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150303 ŠKODA at the Geneva Motor Show 2015 – Press Kit_

150303 ŠKODA at the Geneva Motor Show 2015 - Press Kit_

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The new ŠKODA Superb: motor show premiere
in Geneva – a new era for ŠKODA

› Exhibition premiere of the new ŠKODA flagship at the Geneva Motor Show
› Expressive and full of emotion: new ŠKODA Superb revolutionises ŠKODA
design
› Upgrade: top model offers a whole new dimension in terms of space, comfort
and quality
› MQB technology: optimum safety, best emission values and innovative
connectivity
› Hot sportster: the new ŠKODA Octavia RS 230; top speed of 250 km/h
› Rugged: new ŠKODA Fabia Monte Carlo makes its debut
› Attractive: new ‘Edition’ special models in recognition of the company’s
120 – year history
› Environment: from the end of May, all ŠKODA models with EU6 engines
› 2014: new record year with 1.04 million ŠKODA vehicles delivered
› ŠKODA presence in Geneva on 1,267 m2 floor space in hall 2

Mladá Boleslav/Geneva, March 2015 – The stage is set for the best ŠKODA
of all time: two weeks after its world premiere in Prague, the new ŠKODA
Superb rolls into the spotlight of the general public for the first time at the
Geneva Motor Show (05 to 15 March 2015). The new ŠKODA flagship captivates
with a modern, expressive and emotionally rich design, the best interior space
in its segment and Volkswagen Group’s innovative MQB technology. The market
launch will begin in mid-2015. ŠKODA is also celebrating the world premiere
of the sportily styled ŠKODA Fabia Monte Carlo at Lake Geneva. The Czech
manufacturer’s appearance will be rounded off with new ‘Edition’ special
models for selected ŠKODA vehicles in recognition of this year’s 120-year
anniversary of the company’s history and 110 years of ŠKODA car
manufacturing. With the model campaign presented in Geneva, ŠKODA
is underlining the brand’s dynamic vibrancy. In 2014, ŠKODA achieved record
sales: with 1.04 million vehicles, the manufacturer delivered more than
1 million ŠKODAs to customers in a single calendar year for the first time.

“The new Superb is the beginning of a new era for ŠKODA,” said ŠKODA CEO Prof. Dr.
h.c. Winfried Vahland. “In recent years, ŠKODA has established itself as an international
high-volume manufacturer. The technology and design of our vehicles have reached a
new level. The new ŠKODA Superb consistently continues this journey. It is the current
highlight of ŠKODA’s largest model campaign and signifies the company’s reclaimed
position,” said Prof. Dr. Vahland. “Its outstanding design and technical qualities and
unbeatable interior space make our flagship the new benchmark in our competitive
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environment. With the new Superb, we will win over new customer groups for the brand.
ŠKODA intends to continue to grow. The new ŠKODA Superb marks this growth ambition
and points to the brand’s future,” said Winfried Vahland.

Since 2001, the ŠKODA Superb has been at the top of the ŠKODA model range.
Since then, the car manufacturer has delivered more than 700,000 first- and
second-generation Superbs to customers, making the ŠKODA Superb one of the most
popular vehicles in its class. Customers value the attractive overall package: plenty of
space, a timelessly elegant design, a high degree of comfort, modern, tried-and-tested
technology, top safety, optimum functionality and excellent value for money. Vahland:
“With the new Superb, ŠKODA widens its aspirations to also offer premium cars at the
top of a respective segment whilst keeping to the brand’s fundamental philosophy.
We intend to offer the best vehicles in our business sectors, to show the quality, tradition
and future orientation of our brand and to increase ŠKODA’s appeal. We are proud of our
vehicles and we wish to convey this feeling to our customers.”

With the third generation, the ŠKODA top model reaches a new dimension. “With the new
ŠKODA Superb, we have developed a car that will wow our customers,” said
Dr. Frank Welsch, ŠKODA Board Member for Technical Development. “With its expressive
and emotionally rich design, even more space and comfort, innovative safety technology,
top consumption values, sophisticated dynamics and top-class workmanship, the new
ŠKODA Superb takes ŠKODA qualities to a new level,” said Dr. Welsch.

Top class in every respect

With its new, expressive design, the new ŠKODA demonstrates the brand’s emotional
strength. With this, the new Superb brings the exciting design language of the ‘ŠKODA
VisionC’ show car into production. The use of Volkswagen Group’s modular transverse
matrix (MQB) complements its elegantly dynamic appearance. The new Superb is
28 mm longer and 47 mm wider than the previous model. In addition, the wheel base
has been increased by 80 mm and the front vehicle overhang is 61 mm shorter than
before. The result of the new dimensions is a saloon full of class and passion.

The ŠKODA Superb sets new standards in terms of space and comfort. In comparison
to the previous model, the interior dimensions of the new Superb have increased once
again, offering the best rear head- and legroom and the largest boot capacity in the
automotive mid-class segment. At the same time, the saloon is cleverer than ever
before: 29 ‘Simply Clever’ features make life easier for driver and passengers.

The new Superb is ŠKODA’s first model to offer Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) including
driving mode selection. There are completely new air conditioning units, including the
new three-zone air conditioning available for the first time. An electric panoramic sliding
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glass roof is also available, as well as auxiliary heating, heated seats, a wireless heated
front windscreen and an electric tailgate that can also be complemented with the virtual
pedal. The new Park Assist, parking sensors and the new rear-view camera make driving
in and out of parking spaces more convenient than ever before. A particular highlight
in terms of convenience: the new ŠKODA Superb offers two umbrellas in the front doors.

The range of safety systems is more extensive than ever before. Multi-Collision Brake
features as standard on the new Superb. Other systems available include Front Assist
with City Emergency Brake, Adaptive Cruise Control (automatic distance control), Crew
Protect Assist, Lane Assist, Traffic Jam Assist, Blind Spot Detect, Rear Traffic Alert,
Emergency Assist, Driver Alert (fatigue detection), Speedlimiter, Travel Assist (traffic
sign recognition), Hill-Hold Control and electronic tyre pressure monitor. For the first
time, a masking function is available for the high beam (Smart Light Assist).

Connectivity attains a new quality: the new ŠKODA Superb has a new-generation
infotainment system which automatically connects to most modern smartphones.
SmartGate also enables accessing and using vehicle data via your smartphone. The high-
speed internet connection turns the Superb into the first ŠKODA hotspot on wheels. With
the new ŠKODA Media Command app and Wi-Fi hotspot, the infotainment system can
be controlled for the first time from the rear using a tablet.

The new ŠKODA Superb sets impressive new benchmarks for consumption
and emissions. Thanks to new engines (five petrol and three TDI common-rail diesels),
a weight reduction of up to 75 kg and improved aerodynamics, the new model consumes
and emits up to 30 per cent less fuel and CO2 than before. The ŠKODA Superb GreenLine
is the most efficient representative, with only 3.7 l/100 km and 95 g CO2/km. Despite
lower consumption values, the new powertrains have a power output that is up to
20 per cent higher. All-wheel drive is available for four engines.

Automotive sportster – the new ŠKODA Octavia RS 230

Pure sports emotions – that is the new ŠKODA Octavia RS 230. ŠKODA’s new special
model will be celebrating its world premiere in Geneva. The sportster scores points with
a racy design, sporty interior, modern technology and impressive power output.
The ŠKODA Octavia RS 230 is the brand’s first car to feature electronically controlled
front axle inter-wheel lock as standard – a feature that is particularly well suited to
dynamic cornering. Market launch of the Octavia RS special edition will be in June 2015.

Propelled by a 169 kW or 230 PS two-litre petrol engine, ‘230’ in the new RS model’s
name refers to its horsepower. ŠKODA has upgraded the two-litre TSI, used in the
ŠKODA Octavia RS, by 7 kW or 10 PS – it has been ‘souped up by the factory’.
The 169 kW (230 PS) 2.0 TSI engine combined with the manual six-speed
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gearbox accelerates the Octavia RS 230 saloon from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.7 seconds.
Top speed is achieved at 250 km/h. This makes the ŠKODA Octavia 230 RS the fastest
production Octavia of all time. The 169 kW 2.0 TSI can also be combined with an
automatic six-speed dual-clutch transmission.

The RS initials denote ŠKODA’s successes in motorsport as well as the high performance
and passion represented by select production models. ŠKODA used the abbreviation
RS for the first time as a model designation in 1974: the ŠKODA 180 RS and 200 RS
racing cars are considered to be the original RS cars. The ŠKODA 130 RS is a racing car
legend, having been one of the most successful racing sports cars of its time in the
1970s and 1980s.

Sporty appearance – the new ŠKODA Fabia Monte Carlo

The new ŠKODA Fabia Monte Carlo celebrates its world premiere in Geneva – as a
hatchback and estate. The sporty Monte Carlo model of ŠKODA’s new small car, launched
a few months ago, brings an additional helping of emotion into play. With its attractive
visual appearance, rugged interior and comprehensive equipment, the new ŠKODA Fabia
Monte Carlo is one of the most exciting vehicles in its class.

The most important features of the ŠKODA Fabia Monte Carlo are: black 16- or 17-inch
alloy wheels, optional sports suspension, black exterior design elements, SunSet
(tinted rear window and rear side windows) as well as a tinted panoramic glass roof.
Amongst other features, the interior comes with a leather three-spoke sports steering
wheel, black interior and uniquely designed sports seats. The new model therefore fulfils
increasing customer requirements in terms of customisation for that personal touch.

The second-generation ŠKODA Fabia has been available in the Monte Carlo version as the
first ŠKODA production model since 2011 (as a hatchback and, later, also as an estate).
In 2014, the Czech manufacturer expanded its Monte Carlo range to the Citigo, Yeti
and Rapid Spaceback models. The Monte Carlo design style is a tribute to the 114-year
successful ŠKODA motorsport tradition.

ŠKODA celebrates significant birthdays – attractive ‘Edition’ special models

ŠKODA is also presenting the attractive ‘Edition’ special models for the ŠKODA Fabia,
Rapid, Octavia and Yeti model ranges for the first time in Geneva. The special occasion
is a double anniversary in 2015: at the end of December, the company will celebrate its
120th birthday. 110 years ago, the first L&K motorcar left the production hall in
Mladá Boleslav.

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The special edition models feature attractive exterior design elements such as
colour-coded mirror housings, bi-colour alloy wheels, front fog lights and SunSet
(tinted rear window and rear side windows) as standard.

Inside, the ‘Edition’ model offers appealing trim features such as the leather version
of the three-spoke steering wheel, gear knob and handbrake lever, the newly designed
instrument cluster, exclusive seat covers, brushed aluminium-look decorative trim
and textile floor mats with grey stitching.

From the end of May: all ŠKODA models will feature EU6 engines; Stop-Start
technology and brake energy recovery will be standard

With the launch of the new ŠKODA Superb, the Czech car manufacturer will equip its
complete model range in Europe with modern and environmentally friendly EU6 engines.
Thus, from calendar week 22/2015, all ŠKODA models – from the Citigo to the new
Superb – will be available with Volkswagen Group’s latest petrol engines of the
production series EA 211/EA 888 or with EA 288 TDI common-rail diesel
engines – including Stop-Start system and brake energy recovery.

The ŠKODA Yeti and Rapid model series will see the most important changes in terms
of engine technology. The ŠKODA Rapid/Rapid Spaceback will be fitted with new
EA211-series 1.2 TSI petrol engines with more power: 66 or 81 kW (90 PS or 110 PS);
a 92 kW (125 PS) 1.4 TSI petrol engine will also be available. The current entry-level
three-cylinder 55 kW (75 PS) 1.2 MPI petrol engine will be discontinued. Completely new
for the Rapid model series will also be the EA 288 diesel engines: the three-cylinder
66 kW (90 PS) 1.4 TDI and the four-cylinder 85 kW (116 PS) 1.6 TDI.

The ŠKODA Yeti will be available from the end of May with new EA 211-series 1.2 and
1.4 TSI petrol engines: 81 kW (110 PS) 1.2 TSI, 92 kW (125 PS) 1.4 TSI and 110 kW
(150 PS) 1.4 TSI. The new EU6 diesel engines (EA 288) for the Yeti will be the 81 kW
(110 PS) 2.0 TDI and the 110 kW (150 PS) 2.0 TDI. The 125 kW (170 PS) 2.0 TDI will be
discontinued.

The entire ŠKODA Octavia engine range will also comply with EU6 regulations from the
end of May. The Octavia EU6 petrol engine range from the 63 kW (86 PS) 1.2 TSI to the
169 kW (230 PS) 2.0 TSI for the new ŠKODA Octavia RS 230 special model. The more
powerful version of the 1.2 TSI four-cylinder will produce 4 kW (5 PS) more than the
current version (81 kW instead of 77 kW) and the maximum power output of the 1.4 TSI
engine increases from 103 kW to 110 kW. The EU diesel engine offering includes the
1.6 TDI with 66 and 81 kW (90 and 110 PS) as well as the 2.0 TDI with 110 and 135 kW
(150 and 184 PS).

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The EU6 engines in the ŠKODA Citigo come with an unchanged power output: the city
car is available with two 1.0 three-cylinder petrol engines (EA 211) with either 44 kW
(60 PS) or 55 kW (75 PS). The CNG model Citigo G-TEC is also available.

The new ŠKODA Fabia, launched at the end of 2014, is only available with
newly developed EU6 engines. On offer are four petrol engines (EA 211-series three- and
four-cylinder powertrains) and three new three-cylinder diesel EA 288-series engines.

ŠKODA continues to accelerate

ŠKODA intends to grow further still with the largest model campaign in the company’s
almost 120-year history. The aim for the coming years is to deliver at least 1.5 million
vehicles each year. To achieve this, the manufacturer will present a new vehicle, on
average, every six months. Alongside Europe, the Chinese market plays a vital part for
the company’s growth ambitions. China has been the largest single market for ŠKODA
since 2010, representing around 27 per cent of the brand’s deliveries in 2014.

The record sales figures of 2014 confirm ŠKODA’s market success. Last year, ŠKODA sold
more than 1 million vehicles worldwide in one calendar year for the first time. Deliveries
increased by 12.7 per cent to 1,037,200 vehicles (2013: 920,800 deliveries). In China,
the manufacturer grew by 24.0 per cent, in Western Europe by 11.8 per cent and in
Central Europe by 18.5 per cent. The global ŠKODA market share increased to
1.4 per cent (2013: 1.3 per cent).

“The acceptance of our models and brand is higher than ever before. We have been able
to increase our market share in almost all regions,” said Werner Eichhorn, Board Member
for Sales and Marketing. The trendsetting ‘ŠKODA VisionC’ design study marked the
beginning of last year’s product fireworks in March. In the course of the rest of the year,
the Octavia G-TEC, Octavia Scout and three Monte Carlo special models for the Citigo,
Yeti and Rapid Spaceback followed. The new ŠKODA Fabia provided the conclusion in
November.

In 2015, ŠKODA is continuing smoothly at high speed. As early as in the middle of
January, the new ŠKODA Fabia made its debut in the first markets. The new ŠKODA
Superb will be introduced in June, as will the Fabia Monte Carlo. Other new ŠKODA
models for the second half of the year and for 2016 are in the pipeline.

At the beginning of 2015, the Czech manufacturer has been on good form. In January,
ŠKODA delivered 87,000 vehicles to customers worldwide – this is an increase of 7.5 per
cent compared to January 2014.

