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150427 New ŠKODA Superb with innovative assistance systems for improved safety and comfort

150427 New ŠKODA Superb with innovative assistance systems for improved safety and comfort

ŠKODA Media Services:
http://media.skoda-auto.com, media@skoda-auto.cz
ŠKODA AUTO a.s., Tř. V. Klementa 869,
293 60 Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic

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Inspiring safety technology: New ŠKODA
Superb with innovative assistance systems for
improved safety and comfort

› MQB technology: the new ŠKODA Superb is the brand’s leader in innovation
› For all situations: top technological components for more safety and comfort
› A new era: the new ŠKODA Superb will be launched in the European markets
from June

Mladá Boleslav, 27 April 2015 – The new ŠKODA Superb marks the beginning of
a new era for the brand. Its outstanding design and technical qualities make the
latest flagship the new benchmark in its competitive environment. The huge
selection of assistance systems for improved safety and comfort sets new
standards for the brand and model.

Based on state-of-the-art MQB technology from Volkswagen Group, the new ŠKODA
Superb offers a whole ‘phalanx’ of new assistance systems. The safety systems support
the driver in the most diverse traffic situations and make driving safer and more
comfortable.

Blind Spot Detect (BSD), new to ŠKODA, warns the driver of any vehicles in the blind
spot. Radar sensors monitor the area beside or up to 20 metres behind the ŠKODA
Superb. An LED symbol in the wing mirror lights up to draw attention to vehicles next to
the car or approaching from behind. If the driver indicates in the direction of the detected
vehicle, the LED starts to flash.

A component of Blind Spot Detect is the Rear Traffic Alert function, a first for ŠKODA.
When reversing out of parking bays which are at a ninety degree angle to the road, the
system recognises vehicles approaching from the sides. An acoustic signal warns of an
impending collision. In addition, the ‘critical side’ is shown on the infotainment display.
The brakes are automatically applied if necessary.

Traffic Jam Assist is available for this model and for the brand for the first time,
providing more safety and comfort in traffic jams and stop-and-go traffic. The car is
automatically kept in its lane; braking and acceleration are also self-activating. The
driver’s hands must be on the steering wheel for this to work.

The new Emergency Assist celebrates its debut for the model and brand. It intervenes
should the driver become incapable of driving. If no steering wheel movement or other
driver activity is detected for a certain amount of time, a warning signal sounds. If the
driver remains non-reactive, the system initiates a short swerve. If there is still no
reaction from the driver, the vehicle is automatically brought to a complete standstill.
Additionally, the hazard lights are automatically activated.

ŠKODA Media Services:
http://media.skoda-auto.com, media@skoda-auto.cz
ŠKODA AUTO a.s., Tř. V. Klementa 869,
293 60 Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic

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Innovative lighting systems guarantee optimum ‘seeing and being seen’ in the new
ŠKODA Superb. The new Superb is the first ŠKODA to be available with masked high
beam (Smart Light Assist). In darkness, Smart Light Assist detects oncoming traffic and
vehicles ahead via the multifunctional camera and automatically dips the high beam
specifically in these areas. This means, it is always possible to drive with high beam and
take advantage of its long range.

For the first time in a ŠKODA, the new Superb features Dynamic Chassis Control
(DCC) including driving mode selection. DCC allows the driver to adjust the vehicle’s
driving characteristics to his/her individual preferences: standard, sport or comfort – a
sort of ‘à la carte’ chassis setup. The setting is altered using a button in the centre
console. Combined with DCC, the driving mode selection also offers an eco and an
individual mode.

For the first time, the ŠKODA Superb comes with Multi-Collision Brake as standard.
This feature prevents the car from further uncontrolled movement after an initial
collision. This reduces the risk of the car drifting into the opposite lane and causing a
second collision.

Front Assist with integrated City Emergency Brake is making its model debut in the
new ŠKODA Superb. The system warns of a collision at speeds between 5 and 210 km/h
and activates automatic partial braking or triggers emergency braking if necessary. The
City Emergency Braking Function actively complements Front Assist in urban traffic and
at speeds between 5 and 34 km/h.

The new ŠKODA Superb is available with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) as an optional
extra. At a pre-set speed, Front Assist automatically keeps the car at a safe distance
from the vehicle ahead. The radar-based ACC uses Cruise Control in combination with
distance control and works at speeds between 30 and 210 km/h.

For the first time, the new ŠKODA Superb features proactive occupant protection, Crew
Protect Assist. The system prepares the driver and front passenger in advance of an
impending collision. In critical situations, e.g. emergency braking, the driver’s and front
passenger’s seat belts are automatically pre-tensioned. It also closes the sunroof and
side windows (to a residual opening).

The new, optional Lane Assist in the new ŠKODA Superb helps the vehicle stay in lane
on motorways and country roads. It reduces the risk of inadvertently leaving the lane. A
camera detects lane markings in front of the vehicle from a speed of 65 km/h. When
Lane Assist identifies an unintended departure from the lane, the system automatically
initiates corrective steering. If no steering action is detected from the driver, a warning
signal and the message ‘Lane Assist – please take over steering’ are activated.

ŠKODA Media Services:
http://media.skoda-auto.com, media@skoda-auto.cz
ŠKODA AUTO a.s., Tř. V. Klementa 869,
293 60 Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic

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Speedlimiter, a new function for the ŠKODA Superb, ensures that the preset speed is
not exceeded. The driver activates the Speedlimiter with the stalk on the left-hand side
of the column. The Speedlimiter deactivates as soon as the driver applies full throttle.

