The fourth generation of the Škoda Superb builds on the strengths of its predecessor, offering an even more sophisticated design, more space and comfort and state-of-the-art technology. With the new Škoda Superb, customers will once again have the choice between a Combi estate version and a hatchback. A new range structure with seven Design Selections offers plenty of sustainable solutions, such as textiles made of 100 percent sustainable materials. At the same time, the innovative Škoda Smart Dials and a new interior concept featuring a free-standing 13-inch infotainment screen make for even greater ease of use. The interior has a clean and spacious look. Škoda has once again optimised its powertrains for even greater efficiency. There are three petrol engines with outputs ranging from 110 kW (150 hp) to 195 kW (265 hp), and two diesels with 110 kW (150 hp) and 142 kW (193 hp) to choose from. In addition, the portfolio includes a new plug-in hybrid powertrain that is exclusive to the Combi estate as well as an all-new mild-hybrid version. Innovative assistance systems such as the Turn Assist and Crossroad Assist are making their debut in the Superb.
The standard-bearer of Škoda’s ICE portfolio takes well-known virtues to the next level
With the all-new fourth generation, Škoda is once again setting standards in terms of design, roominess, comfort and safety. Further design and aerodynamic refinements have reduced fuel consumption while improving performance. Three modern TSI petrol engines, including one with mild-hybrid technology, two diesels and a new plug-in hybrid powertrain with an electric range of more than 100 kilometres on the WLTP cycle deliver outputs ranging from 110 kW (150 hp) to 195 kW (265 hp). The top diesel and the top petrol engine come with all-wheel drive. All powertrains in the new Superb are mated to a DSG automatic transmission as standard. Furthermore, numerous new and improved assistance systems provide even more safety and comfort. The significantly brighter new-generation LED Matrix beam headlights and DCC Plus are making their debut in the Superb.
New and roomier interior concept, a clean, tidy design and intuitive operation
The fourth-generation Superb features a sculptural exterior design and a new, octagonal Škoda grille. The all-new interior concept includes a free-standing infotainment display measuring up to 13 inches in size. The selector lever has moved to the steering column, enabling a clean, tidy and much roomier centre console. In another first for the Superb, a head-up display is available as an option. The new Škoda Smart Dials provide quick and intuitive access to numerous vehicle and infotainment functions. Moreover, the all-new Superb adopts the new range structure with Design Selections, first introduced with the Enyaq. This offers themed option packs as well as individual options. New features include a Phone Box with inductive 15-watt fast charging and simultaneous smartphone cooling, as well as back-friendly Ergo seats with ten pneumatically controlled massage cushions. The electrically operated load cover in the Combi estate is one of several new (and a total of 28) Simply Clever features.
Success story spanning more than two decades and three model generations
The Škoda Superb was launched in 2001 and more than 1.6 million have since rolled off the assembly lines. The Superb has been produced in Kvasiny (Czech Republic), Solomonovo (Ukraine), Aurangabad (India) and Nanjing (China). Over the course of more than two decades it has won numerous international accolades and awards. More than 30 of these came for the third Superb generation in 2016 alone, including the Red Dot Award for outstanding product design for the Superb Combi estate. Between 2001 and 2008, Škoda delivered a total of 137,000 first-generation vehicles. The second generation sold a total of 618,000 units from 2008 to 2015. In 2009, it became the first to offer an estate version of the Superb. The third-generation Superb was launched in 2015 and a total of 845,000 units have been produced to date. The biggest European markets for the third-generation Superb have been Germany with 153,222 vehicles (up to and including September 2023), the Czech Republic (61,479 vehicles) and the United Kingdom (57,054 vehicles).