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ŠKODA at the 85th Geneva International Motor Show 2015:

ŠKODA location: PALEXPO Geneva, hall 2, stand 2,160
ŠKODA floor space: 1,267 m2 on two floors
ŠKODA press conference: 03.03.2015, 10:10
ŠKODA vehicles to be exhibited on the first press day: 8 vehicles (excluding the
Superb)
ŠKODA vehicles to be exhibited on the second press day and on the public days:
14 vehicles (5× Superb, 1× Octavia Scout, 1× Octavia Combi RS 230,
1× Octavia Combi G-TEC, 1× Yeti Outdoor Edition, 1× Yeti Monte Carlo,
1× Rapid Spaceback Monte Carlo, 1× Rapid Spaceback Edition,
1× Fabia Monte Carlo, 1× Fabia Combi Edition)
Press days: 03.03. – 04.03.2015
Public days: 05.03. – 15.03.2015

Further information:
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Head of Product Communications Product Communication
T +420 326 811 731 T +420 326 811 729
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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, in 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 25,800 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets.
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The new ŠKODA Superb: a new era

› The ŠKODA flagship: new claim in the automotive mid-class segment
› Character: expressive, modern and full of emotion – new ŠKODA Superb
revolutionises ŠKODA design
› Upgrade: space giant with the largest interior and boot of its class
› Comfort: new Superb – first ŠKODA with adaptive suspension (DCC)
› Top MQB technology: optimum safety, impressive emission values
and innovative connectivity
› Performance: state-of-the-art EU6 engines, up to 30 per cent less
consumption; Superb GreenLine with only 95 g CO2/km
› Driving dynamics: up to 20 per cent more powerful; 206 kW / 280 PS
top-of-the range engine; new chassis; XDS+ as standard; up to 75 kg lighter;
drag coefficient down to 0.275
› Typical ŠKODA – ‘Simply Clever’: 29 practical solutions which make life easier
› Twice as good: two easy-to-reach umbrellas for driver and passenger
in the doors
› Success story: more than 700,000 ŠKODA Superbs sold since 2001
› Start: model launch of the third generation in June 2015

Mladá Boleslav/Geneva, March 2015 – The name alone is a commitment:
a ŠKODA Superb has to be something special. In accordance with this task,
the ŠKODA designers and developers have taken the new ŠKODA Superb to
a new level in terms of creativity and technology. The ŠKODA Superb is driving
the brand forward with its new, modern and emotionally-rich design, its above-
average spaciousness has once again been improved and it benefits technically
from Volkswagen Group’s innovative MQB technology. Generous dimensions,
innovative assistance systems for safety, environment and comfort, powerful
EU6-compliant engines and ‘Simply Clever’ details, typical of ŠKODA, move
the brand’s flagship to the upper end of the automotive mid-class segment.
In short, the new Superb is the best ŠKODA of all time and is the highlight
of ŠKODA’s largest-ever model campaign.

The ‘Superb’ name has to be earned by a ŠKODA. Never before have such enormous
demands been placed on the design of a ŠKODA, never before has so much new
technology been incorporated into the design of a new model. Never before have there
been so many ‘Simply Clever’ concepts and never before have the ŠKODA engineers
managed to deliver so much space for driver, passengers and their luggage. A whole
‘phalanx’ of new assistance systems from higher vehicle classes is available for more
safety, the environment and comfort. The third-generation Superb is more powerful than
ever and yet it is up to 30 per cent more economical thanks to new EU6 engines.

Connectivity attains a new quality: the new ŠKODA Superb has a new-generation
infotainment system which automatically connects to a smartphone via SmartLink.
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SmartLink includes MirrorLinkTM, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto*, which provide easy
access to many apps from your personal smartphone on the car’s display. In addition,
the SmartGate function enables accessing vehicle data via your smartphone and using
it intelligently with your own apps. The high-speed internet connection also turns
the Superb into the first ŠKODA hotspot on wheels. It is clear that the new ŠKODA
Superb with its new and modern ŠKODA design will be rolling towards the customers.

“ŠKODA is demonstrating the brand’s new standards in the automotive mid-class
segment with the new ŠKODA Superb, its design and technical qualities and its
unbeatable space,” said ŠKODA CEO Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland. “ŠKODA’s
experience and passion from almost 120 years of car making have been incorporated
into the development of the third-generation model. The new ŠKODA Superb is
impressive evidence of the brand’s engineering and design competence. As an important
pillar of our growth strategy, the new ŠKODA Superb points to the brand’s future
and will attract new private and business customers to the company. ŠKODA is entering
a new era with this car,” said Prof. Dr. Vahland.

The ŠKODA Superb has been at the top of ŠKODA’s model range since 2001. To date, the
car manufacturer has delivered more than 700,000 first- and second-generation ŠKODA
Superbs, making the model one of the most popular vehicles in the automotive mid-class
segment.

Customers have always valued the vehicle’s overall package: extremely generous space,
a timelessly elegant design, modern, tried-and-tested technology, top comfort, maximum
safety, optimum functionality and very good value for money.

The third-generation model is expected to write another chapter in the ŠKODA Superb’s
success story. “With the new ŠKODA Superb, we have developed a car that will wow our
customers,” said Dr. Frank Welsch, ŠKODA Board Member for Technical Development.
“With its expressive and emotionally-rich design, even more space and comfort,
innovative safety technology, top consumption values, sophisticated dynamics and
top-class workmanship, the new ŠKODA Superb takes ŠKODA qualities to a new level,”
said Dr. Welsch.

A dynamic and elegant design revolution

The ŠKODA Superb’s new design demonstrates the emotional power of the brand.
ŠKODA cars have always convinced with a high degree of functionality, reliability
and excellent value for money. With the new Superb, ŠKODA is now underlining these
qualities with a modern, expressive and emotionally-rich design. The new ŠKODA design
language demonstrates assurance, dynamic elegance, balanced proportions and
a striking design language. With this, the new ŠKODA Superb brings the exciting design
language of the ‘ŠKODA VisionC’ show car into production.

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“The completely redeveloped third-generation ŠKODA Superb is an exciting saloon full of
spirit, class and passion. It has a powerful, poised yet emotionally-rich appearance.
The wheelbase is 80 mm longer and at the same time, the front vehicle overhang is
61 mm shorter than before. This new architecture lends the vehicle elegance
and dynamism,” said ŠKODA’s Head of Design Jozef Kabaň. “From the front to the back,
from the large wheels to the gently rearward sloping roof line, the new model impresses
with clear geometry, striking contoured surfaces, sculptural shapes, purist precision and
elegant lines,” said Kabaň. Crystalline elements run in detail through the exterior
and interior in equal measures, like a common theme. At the same time, the new Superb
offers even more space and improved functional virtues. Form and function combine
to create a perfect car.

At first glance, the front conveys strength and self-assurance. 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 focuses
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 Superb’s side view conveys dynamic elegance. The razor-sharp, high tornado
line visually stretches the car and works in combination with additional lighter surfaces to
achieve effective contrasts between light and shade. The wing line running underneath it
accentuates the effect of the tornado line. The car’s narrow pillars, precise and sharp
window line and gently sloping roofline with its elegant transition into the large rear
window give the car a coupé-like and high-quality impression. The large wheels
and striking wheel arches emphasise its exclusive appearance.

The new ŠKODA Superb’s rear is self-assured and powerful. There is also strong
emphasis on the horizontal, and the lines are streamlined and clear. The two-part, broad
and narrow taillights shine as standard with LED technology 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
seam gives added spice to the rear.

The completely new interior continues the 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’s specific strengths from the very beginning. The third-generation model
sets new standards in this respect.
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Compared to the already generous space of the previous model, the spaciousness
of the new Superb 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.

The result is 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’. Rear legroom (157 mm) is nearly twice as much as the nearest competitor
and headroom (980 mm) is more than in any other model in the segment. Elbow room
in the rear has increased by 69 mm. The boot capacity is a record in the segment:
at 625 litres, it is 30 litres bigger than in the second-generation Superb.

With an array of completely new comfort solutions, the new ŠKODA flagship fulfils the
highest demands. The new ŠKODA Superb is the brand’s first model to offer 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 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 automatically switches between daytime running
light and dipped beam depending on light conditions.

ŠKODA further improved the umbrella comfort feature in the side door. Instead of one
umbrella in the rear left-hand door, there is now an umbrella in each of the two front
doors. The new electric tailgate can be complemented with a virtual pedal. This
is particularly convenient, as it enables the boot 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 will be more convenient than ever before in the new
ŠKODA Superb. The model has the newest generation of Park Assist for automatic
parking. Furthermore, the ŠKODA flagship has a rear-view camera for the first time.
The classic handbrake has been replaced with a standard electric parking brake in the
new Superb.

Connectivity at its best

The topic of connectivity makes its entrance in the third edition of the new ŠKODA
Superb. In total, there are four completely new infotainment systems based on
Volkswagen Group’s modular infotainment matrix technology (MIB). Compared to before,
the new generation of equipment is much faster, with consistently high-resolution
touchscreen displays and offering more functions and new interfaces.

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The top-of-the-range Columbus system has the option of integrated high-speed
internet access based on the LTE standard. This is a first for ŠKODA.

The ŠKODA Superb can be connected to a smartphone for the first time and selected
apps can be operated from the infotainment system’s screen. SmartLink includes
MirrorLinkTM, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto*.

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 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 into a concert hall on wheels.

Simply Clever in a new dimension

The new ŠKODA Superb is the cleverest ŠKODA ever. 29 ‘Simply Clever’ features
make life easier for driver and passengers. 23 solutions appear in the Superb for the first
time, ten of which are completely new features for the brand.

Alongside both umbrellas in the front doors and new options relating to connectivity
and comfort, the following new and incredibly practical ‘Simply Clever’ solutions
are available: a manually retractable towing device, a tablet holder in the rear, a tablet
storage compartment in the Jumbo Box in the front, a USB port and 230 V socket in the
rear, single-handed opening for a 0.5-litre bottle and an extra hi-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
back seats from the boot. The passenger seat can also be folded down. New cargo
fasteners secure loose objects in the boot. The Superb now comes with an ice scraper in
the fuel filler flap as standard. In addition, there are new storage nets on the inside
edges of the front seats, a removable LED torch in the boot and misfuel protection.

Highest efficiency

The new ŠKODA Superb’s new engines offer a maximum of up to 30 per cent lower
consumption values and emissions. The ŠKODA Superb GreenLine, consumes just
3.7 l/100 km and emits 95 g 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.

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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 has modern, direct-injection turbocharged 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 are available with
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 compromises

The new ŠKODA Superb wows with a level of safety that has not previously been seen
as standard for vehicles in this segment. The new Superb is fitted as standard with
Electronic Stability Control including Multi-Collision Brake. In EU countries, the
following safety features are fitted as standard: Front Assist with City Emergency
Brake, electronic Tyre Pressure Monitoring, seven airbags, five three-point
automatic seat belts with fastening alerts as well as safety headrests. Rear side airbags
are available as an option. XDS+, an enhanced function of the electronic differential lock,
also comes as standard. Speedlimiter is available as standard from the Ambition trim line
upwards.

Innovative optional assistance systems are also 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 model and brand, 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 completely new Blind Spot Detect system supports the driver in changing lanes
safely by detecting any vehicles in the blind spot. A key component of Blind Spot Detect
is the Rear Traffic Alert function, a first for the model and brand. 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, 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).
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Striking LED lights shine at the rear of the new Superb as standard and there are also
two reflectors on both sides of the rear bumper.

The new Superb’s completely redeveloped chassis with MacPherson front struts and
multi-link rear axle offers maximum ride stability in challenging situations.

*The future availability of CarPlay and Android Auto technology is generally at the discretion of
Apple and Google. The release dates and communications regarding these issues are subject to
regional variation.

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› is one of the longest-established vehicle production companies in the world. In 1895, the Czech
headquarters in Mladá Boleslav began producing bicycles, followed by the production of motorbikes and
cars.
› currently has seven passenger car models: Citigo, Fabia, Roomster/Praktik, Rapid, Octavia, Yeti and
Superb.
› in 2014 delivered more than 1 million vehicles to customers worldwide for the first time in a single year.
› has belonged to Volkswagen since 1991. The Volkswagen Group is one of the most successful
automotive groups in the world. ŠKODA, in association with the Group, independently manufactures and
develops vehicles, as well as components, engines and gear transmissions.
› operates at three locations in the Czech Republic, produces in China, Russia, Slovakia and India mainly
through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan through local partners.
› employs over 25,800 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets.
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The new ŠKODA Superb: dynamic, elegant,
full of emotion

› Strong appearance: new ŠKODA Superb is more expressive and self-assured
than ever
› The power of shapes: ŠKODA flagship with new, emotionally-rich ŠKODA
design language
› Elegance: balanced proportions, fine flowing lines, coupé-like silhouette,
distinctive play of light and shade
› Precision: clear-cut edges, perfect radii, subtle transitions, crystalline lights
› Character: powerful front, sculptured shapes, expressive rear, large wheels
› Upgrade: perfect package based on MQB technology – longer wheelbase, wider
track for more space for passengers and their luggage
› Interior: high quality, precise, stylish and generous; the first ŠKODA
with ambient lighting

Mladá Boleslav/Geneva, March 2015 – ŠKODA vehicles have always convinced
with a high degree of functionality, reliability and excellent value for money.
With the new Superb, ŠKODA is now underlining these qualities
with a powerful, expressive and emotionally-rich design. The new ŠKODA
Superb brings the exciting design language from the ‘ŠKODA VisionC’ design
study into production. The result is a real head-turner with a sharp
and muscular cut – more poised, expressive and emotionally-charged than ever
before. At the same time, the brand’s new flagship offers ŠKODA’s core virtues
of spaciousness and practicality that have once again been improved.

“The design of the new ŠKODA Superb has reached a new dimension. This has been
made possible by altering its proportions,” said Dr Frank Welsch, ŠKODA Board Member
for Technical Development. “Its appearance is significantly more emotionally charged,
powerful and, at the same time, elegant. The Superb sets a new benchmark in its
segment,” said Dr Welsch.

By using MQB technology, the ŠKODA designers were able to balance out the new
Superb’s proportions. The third generation is 28 mm longer and 47 mm wider than
the previous model. The height has increased slightly by 6 mm. This results
in a harmonious relationship between width, height and length.

The car’s appearance is more powerful overall, as a result of the wheelbase, which is
80 mm longer than before, and the front vehicle overhang, which is 61 mm shorter.
Thanks to the wider track (front: increased by 39 mm, rear: increased by 54 mm),
the front and rear wheels have moved further outwards. At the same time, the new
Superb features once again improved functionality and even more space. Form
and function combine to create a perfect car.

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“The new ŠKODA Superb has a real presence on the road,” said ŠKODA’s Head of Design,
Jozef Kabaň. “The poised and emotionally rich overall impression is the result of balanced
proportions and a very clear and precise design language,” said Kabaň.

The design language captivates with clear geometry, striking contoured surfaces,
sculptural shapes, purist precision and elegant lines as if made from one piece.
Crystalline elements run like a thread through the exterior and interior. The new Superb’s
outer surfaces have been shaped with great attention to detail. The interplay between
convex and concave surfaces is unexpected, with clear edges, precise radii and crisp
lines. The horizontal lines set the tenor. The significant expressions of the exterior
continue consistently into the vehicle’s interior.

A distinct and powerful front

The striking front view with its wide radiator grille and centrally positioned logo,
the razor-sharp wide headlights and front fog lights as well as the new and dynamically
contoured bonnet characterise the front view of the new ŠKODA Superb. Sharp
embossing gives the car an extremely powerful expression. Precise lines and the car’s
wide and deeply-drawn ‘nose’ make the overall expression appear visually stronger
in the middle. At the same time, all of the front elements blend into one horizontal unit.

MQB technology and the completely new MQB engines have allowed the design of the
front section to be shorter and the bonnet to be slightly lower visually. The front graphic
is deeper, giving the car a more prominent stance on the road.

Compared to the previous model, the new ŠKODA Superb’s radiator grille is lower
and wider with a significantly more three-dimensional shape. The vertically positioned
slats have a black finish with a glossy front or come as narrow chrome strips (Ambition
trim level and above). Additional character is provided by the precise elegant chrome
edging that surrounds the grille.

Where the vehicle is fitted with a front radar system, the radar unit is discreetly
integrated within the radiator grille. In order to maintain the grille’s unanimous design,
the cover of the front radar unit is given a ribbed design. In the chrome-slatted front
grille version, this is effected on the radar cover using Indium strips.

The bonnet of the new Superb gains visual emphasis, dynamism and has a strong three-
dimensional design. The polished ŠKODA logo, encased in chrome and black, rests
prominently on the wide nose that ŠKODA is known for.

This, in turn, is flanked on both sides by feature surfaces that have a sculptural
quality to them. As well as the powerfully shaped contours, the bonnet is impressive
due to its sharply drawn lines. In the process, the designers have taken inspiration
from the ŠKODA ‘VisionC’ design study. Two elegant swage lines run in a gentle curve
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from the A-pillars inwards towards the grille, putting even more emphasis on the front
mask and the logo. This design feature also accentuates the width of the new Superb.

A further technical design detail provides particular finesse. The gap between the bonnet
and bodywork runs laterally in the wings and transitions elegantly into the tornado line.
This implementation provides scope for a bonnet design that is emotionally richer without
any distracting gaps: a high-quality solution that reveals much about the brand’s design
aspirations and production capabilities.

