Skoda Superb (2008–2015)
- September 2008: New Superb launched
- October 2008: Superb GreenLine launched
- February 2010
- August 2010
- September 2010
- November 2010
- May 2011: New SE Plus trim
- March 2013
- February 2014: Superb Outdoor launched
New Superb launched
Has unique rear 'Twindoor' which works either as a conventional bootlid or as a hatch, making the car effectively both a saloon and a hatchback.
4,838mm x 1,817mm x 1,462mm.
It was initially available with a choice of three petrol and three diesel engines, from the 1.9 TDI PD 105bhp to the top 3.6 V6 260bhp 4x4 DSG. A new 2.0 TDI common rail diesel engine with an impressive 170bhp is available for the first time and four wheel drive and DSG gearboxes are also debuting on a number of engines.
Insurance groups start from a 6E rating on the entry level diesel and 7E on the entry level petrol, both of which are extremely low for a car of this size. Three trim levels are available on the New Superb: S, SE and Elegance. Standard features across the range include ESP, seven airbags, front and rear electric windows, alloy wheels and ‘Twindoor,' a unique system for variable boot opening, never seen in the industry before, which transforms the New Superb from a saloon to a hatch at the touch of a button.
Shortly after launch the Skoda Superb 2.0 TDI won the overall title in The Caravan Club Towcar of the Year Awards 2009. The car, which also won the £20,000 to £25,000 class, beat 37 rivals to the title, including the defending champion, the Ford Mondeo Titanium X 2.5 T Estate.
Summary of engine range for Superb:
1.4 TSI 125 bhp
1.8 TSI 160 bhp (manual or 7 spd DSG, 4x4 available)
3.6 V6 260 bhp DSG 4x4
1.9 TDI 105 bhp (replaced by 1.6 TDI 105bhp in August 2010)
2.0 TDI CR 140 bhp with DPF (manual or DSG). Available from March 2010
2.0 TDI CR 170 bhp with DPF (manual or DSG, 4x4 available)
Superb GreenLine launched
Powered by a 1.9 TDI PD engine, fitted with a diesel particulate filter, with 105bhp and a five speed manual gearbox. The Superb Greenline emits 136g/km of CO2 and has a combined fuel consumption of 55.4mpg. Skoda engineers have achieved this by developing a number of solutions. These include reducing the weight of the car, making the gearing longer and re-mapping the engine for greater efficiency. This, together with improved aerodynamics and low resistance tyres, adds up to a more environmentally conscious vehicle.
A new 2.0 TDI CR 140PS with common rail technology was launched and this new model is more fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly than the 2.0 TDI PD 140PS it replaces. Combined fuel consumption has improved by 4.4mpg and is now 52.3mpg, while CO2 emissions have been reduced by 12g/km to just 143g/km. The standard diesel particulate filter (DPF) also ensures compliance with the latest EU5 emissions regulations. The 2.0 TDI CR 140PS DPF engine is available with a choice of six-speed manual or twin-clutch DSG transmissions, in S, SE or Elegance trim.
A 1.6 TDI CR 105PS engine was added to the range and this new diesel offers improved fuel consumption and CO2 over the 1.9 TDI PD unit which it replaces. Combined mpg has been improved by an impressive 6.9mpg, while emissions have been reduced by 19g/km. Available in S and SE trim levels, the 1.6 TDI CR comes with a five speed manual gearbox.
|Superb Hatch||Superb Estate|
|S 1.9 TDI PD 105bhp||S 1.6TDI CR 105bhp||S 1.9 TDI PD 105bhp||S 1.6TDI CR 105bhp|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||12.5||12.5||12.6||12.6|
|Max performance (bhp/rpm)||105/4,000||105/4,400||105/4,000||105/4,400|
|Max torque (Nm/rpm)||250/1,900||250/1,500-2,500||250/1,900||250/1,500-2,500|
|Max speed (mph)||118||117||117||116|
|Extra Urban (mpg)||58.9||64.2||57.7||61.4|
|CO 2 (g/km)||149||130||153||133|
GreenLine versions are also offered on the range-topping Skoda Superb and Superb Estate. Both versions have combined fuel consumption of 64.2 mpg, with CO2 emissions of 114g/km.
