“The new ŠKODA Superb Combi embodies our core brand values par excellence and is more spacious, practical and clever than ever before,” said ŠKODA CEO, Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland. “With its emotionally charged appearance, the estate version of our flagship underlines our high aspirations in the automotive mid-class segment and it is proof of the brand’s engineering and design expertise. The dynamic, almost sporty appearance represents a new proposition within the mid-size estate car segment. The new Superb Combi’s perfect combination of aesthetics and functionality, complemented by MQB technology, will attract new customers to the model and the brand,” said Winfried Vahland.
The manufacturer has offered an estate version of its top-of-the-range ŠKODA Superb since 2009. By the end of May, ŠKODA had delivered more than 200,000 ŠKODA Superb Combis to customers worldwide. This represents around 35 per cent of all ŠKODA Superbs sold in the period from 2009 to date.
Customers have always valued the overall package of the Superb and the Superb Combi: extremely generous space, a timelessly elegant design, modern, tried-and-tested technology, a top level of comfort, maximum safety, optimum functionality and very good value for money. “With its outstanding qualities, our flagship has established itself very well in the markets over the last few years. We intend to build on this success and to also attract new customers. For this purpose, we have further improved the new Superb and the new Superb Combi in every aspect,” said Werner Eichhorn, ŠKODA Board Member for Sales and Marketing.
ŠKODA design revolution continues
The new ŠKODA Superb Combi’s new design demonstrates the brand’s emotional strength. The new ŠKODA design language shows assurance, dynamic elegance and balanced proportions. At the same time, the new generation offers even more space and further improved functional virtues. Form, function and technology in perfect harmony.
The front coveys strength and self-assurance at first glance. The wide grille, the wide and distinctive headlights and the cleanly structured, deeply drawn front-end architecture are all designed for increased optical width. At the same time, the striking front mask with radiator grille and brand logo centrally positioned on the bonnet’s nose focus the expression on the centre of the vehicle’s front. The bonnet is strongly contoured. Two lines running inwards strengthen the powerful impression.
The new ŠKODA Superb Combi’s side view conveys dynamic elegance. The silhouette unfolds as a stylistically confident, perfect unit. The emotionally-rich overall impression is created in particular by the longer wheelbase, the shortened front overhang, the energetic roofline and the slanted rear window. In addition, the vehicle appears longer because of the razor-sharp, high tornado line which achieves an effective contrast between light and shade; an impression that is intensified by the wing line. The large wheels and striking wheel arches emphasise the vehicle’s exclusive appearance.
The new ŠKODA Superb Combi’s rear is self-assured and expressive. There is also a strong emphasis on the horizontal, conveying the vehicle’s dynamics and supreme strength at the rear as well. The lines are streamlined and clear. The two-part, wide and distinctive taillights shine with LED technology as standard and sharply intensify the
C-shaped lights that ŠKODA is well known for. At the same time, the taillights benefit from additional brilliance due to crystalline elements. The tailgate’s sharp, horizontal embossing gives added spice to the rear.
The completely new interpreted interior is identical to that of the Superb hatchback and continues essential design details of the car’s exterior. This includes the emphasis on horizontal lines, which allow the already extremely spacious interior to appear even more generous and airy. Clear shapes, precise workmanship and the use of new, premium materials lend the interior new quality.
Upgrade – comfort and space in a new dimension
The generous amount of space and the high level of comfort have been some of the ŠKODA Superb Combi’s specific strengths from the very beginning. With the new ŠKODA Superb Combi, these virtues have been developed even further, setting a new standard in this respect.
Compared to the already generous space of the previous model, the spaciousness of the new Superb Combi has increased again. The use of MQB has especially contributed to this, enabling a longer wheelbase and wider track and meaning the interior can be used more effectively.
This results in significantly more space in the front and rear. Driver and passenger can enjoy 39 mm more elbow room and more headroom. The space in the rear is almost ‘princely’, offering a legroom of 157 mm. This is around twice as much as the nearest competitor. The headroom is 995 mm at the front and 1,001 mm in the rear. No other model in the segment can offer this. Elbow room in the rear has increased by 70 mm. The boot capacity is a record in the segment: 660 litres, that is 27 litres more than in the previous-generation Superb Combi.
With an array of completely new comfort solutions, the new ŠKODA Superb Combi fulfils the highest demands. A comfort highlight in the new ŠKODA Superb Combi is the Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) including Driving Mode Select. Completely new air conditioning, including for the first time, the new top-version three-zone air conditioning, ensures an optimal temperature and the best air quality on board. The new ŠKODA Superb Combi is available with an optional electric panoramic glass roof for more comfort and a feel-good factor in the interior. For the colder times of the year, there are auxiliary heating, heated seats (front and rear), a wireless heated windscreen and heated washer jets. The rain/light sensor automatically switches the windscreen wipers on and off and autoamatically switches between daytime running light and dipped beam depending on light conditions.
ŠKODA further improved the umbrella comfort feature in the side door of the Superb Combi. Instead of one umbrella in the rear left-hand door, there is now an umbrella in each of the two front doors. Particularly convenient is also the new electric tailgate that can be complemented with a virtual pedal. This enables the tailgate to be opened by moving the foot in the area of the rear bumper. The electric tailgate and virtual pedal work in combination with the KESSY automatic locking and starting system.
Driving in and out of parking spaces is now extremely convenient with the new ŠKODA Superb Combi. The model comes with the newest generation of Park Assist for automatic parking. The rear-view camera is also a first for this model. The classic handbrake has been replaced with a standard electric parking brake in the new Superb Combi.