The new ŠKODA Superb’s wide, razor-sharp and steeply angled headlights have been
developed with the highest degree of precision. The headlights have dark underlays
which emphasise the car’s optical width. The precise cut, the use of geometric triangular
shapes and the three-dimensional contours create a striking brand individuality that
reflects the Bohemian art of glass making, rich in tradition. A parallel inclined edge
including light surface runs below the headlights, placing additional emphasis on the
shape and structure of the headlights.

The headlights hug the radiator grille harmoniously. This formal coherence once again
emphasises the car’s horizontal lines and provides an effective contrast to the
streamlined lighter surfaces.

When fitted with bi-xenon headlights and LED daytime running lights, the LED lights form
a refined and wide ‘L’. This ‘L’ also functions as an indicator.

The lower part of the front end shows the front fog lights and a wide air intake as
characteristic elements. The placement and shape once again underline the car’s
horizontal lines. The sharply drawn fog lights and the wide, lower air intake with flow-
optimised honeycomb structure form a graphic unity, giving the front of the vehicle
additional optical width. From the Ambition specification upwards, a fine chrome trim
provides the car with an additional visual accent.

Dynamic side view, full of elegance

The new ŠKODA Superb’s side view appears dynamic and elegant. The increased vehicle
length, long wheelbase, shortened front overhang, short roof with drawn-out rear
window and high tornado line deliver a sporty, coupé-like impression.

The straight-lined, linear look with fewer, albeit sharper lines and counter-running light
surrounds is characteristic. The ‘undercuts’ strengthen the lines’ precision.

All of the surface and volume architecture has been logically structured. The precise,
highly-set tornado line accentuates the formal dynamism, allowing a powerful
graduation on the side and achieving an effective contrast between light and shade.

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This effect intensifies what is referred to as the ‘wing line’ which stretches gently
between both wings, running underneath the tornado line. The ‘wing line’ also exposes
the striking wheel arches and places even more emphasis on the organic body of the car.

The door surfaces, which have a slightly convex design, are aligned below. The lower side
closure forms a further, strong light surface which runs around the car. This design
feature creates a distinct surface contrast in the lower side of the vehicle and makes the
Superb appear lighter, almost delicate.

The low, gently rearward sloping roofline merges elegantly into the slanted, very
narrow C-pillar. In spite of the exceptionally dynamic lines, there is no reduction in
headroom or luggage space. On the contrary: the boot space has in fact increased by
30 litres and the 625-litre boot capacity is the best in its class; another example of
ŠKODA’s design expertise and perfect harmony between emotion and functionality.

The outline of the side windows is clean and precision-cut as if made from one piece.
Three-dimensionally shaped chrome strips (Ambition trim level and above) frame the
windows. Characteristic for ŠKODA is the lower side window line which slopes gently
rearwards and ends by pulling upwards like a ‘fin’ in the side window of the rear door.
The striking side mirrors have a new, triangular shape with a razor-sharp cut. In the
higher Style and L&K trim levels, the wing mirrors have downward-facing LED boarding
spots fitted as standard.

The new ŠKODA top model is also more distinctive thanks to its larger wheels. The tyres
have a higher aspect ratio than before and ŠKODA has developed a completely new
range of wheels for the new Superb. A total of ten different wheel designs is available,
in four sizes (16” to 19”). The design captivates with its fascinating surface twists, which
produce interesting light effects whilst the vehicle is in motion. With the exception of the
basic version, all wheels are alloys.

Strong rear end

The rear design of ŠKODA’s new flagship has an expressive appearance. The rear
impresses with its clear layout, formal clarity, high degree of precision and superior
power. With its pronounced horizontal lines, the interplay between convex and concave
surfaces and the razor-sharp, wide LED rear lights, the car also creates an extremely
striking impression from behind. The increased vehicle width and wider track also have
a particular impact on the vehicle’s rear presence.

The new ŠKODA Superb’s two-part tail lights gleam with LED technology as standard
for the first time. The lights are narrower than before. One element of the tail lights is
located in the body and another in the tailgate. This is a clearly visible reference to the
‘VisionC’ design study.

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As a result of the newly interpreted shaping, the C-shape of the LED lights is neater
and more modern. The wide ‘C’ is represented by a fine LED strip of light, which
extends through both parts of the tail lights in the higher Style and L&K trim versions.
Precisely incorporated, crystalline elements give the lights additional originality and
luminosity.

Each outer section of the tail light houses the tail light, braking and reversing light
functions, as well as the indicator. The rear fog light is positioned in the inner segment of
the light in the tailgate, as is the tail light on higher trim levels.

The tailgate opens including the large rear window. The clean trailing edge is particularly
striking, running across as a sharp seam between the headlight elements and achieving
a clear horizontal structure for the boot lid. The button to open the boot, the lighting
for the number plate and the optional rear-view camera are in the seam. The ŠKODA
logo shines forth centrally in the upper part of the boot lid. In the lower part, the ŠKODA
brand name is positioned on the left with the model name on the right. The number plate
space is positioned between the two.

The lower bumper comes with a further lit edge that has very narrow reflectors
(cats’ eyes) within it. The black rear diffuser element with the optional integrated parking
sensors rounds off the lower part of the rear.

A total of 14 body colours is available for the new ŠKODA Superb. There are four
standard colours: Candy White, Pacific Blue, Corrida Red and Laser White. There are also
ten metallic colours: Magic Black Pearlescent, Brilliant Silver, Rosso Brunello, Jungle
Green, Lava Blue, Metal Grey, Cappuccino Beige, Magnetic Brown, Moon White and
Business Grey.

High-quality interior, completely new design

The completely new interior continues the essential design details of the car’s exterior
and achieves a new level of quality with an optimal mix of materials as well as
a sophisticated visual appearance and surface feel. The passenger compartment is high
quality and generous, offers even more space, and sets new standards in terms of
contemporariness, timeless elegance, functionality and comfort.

The interior layout has an emphasis on the horizontal, giving an airy and tidy effect.
Every detail conveys clarity and precision. There are also distinctive dynamic shapes.
The passenger compartment thereby impressively confirms the overall impression of
a sophisticated and elegant vehicle, which fulfils high customer demands.

The interior is fitted out to a high quality with moulded plastic, sensitive switches and
operating buttons, as well as modern displays. Everything is stylishly designed,
interpreted in a modern shape and precisely crafted with great attention to detail.
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The clear arrangement of the control elements with no ‘frills’ is proof of its superior,
timeless qualities. Form and function are in perfect harmony.

As with the exterior, horizontal lines also emphasise the passenger compartment.
The wide and cleanly structured dashboard, as well as the targeted use of
corresponding design elements, ensures maximum impact and an unbeatably generous
feeling of spaciousness. The sharp, trapezoid air intake underlines this effect. In addition,
the dashboard ‘reaches’ positively into the side door panels.

The interior is flooded with light and the panoramic view is excellent, thanks to the
narrow vehicle pillars and large window surfaces.

The design of the central console is lightweight, dynamic and elegant. The designers
have placed a lot of emphasis on ergonomic features for the whole dashboard. All control
elements are conveniently positioned in the right place and can be used intuitively.
The functions are self-explanatory.

The newly developed infotainment systems are located in the middle of the central
console with the associated menu buttons and controls. The infotainment unit appears to
float in the air and is an elegant extension of the dashboard. All systems benefit from
modern touchscreens. The top-of-the-range Columbus system is fitted with an
8″ touchscreen with a proximity sensor.

The instrument panel is designed in such a way that the passenger can also see the
instruments. All displays are impressive with brilliant sharpness. The instrument cluster
has a clear and modern appearance. The multifunction Maxi DOT display in the middle
of the instrument panel can be ordered in colour.

The new seats are excellent to sit on and mean that longer journeys can also be
completed in comfort. Heated seats in the front and rear are available as an option.
The designers have put a great deal of passion into the new design of the seat covers
and four different materials are available: fabric, leather, perforated leather and
Alcantara.

The new ŠKODA Superb is exclusively fitted with three-spoke steering wheels, the
height and length of which can be adjusted. Already at market launch – depending
on trim level – up to four types of steering wheel are available, which are differentiated
by material (PUR with chrome, leather with chrome) and functionality (with or without
control buttons for the multifunction display as well as controlling the radio and phone).

Emotional diversity

The new ŠKODA Superb is available in a total of three trim levels: Active, Ambition
and Style. In addition, the top-of-the-range Superb Laurin & Klement is also
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available from market launch. The editions vary according to interior colours,
infotainment, comfort and safety features.

There is a choice of four colour combinations for the interior: black, black-grey,
black-beige and black-brown (for L&K).

The choice of trim strips for the dashboard and door covering has been reinterpreted.
In total, there are four trim variants: metallic grey, light aluminium-look, dark
aluminium-look and Piano Black.

This offers great variety with up to 152 possibilities for optional extras. A highlight is
ambient lighting, available for the first time in a ŠKODA. This means that the interior
light effects are adjusted atmospherically in different ways according to the vehicle’s
status.

Opening the vehicle switches the interior lighting to ‘welcome mode’. Bright ‘design
lights’, fibre optic elements surrounding the dashboard and in the door trims as well as
illuminated door handles, seats and footwells provide a unique lighting mood as soon as
you enter. After start-up of the engine, the light intensity automatically switches to
‘driving mode’. The ‘design lights’, which are variably adjustable in intensity via the
infotainment system, create a discretely lit ambience during your journey.

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› is one of the longest-established vehicle production companies in the world. In 1895, the Czech
headquarters in Mladá Boleslav began producing bicycles, followed by the production of motorbikes and
cars.
› currently has seven passenger car models: Citigo, Fabia, Roomster/Praktik, Rapid, Octavia, Yeti and
Superb.
› in 2014 delivered more than 1 million vehicles to customers worldwide for the first time in a single year.
› has belonged to Volkswagen since 1991. The Volkswagen Group is one of the most successful
automotive groups in the world. ŠKODA, in association with the Group, independently manufactures and
develops vehicles, as well as components, engines and gear transmissions.
› operates at three locations in the Czech Republic, produces in China, Russia, Slovakia and India mainly
through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan through local partners.
› employs over 25,800 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets.
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New ŠKODA Superb: top class

› Space-shuttle: increased interior space sets new records in its segment
› Class winner: best rear headroom and legroom, largest boot capacity
› ‘Lounge on wheels’: top comfort with new assistance systems
› Four specifications: Active, Ambition, Style and Laurin & Klement

Mladá Boleslav/Geneva, March 2015 – In terms of space, the ŠKODA Superb
has been moving in a league of its own since its market launch. The ‘space
giant’ of the automotive mid-class segment impressively confirms this
exceptional status with its third-generation model. The already generous
interior of its predecessor has been improved once again in the new edition.
In addition, the third-generation model sets new standards of comfort
with adaptive suspension and innovative assistance systems. The third-
generation ŠKODA Superb enables more comfortable, relaxing and stylish travel
than ever before.

An upgrade for passengers and their luggage: with regards to spaciousness, the ŠKODA
Superb has come up trumps yet again. Compared to the already ample proportions of
the previous generation, the relevant interior dimensions of the ŠKODA Superb have
increased again. The improvements in terms of its interior are in particular a result of
the new ŠKODA Superb’s enhanced package. The technical advantages of the MQB basis
have allowed the extension of the wheelbase by a whopping 80 mm to 2,841 mm.
The track has been widened to 1,584 mm at the front and 1,572 mm at the rear.
These improvements markedly improve the interior space for the passenger and luggage
compartments.

“Consistent comfort – this was our aspiration when developing the new Superb,” said
Dr Frank Welsch, ŠKODA Board Member for Technical Development. “The result is
convincing: the new Superb offers even more space for passengers and luggage than
its predecessor and an ambience that provides a sense of well-being. Controls and
switches are clearly visible and easy to reach, as is the large touchscreen. In addition,
there are extensive comfort features: ranging from three-zone air conditioning to
Dynamic Chassis Control to a large tailgate, as you would expect from ŠKODA, which
can be opened using a virtual pedal. Let’s not forget our practical ‘Simply Clever’ features
and of course the many new assistance systems,” said Dr Welsch.

An upper-class level of space

Driver and passenger can enjoy plenty of space. Front elbow width has increased in
the new ŠKODA Superb by a considerable 39 mm to 1,507 mm. The headroom for driver
and passenger has increased slightly by 3 mm to 991 mm – also a top figure.

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The new ŠKODA Superb demonstrates its space strengths in the rear of the car and
in the boot. The new-generation model again tops its predecessor’s already good values.
An impressive, almost ‘stately’ space prevails in the rear, going beyond the boundaries
of the class. Even tall people can sit extremely comfortably and in a relaxed way.

The rear legroom is absolutely ‘superb’: at 157 mm, it is a record in its segment by
a long stretch – around twice as much as the next-best competitor. Headroom
in the rear sets a new benchmark, increasing by 25 mm to 980 mm. At the same time,
elbow room in the rear has increased by 69 mm to 1,520 mm. This means even three
adults have enough space to sit comfortably on the rear seats.

The new ŠKODA Superb also offers the qualities of a real chauffeur car by providing the
option to electrically adjust the passenger seat, even from the rear. The setting
can be found on the inside of the passenger seat and is therefore easy to use from the
rear as well. The passenger seat can be moved forwards and backwards to individually
adjust the legroom for the space behind. The height and incline of the passenger seat
can also be altered from the rear.

Lounge Step comfort floor mats with integrated footrests can also be found in the
rear.

ŠKODA has again increased the boot capacity of the new Superb. A whopping 30 litres
more to a volume which is now 625 litres: this is the top value in the automotive mid-
class segment. Folding down the rear seats increases the boot capacity to an impressive
1,760 litres. This can be done with ease from the boot using an optional release button.

The large tailgate opening is 1,167 mm long and 1,082 mm wide, meaning even larger
items can be loaded easily, not least because it opens 1,868 mm high. The loading sill
has a height of 711 mm – the same value as before.

Longer items can also be stored in the new ŠKODA Superb without any problems. To do
this, the backrest of the passenger seat is simply folded down, allowing objects up to
3.1 m long to fit in the car.

Comfort giant – new assistance systems

The new Superb is not only bigger and more spacious than ever before, but it also offers
new comfort features, turning it into a ‘lounge on wheels’. A vehicle that allows all
passengers, including those sitting in the back, to travel in a relaxed manner even over
longer distances and many hours of driving.

For the first time at ŠKODA, Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) including driving mode
selection has been used in the new model Superb. DCC allows the driver to individually
adjust the vehicle’s driving characteristics to their preferences: standard, sport or
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comfort – a sort of ‘à la carte’ chassis setup. The setting is altered using a button in the
central console.

The standard mode provides a balanced programme for day-to-day use. Comfort-
oriented tuning for driving on rough stretches of road or for long journeys is available in
the comfort mode. The sport mode enables dynamically tuned driving performance with
improved road-holding and tighter steering.

The mode is selected by pressing a button in the central console. The electrically
adjustable dampers, electro-mechanical power steering and other settings then adapt
automatically. DCC constantly reacts to different driving situations and takes braking,
steering and acceleration into account.

Combined with DCC, the driving mode selection also offers an Eco and an Individual
mode. In Eco mode, the engine management system, air conditioning and other
auxiliary units are optimally controlled to save fuel. ‘Coasting’ is also possible in eco
mode. Automatic DSG transmissions automatically shift into neutral when the driver is
not accelerating. The overrun torque of the engine then no longer affects the drive train,
resulting in a reduction in engine speed and fuel consumption. The appropriate gear is
automatically engaged when the driver accelerates again. In individual mode, different
parameters are configured to your personal preferences.

The new ŠKODA Superb’s completely new-generation air conditioning based on MQB
ensures an optimum interior temperature. This includes manual air conditioning or
electronically-controlled Climatronic, available as two-zone air conditioning or, for the
first time, as a three-zone version. All systems guarantee the perfect temperature in line
with personal preferences, promoting a feeling of comfort on board.

The new three-zone air conditioning celebrates its premiere in a ŠKODA model. The
technology is efficient and balanced. Three-zone regulation means that driver, passenger
and rear passengers can separately adjust the temperature of their individual area.

The Climatronic regulates the interior temperature to the pre-set level of one’s choice
through automatic adjustment of the fan speed and operation of the air distribution
valves. This guarantees a comfortable temperature in all weather conditions, whilst the
draught in the air circulation in the passenger compartment is kept to a minimum.