Exterior: New Modern Solid design elements, improved aerodynamics and sculptural design
The fourth-generation Superb will be on offer in two body styles: a hatchback saloon and a Combi estate. Both feature a sculptural, even more refined design and second-generation LED Matrix beam headlights. The new-generation Superb comes with the octagonal Škoda grille, the Škoda logo on the bonnet and the front apron’s trim strips finished in Unique Dark Chrome. Thanks to a number of small tweaks, the all-new Superb delivers outstanding aerodynamics. The hatchback’s cd value of 0.23 is ten percent lower than that of the previous model, while the Combi estate’s cd of 0.25 represents a 15 percent reduction. Moderate increases in length and have further improved the overall dimensions in the interior. Boot capacity has grown by 20 litres to 645 litres for the hatchback and by 30 litres to 690 litres for the estate. At launch, Škoda is offering a total of six new colours.
Refined design and improved aerodynamics
Škoda Auto has significantly improved the Superb hatchback’s and Combi estate’s aerodynamics. In addition to a steeply raked windscreen, the roofline has been streamlined and the roof spoiler optimised – complemented by side finlets on the Combi. Furthermore, Škoda has fine-tuned a number of details. These include redesigned exterior mirrors, A-pillars with rain deflectors and a front bumper with Air Curtains as well as aerodynamically optimised wheels and tyres. As a result, the aerodynamics of the hatchback version have improved by ten percent compared to its predecessor (drag coefficient dropped to 0.23), and those of the estate version by up to 15 percent (drag coefficient dropped to 0.25), helping to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. An electrically operated active shutter behind the central front air intake controls air flow as required to cool the engine. Another active, automatically controlled feature is a front brake cooling system using the air flow provided by the radiator fan. Optimised deflectors ahead of the front wheels and upgraded underbody covers improve the air flow under the car.
New octagonal Škoda grille, Unique Dark Chrome finish and LED Matrix beam headlights
The front of the all-new Superb is defined by the new octagonal Škoda grille, the Škoda logo on the bonnet and the front apron’s trim strips. They feature a Unique Dark Chrome finish, just like the tailgate lettering. Furthermore, the new Superb comes with optional second-generation LED Matrix beam headlights, which are standard on the Superb L&K. These slim headlights house two side-by-side BiLED modules, one for the low beam and one for the high beam, with a static, crystal-like cornering light in between. The two BiLED modules contain a total of 36 individual matrix segments. Each segment can be controlled separately to avoid dazzling oncoming traffic when using the high beam, or to illuminate road signs. They deliver 40 percent more light than the first generation. Below the BiLED modules, a thin LED strip mimicking the look of a block of ice and shaped like a horizontal “L” serves as a parking light, daytime running light and indicator. The fog light provides ample light in difficult weather conditions. The distinctive look of the LED Matrix beam headlights is enhanced by the new Crystallinium. It accentuates the contours of the headlights, lending them even more visual appeal. Each of the basic headlamps has two LEDs for the low and high beams and a horizontal LED strip underneath serving as the parking light, daytime running light and direction indicator.
The rear lights are significantly more slender than in the predecessor and are also available in two versions. The optional top version, which comes as standard for the L&K, adds dynamic turn signals and an animated Coming/Leaving Home function to the standard version included with the Essence and Selection trim levels. The upper segment of the C-shaped rear light cluster extends into the tailgate, and the entire upper area of the rear lights, composed of new crystalline elements, is illuminated.
Both body styles now longer and taller
The hatchback and the Combi estate versions of the all-new Škoda Superb are both longer and taller than their predecessors, while their wheelbase remains unchanged. The estate version’s total boot capacity with the rear seats folded down is an impressive 1,920 litres.
Six new exterior colours and alloy wheels up to 19 inches
The fourth-generation Superb is available in six metallic and two solid colours. Six of these colours are new: the solid colour Purity White and the metallic finishes Pebble Silver, Ebony Black, Cobalt Blue, Carmine Red and Ice Tea Yellow. All Superb variants come with alloy wheels as standard, ranging from the silver 16-inch Sagitta rims to optional 19-inch wheels.
