Mladá Boleslav/Frankfurt, 15 September 2015 – After the successful launch of the new ŠKODA Superb, ŠKODA still has its foot on the gas in expanding its model range. At this year’s International Motor Show (IAA), the car manufacturer is demonstrating its growth ambition with seven new models and model variants. The highlight of ŠKODA’s presence in Frankfurt is the exhibition launch of the new ŠKODA Superb Combi. The new ŠKODA Superb SportLine, a sporty version of the new ŠKODA Superb, makes its world premiere and the ŠKODA Superb GreenLine is also making its debut. The motor show premieres of the ŠKODA Rapid Monte Carlo and the ŠKODA Rapid Spaceback ScoutLine, as well as the sporty ŠKODA Octavia RS 230 and the ŠKODA Fabia R5 Combi show car emphasise the dynamic ambitions of the brand.
“ŠKODA intends to grow further. In addition to our core brand values such as space and functionality, we are increasingly focusing on emotions to achieve this,” said ŠKODA CEO Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland. “Our brand has taken a huge leap forward with the new ŠKODA Superb. Our new flagship impressively shows that the design, quality and emotional resonance of our cars have a new significance. Over the next few years, we want to strengthen this brand aspiration.”
A few months after the successful market launch of the new Superb hatchback, ŠKODA is presenting the new estate version of its flagship model for the first time at a motor show. Just like the hatchback, the ŠKODA Superb Combi reaches new heights in terms of design and technology. The new ŠKODA Superb Combi impressively transitions the expressive design of the hatchback into the body of a racy mid-class estate: modern, emotive and dynamically elegant. With the use of innovative MQB technology, the designers have even succeeded in improving the already above-average interior space of its predecessor.
“With its expressive appearance, our flagship model highlights our aspirations in the automotive mid-class segment and proves the brand’s engineering and design expertise. The new ŠKODA Superb Combi combines aesthetics and functionality in a particularly beautiful way,” said Vahland.
The design of the new ŠKODA Superb Combi is proof of the brand’s emotive power. Its design language signifies sophistication, dynamic elegance and balanced proportions. At the same time, the new generation model shines with its improved functionality and even more space. The perfect fusion of form, function and technology.
The new ŠKODA Superb Combi wows with the best interior space within its segment. All the relevant interior dimensions have been increased. A major factor here is the use of MQB technology which has made a longer wheelbase and wider track possible.
The result is significantly more space in the front and rear. Driver and passenger can enjoy 39 mm more elbow width as well as increased headroom. The space in the rear is almost ‘stately’. The rear kneeroom is now 157 mm, double the size of the next-best competitor. The headroom dimensions (995 mm clearance above the seat in the front, 1,001 mm in the rear) are also top. Last but not least, no other direct competitor offers a boot as big as this one. When the seats are in their upright position, the boot can hold 660 litres; when the seats are folded down it is an incredible 1,950 litres.
The new ŠKODA Superb Combi also has 31 Simply Clever features to make life that little bit easier for the driver and passengers.
The ŠKODA Superb Combi has reached new levels in terms of comfort. The highlight is adaptive Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) which includes Driving Mode Select. Completely new air conditioning systems, including three-zone climate control for the first time, ensure an optimal temperature and the best air quality. An electric slide and-tilt panoramic sun roof is available as an optional extra. For colder times of the year, there are heated seats (front and rear), auxiliary heating, a wireless heated windscreen and heated washer jets. The rain/light sensor automatically switches the windscreen wipers on and off, and also switches the headlights between daytime running light and dipped beam.
In every respect, the ŠKODA engineers have set the goal to make life in the ŠKODA Superb as pleasant and simple as possible: there is an umbrella in each of the two front doors. The new, electric tailgate can be operated with the Virtual Pedal. It enables the boot to be opened by moving the foot close to the rear bumper. Driving in and out of parking spaces is now much easier. The newest generation of Park Assist is available as an optional extra; it comes with parking sensors, a rear-view camera and an electric parking brake.