The electronic control of the Climatronic captures all of the important influences and
variables such as the sun’s position, its intensity and the external temperature, and
adjusts the flow of cool air to suit. The integration of the control units into the CAN data
bus provides even more comfort features: to protect the occupants from unpleasant
odours, the system switches automatically to air re-circulation when the screen washers
are activated or the reverse gear is engaged. The regulation of the fan speed, which is
dependent on the speed of the car, with automatic adjustment of the vent temperature,
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decreases the noise level when driving at low speeds. Furthermore, the Climatronic also
activates the defrost function at the touch of a button for foggy or iced-up windows.
At high fan power, the entire air flow is then directed to the inside of the screen. If the
external temperature is over 2.5 °C, the cooling system turns on to dehumidify the air.

The panoramic electric roof is available as an option for the new Superb.
The 1,002 × 1,200 mm pane is made from tinted and heat-insulating glass, reflecting
92 per cent of incoming heat and 90 per cent of incoming light. The panoramic roof can
be electrically tilted as well as opened towards the back. Operation is via a combination
turn-switch located at the front, in the centre of the roof lining. Eight different positions
are possible. To prevent draughts and reduce wind noise when the roof is open,
a windbreak element is installed on the front of the opening.

As an option, the new ŠKODA Superb can be provided with front and rear heated
seats. The front seats are available with a ventilation function.

Auxiliary heating is also available. This warms the interior and defrosts the windows.
The technology also enables the interior to be cooled, for example when the vehicle is
exposed to strong sun. A heated front windscreen and heated washer jets are
available as options. A new invisible ClimaCoat foil is used for the heated front
windscreen. Alongside the heating function, it also provides thermal protection from
strong sun rays.

Both the first- and second-generation ŠKODA Superbs impressed with an umbrella
compartment in the left-hand side rear door. With the new ŠKODA Superb, the
manufacturer has once again topped this luxurious feature. Instead of one, there are
two umbrellas. They are housed in the two front doors. The umbrella compartments are
made from a water-repellent material and can be found in the interior trim of the doors.
Water droplets can drain off through an integrated outlet, while the umbrellas themselves
have an anti-bacterial coating. Neither driver nor passenger is in any way inhibited by
the compartments or the umbrellas within them. When the doors are closed, the
compartments are not visible.

ŠKODA has come up with new comfort features for the operation of the Superb saloon’s
large tailgate. First of all, the ŠKODA Superb’s tailgate can be opened and closed
electrically. Up until now, this feature has only been available for the Superb Combi.
It can be opened electrically by pressing a button from the driver’s seat, with the
remote-controlled key or by pressing a button on the tailgate.

Available as an option, ŠKODA is also offering another premiere for the model and the
brand in the new Superb: the virtual pedal. If the driver has the key and moves his/her
foot in the area under the rear bumper, the tailgate will open automatically. This is
practical, for example, when you have your hands full after doing a big shop and want to
put your bags in the car.
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The virtual pedal and the electric tailgate work in combination with the KESSY automatic
locking and starting system. You no longer need to hold the key in order to open and lock
the car. The KESSY control unit will recognise the key up to 1.5 metres away from the
car. The vehicle unlocks automatically when the door handles or tailgate are operated.
The engine will start at the push of a button.

Parking: more convenient than ever

Driving 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. The system, activated by the driver, semi-automatically guides the car
backwards into parallel parking spaces as well as forwards and backwards into transverse
parking spaces. Equally, it assists with semi-automatic manoeuvring out of parallel
parking spaces.

The system assists the driver by automatically carrying out the optimal steering
wheel movements to park within the lines. After activation, the parking space is
automatically measured, the driver is directed to the starting position and steering
movements begin – the driver just has to accelerate and brake and can intervene and
stop the automatic steering at any time.

Park Assist is activated by pressing a separate button in the central console. To recognise
parking spaces, the car must not exceed the speed of 40 km/h and be within 0.5 and
2 m of the line of parked vehicles. Ultrasound sensors scan both the right and left side of
the road, for example in one-way streets, for available parking spaces. By indicating, the
driver selects the side for parking. When the assistance system detects a parallel parking
space with a manoeuvring space of at least 80 cm, a ‘parking space recognised’
notification appears on the multifunction display. The minimum lateral space required for
a parallel parking space is 35 cm. The driver is subsequently directed into the correct
starting position and prompted to engage reverse gear (for reverse parking).
This activates the automatic steering, so the driver just has to accelerate and brake.
Should the Superb meet an obstacle, the system will brake automatically using the
emergency braking function. The system recognises all types of parking spaces
(for example on bends, kerbs or between trees).

The new surround parking sensors complements the park assist feature perfectly.
The parking sensors assist the driver with parking and work in conjunction with all of the
infotainment systems available for the Superb. Special distance control sensors
determine the distance of the vehicle from any objects in front or to the rear. When the
distance is less than 120 cm to the front or 160 cm to the rear, an acoustic warning will
sound. The frequency of the warning tone increases as the obstacle gets nearer, and
when the distance is less than 30 cm, a continuous signal sounds. Distance control
sensors on the side of the car recognise obstacles next to the vehicle. A warning signal
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sounds when the distance is too short. Alongside the acoustic warnings, the position of
the vehicle is also displayed visually on the infotainment screen.

For the first time, the new ŠKODA Superb can also be fitted with a rear-view camera.
A mini camera capturing the area behind the vehicle is positioned in the tailgate.
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. These show the direction in which the vehicle would go with the current position
of the steering wheel or indicate when it should be turned. With this function, the new
Superb can approach any obstacle safely. Attaching a trailer is also made easier.

The new Superb is the first ŠKODA to be fitted with an electronic parking brake
(EPB). This replaces the classic handbrake which, up until now, was activated using
a lever in the central console. There is no longer a conventional handbrake. The new
technology doesn’t just create more space between the front seats, but also increases
safety and comfort. It is automatically activated mechanically over two electric motors
on the rear wheels. A light on the instrument cluster and on the button indicate that it is
engaged. A soft buzzing sound also conveys its activation acoustically.

The electronic parking brake is equipped with the Auto Hold function. This prevents the
vehicle from rolling away at a standstill 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 brake the vehicle. 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.

Active, Ambition, Style trim levels – Laurin & Klement top model

The new ŠKODA Superb is available in the trim levels: Active, Ambition and Style.
The top model is the ŠKODA Superb Laurin & Klement variant.

The basic version, the ŠKODA Superb Active, already wows with comprehensive
standard features. All engines are equipped with a Stop-Start system and brake energy
recovery. With regards to safety, the range of features for EU countries includes Front
Assist, Electronic Stabilisation Control (ESC) including multi-collision brake, electronic
differential lock XDS+, five three-point automatic seatbelts with belt force limiters and
warning light, five height-adjustable headrests, seven airbags including driver knee
airbag and electronic tyre pressure monitor.

In terms of comfort, on-board features include manual air conditioning, tinted windows,
electronic parking brake, front and rear electric windows, electric heated wing mirrors,
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remote-controlled central locking and multifunction display. The tail lights are LED.
The car features new 16-inch Hermes steel wheels.

Numerous other functional solutions include: 1.5-litre bottle holder and high-vis
vest storage compartment in all four doors, glove compartment with lighting and
air-conditioning, front cup holders, Jumbo Box storage compartment in the central arm
rest, storage pockets in the front seats, two foldable bag hooks in the boot, misfuelling
protection, ice scraper in the fuel filler flap and bonnet with gas struts.

The ŠKODA Superb Ambition comes, in addition to the Active-Line equipment,
with comfort features including two-zone Climatronic, a rain/light sensor and the
Swing radio with a 5-inch colour touchscreen fitted as standard. The exterior comes with
16-inch Orion alloy wheels and a chrome-slatted grille. The side windows are framed with
fine chrome strips. The interior is enriched with a small leather package for the
three-spoke steering wheel and gearstick, while the front footwell as well as all door
handles have lighting on the inside. Functional solutions include small pockets on the
inside of the front seats, front footwell lighting and the Maxi DOT display.

In addition to the Ambition specification, the new ŠKODA Superb Style has 17-inch
newly designed Stratos alloy wheels. The front fog lights with corner function improve
the design and appearance. The interior has a particularly sophisticated appearance with
new ‘dark aluminium-effect’ trim strips and ‘Style’ seat covers. With regards to comfort,
it comes with cruise control, rear parking sensors and rear footwell lighting. The driver’s
seat can be adjusted electronically (including lumbar support), the settings are saved in
the memory function. The wing mirrors can be folded automatically (with memory
function). Exterior and interior mirrors can be dimmed automatically.

Laurin & Klement: fine and exclusive

The new ŠKODA Superb Laurin & Klement (L&K) is the top of the range. It is
named after Václav Laurin and Václav Klement, the founding fathers of the Czech
manufacturer. The exterior of the exclusive L&K edition includes 18-inch Pegasus alloy
wheels with an anthracite-coloured gloss surface. The door sills and front wings feature
a ‘Laurin & Klement’ badge. The bi-xenon front headlights impress with integrated
Adaptive Frontlight System (AFS) and LED daytime running lights. Inside, the Superb
L&K has a three-spoke multi-functional steering wheel, fine trim strips in black piano
lacquer, LED ambient lighting, exclusive leather upholstery and a colour Maxi DOT
display. The ‘Laurin & Klement’ badge can be found on the trim strip on the dashboard
(passenger side), and there is lettering on the front and rear backrests. When the
infotainment system is turned on, the ‘Laurin & Klement’ lettering also appears on the
screen.

The Bolero infotainment system – with 6.5-inch touchscreen, 12-speaker Canton sound
system and SmartLink for pairing the car with a smartphone – provides entertainment
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on board. With regards to comfort, it features Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) including
driving mode selection, front and rear parking sensors, electrically adjustable driver and
passenger seats and tinted rear and side windows (SunSet). Warning lights on all doors
increase safety. Other standard features of the Superb L&K include the Net Programme,
Lounge Step floor mats and removable LED torch in the boot.

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› is one of the longest-established vehicle production companies in the world. In 1895, the Czech
headquarters in Mladá Boleslav began producing bicycles, followed by the production of motorbikes and
cars.
› currently has seven passenger car models: Citigo, Fabia, Roomster/Praktik, Rapid, Octavia, Yeti and
Superb.
› in 2014 delivered more than 1 million vehicles to customers worldwide for the first time in a single year.
› has belonged to Volkswagen since 1991. The Volkswagen Group is one of the most successful
automotive groups in the world. ŠKODA, in association with the Group, independently manufactures and
develops vehicles, as well as components, engines and gear transmissions.
› operates at three locations in the Czech Republic, produces in China, Russia, Slovakia and India mainly
through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan through local partners.
› employs over 25,800 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets.
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The new ŠKODA Superb: top-level
entertainment and connectivity

› Four new infotainment systems: more speed, more sound, more connectivity
› Rolling hotspot: first ŠKODA with high-speed internet and Wi-Fi technology
› Connectivity: new ŠKODA Superb with SmartLink (MirrorLink™, Apple CarPlay
and Android Auto*) for the first time
› SmartGate system: connect car to ŠKODA apps
› Rear control centre: new ŠKODA Media Command app
› Great sound: Canton sound system with 12 speakers and 610 W output

Mladá Boleslav/Geneva, March 2015 – Technology at its best – that
is the proviso for infotainment and connectivity in the new ŠKODA Superb.
The flagship from Mladá Boleslav offers four new infotainment systems based
on Volkswagen Group’s modular infotainment matrix technology (MIB).
In addition, the new ŠKODA Superb sets an example in terms of connectivity
and internet access. For the first time, the infotainment
systems – with the exception of the entry-level model – can be conveniently
connected to a smartphone via SmartLink (MirrorLink™/Apple CarPlay/Android
Auto*). This provides access to the smartphone’s intelligence via the car’s
display. In addition, vehicle data can also be accessed via ŠKODA’s own
SmartGate function and used in a variety of ways. Optional high-speed internet
(LTE) in connection with the top-of-the-range Columbus system turns
the ŠKODA Superb into the brand’s first model with mobile hotspot capability.
The connection is effortlessly established with Wi-Fi technology. Another debut:
the optional remote control for the Columbus infotainment system. Using Wi-Fi
and the new ŠKODA Media Command app, parts of the user interface
are displayed on a tablet or smartphone.

A choice of four completely new infotainment systems is available for the new Superb:
Swing, Bolero, Amundsen and Columbus. Thanks to new processors and improved
components, the new generation is significantly faster than the old systems, impresses
with modern, large and high-resolution displays and offers more functions and new
interfaces. The technology is based on second-generation MIB (modular infotainment
matrix).

Even the entry-level system comes with colour touchscreen and SD-card slot as well as
USB and aux-in sockets. Using SmartLink, the Bolero, Amundsen and Columbus allow
the car to be easily paired with a smartphone via all available standards – MirrorLink™,
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto*. The top-of-the range Columbus system impresses
with integrated high-speed internet and Wi-Fi technology as standard.

Eight, or in the case of the optional 610-watt Canton sound system twelve, speakers
provide the optimum sound experience and truly turn the new ŠKODA Superb
into a concert hall on wheels.

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Swing is the new ŠKODA Superb’s entry-level infotainment system. The menus are easy
to operate via three buttons located to the right and left of the display. Simply press
the buttons to activate the functions ‘Radio’, ‘Media’, ‘Phone’ (optional), ‘Setup’, ‘Sound’
and ‘Car’. Swing offers a 5-inch TFT colour touchscreen with a screen resolution
of 400 × 240 pixels. In addition to the basic FM radio functions, it is fitted with
aux-in and USB sockets as well as an SD-card slot. Bluetooth function, DAB radio
and a phone box in the central console are optional. Two speakers in all four doors
create a balanced sound.

The phone box is not just a practical storage compartment. It also facilitates
the inductive coupling of the mobile phone with the external antenna via the planar
antenna fitted to the floor of the phone box. When the mobile phone
is in the compartment, the signals are sent to the vehicle’s antenna by near-field
coupling via an amplifier. This results in improved sending and receiving characteristics,
comparable to a landline telephone and using less energy.

The Bolero system comes with a 6.5-inch display. The screen impresses
with an excellent resolution of 800 × 480 pixels and proximity sensor technology.
The operation mode activates automatically as soon as a finger nears the screen.
It is operated by swiping and zooming, just like with a smartphone or tablet.

Bolero comes with an FM radio, RDS, eight speakers (four front, four rear), aux-in and
USB sockets, a JPEG viewer, an SD-card slot and SmartLink (MirrorLinkTM/Apple
CarPlay/Android Auto*). The standard Bluetooth function allows the connection
of a second phone to the system. This is useful, for example, when you wish to use your
business and private phone for calls from the car. Speech quality has been improved
on the basis of the ‘Wide Band Speech HFP 1.6’ standard. The system can read out SMS
text messages. Text messages can also be written on the display. The menu is operated
via four buttons on the right and four buttons on the left of the screen: ‘Radio’, ‘Media’,
‘Phone’, ‘Voice’, ‘Setup’, ‘Sound’, ‘Car’ and ‘Menu’.

There are several options available for the Bolero: a second USB socket for the rear seats
(in connection with a 230 V socket), the DAB function for the radio and the phone box.
Bolero can also be configured with the Canton sound system.

The new Amundsen radio navigation system has all the features, options and technical
characteristics of the Bolero, plus an innovative navigation function with 2.5D graphics.
Thanks to new processors, the calculation of routes is faster and the map display
of 800 × 480 pixels is much clearer than before. MapCare is available as standard
for Europe. It comes with up to six free map updates in the three years after
the purchase.

When it comes to infotainment, the new Columbus radio navigation system leaves
hardly anything to be desired. The navigation display is in 3D on an 8-inch colour
touchscreen with high-resolution images of 800×480 pixels. For the first time,
the user can alter the route by touching a waypoint.

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The new Superb is the first ŠKODA with optional high-speed internet access, made
possible with the fourth-generation LTE mobile radio standard. The option is integrated
into the Columbus system and the function can be activated by inserting a SIM card
for mobile internet into the appropriate slot on the hard drive (in the glove
compartment). Thanks to the integrated Wi-Fi technology, all passengers can now
browse the internet wirelessly on their individual devices.

