors, drawing inspiration from the Modern Solid design language that has already influenced several new models within the brand, notably the Enyaq.

Skoda Superb
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The sleek design improvements enhance the car’s aerodynamics, even in its station wagon version. Notable features include a more sloping windshield, an aggressive front end with a prominent vertical grille, and distinctive side fins on the rear windshield, just below the spoiler. Additionally, the roofline has been tapered.

Skoda Superb
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Skoda has optimized several details, including redesigned external mirrors, front pillars with rain deflectors, and aerodynamically enhanced wheels and tires. As a result, the wagon’s aerodynamics have improved by 15%, achieving a coefficient of drag (Cd) of 0.25, closely approaching that of the sedan has a cx of 0.23.

Skoda Superb
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In terms of technology, the vehicle offers optional second-generation LED matrix headlights, which come as standard in the L&K version. These headlights, produced by BiLED, contain 36 individual matrix segments, providing 40% more light compared to the previous generation. The Crystallinum element accentuates the contours of the headlights, adding to their visual appeal. The overall aesthetic is further enhanced by the Unique Dark Chrome finishes available in certain trims.

Impressive Cargo Capacity

The Combi version of the Superb offers exceptional cargo capacity, with the ability to expand to 1920 liters with the rear seats folded down.

Skoda Superb
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Intelligent solutions, such as various elastic nets, help secure various types of objects.

Skoda Superb
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Even the minimum cargo capacity of 645 (Sedan) 690 (Combi) liters is outstanding, offering 30 liters more than the previous version, thanks to the car’s extended length of 4,902 meters.

Space and Sustainability inside the new Skoda Superb

The increased length of 40 mm primarily benefits the car’s luggage space, but the wheelbase remains substantial at 2.84 meters. This ensures ample interior space, combined with a linear design and more intuitive controls.

Skoda Superb
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The center console is more organized and intelligent, with the gear lever now located directly on the steering column for added convenience and increased storage space in the Jumbo Box, which has now grown to 5.5 liters.

Skoda Superb
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Comfort and intuitiveness are further enhanced by the Skoda Smart Dial solution. There are three dials in total, combining tactile and digital elements located between the infotainment display (ranging from 10 to 13 inches) and the central console.

Skoda Superb
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These controls can be operated by rotating and pressing, with each featuring a colorful digital display with a 32-millimeter diameter. These dials allow for quick access to various vehicle functions and come with an exclusive Unique Dark Chrome finish.

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The Smart Dials are customizable and can control up to four of the following functions:

  • Infotainment volume.
  • Fan speed.
  • Airflow direction.
  • Smart air conditioning.
  • Drive mode.
  • Map zoom.

The central dial can also be configured via the corresponding menu in the updated infotainment system.

Users can choose from seven Design Selections with coordinated colors and materials. The base Essence features the Selection Studio with black and gray fabrics, while higher trims offer options such as black cognac, synthetic suede, and 100% recycled leather. Notably, the cognac material is tanned using waste from olive processing.

Plug-In Hybrid with Impressive Range

The most significant update in terms of engines is the introduction of the Mild Hybrid petrol engine, a novelty for the Superb, with power ranging from 150 to 265 horsepower, making it the most powerful Superb variant available.

Skoda Superb
Image: Robin Mørensson for NordiskBil

The flagship model is the plug-in hybrid, based on the 1.5 TSI engine delivering 150 horsepower, with a total power output of 204 horsepower and an electric range of over 100 kilometers. This model also features fast charging capabilities, with the ability to charge at up to 50 kW, resulting in a 25-minute charging time to go from 10% to 80% battery capacity.

Skoda Superb
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Completing the engine lineup are the 2.0 TDI diesel options with power outputs of 150 and 193 horsepower, but we’re not sure we’ll see them in Scandinavia.

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