The new ŠKODA Superb Combi offers the very best when it comes to connectivity. The new infotainment systems automatically connect with many smartphones so that selected apps can be used on the car’s display. Vehicle data can be recalled and used via the SmartGate function. The high-speed internet connection makes the new ŠKODA Superb Combi a real ‘hotspot’ on wheels. Thanks to the ŠKODA Media Command App and the Wi-Fi hotspot, you can even operate the infotainment system from the rear of the car.
No compromises – that is the motto when it comes to safety. The new ŠKODA Superb Combi has all the assistance systems found in the new Superb hatchback. Installed as standard in all EU countries, the model features Front Assist with City Emergency Brake, Multi-Collision Brake (integrated into ESC), electronic tyre pressure monitoring system, electronic differential lock (EDL) with the extended XDS+ function and seven airbags. Available options include automatic distance control (Adaptive Cruise Control), proactive occupant protection (Crew Protect Assist), Lane Assist, Traffic Jam Assist, Blind Spot Detect, Rear Traffic Alert, Emergency Assist, fatigue detection (Driver Alert), Speedlimiter, traffic sign recognition (Travel Assist) and Hill-Hold Control. Also available: Adaptive Frontlight System, Light Assist and the masked high beam Smart Light Assist.
The new ŠKODA Superb Combi has reached new standards in terms of consumption and emissions. The new model consumes and emits up to 30 per cent less fuel and CO2 compared to its predecessor. The new ŠKODA Superb Combi GreenLine consumes just 3.7 l/100 km and emits 96 g of CO2 per km. Despite the reduction in fuel consumption, the power of the new engines has increased by up to 20 per cent. Four of the engines come with all-wheel drive.
The new Superb SportLine with its racy good looks
The new ŠKODA Superb SportLine scores points with its particularly sporty appearance as it celebrates its world premiere in Frankfurt. This fearless version of the ŠKODA Superb and of the ŠKODA Superb Combi shows a racy design, sporty interior, unique technical highlights and a comprehensive range of specifications.
Features of the ŠKODA Superb SportLine include the 18- (anthracite) or 19-inch (burnished black) alloy wheels, black design features on the exterior of the car, the tinting of the rear side and the rear windows (SunSet) as well as the 15-mm-lower sports suspension.
Inside the car, the SportLine design has an array of sporty features, including a leather three-spoke sports steering wheel and gear knob, sport seats with exclusive seat covers, aluminium-look pedals and carbon-style trim.
The technology of the Superb SportLine excites with its electronic differential lock and enhanced XDS+ function. Driving Mode Select comes as standard. This allows the driver to choose the driving performance at the touch of a button. Adaptive Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) is available as an optional extra.
With the exception of the entry-level petrol and diesel engines, the ŠKODA Superb SportLine will be available with all current Superb engine versions.
Only 3.7 litres of diesel per 100 km – the new ŠKODA Superb GreenLine
The new Superb is not only sporty, but it also scores well when it comes to the environment. This is especially true for the new ŠKODA Superb GreenLine 1.6 TDI/88 kW which makes its debut in Frankfurt. With fuel consumption of just 3.7 l/100 km and CO2 emissions of just 95 g per km (hatchback), the ŠKODA Superb GreenLine 1.6 TDI/88 kW sets the environmental standards within its segment both as a hatchback and an estate. On a full tank, the ‘green’ version of the new ŠKODA flagship has a maximum range of more than 1,780 km. Adjustments to the engine and gearbox technology, low-resistance tyres and aerodynamic improvements have made this possible.
The new ŠKODA Rapid Monte Carlo makes it half a dozen
With the new ŠKODA Rapid Monte Carlo, the Czech car manufacturer has grown its emotive Monte Carlo family to six models. The new ŠKODA Rapid Monte Carlo celebrates its world premiere in Frankfurt.
The strong, characterful design of the Rapid Monte Carlo is emphasised by the black 16 inch or 17-inch alloy wheels as well as the black radiator grille frame, exterior mirror housings, front and rear spoilers, side panels and rear diffuser. The tinted rear side and rear windows add a cool touch. The standard xenon headlights and black shades on the front fog lights are particularly striking.
The car’s interior has a sporty design with a leather package for the sports steering wheel, gear knob and handbrake as well as customised sport seats and even more unique design details. The spec is based on the Ambition trim level.