The Columbus system also includes eight speakers, two SD-card slots, Bluetooth
hands-free including text messaging, a JPEG viewer, SmartLink (MirrorLinkTM, Apple
CarPlay, Android Auto*) and an internal 64 GB flash memory. Audio and video files can
be played via a DVD drive; the car also features USB and Aux-In sockets as well as an
optional second USB socket in connection with a 230 V socket for the rear seats.
A TV tuner for the reception of TV programmes and DAB digital radio is available as
an option.

The new ŠKODA Superb’s sophisticated Canton sound system provides finely balanced
listening pleasure. The new Superb comes with eight speakers; the Canton sound
system is optional. Canton works with a total of twelve high-performance speakers:
ten in the side doors, one centrally located in the dashboard and a sub-woofer in the
boot. The system’s 610 W output is the best in the mid-size car class.

SmartLink (MirrorLink™, CarPlay and Android Auto*)

The new ŠKODA Superb is better connected than ever before, thanks to SmartLink.
SmartLink includes MirrorLink™, Android Auto as well as Apple CarPlay* and enables
the simultaneous display and operation of SmartLink-compatible smartphone apps
on the infotainment system screen. This provides access to the smartphone’s intelligence
via the car’s infotainment display.

MirrorLink™ is a Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) program. More than 70 per cent
of all car manufacturers and more than 60 per cent of all smartphone manufacturers are
members of this consortium. Via the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay* standards, Android
smartphones and iOS devices from Apple can also be used.

SmartLink adds a new dimension to the use of personal music or data services.
Connection is quick and easy: just pair the smartphone and the infotainment system
via a USB cable and activate MirrorLinkTM or the other interface standards. Certified
smartphone apps can then be mirrored on the infotainment system’s screen.

Listen to and control music on the smartphone, navigate or call contacts – with
the standardised interfaces all of this can be done on the infotainment screen. For safety
reasons, certain app functions can only be used when the vehicle is stationary. Contacts
and music can be accessed whilst the vehicle is in motion.

At the new ŠKODA Superb’s launch, the following MirrorLinkTM apps will be available:
Sygic (navigation), WeatherPro (weather forecast), AUPEO! (personal radio), Audioteka
(audio book), Parkopedia (parking information), MiRoamer (internet radio) and ŠKODA
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apps including ŠKODA Drive (personal logbook), MFA Pro (multi-functional on-board
computer) and MotorSound (engine sound simulator). More apps will follow.

SmartGate

SmartGate is another new technology in the third-generation Superb. With this new
function developed by ŠKODA and using dedicated apps, certain vehicle data can be
displayed, saved and accessed on the user’s smartphone. Data transfer is wireless using
Wi-Fi technology. Android and iOS (Apple) operating systems are both supported.

Information such as fuel consumption for completed journeys can be viewed, allowing
the driver to improve his/her driving style. The new ŠKODA Drive app can display
average speed, costs and other information, as well as completed journeys on the map.

ŠKODA’s Drive Portal provides a unique service. Useful statistics and graphic
representations can be used. Simply send all data from the smartphone app
to the portal. The ŠKODA Service comes in useful in certain emergency situations.

The following apps are also available:

G-Meter: display of acceleration (G value), speed, braking activity, brake pedal
pressure etc.

MFA Pro: enhanced on-board computer functions and applications
of the multifunctional display (MFA).

Performance: tracking, display and storage of trip information such as speed, rpm,
braking duration, acceleration and brake pedal pressure.

MotorSound: engine sound simulation based on acceleration or engine speed data;
three engine sounds available.

Smart Racer: a racing game for in-car entertainment. The speed of the virtual car
reflects the real speed of the ŠKODA Superb.

Little Driver: an educational game for children and their parents. During the journey,
children mirror the driver’s actions on their tablet or smartphone. At the end of the
game, their performance is rewarded with points which can be redeemed to create
their own customised ŠKODA car.

Top-entertainment in the rear thanks to ŠKODA Media Command

The new ŠKODA Superb offers a new level of comfort with regards to remote-controlled
infotainment.

ŠKODA offers a new application which uses Wi-Fi technology and allows rear-seat
passengers to access the functions of the Columbus navigation infotainment system
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with their tablet or smartphone. With the ŠKODA Media Command app, you can
display parts of the system on the tablet or smartphone and conveniently operate
individual functions via the app.

These include the radio (select station, station search, frequencies), all media sources
(display of album name, artwork and artist as well as functions including start, stop,
pause, forward and back) and the navigation menu, including online address search and
use of the search result as destination entry. The volume level and other sound settings
such as balance and fader can also be altered.

A tablet holder for fixing the tablet onto the rear of the passenger seat’s backrest is
optional. A tablet holder can also be used for the rear centre armrest. A 230 V socket
at the back of the central console is optional, as is a second USB port located next to it.

*The future availability of CarPlay and Android Auto technology is generally at the discretion of
Apple and Google. The release dates and communications regarding these issues are subject to
regional variation.

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ŠKODA AUTO
› is one of the longest-established vehicle production companies in the world. In 1895, the Czech
headquarters in Mladá Boleslav began producing bicycles, followed by the production of motorbikes and
cars.
› currently has seven passenger car models: Citigo, Fabia, Roomster/Praktik, Rapid, Octavia, Yeti and
Superb.
› in 2014 delivered more than 1 million vehicles to customers worldwide for the first time in a single year.
› has belonged to Volkswagen since 1991. The Volkswagen Group is one of the most successful
automotive groups in the world. ŠKODA, in association with the Group, independently manufactures and
develops vehicles, as well as components, engines and gear transmissions.
› operates at three locations in the Czech Republic, produces in China, Russia, Slovakia and India mainly
through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan through local partners.
› employs over 25,800 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets.
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The new ŠKODA Superb: new ‘Simply Clever’
details for a better in-car experience

› Given some thought: 29 practical ‘Simply Clever’ details in the new ŠKODA
Superb
› Smart solutions for more comfort, safety and connectivity
› Two is better than one: easy-to-reach umbrellas in the front doors

Mladá Boleslav/Geneva, March 2015 – The new ŠKODA Superb embodies
all of the brand’s good virtues. Plenty of space and functionality, in a form
that has once again been enhanced, characterise ŠKODA’s new top model.
29 practical solutions have been added to make life easier for the driver
and passengers. 29 features for more comfort, safety
and connectivity -in combination with a variety of intelligent assistance
systems, the brand’s ‘Simply Clever’ aspiration reaches a new dimension.
The new ŠKODA Superb is the cleverest ŠKODA of all time.

A total of 23 clever concepts has been used for the first time in the ŠKODA top model,
ten of which are completely new features for the brand – the new ŠKODA Superb takes
the Czech manufacturer’s ‘Simply Clever’ aspiration to a new level. Combined with plenty
of space, the new ŠKODA Superb is a practicality giant. There’s no doubt that the
third – generation ŠKODA Superb is ‘Simply Clever’ XXL – modern, practical, and ideal
for everyday life and work.

The foot can do it – easy opening of the electric boot lid

The new ŠKODA Superb is the brand’s first model to offer the optional virtual pedal
for contactless opening of the boot lid. This function is available in combination
with the electric boot lid, featuring on the ŠKODA Superb (saloon) for the first time.

The virtual pedal works with a sensor located in the lower part of the rear bumper.
A simple foot movement near the sensor is enough to open the electric boot lid. This
function works in combination with the KESSY keyless locking and starting system.
Without the virtual pedal, the electric boot lid can be opened by pressing a button next
to the gearstick or by using the remote-control key. Of course, it can also be opened
manually at any time with the unlocking button on the boot lid.

The electric boot lid is equipped with a practical tip-to-close function that is new
for ŠKODA. This makes it possible to initiate the closing of the boot lid by briefly pulling
it. The combination of the electric boot lid and KESSY means it can also be closed using
the remote control (maximum distance from vehicle: 3 metres).

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Quick tow bar attachment

An optional retractable tow bar (operated manually), new to the model and brand,
is extremely practical. To fold out, the tow bar with integrated socket is unlatched using
a lever in the boot loading sill. Fold back in is also carried out manually. When folded in,
the tow bar is completely concealed underneath the vehicle.

Connectivity at its best – the intelligence of a smartphone now available in a car

The new ŠKODA Superb sets new standards in terms of in-car infotainment. For the first
time, smartphone apps can be mirrored onto the infotainment system’s display. In the
Superb, this functionality is called SmartLink and includes Apple CarPlay (for iOS devices)
as well as Android Auto* and MirrorLinkTM (for Android devices). Another innovative
connectivity function is SmartGate, which allows vehicle data to be transferred to
a smartphone, where it can be used in various apps.

Remote control

The function to access the infotainment system from the rear of the car is making its
premiere in the Superb. By pairing external devices (smartphones, tablets) with the
Columbus infotainment system via Wi-Fi, passengers can operate the infotainment
system from the rear using their devices. This remote-control infotainment works
on the basis of a new ŠKODA Media Command app which makes mobile devices
compatible with the Columbus infotainment system.

A new tablet holder has been developed for the ŠKODA Superb, enabling rear
passengers to attach their device on the headrest of the passenger seat or on the
folded – out central armrest. Another feature making its debut for the brand is the option
to equip the car with a second USB port and a 230 Vsocket in the rear. A USB and
Aux-In sockets are available in the front central console for the first time.

Bluetooth® comfort telephony allows calls to be made and received safely. Combining
it with Phone Box enables inductive antenna connection. With the mobile phone safely
in its storage compartment, radio signals travel via an amplifier to the vehicle antenna
by near-field coupling.

Handy – new storage for drinks bottles and much more

The new ŠKODA Superb has significantly upgraded its space for drinks bottles.
Both front and both rear doors will now hold a 1.5-litre bottle. There is also space to
store two 0.5-litre bottles in the front central console and two 0.5-litre bottles in the
folded-out rear central armrest. This means the new Superb now has a maximum
of eight drinks bottle holders, accommodating bottles with a total volume of up to
eight litres.
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‘Simply Clever’ stands for the simple yet extremely practical solutions. This also applies
to another new feature: single-handed opening. The bottle holder in the central
console is designed to securely hold the bottom of a standard 0.5-litre PET bottle, so that
the bottle does not move and can be opened or closed with one hand while driving.

All four doors of the new ŠKODA Superb now have a small extra storage
compartment for a high-vis vest mandatory in many countries.

In reference to the doors, ŠKODA has once again improved the umbrella compartment
comfort feature. Instead of just one compartment in the rear left-hand side, the ŠKODA
Superb now has an umbrella compartment in both front doors, allowing storage
of two umbrellas. The compartments are made from water-resistant material so
that damp umbrellas can be stored without letting any moisture into the vehicle.
The compartments are also designed so that water can drain to the outside.

The new Superb is the brand’s first model to come with an extra tablet compartment
for secure storage of a tablet whilst the vehicle is in motion. Simply insert the device into
a small pocket in the large Jumbo Box in the central console.

Length matters

The new ŠKODA Superb is not only more spacious, but its interior is also more versatile.
For the first time in this model, the rear backrest can be folded down from the boot
at the touch of a button. The new load-through provision for the front passenger seat
is extremely practical. If necessary, the backrest of the passenger seat can easily be
folded down, allowing items of up to 3.1 metres in length to fit in the new ŠKODA
Superb.

New storage nets on the inside edges of the front seats will hold an array of small
items.

No more sliding around

In typical ŠKODA style, the new ŠKODA Superb’s boot also offers hugely practical
features. Items can be secured in the boot using new cargo fasteners. Just slide
the item between the elements, and boxes and shopping bags, for example, will no
longer slide around. The cargo fasteners can be folded away and stored at the side
of the boot. When needed, they are simply folded back out, put into position and fixed
to the bottom of the boot with Velcro.

The ŠKODA Superb is available for the first time with an optional removable LED torch
in the boot (up until now only available in the Superb Combi).

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In addition, a practical ice scraper in the fuel filler flap now comes as standard.
It simply slides into the inside of the fuel filler flap and is quickly at hand when required.

The new Superb also comes with misfuel protection.

In addition to the model’s 23 new ‘Simply Clever’ features, other practical solutions
are used which have proven invaluable in the second-generation Superb.

Parking tickets can be placed into the parking ticket holder on the inside of the left-
hand A-pillar. Mechanical roller sun visors for the rear side windows protect rear
passengers from the sun’s glare. The passenger seat can also be conveniently
electrically adjusted from the rear – the control can be found on the inside passenger
seat side. Two foldable bag hooks and a Net Programme can be found in the boot.
Two vertical nets and a horizontal storage net keep the boot space tidy. The parcel shelf
can be stored vertically behind the rear seats.

*The future availability of CarPlay and Android Auto technology is generally at the discretion of
Apple and Google. The release dates and communications regarding these issues are subject to
regional variation.

Further Information:
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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

ŠKODA AUTO
› is one of the longest-established vehicle production companies in the world. In 1895, the Czech
headquarters in Mladá Boleslav began producing bicycles, followed by the production of motorbikes and
cars.
› currently has seven passenger car models: Citigo, Fabia, Roomster/Praktik, Rapid, Octavia, Yeti and
Superb.
› in 2014 delivered more than 1 million vehicles to customers worldwide for the first time in a single year.
› has belonged to Volkswagen since 1991. The Volkswagen Group is one of the most successful
automotive groups in the world. ŠKODA, in association with the Group, independently manufactures and
develops vehicles, as well as components, engines and gear transmissions.
› operates at three locations in the Czech Republic, produces in China, Russia, Slovakia and India mainly
through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan through local partners.
› employs over 25,800 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets.
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Performance and dynamism – the new ŠKODA
Superb with more power and less consumption

› Eight new EU6 engines on the basis of MQB: five TSI petrol, three TDI diesel
› Efficiency: up to 30 per cent lower consumption values and CO2 emissions
› Top efficiency level: ŠKODA Superb GreenLine with only 3.7 l/100 km
and 95 g CO2/km
› Driving dynamics: power from 88 kW (120 PS) to 206 kW (280 PS)
› Performance: up to 20 per cent stronger; top-level engine now
with 206 Kw (280 PS)
› Slimmed down: new ŠKODA Superb is up to 75 kg lighter
› Four powertrains with all-wheel drive based on modern Haldex-5 technology

Mladá Boleslav/Geneva, March 2015 – More dynamism and more driving
pleasure: the new ŠKODA Superb achieves new optimum values
for consumption and performance with its new powertrains. A completely new
generation of direct-injection turbocharged engines based on MQB technology
(five TSI petrol, three TDI common rail diesel) has been used. The compact
and light powertrains have a power output of between 88 kW (120 PS)
and 206 kW (280 PS), are equipped with stop-start technology and brake
energy recovery as standard and all comply with EU6 emission standards.
The performance of the new engines has improved by up to 20 per cent.
At the same time, the new model is up to 30 per cent more economical than
the previous generation. The improved consumption and driving dynamics
of the new Superb are also a result of the reduced weight (up to 75 kg less),
the optimised aerodynamics and the completely new chassis.

“The new ŠKODA Superb offers top-class technology,” said ŠKODA Board Member
for Technical Development, Dr Frank Welsch. “With a completely new generation
of engines based on state-of-the-art MQB technology, we have made our flagship more
powerful, more dynamic and at the same time more economical,” said Dr Welsch.

Five petrol and three diesel engines propel the new ŠKODA Superb. The performance
range of the new MQB powertrain family is between 88 kW (120 PS) and 206 kW
(280 PS). The new engines distinguish themselves with tractability, high agility and
impressive torque, whilst consumption and emissions have also been significantly
reduced. The finely tuned interplay of new engines, new chassis and ultra-modern
dynamics-related assistance systems as well as longer wheelbase and wider track result
in very good dynamic values.

In comparison to the second-generation ŠKODA Superb engines, the new
powertrains have a power output that is up to 20 per cent higher. Four engines
(1.4 TSI/110 kW, 2.0 TSI/206 kW, 2.0 TDI/110 kW und 2.0 TDI/140 kW) are available
with state-of-the-art all-wheel drive based on the Haldex 5 clutch. With the exception
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of the basic petrol version, all engines are also available with modern dual-clutch
transmission.

Five petrol engines from 92 kW (125 PS) to 206 kW (280 PS)

The new petrol engines are from Volkswagen Group’s EA 211 and EA 888 engine series.
The high-torque and economical powertrains were specifically developed for MQB use
and are extremely lightweight and compact. The basic 1.4 TSI/92 kW (125 PS) petrol
engine weighs just 104 kg. The construction is based on an ultra-rigid aluminium die cast
crank case.

