The all-new Skoda’s 2020 Superb has received an extensive facelift, and every model in the range now has a fresh new look. However, the changes go deeper than skin deep, and there is plenty to look forward to for the Q3 release. The new look will build on the already aesthetically pleasing Superb’s 2019 models, and it’s hoped that this will raise the brand’s profile. Let’s take a closer look at what the new Superb lineup has to offer.
The Highlights of the Reveal
Skoda revealed the new Superb changes at a recent event in Bratislava, Slovakia. The Skoda’s 2020 Superb range will have subtle styling changes and even more technology to keep drivers happy. The new soft roading Scout model will join the range along with the hybrid iV plug-in car. The real surprise for attending car industry insiders was the timeframe with Skoda promising a Q3 rollout for their updated Superb range.
An Exterior View
Every model in this revised Superb range will have features, such as narrower profile LED headlights, full LED tail-light clusters, restyled bumpers, a deep front grille and Skoda lettering at the rear. Two new colours have been added to the Superb palette; they are Race Blue and Crystal Black. The design of the 18” and 19” Superb alloy wheels have also been redesigned.
An Interior View
Inside the cabin, you will find revisions to the trim sections, the stitching and some added chrome on certain variants. There is a useful divided storage compartment located under the false floor on the wagon variant. The controls for the new matrix LED headlights are withing easy reach along with the new predictive cruise control controls. There is also a brand new emergency assist system that will safely steer the car to side of the road in an emergency. The best specified models have a customistable digital display, a 9.2” infotainment screen with vocal and gesture controls, a Canton stereo system, and WiFi hotspot connectivity.
Under the Bonnet
The European release will have three different turbocharged petrol engines; they are 1.5 litre (110kW), 2.0 litre (140kW) and 2.0 litre (200kW). There are also three turbo diesel engines to choose from; they are 1.6 litre (88kW), 2.0 litre (110kW) and 2.0 litre (140kW). At the moment we have no confirmation on which of these engines will be available for the Skoda Superb sale models in Australia.
Australian Release Information
Skoda Australia has announced that the new Superb range should be available here in Australia during Q3 of 2019. The facelifted Superb range will feature the latest Volkswagen Group MIB3 infotainment system that has wireless Apple CarPlay support. Sadly, the powertrains will be carried over; this means that it’s unlikely that we will get the plug-in hybrid iV any time soon. Skoda Australia has also ruled out the Superb Scout, which would have made an interesting addition to the lineup.