From November, ŠKODA’s Monte Carlo model range will include the ŠKODA models Citigo, Fabia, Fabia Combi, Rapid, Rapid Spaceback and Yeti.
Young compact adventurer – the new ŠKODA Rapid Spaceback ScoutLine
With the new special model ŠKODA Rapid Spaceback ScoutLine, ŠKODA is fulfilling the customer wish for individually designed versions and is presenting its compact hatchback model with a special outdoor design. It is a motor show premiere for the Rapid Spaceback ScoutLine.
The car appears ready for an adventure. The front and rear bumpers come with striking panels in matt black and Reflex Silver (middle section). The protective plastic side panels around sills and wheel arches are also painted in matt black.
In addition, there are silver-coloured 16-inch or 17-inch alloy wheels and Reflex Silver exterior mirror housings. The entire colour range of the ŠKODA Rapid Spaceback is available for the exterior.
Real sportsters – the ŠKODA Octavia RS 230 and the ŠKODA Fabia R5 Combi
ŠKODA’s emotive presence in Frankfurt is rounded off with two PS-superstars: the ŠKODA Octavia RS 230 and the ŠKODA Fabia R5 Combi.
Since June 2015, the ŠKODA Octavia RS 230 has been impressing with its racy design, sporty interior, modern technology and impressive PS-power. The Octavia RS 230 is the first ŠKODA to be fitted with an electronic limited-slip differential as standard, which provides exceptionally dynamic cornering. The ‘230’ descriptor refers to the special RS model’s power output: it has a 169-kW or 230-PS two-litre petrol engine under the bonnet. Combined with the manual six-speed gearbox, the Octavia RS 230 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds. Top speed is limited to 250 km/h. This makes the Octavia RS 230 the fastest production Octavia of all time.
The ŠKODA Fabia R5 Combi show car is the estate version of ŠKODA’s Fabia R5 rally car. The striking Fabia R5 Combi is conspicuous with green/white/black paintwork, 18 inch aluminium wheels and a rally appearance. Real motorsport technology is hidden under the widened bodywork, including the 1.6-litre turbo engine with 205 kW (279 PS).
ŠKODA at the 66th International Motor Show (IAA) 2015 in Frankfurt:
– ŠKODA location: hall 3, stand A05
– ŠKODA floor space: 1,732 m2
– ŠKODA press conference: 15/09/2015, 11:35 – 11:50
– ŠKODA vehicles on display on the first press day: 13 vehicles (1× Superb Combi SportLine, 1× Superb Combi Style, 2× Superb Combi L&K, 1× Superb Combi GreenLine, 1× Superb Style, 1× Superb SportLine, 1× Octavia Scout, 1 × Octavia RS 230, 1× Rapid Spaceback ScoutLine, 1× Rapid Monte Carlo, 1× Fabia Monte Carlo, 1× Fabia R5 Combi)
– ŠKODA vehicles on display on the second press day: 16 vehicles (4× Superb Combi, 1× Superb Combi SportLine, 1× Superb Style, 1× Superb SportLine, 1× Octavia Scout, 1× Octavia RS 230, 1× Yeti Monte Carlo, 1× Rapid Spaceback ScoutLine, 1× Rapid Spaceback Monte Carlo, 1× Rapid Monte Carlo, 1× Fabia Monte Carlo, 1 × Fabia Combi Monte Carlo, 1× Fabia R5 Combi)
– ŠKODA vehicles on display on the public days: 17 vehicles (3× Superb Combi, 1× Superb Combi SportLine, 1× Superb Style, 1× Superb SportLine, 1× Octavia Scout, 1× Octavia Combi G-TEC, 1× Octavia RS 230, 1× Yeti Monte Carlo, 1× Rapid Spaceback ScoutLine, 1× Rapid Spaceback Red and Grey, 1× Fabia Combi Monte Carlo, 1× Fabia Monte Carlo, 1× Fabia Red and Grey, 1× Citigo Monte Carlo, 1× Fabia R5 Combi)
– Press days: 15/09 – 16/09/2015
– Retailer days: 17/09 – 18/09/2015
– Public days: 19/09 – 27/09/2015
– Event location: Exhibition Centre, Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt/Main
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