The technical concept of the EA 211 engines is characterised by numerous innovative
solutions. One example, because the exhaust manifold is completely integrated into
the cylinder head, the engines heat up quickly during warm-up; at the same time there is
soon enough heat available to comfortably warm up the passenger compartment. Under
heavy load, however, the coolant effectively cools down the exhaust gas, which
significantly reduces the fuel consumption. In addition, the clever construction of the
exhaust manifold allowed the designers to pick very slim single-scroll compressors when
they chose the exhaust gas turbocharger. The result: the weight of the cylinder
head/turbocharger assembly has been reduced. With the EA 211, the intercooler has
been integrated into the intake manifold manufactured from plastic. The advantage is
that pressure builds up faster, providing this type of engine with very good responsive
qualities.

Further technical features of the engines include a camshaft drive with maintenance-free
timing belt, innovative thermo management with 2-stage cooling and a regulated oil
pump. In order to lower the emissions and consumption even further and to improve
the low-end torque, the inlet camshaft is adjustable by up to 50 degrees of crankshaft
rotation – the 110 kW (150 PS) TSI also features an exhaust camshaft adjuster. This
results in fully variable valve timing and leads to an even more spontaneous response
in the lower engine speed range; the high-end torque is improved at the same time.

The choice of petrol engines ranges from the manual 1.4 TSI to the all-wheel-drive
2.0 TSI with 206 kW (280 PS) and dual-clutch transmission. The new ŠKODA Superb
with the most powerful 2.0 TSI/206 kW (280 PS) petrol engine has a top speed
of 250 km/h.

Even the entry-level petrol engine of the new ŠKODA Superb represents highest
efficiency together with good dynamic characteristics. The new ŠKODA Superb
with 1.4 TSI/92 kW (125 PS) engine consumes just 5.4 l/100 km, which corresponds
to CO2 emissions of 122 g/km. Compared to the entry-level petrol engine of its
predecessor the reduction in fuel consumption is more than 12 per cent. The maximum
engine output is produced between 5,000 and 6,000 rpm, the maximum torque
of 200 Nm is achieved within a wide speed range between 1,400 and 4,000 rpm.
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The new Superb with the 1.4 TSI/92 kW engine accelerates to 100 km/h in 9.9 seconds.
The top speed is 208 km/h. This variant comes with a manual six-speed gearbox.

In the enhanced 1.4 TSI/110 kW (150 PS) variant the new ŠKODA Superb uses
4.8 l/100 km, corresponding to 112 g CO2/km. This is equivalent to an impressive
reduction in consumption of approx. 30 per cent compared to the comparable engine
of its predecessor. The designers achieved these huge reductions using what is known
as active cylinder technology (ACT).

ACT means that the second and third cylinders are temporarily shut down. In two-
cylinder mode, the engine works under a heavier load with more efficiency. Shutting
down and restarting the cylinders is initiated by electro-magnetic actuators. Depending
on driving style, the technology can lower consumption by more than 0.5 l/100 km.
ACT is activated in the speed range between 1,400 and 4,000 rpm, at a torque of
between 25 and 100 Nm and speeds of up to 130 km/h. If the driver presses the
accelerator pedal hard, both cylinders begin to work again automatically. The cylinder
shut-down has no effect on the smooth running of the engine. All mechanical switchover
processes take place within one camshaft rotation; depending on engine speed this takes
between just 13 and 36 milliseconds. Accompanying interventions in ignition and throttle
position smooth the transition.

The 1.4 TSI/110 kW generates its maximum PS power between 5,000 and 6,000 rpm.
Maximum torque of 250 Nm is achieved between 1,500 and 3,500 rpm. The Superb
with this engine and a manual six-speed gearbox has a top speed of 220 km/h and
accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.6 seconds. This engine is also available with all-
wheel drive and a manual six-speed gearbox. In addition, the front-wheel-drive ŠKODA
Superb 1.4 TSI/110 kW is available with an automatic seven-speed DSG transmission.

Also new is the 1.8 TSI/132 kW (180 PS) engine which develops its maximum power
between 4,000 and 6,200 rpm. When coupled with a manual six-speed gearbox,
maximum torque of 320 Nm is achieved between 1,450 and 3,900 rpm. Combined
with an automatic seven-speed DSG transmission, maximum torque is 250 Nm.
Combined fuel consumption is 5.8 l/100 km, corresponding to CO2 emissions
of 134 g/km. With this engine, the Superb accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h
in 8.0 seconds, and has a top speed of 232 km/h. There is a choice of a manual six speed
gearbox and an automatic seven-speed DSG transmission.

The 2.0 TSI/162 kW (220 PS) engine is only available with an automatic six-speed
DSG transmission. This powertrain uses 6.1 l/100 km and emits 142 g CO2 per km.
Maximum torque of 350 Nm is produced between 1,500 und 4,400 rpm. Peak power
is between 4,500 and 6,200 rpm. The Superb 2.0 TSI/162 kW accelerates
from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.0 seconds, top speed is 243 km/h.

The new top-of-the-range petrol engine in the ŠKODA Superb is the turbocharged
four-cylinder 2.0 TSI/206 kW (280 PS). It is only available in combination with
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an automatic six-speed DSG transmission and permanent all-wheel drive. The newly
developed powertrain replaces the 3.6 FSI V6/191 kW (260 PS) as the top petrol variant
and is an impressive example of successful downsizing, producing 15 kW (20 PS) more
power with 1.6 litres less capacity. At the same time, consumption and emissions have
decreased by about 24 per cent. The four-cylinder engine produces its maximum torque
of 350 Nm between 1,700 and 5,600 rpm. It reaches 100 km/h in just 5.8 seconds and
has a top speed of 250 km/h.

Three diesel engines from 88 kW (120 PS) to 140 kW (190 PS)
The new four-cylinder diesel engines of the new ŠKODA Superb are all economical and
powerful. The TDI common rail powertrains are from Volkswagen Group’s EA 288 series
and impress with high torque and optimum performance. All powertrains feature direct
injection and turbocharging. For the new Superb, the top of the line 2.0 TDI/140 kW is
available in the exciting combination of dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive.

The components that determine the functional characteristics of these engines are their
modular construction. This includes emission-critical parts such as the injection system
and the intercooler, which are integrated in the intake manifold. This is complemented
by sophisticated exhaust gas recirculation. All components for the exhaust gas treatment
are in close proximity to the engine, which is another characteristic of all TDI engines.
The Superb is fitted with an oxidising catalytic converter and a diesel particulate filter
(exhaust gas treatment components) in order to comply with the various global
emissions standards. The reduction of nitrogen oxides is facilitated by an NOx storage
catalyst or – in the case of the GreenLine model, the all-wheel-drive 2.0 TDI/110 kW
version and 2.0 TDI/140 kW model – with a SCR system (Selective Catalytic Reduction)
using the reduction additive AdBlue.

In order to further reduce the engines’ fuel consumption, all these components of the TDI
engines have been optimised for minimal internal friction. Measures include the use
of piston rings with reduced pre-tension and low-friction roller-bearings for the camshaft
and the countershaft module (2.0 TDI). The oil circuit has been optimised by using
a volume-flow controlled oil pump with two pressure stages. During warm-up,
an innovative thermo management system operates two separate cooling circuits, one
for the cylinder head and one for the engine block with a water pump that can be
switched off. Thus, the TDI engines warm up significantly faster; in addition,
the passenger compartment of the Superb warms up more quickly in winter. Another
cooling circuit which is switched independently allows for separate control of the charge
air temperature which brings additional reductions in emissions. The Superb’s TDI
engines are not only low in emissions, but also economical and powerful; they are also
particularly sophisticated and comfortable. For example, the 2.0 litre engines come
with two balancing shafts as mentioned above; they reduce the inertial forces which are
inherent for reciprocating-piston engines.

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The entry-level 1.6 TDI/88 kW (120 PS) diesel impresses with good tractability and
a maximum torque of 250 Nm between 1,500 to 3,250 rpm. Compared to the current
entry-level diesel engine for the ŠKODA Superb, the power output is increased by 11 kW
(15 PS) whilst the consumption is reduced by up to 17 per cent. The maximum power
of 88 kW is delivered between 3,500 and 4,000 rpm. Combined consumption is
about 3.9 l/100 km, CO2 emissions are 103 g/km. The 1.6 TDI/88 kW is available
with a manual six-speed gearbox or with automatic seven-speed DSG transmission.

From the end of 2015, the new ŠKODA Superb GreenLine 1.6 TDI/88 kW will be
the most economical Superb. Specific aerodynamic adjustments and tyres with optimised
rolling resistance result in a combined diesel consumption of only 3.7 l/100 km, with CO2
emissions of just 95 g/km.
The 2.0 TDI/110 kW (150 PS) is the mid-range diesel in the new Superb. Just like
the other engines, it boasts less consumption and more power in comparison to its
predecessor. The 2-litre turbo produces its maximum power between 3,500 and
4,000 rpm. Maximum torque of 340 Nm is between 1,750 and 3,000 rpm.
The 2.0 TDI/110 kW uses just 4.0 l/100 km and emits 105 g CO2 per km. In the manual
version, this Superb is available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The front-wheel
drive is available with dual-clutch transmission as well.

The 2.0 TDI/140 kW (190 PS) is the most powerful diesel engine in the range.
An impressive 400 Nm at 1,750 to 3,250 rpm give the car a lot of power and tractability.
At the same time, consumption and emissions are reduced by about 14 per cent
compared to the previous engine. The 2.0 TDI/140 kW Superb uses only 4.0 l/100 km,
which corresponds to CO2 emissions of 106 g/km. The maximum PS power is delivered
between 3,500 and 4,000 rpm. A six-speed dual-clutch transmission and a manual six-
speed gearbox are available for the front-wheel drive. The combination of an automatic
DSG transmission and all-wheel drive is particularly attractive.

New ŠKODA Superb with state-of-the-art all-wheel drive (Haldex 5 clutch)

The new ŠKODA Superb will be available with all-wheel drive from market launch.

These engines are available with all-wheel drive:
1.4 TSI/110 kW (combined with a manual six-speed gearbox)
2.0 TSI/206 kW (combined with automatic six-speed DSG)
2.0 TDI/110 kW (combined with a manual six-speed gearbox)
2.0 TDI/140 kW (combined with automatic six-speed DSG)

For the first time, the ŠKODA Superb is available with the latest version of the innovative
Haldex clutch, the Haldex 5. The all-wheel-drive system based on the Haldex 5 clutch is
one of the most modern and most efficient all-wheel-drive systems and guarantees
optimal driving dynamics, the highest level of active safety and economical consumption.
In comparison to the Haldex 4 clutch in the current model, the technology is 1.4 kg
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lighter, works without pressure storage and reacts within milliseconds to all possible
driving conditions.

Via the control unit of the Haldex 5 clutch, the all-wheel-drive system is programmed
to deliver torque mainly to the front axle in normal driving conditions and with a light
load. This electronic pilot control of the clutch saves fuel, as the rear wheels are only
activated when necessary. As long as the clutch is uncoupled, there are less losses due
to friction resulting in better fuel consumption.

When necessary, the rear wheels are smoothly engaged within milliseconds, so quickly
that a loss of traction is eliminated. The electronics activate the rear wheels as soon as
they need more torque or the wheels need more grip.

The torque distribution to all four wheels always depends on the driving environment.
The ideal torque for the rear axle is calculated by the control unit. The adjustment is
made by variable pressure on the clutch plates.
The system consists of a stack of clutch plates that are pressed together hydraulically.
The pressure increases in proportion to the torque that is required at the rear wheels.
Even when the ŠKODA Superb 4×4 pulls away or accelerates quickly, the wheels will not
normally spin.

The most important parameter for the activation of the Haldex 5 clutch is the engine
torque controlled by the driver. The control unit analyses this and other parameters such
as wheel speed and steering angle.

Weight reduction of up to 75 kg

The new ŠKODA Superb is up to 75 kg lighter than the model’s second generation –
despite having more technological components than ever before.

The new engines have made the biggest contribution to the weight reduction
challenge. The new powertrains are up to 18 kg lighter. Thanks to the use of light
metal parts, the chassis of the entry-level 1.4 TSI/92 kW weighs in at about 12 kg
less than before. This has been made possible by now using aluminium alloy in the
pivot bearing of the front axle or the wheel bearing on the rear axle. The new
steering is about 2 kg lighter. The new seats, interior and dashboard save 22 kg in
weight.

The improved body structure has achieved a noticeable reduction in weight. Apart
from the use of metal where appropriate, the new ŠKODA Superb is increasingly counting
on the use of high-strength steel for the body. Its stiffness is about four times higher
than that of conventional body-making steel and it can therefore be used more
economically. Rigidity is improved at the same time. Up to 46 per cent of the modular
MQB floor structure is made from these special steels. The resulting reduction in weight
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for the new ŠKODA Superb is about 23 kg. The increased use of high-performance
adhesives also has a positive effect.

Cx value improved to 0.275

ŠKODA has significantly improved the aerodynamic characteristics of the new Superb.
The third-generation Superb’s drag coefficient (cx) is 0.275, the GreenLine version is
even down to 0.263. The previous models achieved values of 0.29 and 0.27 (GreenLine).

The improved drag coefficient has been achieved by significantly reducing aerodynamic
elements. Most of the drag occurs on the underbody where air meets resistance
from many components. In order to minimise this effect, the new ŠKODA Superb comes
with additional underbody elements. These include covers for engine and gearbox,
two long underbody elements between the axles as well as a cover of the rear overhang.
In addition, ŠKODA has optimised the front grill and the vehicle’s air ducts.

The completely new chassis has an extremely positive effect on driving dynamics
and comfort. It is 12 kg lighter than before and impresses with new axles, a longer
wheelbase and wider track. (More details on the chassis can be found in the ‘safety’
chapter).

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ŠKODA AUTO
› is one of the longest-established vehicle production companies in the world. In 1895, the Czech
headquarters in Mladá Boleslav began producing bicycles, followed by the production of motorbikes and
cars.
› currently has seven passenger car models: Citigo, Fabia, Roomster/Praktik, Rapid, Octavia, Yeti and
Superb.
› in 2014 delivered more than 1 million vehicles to customers worldwide for the first time in a single year.
› has belonged to Volkswagen since 1991. The Volkswagen Group is one of the most successful
automotive groups in the world. ŠKODA, in association with the Group, independently manufactures and
develops vehicles, as well as components, engines and gear transmissions.
› operates at three locations in the Czech Republic, produces in China, Russia, Slovakia and India mainly
through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan through local partners.
› employs over 25,800 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets.
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The new ŠKODA Superb: safety
without compromise

› Inspiring safety technology: many innovative safety systems
› Top lighting systems for optimum ‘seeing and being seen’
› New chassis: driving stability in any situation; XDS+ as standard
› Up to nine airbags, state-of-the-art restraint systems, more rigid body

Mladá Boleslav/Geneva, March 2015 – The new Superb is a top-class car
with regards to safety. Using innovative MQB technology, ŠKODA has fitted
its flagship with a range of new assistance systems. There is also a completely
new chassis that guarantees stability, comfort and agility. State-of-the-art
restraint systems and a more rigid body give passengers the best possible
protection in the event of a collision.

“We have once again raised the safety standard of the ŠKODA Superb to a significantly
higher level with this third-generation model,” said Dr Frank Welsch, ŠKODA Board
Member for Technical Development. “Based on state-of-the-art MQB technology, we have
equipped the car with numerous new assistance systems and and also focused on
a perfectly coordinated safety package consisting of nine airbags, active seat belt
systems, higher body rigidity and targeted optimised crumple zones,” said Dr Welsch.

Innovations for everyone

A whole ‘phalanx’ of new safety assistance systems is awaiting you with the new ŠKODA
Superb. The systems support the driver in the most diverse traffic situations, from
keeping at a safe distance and staying in lane to emergency braking in the case of
an impending collision. Important: as the driver is responsible for the vehicle, he/she
remains in complete control of the situation and can override the electronic assistance
systems at any time.

For the first time, the ŠKODA Superb is fitted with Multi-Collision Brake as standard.
This feature prevents the car from further uncontrolled movement after an initial
collision. This reduces, for instance, the risk of the car drifting into the opposite lane
and causing a second collision. The system automatically actuates the brakes if it detects
a primary collision, even if the driver does not brake. Automatic braking is available down
to a speed of 10 km/h. When the Multi-Collision Brake is activated, it automatically
switches on the hazard and brake lights. The driver can override the system at any time
by accelerating or initiating emergency braking. The multi-collision brake is a feature
of the Electronic Stability Control (ESC). ESC will activate in critical driving situations
and purposely prevent the car from swerving.

