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The Skoda Superb has received its first comprehensive facelift, which includes more efficient engines

The facelifted Skoda Superb, seen here for the first time, will be up to 19 per cent more efficient than before. The model will make its world premiere at the Shanghai motor show later this month.

"China is now our biggest market - one in four cars we sell are sold here," revealed Dr. Winfried Vahland, boss of Skoda.

Both the Skoda Superb hatchback and Superb estate receive new front and rear styling to bring the flagship model in line with the marque’s latest design language. Skoda says the Superb has been completely designed from the nose to A pillars, most notably with a new grille, bumpers and headlights, which are now available as bi-xenon units with integrated LED strips.

Rear styling revisions include new rear lights with LED graphics that create a ‘C’ shape. Additionally, new paint colours, alloy wheel designs and interior trim fabrics are offered. 

 "We've fundamentally revised the Superb," said Vahland. "The front and rear ends are new, but it retains the space and value. The estate version remains the most spacious car in its class."

Stop-start and energy recuperation technology is fitted as standard to all diesel models in the new 2014 Skoda Superb range. The 1.6-litre Superb Greenline model sees economy boosted by 3.1mpg to 67.3mpg and emissions reduced to 109g/km. Other mechanical revisions see the adoption of a manual transmission in 2.0-litre TDI 138bhp 4x4 models, while 167bhp versions of the same powertrain are offered with a six-speed DSG gearbox.

Equipment revisions see the inclusion of park assist, which can now support parallel and bay parking and also helps with entering and exiting parking spaces. Rear seat passengers are able to move the front passenger seat electrically.

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martin_66 20 April 2013

The changes are there......

If you look closely, you can see that it has some new lights and a loveley dog poo brown interior.  Nice!!

Note to Skoda:  The Superb is a relly nice car.  If you are going to redesign it, REDESIGN IT.

MikeSpencer 8 April 2013

Rear styling a big improvement

I've always recoiled in horror whenever I see the current Superb hatch. Thankfully it seems this will now be a thing of the past. Sadly it can do nothing to help the thousands of pre-facelift models out there offending our senses of style. Furthermore, while I understand the historical references, the name Superb always struck me as being a bit too presumptious for its own good. Superb? We'll be the judge of that Skoda.

rocketscience 4 April 2013


Yes, I think it is, Superbly Boring!

Oh by the way, the lovers of DSG should read about the catastrophic recall of this gear box in USA and recently in China.

The greedy VAG group has been hiding the problem of this issue and they only agreed to recall nearly 400,000 car in China thanks to the direct pressure from the Chinese government. in fo here: 

-And, I am wondering, has Autocar magazine ever mentioned about this issue??