Automatic DSG transmission now offered with 2.0 TDI CR 140PS four-wheel drive on Octavia and Superb model lines. The four-wheel drive system is designed to tackle conditions that would leave two-wheel drive competitors stranded. Power distribution is controlled electronically by a fourth-generation Haldex clutch. Under normal traction conditions, 96% of the total power is directed to the front axle. In adverse weather conditions – similar to those experienced in the UK last winter – the Haldex system reacts in a split second to redirect power to those wheels with better traction, greatly increasing driving safety.
Available to order in the UK from November 2010, with prices starting at £21,705.
Pricing & Technical Details
|Model||Trim||CO 2||Torque||CO 2||PRICE (OTR)|
|Superb Hatch||SE||162||4,200||162||36.2 (7.8)||54.3 (5.2)||45.6 (6.2)||£22,935|
|Superb Hatch||Elegance||162||4,200||162||36.2 (7.8)||54.3 (5.2)||45.6 (6.2)||£25,410|
New SE Plus trim
introduced Skoda has launched an all-new trim level called SE Plus across its entire multi-award winning model range. Offering even greater value for money and choice for customers, it sits between SE and range-topping Elegance models, and offers customers savings of up to £1,310.
It’s offered on a wide range of Škoda’s engines, including the new 1.8 TSI 152PS engine that will be available in the Superb. Additional features above SE trim include Amundsen touch-screen satellite navigation system, Bluetooth telephone connectivity, multi-function steering wheel, sunset privacy glass and Media Device Interface (MDI) with connecting cable.
|Equipment value over SE||£2,485|
|Customer premium over SE||£1,210|
New engine details:
|SE Plus 1.8 TSI 152PS|
|Engine & Drivetrain|
|0 to 62 mph (sec)||8.6|
|Engine power – PS||152|
|– at RPM||4,500-6,200|
|Engine torque – NM||250|
|– at RPM||1,500-4,500|
|Top speed (mph)||137|
|Extra urban (mpg)||47.9|
Skoda revealed a facelifted Superb on sale from June 2013. Both the hatch and estate versions get redesigned front and rear ends with a new bonnet and bumpers plus larger headlights and a wider grille. The redesign reflects the new Skoda look seen on the Rapid and Octavia.
The changes aren't dramatic but the rear of the hatch looks quite different with new light clusters. The tailgate on the estate has been changed too with a much squarer look, again following on from the Octavia . There are also two new metallic paint colours - Meteor Grey and Moon White along with new alloy wheel designs. Inside there are new fabrics and patterns for the seats.
Engine line-up has improved with start/stop and energy recuperation now standard on all TDI models plus the 1.4 TSI 125PS. This means better fuel economy and lower emission with the Superb Greenline now averaging a claimed 67.3mpg compared to 64.2mpg previously while CO2 is down to 109g/km - a drop of 10g/km.
Other changes include a manual gearbox in the 2.0 TDI 140PS 4x4, previously only available as a DSG. And a DSG is now offered with the 2.0 TDI 170PS 4x4 which up till June 2013 was manual only.
Boot space remains unchanged with the estate still capable of carrying an impressive 633 litres which can increase to 1865 litres with the seats down plus the Superb still has the umbrella that's stored in the rear door. It now also comes with the latest-generation Park Assist. The new system allows both parallel and reverse bay parking and assists when entering and leaving parking spaces.
Superb Outdoor launched
The Superb Outdoor is returning to the range for the first time since the model’s facelift during 2013. With off-road adventure styling as standard, the car features additional specification above the SE trim on which it’s based, and is available with four-wheel-drive transmission for grip and extra peace of mind.
Standard equipment includes new front and rear bumpers, wheel arch and side sill extensions, loading sill protection and side body mouldings. All are finished in matt grey.
Additional kit includes 18-inch ‘Trinity’ anthracite alloys, Hill Hold Control, tyre pressure monitor, integrated front headlight washers, heated washer nozzles and sunset glass.
The Superb Outdoor and Outdoor Plus will be available with one of two existing transmissions – the 2.0-litre TDI CR 140PS 4x4 DPF or 2.0-litre TDI CR 170PS 4x4 DSG DPF. The on-the-road price for each Outdoor model is £26,995 and £29,235 respectively. That’s a £2,000 premium over SE trim, but with such a high specification it represents exceptional value-for-money.
For customers who want the ultimate in luxury and comfort for their adventures, the Superb Outdoor Plus adds full leather upholstery and an ‘Amundsen’ satellite navigation system with integrated DAB digital radio. It costs a further £1,000.