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

Front Assist works with a radar sensor that is integrated into the radiator grille,
constantly monitoring the distance to the traffic ahead. If the gap becomes too small
or a collision is impending and the driver does not react, the system automatically
intervenes at one of four levels. At the first level, the brakes are pre-conditioned
by building pressure in the brake line and increasing the sensitivity of Brake Assist.
This is followed by an acoustic as well as a visual warning signal. Should the driver still
not react, an automatic jolt of the brakes warns of the danger and the sensitivity
of the system is increased further. If the braking action of the driver is too weak,
the brake pressure is automatically increased. If the driver also fails to react to the
warning jolt, Front Assist brakes automatically, helping to avoid a collision or reduce
the severity of the accident.

The City Emergency Brake is an extension of Front Assist. It is active in urban traffic
(speeds up to 34 km/h) and monitors the area ahead of the vehicle. If an obstacle gets
closer or a collision with the vehicle in front is likely, the system automatically and
immediately applies the brakes.

The new ŠKODA Superb is available with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) as an optional
extra. At a pre-set speed, the automatic distance control ACC keeps the vehicle at a safe
distance from the vehicle ahead. When the system is active, it automatically accelerates
or slows the car down by acting on the engine and braking.

The radar-based ACC uses Cruise Control in combination with distance control.
A radar sensor integrated into the front grille provides the required data. In the new
Superb, ACC works at speeds between 30 and 210 km/h. This feature is always coupled
with Front Assist.

For the first time, the new ŠKODA Superb features proactive occupant protection,
Crew Protect Assist. The entry-level 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.
In the event of unstable driving situations, such as severe over- or understeering, Crew
Protect Assist also engages with ESC to close the side windows and sunroof to a residual
opening in order to prevent foreign objects from entering the vehicle. Working together
with the front radar, Front Crew Protect Assist can react in advance.

Optional Lane Assist supports the driver in particular on motorways and larger country
roads, preventing the new ŠKODA Superb from inadvertently leaving the lane. The
system works with a multi-functional camera that is integrated into the base of the
rear – view mirror. This camera detects lane markings in front of the vehicle from
a speed of 65 km/h. When Lane Assist recognises an unintended departure from the
lane, the system automatically initiates corrective steering. If no steering action is
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detected from the driver, a warning signal sounds and the message ‘Lane Assist – please
take over steering’ appears on the multi-function display.

The driver can override the corrective steering function at any time by moving
the steering wheel. Lane Assist only works with clearly visible road markings. The system
does not react if the indicator is set before crossing a lane marking.

Traffic Jam Assist is available for this model and for the brand for the first time.
This system provides more safety and comfort in traffic jams and stop-and-go traffic.
Traffic Jam Assist works in combination with the Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Assist
systems. ACC and Lane Assist ‘fuse’ into Traffic Jam Assist. In this case, Lane Assist
comes with adaptive lane guidance which helps the vehicle to stay in the lane at speeds
below 60 km/h. When ACC is active at the same time, steering, braking and acceleration
are carried out automatically, even in traffic jams. The driver’s hands must be on the
steering wheel for this to work.

The new Emergency Assist 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.

Blind Spot Detect (BSD), new to ŠKODA, supports the driver in changing lanes safely
by registering any vehicles in the blind spot. Two radar systems located in the lower part
of the rear bumper monitor the area beside and up to 20 metres behind the ŠKODA
Superb. When BSD detects vehicles in the blind spot next to the new Superb or
approaching from behind, an LED symbol in the wing mirror lights up to alert the driver.
If the driver indicates in the direction of the detected vehicle, the LED starts to flash,
additionally indicating the possible danger to the driver. Blind Spot Detect is active
from 10 km/h up to the vehicle’s top speed.

A key feature of Blind Spot Detect is the Rear Traffic Alert function. The new Superb is
the first ŠKODA model offering this option. When reversing out of parking bays, Rear
Traffic Alert recognises vehicles approaching from the sides. Radar-based sensors pick up
objects at a distance of up to 20 metres. An acoustic signal warns of an impending
collision. In addition, the ‘critical side’ from which a vehicle is approaching is first shown
yellow and then red on the infotainment display. The brakes are automatically applied
if necessary.

Driver fatigue is one of the most common causes of accidents. In order to help prevent
this, the new Superb is fitted with Driver Alert (fatigue detection). Based on observed
steering behaviour, the system recognises deviations from normal handling and
a reduction in the driver’s concentration. 15 minutes after the engine has been started,
Driver Alert analyses steering behaviour and stores the result as a basis for a warning
signal (it only sounds at speeds above 65 km/h.) Significant deviation from characteristic
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steering behaviour indicates driver fatigue. The multi-function display shows the
message: ‘Fatigue detected – please take a break’.

Speedlimiter, a new function for the ŠKODA Superb, ensures that the pre-set 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. The Travel Assist system uses the
camera in the rear-view mirror to scan the traffic signs on the current stretch of road.
A picture processing module searches the scanned pictures for known traffic signs and
compares the results with the navigation data. Speed limit signs (e.g. ‘80 km/h’) and no
overtaking signs are evaluated – in addition to any supplementary instructions,
(such as ‘22:00-06:00’ or ‘no overtaking of slow vehicles’) and associated restriction
clearance signs. They are shown as pictograms in the multi-functional display and/or
the navigation system display.

Hill-Hold Control is an available option on the new ŠKODA Superb. The system
facilitates pulling away on a slope (from a gradient of more than five per cent), enabling
the driver to perform safe uphill starts without the vehicle rolling backwards. When
the driver takes his/her foot off the brake pedal after stopping on an incline, the system
holds the brake pressure for another couple of seconds.

The new Superb offers Electronic Tyre Pressure Monitoring as standard in EU
countries. Air pressure is individually monitored in each tyre and any loss of pressure
is displayed.

Top lighting systems for optimum ‘seeing and being seen’

The visibility of a vehicle plays a central role in road traffic safety. Innovative lighting
systems guarantee optimum ‘seeing and being seen’ for the new ŠKODA Superb. The
front headlights are fitted with halogen or bi-xenon technology including AFS function
and LED daytime running lights. For the first time, a masking function is available for the
high beam. Striking LED lights shine at the rear of the new Superb as standard and there
are also two reflectors on both sides of the rear bumper.

The bi-xenon headlights of the new ŠKODA Superb are equipped with the Adaptive
Frontlight System (AFS). AFS optimises the illumination of the road and surroundings
in accordance with driving and weather conditions and adapts the illumination of the
carriageway to different traffic situations. A key component of AFS is the dynamic angle
adjustment which is active from 10 km/h. The system is complemented by a corner
light function (integrated into the fog lamps). The intelligent interplay of these
functions significantly improves visibility in darkness.

AFS has three operating modes: country road, urban traffic and motorway. The country
road mode is active from 0 to 15 km/h and from 50 to 90 km/h. This mode is almost
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like normal dipped beam. The right- and left-hand headlamp modules are in the base
position. In urban traffic mode (between 15 and 50 km/h), the beam is wider and shorter
than on a country road. This is useful, because the optimum illumination of pavements
and crossroads is more important for slower driving than the reach of the beam.
However, the reach of the beam and the illumination of the right- and left-hand lanes is
important for fast driving on motorways. In this mode, the left headlight module pivots
upwards from the base position and to the left, while the right module is merely raised.
The motorway mode is active from 90 km/h and reaches its maximum effect from
120 km/h.

The automatic use of high beam is controlled by the optional Light Assist. This system
is available in two versions for the new ŠKODA Superb: as the standard Light Assist
and as the enhanced top version Smart Light Assist. The latter, also called masked
high beam, is a first for a ŠKODA model.

Smart Light Assist provides improved safety through optimum illumination in all traffic
situations. The system includes dynamic angle adjustment and masked high beam.
The multi-function camera recognises oncoming traffic and vehicles ahead in darkness
and Smart Light Assist automatically dips the beam specifically in these areas. Instead
of automatically switching high beam off, the new technology is selective. This means,
it is always possible to drive with high beam and take advantage of its long reach without
dazzling other drivers or oncoming vehicles.

The system works by relaying the light sources recognised by the camera to the control
unit which, based on this information, calculates the required headlight steering signals.
A cylinder, which is integrated into the central module of the headlights, controls the light
distribution depending on the situation. If necessary, a ‘mask’ is projected onto the road
in the area of the vehicle ahead or of oncoming vehicles. Full light intensity and
maximum reach of the beam are maintained around the masked areas.

Optimum ride stability thanks to new chassis

The new ŠKODA Superb offers safe handling and stable driving dynamics in any
situation. The completely redeveloped chassis makes an important contribution to this.
It provides the perfect combination of comfort, stability and agility.

The third-generation ŠKODA Superb comes with upgraded MacPherson front struts.
The subframe, mounted centrally on the front axle, provides improved transverse
stiffness. In addition to the front axle components, this frame also houses the steering
and parts of the engine mount. The coil springs with telescopic shock absorbers are
integrated as a unit in the struts. The wheels are guided by the struts and lower
wishbones with track stabilising radius rods. The stabiliser has a tubular construction.
The spring rate of the stabiliser and the damper controls have been specifically
optimised. In combination with the 39 mm wider front track, this results in very stable
handling.

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The new ŠKODA Superb’s innovative multi-link rear axle is impressive. It is lighter and
performs better than the axle used in the previous models. At the heart of the multi-link
axle is the strict separation of longitudinal and transverse stiffness. The soft axle bearing
of the trailing arm guarantees a low longitudinal stiffness and improved driving comfort.
The new tuning of the track rod bearing results in the vehicle’s superior steering
characteristics. The tubular stabiliser and the shock absorber are attached to the spring
link, reducing the forces within the axle.

The new ŠKODA Superb comes with the enhanced XDS+ version of the Electronic
Differential Lock as standard. These driving dynamics functions are integrated into
the Electronic Stability Control (ESC). The advantage of XDS+ is less understeer
and more ride stability when cornering. When accelerating or braking, neutral vehicle
behaviour is guaranteed when cornering. The system activates at lower cornering
speeds, at a lateral acceleration of just 0.15 G. The system’s electronics will activate
the inside wheel’s brake when cornering, therefore increasing drive momentum on the
outside wheel. The resulting yaw momentum supports the steering (less turn required)
and enables a safe passage through corners. Thanks to XDS+, the vehicle is also easier
to handle on slippery surfaces.

Precise tuning of the chassis combined with high torsional stiffness is an important factor
in high-level active safety. The torsional stiffness of the new Superb is 13 per cent higher
compared to its predecessor. This improvement has been achieved through the increased
use of press-hardened components and high-strength steels, which has more
than doubled in comparison to the second-generation Superb.

Rigid body; optimum protection with up to nine airbags

In the event of a collision, the new ŠKODA Superb offers the occupants optimum
protection. High body rigidity is important for optimum passive safety and the
best protection of the passenger compartment. The increased proportion of
press – hardened components and high-strength steels makes a difference here as well.
In addition, the front and rear sections have been designed to absorb maximum impact
energy in the event of a collision, so the passenger compartment remains as intact
as possible.

Up to nine airbags together with finely-tuned interaction between three-point automatic
seat belts and safety head restraints protect driver and passengers from injuries.

The front occupants are protected by driver and passenger airbags as well as side
airbags. The passenger airbag can be deactivated when using a baby seat (standard
for EU countries). A driver knee airbag is also standard in EU countries and two head
airbags cover the area of the front and rear side windows. Rear side airbags are
optional.

Three-point automatic seat belts restrain the occupants in the event of a collision.
The front belts are height-adjustable and come with integrated belt tensioners and force
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limiters. If the vehicle is fitted with rear side airbags, the belts for the two outer rear
seats also come with integrated belt tensioners and force limiters. A warning signal
sounds and a control lamp lights up when the front seat belts are not fastened. A visual
warning is displayed when the rear seat belts are not fastened.

Isofix child seats can be attached to allocated points and with an additional top strap,
known as TopTether. Isofix anchors can also be integrated into the passenger seat.

In case of emergency braking at a speed of more than 60 km/h, the traffic to the rear
is warned by flashing brake lights. If the speed slows to less than 10 km/h after
emergency braking and the brake pedal is still applied, the hazard lights come
on automatically.

Fuel is cut off in the event of an accident where airbags are activated. The automatic
unlocking makes leaving the vehicle or emergency access easier. The interior lights come
on automatically to help with orientation in the dark. Automatically activated hazard
lights alert other road users to the danger. All of these measures reduce the likelihood
of further incidents.

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› ŠKODA AUTO is one of the longest-established vehicle production companies in the world. In 1895, the
Czech headquarters in Mladá Boleslav began producing bicycles, followed by the production of
motorbikes and cars.
› currently has seven passenger car models: Citigo, Fabia, Roomster/Praktik, Rapid, Octavia, Yeti and
Superb.
› in 2014 delivered more than 1 million vehicles to customers worldwide for the first time in a single year.
› has belonged to Volkswagen since 1991. The Volkswagen Group is one of the most successful
automotive groups in the world. ŠKODA, in association with the Group, independently manufactures and
develops vehicles, as well as components, engines and gear transmissions.
› operates at three locations in the Czech Republic, produces in China, Russia, Slovakia and India mainly
through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan through local partners.
› employs over 25,800 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets.

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The new ŠKODA Superb Laurin & Klement:
in fine company

› Top of the range: new ŠKODA Superb L&K with exclusive standard equipment
› Design: 18-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, LED rear lights
› Interior: ambient lighting, leather upholstery, piano lacquer decor
› Top comfort: adaptive chassis (DCC), park distance control, dual-zone
Climatronic, electric driver and front passenger seats, textile Lounge Step
floor mats
› Concert hall on wheels: Canton sound system with twelve speakers
› Five top engines, including three with all-wheel drive; modern DSG gearboxes
› L&K models: homage to ŠKODA founding fathers Laurin and Klement

Mladá Boleslav/Geneva, March 2015 – ŠKODA’s exclusive Laurin & Klement
model editions (L&K) particularly stand for premium specification and fine
elegance. This truly reflects the philosophy of ŠKODA’s founding fathers Václav
Laurin and Václav Klement who, almost 120 years ago, defined their quality
aspirations as follows: “Only the best is good enough for our customers.”
In impressive style, the new ŠKODA Superb L&K puts this motto on the roads:
with comprehensive comfort and infotainment, distinctive design elements
and the finest interior. The L&K edition will be available as early as June,
with the market launch of the ŠKODA Superb.

The L&K trim level pays homage to Václav Laurin and Václav Klement, the founding
fathers of ŠKODA. Almost 120 years ago, in December 1895, the original company
of the brand was founded under the name Laurin & Klement in the Bohemian town
of Mladá Boleslav. In 1925 the company merged with the ŠKODA factories based
in Pilsen into the new company ŠKODA AUTO.

Škoda started to establish the premium L&K trim level for selected models in the 1990s.
Today, L&K versions are available for the ŠKODA Superb as well as for the ŠKODA
Octavia, Octavia Combi, Yeti and Yeti Outdoor.

Stylish appearance

The new ŠKODA Superb L&K impresses with an exceptionally elegant and stylish
appearance and comes with 18-inch alloy wheels in the ‘Pegasus’ design.
The distinctive wheels score points with their two-colour and burnished design. Bi-xenon
headlights including AFS function (Adaptive Frontlight System) and LED daytime
running lights are standard in the L&K trim line. The fog lights have a corner function.
The elegant L&K signature is attached to the front wings.

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Rear lights and number plate illumination with LED technology give the rear a premium
appearance too. The wing mirrors can not only be electrically adjusted, folded
and dipped, they also come with LED boarding spots for a subtle illumination
of the boarding area. The side windows are framed with chrome strips, rear window
and rear side windows are tinted (SunSet).

The Superb L&K is available in all colours of the Superb model range.

Exclusive interior

The new ŠKODA Superb L&K has an exclusive interior. The leather seat covers
are available in brown or beige. Radio, telephone and on-board computer can be
operated from the 3-spoke multi-function steering wheel which is covered in black
leather, as is the gear stick.