Interior: Clean design, more intuitive controls including new Škoda Smart Dials and sustainable materials
The fourth-generation Superb features a new interior concept with a centre console that has a tidy, new look and now provides even more storage space, as the selector lever has moved to the steering column. The all-new Superb offers new Ergo seats with ten pneumatically controlled massage cushions. The new range structure features a total of seven Design Selections. The new Škoda Smart Dials combine haptic and digital features and provide quick and easy access to many vehicle functions. The ICE flagship Superb now comes with a free-standing infotainment display measuring up to 13 inches, and for the first time an optionally available head-up display complementing the 10-inch Virtual Cockpit. With all textiles in the new Superb made of 100 percent recycled materials, Škoda is placing particular emphasis on sustainability. The Škoda Superb will also come with various Simply Clever features such as an electrically operated load cover in the Combi estate.
Fully digital displays and a tidy centre console, navigation function available as an option
The interior is characterised by the free-standing infotainment display, a first for the Superb, and the new centre console. This has a very clean, tidy look and provides more storage space than ever, as the selector lever has moved to the steering column. The Jumbo Box now has a total storage capacity of 5.5 litres. A hand rest makes it easy and comfortable to use the central touchscreen display, which measures 10 or 13 inches on the diagonal. The 10-inch central multi-touch display is part of the standard infotainment system and features DAB+ radio reception as well as gesture and voice control. The navigation function including online radio and a 13-inch screen are available as an optional package. A 10-inch Virtual Cockpit comes as standard, while an optional head-up display is available for the first time on the Superb.
Škoda Smart Dials combine digital and haptic elements
The three multifunctional Škoda Smart Dials cleverly combining haptic and digital elements are located between the infotainment display and the centre console. They can be operated by turning and pressing, and each carries a digital colour display with a 32-millimetre diameter. The controls allow quick access to numerous vehicle functions and feature a Unique Dark Chrome finish. The two outer Smart Dials for the driver and front passenger adjust the interior temperature, seat heating and seat ventilation. Each Smart Dial’s current function is shown in the display and can be changed by pressing it. Drivers can customise the centre Smart Dial to control up to four of the following functions: the volume of the infotainment system, fan speed, air direction, smart air conditioning, driving modes and map zoom. Configuring the centre Smart Dial is done via the relevant infotainment system menu, and a long press is used to change between functions. Four additional hardware buttons between the dials provide direct access to windscreen ventilation, rear window heating, air recirculation and automatic air conditioning functions. The climate control menu is another new feature and will follow in the near future. It provides quick access to all heating functions for the seats, steering wheel, windscreen and rear window via a single Heaters button. The detailed configuration is done in the infotainment system’s Air Conditioning menu. The all-new Superb also comes with a new Phone Box that enables fast inductive charging at 15 watts for a smartphone and also cools the device during the process. From the Selection trim level upwards, the vehicle is equipped with four 45-watt USB-C ports as standard, two at the front and two at the rear. An extra 15-watt USB-C port on the back of the interior mirror is also included from the Selection trim level upwards. The 45-watt ports can be used to power laptops, in addition to charging smartphones and tablets. Eight speakers in the door panels and a central speaker in the instrument panel are provided as standard from the Essence trim level upwards. A Canton Sound System with 14 speakers, including two surround speakers, is available as an option.
Seven Design Selections and many sustainable materials
The Superb adopts the new Škoda range structure, offering customers a total of seven Design Selections featuring carefully coordinated colours and materials in the style of modern living environments. The Studio Design Selection with black and grey fabrics is included with the basic Essence trim level. The Selection trim level offers a choice of four Design Selections. Moreover, Škoda customers can choose from up to 13 themed option packages and 15 individual options.
Škoda Auto has placed great emphasis on sustainability and the use of high-quality materials in the Superb’s interior. All textiles in the all-new Superb – including the headliner – are made of 100 percent recycled materials. The leather in the cognac colourway of the Suite and L&K Suite Design Selections is tanned using waste water from olive processing. Škoda’s signature umbrella and ice scraper are also made from sustainable materials. All chrome elements in the interior have been replaced with the new Unique Dark Chrome trim. The two-spoke multifunction steering wheel bears the new Škoda logo and all Design Selections come with glossy black louvres on the instrument panel. Driver comfort is further enhanced by a knee pad on the side of the centre console in the style of the relevant Design Selection. The rear-view mirror is frameless and dims automatically.