For the first time, the ŠKODA Superb is available with Traffic Sign Recognition to
continuously notify the driver of traffic signs. A camera in the rear-view mirror scans the
traffic signs on the current stretch of road. They are shown as pictograms in the
multifunction display and/or the navigation system display.

The electronic parking brake is equipped with the Auto Hold function. This prevents the
vehicle from rolling away when stationary or when pulling away, without the driver
having to touch the brakes. Auto Hold therefore provides the highest level of comfort
when driving and pulling away, as well as more safety. When the vehicle is brought to a
complete stop, two electric motors on the rear wheels slow the vehicle down. The driver
can take his/her foot off the brake pedal. As soon as the driver begins to accelerate again
and, with manual gearboxes, releases the clutch, the Auto Hold function disengages
automatically.

The new Superb is fitted with Driver Alert (fatigue detection) to prevent the driver from
becoming overtired. Significant deviation from characteristic steering behaviour indicates
driver fatigue. The multifunction display shows the message: ‘Fatigue detected – please
take a break’.

The new Superb comes with an electronic tyre pressure monitor as standard in EU
countries: air pressure is individually monitored in each tyre and any loss of pressure is
displayed.

Manoeuvring in and out of parking spaces is more convenient than ever before in the
new ŠKODA Superb. For the first time, the third-generation Superb is available with Park
Assist as an optional extra. The system semi-automatically guides the car backwards
into parallel parking spaces as well as forwards and backwards into bay parking spaces.
Equally, it assists with semi-automatic manoeuvring out of parallel parking spaces. The
driver just has to accelerate and brake.

The new surround parking sensors complement the park assist feature perfectly.
Special distance control sensors determine the distance of the vehicle from any objects in
front or to the rear. An acoustic warning sounds when the distance is too small. The
frequency of the warning tone increases as the obstacle gets nearer until a continuous
signal sounds. Distance control sensors on the side of the car identify obstacles next to
the vehicle. A warning signal sounds when the distance is too short.

For the first time, the new ŠKODA Superb can also be fitted with a rear-view camera.
When reverse gear is engaged, the camera is automatically activated and the image is
shown on the infotainment system display. Dynamic guide lines are also laid over the
image.

ŠKODA Media Services:
http://media.skoda-auto.com, media@skoda-auto.cz
ŠKODA AUTO a.s., Tř. V. Klementa 869,
293 60 Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic

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Further information:
Bernd Abel Jakub Šulc
Head of Product Communications Product Communications
T +420 326 811 731 T +420 326 811 729
bernd.abel@skoda-auto.cz jakub.sulc@skoda-auto.cz

Media images:

New ŠKODA Superb with innovative assistance
systems for improved safety and comfort
Its outstanding design and technical qualities make
the latest flagship the new benchmark in its
competitive environment. The huge selection of
assistance systems for improved safety and comfort
sets new standards for the brand and model.

Download Source: ŠKODA AUTO

New ŠKODA Superb – Blind Spot Detect
Blind Spot Detect (BSD), new to ŠKODA, warns the
driver of any vehicles in the blind spot. Radar
sensors monitor the area beside or up to 20 metres
behind the ŠKODA Superb. An LED symbol in the
wing mirror lights up to draw attention to vehicles
next to the car or approaching from behind.

Download Source: ŠKODA AUTO

New ŠKODA Superb – Lane Assist
The new, optional Lane Assist in the new ŠKODA
Superb helps the vehicle stay in lane on motorways
and country roads. It reduces the risk of
inadvertently leaving the lane. A camera detects lane
markings in front of the vehicle from a speed of 65
km/h. When Lane Assist identifies an unintended
departure from the lane, the system automatically
initiates corrective steering.

Download Source: ŠKODA AUTO

ŠKODA Media Services:
http://media.skoda-auto.com, media@skoda-auto.cz
ŠKODA AUTO a.s., Tř. V. Klementa 869,
293 60 Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic

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New ŠKODA Superb – Rear Traffic Alert
When reversing out of parking bays which are at a
ninety degree angle to the road, the system
recognises vehicles approaching from the sides. An
acoustic signal warns of an impending collision. In
addition, the ‘critical side’ is shown on the
infotainment display.

Download Source: ŠKODA AUTO

New ŠKODA Superb – Adaptive Cruise Control
The radar-based ACC uses Cruise Control in
combination with distance control and works at
speeds between 30 and 210 km/h.

Download Source: ŠKODA AUTO

ŠKODA AUTO
› is one of the longest-established vehicle manufacturers in the world. The Czech headquarters in Mladá
Boleslav began production in 1895; at first with bicycles, and shortly afterwards with motorcycles and
cars.
› currently has seven passenger car model series: Citigo, Fabia, Roomster/Praktik, Rapid, Octavia as well
as Yeti and Superb.
› delivered, for the first time, more than 1 million vehicles to customers worldwide in a single calendar
year in 2014.
› has been part of Volkswagen Group since 1991. Volkswagen is one of the most successful automotive
companies in the world. ŠKODA, as a member of the Group, independently manufactures and develops
vehicles, as well as components such as engines and transmissions.
› operates at three different locations in the Czech Republic; produces in China, Russia, Slovakia and India
mainly through Group partnerships; as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan with local partners.
› employs over 25,900 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets.

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Published: 10.5.2016