Connectivity at its best
The new ŠKODA Superb Combi also sets benchmarks with regards to connectivity and infotainment. In total, there are four completely new infotainment systems based on Volkswagen Group’s modular infotainment matrix (MIB) technology. Compared to before, the new generation of equipment is significantly faster, comes with
high-resolution touchscreen displays for all models and offers more functions and new interfaces.
The top-of-the-range Columbus system has the option of integrated high-speed internet access based on the LTE standard.
For the first time, the ŠKODA Superb Combi can be paired with a smartphone and selected apps of this phone can be controlled on the infotainment system’s screen. SmartLink includes the standards MirrorLink™, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (availability of SmartLink may vary depending on country.)
The SmartGate interface, developed by ŠKODA, allows certain vehicle data to be accessed on the user’s own smartphone apps.
The new ŠKODA Media Command app allows the infotainment system to be controlled remotely from the Superb Combi’s rear seats for the first time. Passengers sitting in the rear of the car can access its functions via their tablet using the new ŠKODA app and Wi-Fi hotspot built into the Columbus infotainment system.
The 12-speaker Canton Sound System with its 610 W output turns the new Škoda Superb Combi into a concert hall on wheels.
Simply Clever in a new dimension
31 ‘Simply Clever’ features make life easier for the driver and passengers in the new ŠKODA Superb Combi. 21 solutions are new for the Superb Combi, ten of them are completely new for the brand.
Alongside both umbrellas in the front doors and new options relating to connectivity and comfort, further new and incredibly practical ‘Simply Clever’ solutions include: a manually retractable tow bar, a tablet holder in the rear, a tablet storage compartment in the Jumbo Box in the front, a USB port and a 230-V socket in the rear, single-handed opening for a 0.5-litre bottle and an extra high-vis vest storage compartment in all four doors. Both of the front and rear doors have space to store a 1.5-litre bottle.
The interior’s versatility is increased by the option to fold down the rear backrests from the boot. The mechanical passenger seat can also be folded down. The electrically adjustable front passenger seat can even be conveniently adjusted from the rear. Additionally, there are new storage nets on the inside edges of the front seats. The boot comes with a false floor for versatile division of the luggage space, a practical coat shelf under the retractable load cover and a removable LED torch. For the first time, the new Superb offers the virtual pedal for contactless opening of the tailgate as an optional extra. The Superb now comes with an ice scraper in the fuel filler flap and misfuel protection as standard.
The new ŠKODA Superb Combi’s new engines offer a maximum of up to 30 per cent lower consumption values and emissions. The ŠKODA Superb Combi GreenLine consumes just 3.7 l/100 km and emits 96 CO2 per km. Alongside innovative engine technology, the reduction in vehicle weight of up to 75 kg and the improved aerodynamics also contribute to the low consumption values.
The combination of a performance that is increased by up to 20 per cent, reduced air resistance and a reduction in weight also leads to impressive driving dynamics.
The new ŠKODA Superb Combi has modern, direct-injection turbo engines based on MQB technology (five TSI petrol, three TDI common-rail diesel). All powertrains meet the EU6 emission standards and come with stop-start technology and brake energy recovery as standard. The petrol engines produce between 92 kW (125 PS) and 206 kW (280 PS). The power output of the diesel engines ranges from 88 kW (120 PS) to 140 kW (190 PS).
With the exception of the entry-level petrol engine, all powertrains for the new Superb Combi are available with modern dual-clutch transmissions. Four powertrains (1.4 TSI/110 kW, 2.0 TSI/206 kW, 2.0 TDI/110 kW and 2.0 TDI/140 kW) are available with state-of-the-art all-wheel drive based on the Haldex 5 clutch.
Safety without compromise
The new ŠKODA Superb Combi wows with a level of safety that has not previously been seen as standard for vehicles in this segment. The new model features Electronic Stability Control including Multi-Collision Brake as standard. In EU countries the following safety features are also fitted as standard: Front Assist with City Emergency Brake, electronic tyre pressure monitor, seven airbags, five three-point automatic seat belts with fastening alerts as well as safety headrests. Rear side airbags are available as an option. Also standard: XDS+, an enhanced function of the electronic differential lock. Speedlimiter is available as standard from the Ambition trim line upwards.
In addition, innovative optional assistance systems are available. At a pre-set speed, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) keeps the vehicle at a safe distance from the vehicle ahead. With the enhanced Crew Protect Assist, driver and passenger are ‘prepared’ for an impending collision. Lane Assist helps the vehicle stay in lane on motorways and country roads. Traffic Jam Assist, a first for the Superb Combi, increases safety and comfort in traffic and during stop-and-go. The new Emergency Assist intervenes if the driver becomes incapable of driving, automatically bringing the vehicle to a standstill.
The Blind Spot Detect system, also new for the Combi, supports the driver in changing lanes safely by alerting him/her of any vehicles in the blind spot. A key component of Blind Spot Detect is the Rear Traffic Alert function, a first for the model. Driver Alert (fatigue detection) prevents the driver from becoming overtired. Travel Assist with Traffic Sign Recognition, available for the first time in the ŠKODA Superb Combi, continually informs the driver of upcoming road signs.
Innovative lighting systems significantly increase safety at night. The front headlights are fitted with halogen technology or with bi-xenon lamps including AFS function and LED daytime running lights. As an option, the high beam can be controlled electronically – via Light Assist or the advanced Smart Light Assist function (masked high beam). Striking LED lights shine at the rear of the new Superb Combi as standard and there are also two reflectors on both sides of the rear bumper.
The new Superb Combi’s completely redeveloped chassis with MacPherson front struts and multi-link rear axle offers maximum ride stability in challenging situations.