Three seat variants and new Simply Clever features
The fourth-generation Superb offers three different front-seat configurations. The Studio Design Selection seats come with fabric upholstery and are manually adjustable for and length. The Design Selections Loft with fabric upholstery and Lounge with perforated Suedia add a manually adjustable cushion length, an electrically adjustable backrest angle, 4-way lumbar support and a massage function with three air cushions. The Suite versions feature heated and ventilated Ergo seats with perforated leather/leatherette upholstery and seat memory for both front seats including Smart Comfort Entry. Their enhanced massage function uses ten pneumatically controlled air cushions and can be operated from the infotainment menu or via controls on the seat trim. One of the new Simply Clever features is the electrically operated load cover in the Superb Combi estate. The Jumbo Box under the split, fold-up centre armrest contains a new removable glasses compartment and a tray with a display cleaner. Making their debut in the Superb are smartphone pockets on the front seat backrests and a new sliding rear centre armrest with two integrated cup holders and a tablet holder. Storage compartments in the front door panels offer space for items such as the Škoda umbrella.
Permanent internet connection enables numerous online features
The Superb’s permanent internet connection allows for “over the air” updates of the infotainment system, online-based route planning and numerous mobile online services from Škoda Connect. Among these are Proactive Service and Remote Access as part of Infotainment Online and Care Connect. Special features for the Superb Combi iV plug-in hybrid include Remote Charging, Remote Air Conditioning and Departure Planner, with Plug & Charge to be added at a later date. The infotainment experience also includes Weather, News, Traffication, Calendar, Offers and Pay to Park infotainment apps. Navigation, ACC, additional colours and functions for the ambient lighting and High Beam Control can be conveniently added online as Functions on Demand.
Powertrains: Six engine variants, premiere of mild hybrid technology and improved plug-in hybrid drive
Škoda Auto offers six versatile, modern and highly efficient powertrains for the all-new Superb with outputs ranging from 110 kW (150 hp) to 195 kW (265 hp). They include a 1.5 TSI petrol engine with mild-hybrid technology – a first for Škoda’s ICE flagship model – as well as the latest-generation plug-in hybrid drive. The latter delivers a system output of 150 kW (204 hp) and enables an all-electric range of more than 100 kilometres on the WLTP cycle, courtesy of a larger high-voltage battery. Completing the powertrain line-up are two 2.0 TSI petrol engines and two 2.0 TDI diesels, with all-wheel drive included as standard for the top versions. All Superb variants come with DSG. The optional new DCC Plus generation of Dynamic Chassis Control offers faster responses and a wider range of suspension settings from luxurious comfort to pronounced dynamic ability.
Plug-in hybrid drive with new 1.5 TSI and larger high-voltage battery
The new-generation plug-in hybrid drive, based on a 110 kW (150 hp) 1.5 TSI from the latest EA211 evo2 engine series, is exclusively available for the Superb Combi estate and delivers a system output of 150 kW (204 hp). Power is transmitted to the front wheels via a 6-speed DSG. With a gross capacity of 25.7 kWh, the new high-voltage battery is about twice the size of its predecessor and enables an all-electric range of more than 100 kilometres on the WLTP cycle. With a maximum charging rate of 11 kW at domestic wallboxes and AC charging points, the battery can be replenished from zero to 100 percent in 2:30 hours. Charging at public DC fast charging stations is even quicker. Thanks to a maximum charging rate of 50 kW, it takes just 25 minutes to charge the battery from 10 to 80 percent. Energy is also recovered during braking. The infotainment system for the Superb Combi iV comes with special features to precisely locate charging stations; it will also support Plug & Charge in the future.
