ŠKODA applied a facelift to the Superb range – hence the 2014 Skoda Superb, changing both the sedan and the estate versions of the Mlada Boleslav segment D model.
Skoda Superb has received a facelift, the Czech D-segment model being updated at both the posterior and the front. The restyled version 2014 Skoda Superb will be presented at the Shanghai Motor Show (2013 April 21-29).
2014 Skoda Superb – Engine & Design
Regarding the restyling, 2014 Skoda Superb has a set of redesigned bi-xenon optical blocks with LED daytime running lights, a new shaped front bumper, new front fenders, the bonnet has a more pronounced profile, also the fog lamps have a new shape. The back is the most changed element, the sedan version becoming more attractive thanks to new taillights (available in two new colors: gray and white) brought by this restyling, and also a new rear bumper. Let’s not forget the new range of wheel from 16-inch to 18-inch (size).
The 2014 Skoda Superb interior will be available with new colors and materials, new combinations being overall offered. Customers can choose between three- or four-spoke steering wheels (available in a total of nine variations), and the top trim level – L & K, will be offered in a combination of brown and ivory color, for a touch of elegance. In terms of options, the front passenger seat is provided with an electronic control system whose orders will be placed in the back, which will allows the rear passenger to make more room if needed.
The restyled 2014 Skoda Superb features park assist, panoramic glass roof with solar cells, automatic locking and engine start (KESSY), air conditioning and four infotainment systems with Columbus (the top navigation system) which has a 6.5-inch color touchscreen, and a 30 GB hard disk.
Related to the 2014 Skoda Superb security, we mention the 9 airbags, 3-point seatbelts, adjustable head restraints, ESP, ABS and Park Assist as standard. As additional safety equipment, we found the Adaptive Frontlight system, Driver Activity Assistant system that informs the driver in case of fatigue, hill-assist and electronic tire pressure check.
The sedan has a 595 liter boot (21 cu-ft), while the Estate has 633 liter (22.3 cu-ft), both having the most spacious trunks in the segment. With the rear seat folded, 2014 Superb sedan’s trunk gets to have 1,700 liters (60 cu-ft), while Superb Combi reaches 1,865 liters (65.8 cu-ft).
2014 Skoda Superb preserved special items like the umbrella hidden in the door or the TwinDoor tailgate. This time, the driver will have two different buttons for controlling the function of opening tailgate. The facelift receives a parking assist system, more efficient engines and more. In some cases, the units are 19% more economical than their predecessors.
2014 Skoda Superb Engines
All diesel engines will have as standard the Start-Stop system and the kinetic energy recovery system (recovering kinetic energy lost under braking). The 1.4-liter TSI petrol engine of 124 horsepower (92 kW) will benefit too from this, fitted as standard.
The GreeLine version will have a fuel economy of just 4.2 liters/100 km (67.2 mpg Imp. / 56 mpg US) and the CO2 emissions will be 109 g/km.
The 2.0-liter diesel engine developing 140 horsepower will have a manual transmission for the 4×4 version, while the 2.0-liter diesel engine of 170 horsepower and will be offered exclusively with a six-speed DSG transmission.
“The ŠKODA Superb is the pinnacle of our model line-up and proves ŠKODA’s capability as a manufacturer. The present comprehensive facelift has made our top model even more attractive,” says ŠKODA CEO Winfried Vahland. The design of the hatchback and combi endows them with an assured presence and resolutely demonstrates their reputation as the flagships of the brand. The new Superb impresses with improved fuel economy and features new solutions in terms of technology. At the same time, the Superb confirms all the good values that have made this model line a success for 12 years now. “The ŠKODA Superb offers comfort beyond the middle-class standard. This means lots of room, excellent functionality, high comfort, top safety, great value for money and timeless elegance. We are always intent on offering our customers a little bit extra car,” says Vahland.
2014 Skoda Superb Wallpaper [photo gallery]
2014 Skoda Superb via ŠKODA