Entry-level engine with mild-hybrid technology, DSG as standard for all powertrains
The new entry-level engine for the Superb is a 110 kW (150 hp) 1.5 TSI petrol engine, also from the latest EA211 evo2 engine series, with mild-hybrid technology. It marks the first use of a 48-volt belt-driven starter-generator and a 48-volt lithium-ion battery in the Škoda Superb. Energy recovered during braking can support the combustion engine with an electric power boost or allow the Superb to coast with the engine completely switched off. The fourth-generation Superb is available with two further petrol engines and two diesels. Like the 1.5 TSI, they are all mated to a 7-speed DSG. The two 2.0 TSI units deliver 150 kW (204 hp) and, in the top-of-the-range model, 195 kW (265 hp). The two 2.0 TDI diesels produce 110 kW (150 hp) and 142 kW (193 hp). The latter and the top petrol engine come with all-wheel drive as standard, and all engines meet the Euro 6d emissions standard.
Superb synthesis of comfort and sportiness with DCC Plus
The all-new Superb is optionally available with the new DCC Plus, which comes as standard in the Superb L&K. This new version uses two independently controlled valves to separate the suspension’s rebound and compression stages. Previously, both functions were controlled by a single valve. The new generation enables faster damping adjustment and a wider range of damping characteristics. Drivers and passengers will notice the difference in the form of faster responses and enhanced driving dynamics or increased ride comfort, as desired. With the appropriate DCC Plus setting, the car’s body remains more composed and less susceptible to vibration and vertical movement, especially when driving over bad road surfaces, cobblestones and manhole covers.
Safety: Maximum protection with up to ten airbags as well as improved and new assistance systems
On the safety front, the fourth-generation Superb will offer enhanced intelligent assistance systems that are new to the model, such as Turn Assist and Emergency Steering Assist. Other systems that were already available in the predecessor – such as Travel Assist, Side Assist and Front Assist – have been significantly improved. In the event of an accident, Crew Protect Assist and up to ten airbags keep occupants safe. Thanks to rigorous testing and the latest technology, the all-new Superb will offer its occupants the best possible safety.
Intelligent new assistance systems make their Superb debut
The fourth-generation Superb features numerous new and intelligent assistance systems, some of which are available for the first time in this model series. These include Turn Assist, Crossroad Assist, Emergency Steering Assist and Exit Warning, with another system, Automated Emergency Braking – pedestrian rear, to be added in the near future. The latest-generation Turn Assist responds with a warning and, where appropriate, automatic braking if there is a vehicle approaching when turning in the face of oncoming traffic. Emergency Steering Assist automatically enhances steering movements during sudden evasive manoeuvres if the driver steers too late or not hard enough to prevent a collision. ESC intervenes automatically to prevent oversteer or understeer. Emergency Steering Assist operates at speeds of 30 to 150 km/h; it can be switched off in the infotainment menu but not permanently deactivated. Crossroad Assist uses radar sensors and the front camera to warn of crossing traffic, cyclists or pedestrians when pulling out of a driveway or blind exit. Where appropriate, it triggers visual and acoustic warnings and then automatically applies the brakes. Exit Warning provides a visual warning in the exterior mirror as well as a warning sound when the door is opened while traffic is approaching from behind. It has a range of 35 metres and covers an angle of 120 degrees.
Park comfortably and safely with Intelligent Park Assist
The new Intelligent Park Assist can automatically park the Superb in end-on and parallel parking spaces. It now also controls the vehicle’s speed in addition to the steering, and stops automatically if the system detects an obstacle. At the rear, this is taken care of by the new Automated Emergency Braking – pedestrian rear, coming in the near future. While the previous Manoeuvre Assist relied exclusively on the sensors at the rear to analyse the vehicle’s surroundings, the new system adds images from the improved Rear View Camera to better detect pedestrians and children.
Functional enhancements for Travel Assist, Side Assist and Front Assist
The Travel Assist has been improved once again and now offers enhanced visualisation of other nearby vehicles in the Virtual Cockpit. The Assisted Drive Basic package includes Adaptive Lane Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). Working in concert with the navigation system, this anticipates bends, junctions and roundabouts. Traffic Jam Assist combines the functions of Adaptive Cruise Control and Adaptive Lane Assist. It enables automatic starting, braking and steering in congested traffic at speeds of up to 60 km/h by keeping track of the movements of nearby vehicles. With the latest version of Side Assist, the detection range for vehicles coming from behind increases from 70 to 90 metres for more safety, for example on motorways. This is due to more powerful radar sensors positioned in the corners of the bumpers. Front Assist now also features anticipatory cyclist protection. The new Attention and Drowsiness Assist replaces the previous Driver Alert, monitoring driver behaviour and assessing the degree of possible driver fatigue. While Driver Alert mainly evaluated data from the electromechanical power steering, the Attention and Drowsiness Assist accesses information from various vehicle control systems, including the Lane Assist. The new system detects deviations from normal steering behaviour at speeds above 70 km/h. It continuously evaluates the driver’s behaviour and draws conclusions about their fitness to continue driving. If the system detects that the driver is tired, it triggers visual and acoustic warnings in the Virtual Cockpit.
Crew Protect Assist, Emergency Assist and up to ten airbags protect the occupants
If sensors in the all-new Superb detect emergency or panic braking or an imminent collision at the front, side or rear, Crew Protect Assist automatically closes any open windows and, if necessary, the panoramic roof. It also activates the hazard warning lights and tightens the front seat belts. In the event of an accident, up to ten airbags protect occupants in the Superb. In addition to driver and front passenger airbags and a driver’s knee airbag, the standard equipment includes side airbags for the front seats, head airbags and, for the first time in this model series, a central airbag between the front seats. Side airbags for the second row of seats are available as an option. Emergency Assist reduces the risk of an accident if the driver is no longer able to control the vehicle, for example due to a medical emergency. If the system detects such a situation, it takes over lane control, switches on the hazard warning lights and begins to gently brake the vehicle to a standstill. Then the latest-generation system automatically unlocks the doors, switches on the interior lights and activates eCall 15 seconds after the vehicle has come to a stop.
Superb L&K: Top-of-the-range model with exclusive features and unique design details
As the Škoda Superb ICE flagship enters its fourth generation, the L&K is again the range-topper. Exterior details finished in Unique Dark Chrome and the special L&K Suite Design Selection with black or cognac-coloured leather/leatherette lend it a special flair. Standard features include LED Matrix beam headlights, DCC Plus and progressive steering. Ergo seats offer seat heating, ventilation and a massage function with ten air cushions for maximum comfort. A Canton sound system with 14 speakers ensures excellent acoustics. The Superb L&K is available as a hatchback and as a Combi estate and can be ordered with all powertrains.
Unique Dark Chrome for extra glamour – and generous standard equipment
The Superb L&K comes with sophisticated exterior detailing and extensive standard equipment. This trim level, whose name commemorates company founders Václav Laurin and Václav Klement, can be combined with any of the available powertrains and features numerous exterior details finished in Unique Dark Chrome. These include the surround of the Škoda grille, the trim on the front apron and rear diffuser and the Škoda lettering at the rear. The roof rails on the Combi estate have an exclusive anodised silver finish. 18-inch Belatrix polished anthracite alloy wheels as well as L&K badges on the front wings are included as standard. LED Matrix beam headlights, LED rear lights with animated indicators and electric tailgate operation with a virtual pedal are also part of the extensive standard specification. DCC Plus and progressive steering enable both sporty and particularly comfortable driving.
L&K Suite Design Selection with black or cognac-coloured leather/leatherette
The Superb L&K offers the exclusive L&K Suite Design Selection with perforated black leather/leatherette as standard; cognac-coloured leather/leatherette is available as an option. All leather used is sustainably tanned. The headrests are adorned with embossed Laurin & Klement lettering. The Ergo seats are heated and ventilated. They feature seat memory including Smart Comfort Entry and a massage function with ten pneumatically controlled air cushions. The dashboard and door panels come with Softtouch Kida decorative trim, complemented by Unique Dark Chrome trim strips and ambient lighting. The door panels and knee pads are covered in artificial leather matching the colour of the seat upholstery – as is the upper section of the instrument panel, which features double stitching in grey or cognac. A sliding rear centre armrest and a Canton sound system with 14 speakers are also standard.