All materials and design effects of the interior have a high-quality and elegant
finish, including the newly designed decor strip in Piano Black. The decor strip comes
with subtle Laurin & Klement lettering on the passenger side. This reference of the L&K
trim line can also be found on the door sills in aluminium design, on the gear knob
and on the seat rests.

LED is used for all of the vehicle’s interior lighting (roof/reading lights front and rear,
door handles, footwell, vanity mirror). In addition, the Superb L&K features effective LED
ambient lighting as standard. Depending on vehicle mode, the interior is provided with
an atmospheric touch with various light effects.

All four side doors have safety warning lights. The Maxi DOT display is in colour, the rear
mirror dips automatically if necessary.

Executive-level comfort

The new ŠKODA Superb L&K wows with its comprehensive and high-quality comfort
features. Standard with the L&K trim line is the adaptive suspension Dynamic Chassis
Control (DCC) including Driving Mode Select. With this innovative function, the driver
can select the desired driving mode for the ŠKODA Superb to suit their individual
preferences: standard, sports or comfort. The driving mode selection also offers an Eco
and an Individual mode.

Dual-zone Climatronic is a standard feature of the Superb L&K, the newly developed
three-zone Climatronic is optional (a debut for a ŠKODA model).

The new ŠKODA Superb L&K has also been provided with a practical umbrella
compartment in each of the front doors. Driver and front passenger seats can be
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adjusted electrically and have an electric lumbar support. The integrated memory
function saves the selected seat position.

The standard Park Distance Control with front and rear parking sensors helps with
parking the vehicle. The Rain and Light sensor is also a standard feature in the Superb
L&K. It activates the windscreen wipers when it is raining and automatically switches
the lighting between daytime running lights and dipped beam depending on light
conditions. Additionally, the vehicle is equipped with front and rear electric windows
and an electronic parking brake. Rear seat passengers can enjoy the Lounge Step
comfort floor mats.

Top in-car entertainment

The new ŠKODA Superb L&K inspires with state-of-the-art infotainment and the best
possible connectivity. The Bolero infotainment system is standard for the trim line.
Using SmartLink (which includes MirrorLink™/Apple CarPlay/Android Auto*), Bolero can
easily be connected to the smartphone, and its intelligence can thus be displayed
on the car’s screen. Apps can then be viewed and accessed on the Bolero infotainment
system’s 6.5-inch touchscreen.

In addition, the Bolero system offers FM radio, RDS, JPEG viewer, an SD-card slot, plus
an Aux-In and a USB socket, both of which are located in the central console.
Also included is Bluetooth for comfort telephony with the option to connect a second
phone.

The ŠKODA Superb L&K features the Canton sound system as standard. Twelve
speakers and an impressive 610 W output guarantee outstanding sound quality.

Engines

Five powerful engines are available for the Superb L&K: three petrol and two diesel.
Depending on the engine, you can choose front- or all-wheel drive as well as manual
or automatic dual-clutch transmission.

The 2.0 TSI/206 kW (280 PS) is the top-of–the-range petrol engine. It is only
available in combination with six-speed dual clutch transmission and all-wheel drive.
The L&K with this engine set-up has an impressive torque of 350 Nm, accelerates
from 0 to 100 km/h in only 5.8 seconds and achieves a top speed of 250 km/h.

Also available for the Superb L&K are the 2.0 TSI/162 kW (220 PS) petrol combined
with six-speed automatic DSG transmission and the 1.8 TSI/132 kW (180 PS) petrol
with a choice of manual or DSG transmission.

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The most powerful diesel engine is the 2.0 TDI/140 kW (190 PS), available with
front-wheel drive and manual or DSG transmission as well as combined with all-wheel
drive and DSG. The 2.0 TDI/110 kW (150 PS) comes either as a manual all-wheel
drive or as a front-wheel drive with a choice of manual or DSG transmission.

Simply Clever

Last but not least, the new Superb L&K comes with a wide array of convenient
solutions as standard: the rear central arm rest has a load-through facility and
separate bottle holders for two 0.5-litre bottles. Small pockets on the inside edges
of the front seats can hold miscellaneous small items. Two 12-volt sockets in the central
console at the front (illuminated) and rear enable easy charging of electronic devices.
The boot comes with cargo elements to prevent objects from moving during transport,
a Net Programme with storage nets, storage compartments behind the wheel
arches, a removable LED torch and an additional 12-volt socket.

*The future availability of CarPlay and Android Auto technology is generally at the discretion of
Apple and Google. The release dates and communications regarding these issues are subject to
regional variation.

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ŠKODA AUTO
› is one of the longest-established vehicle production companies in the world. In 1895, the Czech
headquarters in Mladá Boleslav began producing bicycles, followed by the production of motorbikes and
cars.
› currently has seven passenger car models: Citigo, Fabia, Roomster/Praktik, Rapid, Octavia, Yeti and
Superb.
› in 2014 delivered more than 1 million vehicles to customers worldwide for the first time in a single year.
› has belonged to Volkswagen since 1991. The Volkswagen Group is one of the most successful
automotive groups in the world. ŠKODA, in association with the Group, independently manufactures and
develops vehicles, as well as components, engines and gear transmissions.
› operates at three locations in the Czech Republic, produces in China, Russia, Slovakia and India mainly
through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan through local partners.
› employs over 25,800 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets.

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The new ŠKODA Superb: flagship with a great
tradition

› Tradition of prestigious ŠKODA saloon cars dates back to 1907
› Laurin & Klement FF: the first eight-cylinder vehicle in Central Europe
› ŠKODA Hispano Suiza: President’s saloon in the 1920s
› ŠKODA 860: eight-cylinder luxury car in the early 1930s
› ŠKODA Superb: comfortable travel in the 1930s and 1940s
› 2001: first ŠKODA Superb of the modern era
› 2008: second-generation ŠKODA Superb impresses with new technology
› 2015: new ŠKODA Superb is the best ŠKODA ever

Mladá Boleslav/Geneva, March 2015 – The new ŠKODA Superb model range has
been the pride of ŠKODA’s model portfolio since 2001. With its launch,
the Czech car manufacturer built on their early 20th century
tradition from Mladá Boleslav of large prestigious vehicles. In 1907,
the Laurin & Klement FF was the first eight-cylinder model in Central Europe.
Owners of the luxurious ŠKODA Hispano Suiza in the 1920s included the first
President of Czechoslovakia. The eight-cylinder ŠKODA 860 inspired in the early
1930s. It was 1934, when the first prestigious ŠKODA model with the name
Superb rolled off the production line: the ŠKODA 640 Superb. Today, the name
Superb stands for one of the best and most successful cars of the upper
mid-size car class. The model’s third generation is set to continue the Superb’s
success story in the coming years.

“ŠKODA is one of the longest-established vehicle production companies in the world,”
said CEO Prof. Dr. h. c. Winfried Vahland. “In our almost 120-year history, the period
before World War II was marked by large, dream vehicles. They were proof that car
enthusiasm and engineering prowess was present in the heart of Europe. With the launch
of the ŠKODA Superb in 2001, we brought this tradition up to the modern day. To date,
the first two Superb generations have captivated over 700,000 customers. We are now
setting another milestone with the new ŠKODA Superb and demonstrate where ŠKODA
is again. The new model is the best ŠKODA of all time and marks the beginning of a new
era for the company,” said Prof. Dr. Vahland.

With the ŠKODA Superb, the Czech car manufacturer broke into the upper mid-class
segment with immediate success in 2001. For 14 years, ŠKODA’s top model has been
a synonym for top quality from the Czech Republic on the world markets. The first-
generation Superb (2001 to 2008) had the character of a classic saloon car and set new
benchmarks particularly with regards to its spaciousness. The second-generation model
followed in 2008. It was a vehicle with new and variable functionality, more technology
and a timelessly elegant design. The ŠKODA Superb Combi has been available since
2009.
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The ŠKODA Superb has won over customers in Europe as well as in China, Russia
and India. To date, ŠKODA has sold over 700,000 units of its top model worldwide.
In 2014, the manufacturer delivered 91,100 Superbs worldwide.

Laurin & Klement FF: the first eight-cylinder vehicle in Central Europe

Mobility pioneers Václav Laurin and Václav Klement presented the brand’s first motorcar
in 1905: the ‘Voiturette A’. Only two years later, the Laurin & Klement FF celebrated
its premier at the Paris Motor Show attracting a great deal of attention. It was the first
production line eight-cylinder model in Central Europe. The prestigious vehicle offered
space for up to six occupants. The 4.9-litre engine delivered 45 PS and accelerated
the car to a top speed of 85 km/h. At that time, L&K was already a leading brand
in Europe with an annual production of 250 cars.

The new vehicle was enthralling. A report by L&K said: “Today, on the 12th November
1907 at the Paris Motor Show, we get to see the first continental eight-cylinder vehicle
built outside of France, the first eight-cylinder vehicle with touring capability. (….) The
eight-cylinder engine of this car develops 45 HP and runs so steadily that no vibrations
are to be noticed at all. It is so balanced that no noise can be heard and a quarter turn of
the crank is sufficient to set the engine in motion. The eight-cylinder is a markedly luxury
vehicle, that is not to say that its price is considerably high. The construction and ride of
this ‘higher piece of art’ most certainly implies solid engineering in general. (…) At a low
price, constructed like a large car, from first-class material, light and therefore fuel- and
rubber-saving, the car shows itself (…). From a one-cylinder motorcycle to an eight-
cylinder motorcar! There cannot be a better way to express the capabilities of a
company.”

ŠKODA Hispano Suiza – truly hand-made

The new luxury saloon car ŠKODA Hispano Suiza was launched in 1926. The first
production vehicle served as state limousine for the then President of Czechoslovakia,
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk. Only 100 ŠKODA Hispano Suizas were produced until 1929.

The manufacturer stated: “The ŠKODA Hispano Suiza is a luxury car that has all
the hallmarks of ingenious engineering right down to the smallest detail, a car that
has been manufactured with great care using the finest materials.”

In 1924, before the merger with the car manufacturer Laurin & Klement, the ŠKODA
industrial group from Pilsen had already bought the license to produce luxury cars
from the originally Spanish company Hispano-Suiza, which explains the car’s name.
Production of the car started in spring 1925, the first vehicle was completed in May 1926.
Leading body makers of their time, Brožík and Jech, and later on Laurin & Klement,
too, were responsible for the design.

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Production back then had little in common with the series production of today.
Every single ŠKODA Hispano Suiza was custom-built to the customer’s requirements.
Depending on specification, the vehicle weighed up to 2,700 kg. With fuel consumption
between 18 and 25 l/100 km, the luxury car reached a top speed of up to 140 km/h.

Other customers and owners of the ŠKODA Hispano Suiza included Antonín Švehla,
who was Prime Minister at the time, as well as important industrialists and aristocrats
from Czechoslovakia and abroad. The luxury specification was reflected in its price point.
The basic price was 190,000 korunas which was a multiple of the price of other cars
available on the market. Depending on specification, the price could be as much
as 250,000 korunas. The President’s Office even paid 280,000 korunas for the first
vehicle. To put this in perspective: the small ŠKODA 422 was 38,000 korunas.

ŠKODA 860

At the beginning of the 1930s, the Czech manufacturer presented the luxury car ŠKODA
860. The majestic vehicle was 5.42 metres long. Only 49 vehicles were produced from
1929 to 1933, which included six convertibles. The number 860 represented the number
of cylinders and the power of the engine: 8 identifying the water-cooled inline eight-
cylinder engine with a 3,880 cm³ capacity, 60 representing the 60 PS.

ŠKODA Superb: automotive luxury in the 1930s and 1940s

At the end of 1934, a ŠKODA model with the model name Superb rolled into the spotlight
for the first time: the ŠKODA 640 Superb. From then on, the name Superb was
a synonym for particularly high-class vehicles from Mladá Boleslav.

The name was inspired by the Latin word ‘superbus’, the meanings of which include:
beautiful, outstanding, magnificent.

The 5.5-metre long ŠKODA 640 Superb was powered by a 55 PS inline six-cylinder
engine with a capacity of 2,492 cm3; a modern four-speed gearbox provided the drive.
The occupants travelled comfortably thanks to a rear axle which was fitted with
transverse leaf springs. The vehicle was also the first ŠKODA with hydraulic brakes.

Up until 1949, the type 640 was followed by several variants. In the course of the type
designation evolution, the models were just called ŠKODA Superb from 1936.

A total of five ŠKODA Superb types rolled off the production line between 1934 and
1949: ŠKODA 640 Superb (1934-1936), ŠKODA Superb (Type 902; 1936-1937), ŠKODA
Superb (Type 913; 1936-1939), ŠKODA Superb OHV (Type 924; 1938-1949) and ŠKODA
Superb 4000 (Type 919; 1939-1941).

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From 1938, ŠKODA also used an OHV engine for the Superb. The modernised Superb
OHV was powered by an 85 PS inline six-cylinder engine, with a top speed of up to
125 km/h. The ŠKODA Superb 4000 with a 3,991 cm3 eight-cylinder engine followed
later.

First-generation ŠKODA Superb – 2001 to 2008

In 2001, a new star rolled onto the automotive world stage: the new ŠKODA Superb.
Ten years after becoming part of Volkswagen Group, the Czech manufacturer debuted
in the upper mid-size segment. At the time, the Superb was the third ŠKODA model
after the compact Octavia and the small car Fabia.

The new ŠKODA won over customers and critics. No competitor model in the segment
offered as much space as the new model from Mladá Boleslav. The technology was
modern and up-to-date, the comfort specification included optional navigation system,
GSM-phone preparation, heated seats, xenon headlights, parking sensors and sunroof.
With the umbrella compartment in the rear left door, there was even a feature that was
normally reserved for the luxury class. In terms of safety, ABS, ESC and six airbags were
available. The engine range included three petrol (85 kW to 142 kW) and two diesel
engines (96 kW to 114 kW).

A total of 130,000 customers bought the first-generation ŠKODA Superb.

Second-generation ŠKODA Superb – 2008 to 2015

The second-generation ŠKODA Superb celebrated its world premiere at the Geneva Motor
Show in 2008. The new model wowed with even more space, an elegant appearance
and top-level workmanship. For the first time, the Superb was available with all-wheel
drive. In 2009, ŠKODA presented the Superb Combi.

At market launch the engine range included three petrol and three diesel engines, from
the 92 kW 1.4 TSI to the 191kW 3.6 FSI V6. Modern automatic six- and seven-speed
DSG transmissions were used.

Larger dimensions significantly improved the available space even more. No other car
in the segment offered as much space for the rear passengers as the ŠKODA Superb:
the rear leg room and the boot volume were benchmarks in the segment.

With the second generation, the ŠKODA Superb confirmed its reputation as a particularly
clever representative of the mid-size car class. The umbrella compartment in the
left-hand side rear door was not the only clever storage feature, there were bag hooks,
storage nets and numerous others in the front and the rear. In addition, the Superb II
shone in regards to safety: it was awarded five stars in the 2009 Euro NCAP crash tests.
The ŠKODA Superb’s second-generation comfort features were also further enhanced.
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Mid-2013, the ŠKODA Superb was hugely updated with exciting new design elements,
a fresh interior and improved technology features. Fuel consumption and emissions
within the engine range decreased by up to 19 per cent.

To date, ŠKODA has sold a total of about 580,000 second-generation Superbs worldwide.
The model has been particularly popular in China. Since launching there in 2009, almost
200,000 customers have bought the Superb – that is equivalent to approximately 38 per
cent of the worldwide sales for that period. The model for the Chinese market
is produced locally in collaboration with Shanghai Volkswagen.

Further Information:
Bernd Abel Jakub Šulc
Head of Product Communications Product Communications
T +420 326 811 731 T +420 326 811 729
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ŠKODA AUTO
› is one of the longest-established vehicle production companies in the world. In 1895, the Czech
headquarters in Mladá Boleslav began producing bicycles, followed by the production of motorbikes and
cars.
› currently has seven passenger car models: Citigo, Fabia, Roomster/Praktik, Rapid, Octavia, Yeti and
Superb.
› in 2014 delivered more than 1 million vehicles to customers worldwide for the first time in a single year.
› has belonged to Volkswagen since 1991. The Volkswagen Group is one of the most successful
automotive groups in the world. ŠKODA, in association with the Group, independently manufactures and
develops vehicles, as well as components, engines and gear transmissions.
› operates at three locations in the Czech Republic, produces in China, Russia, Slovakia and India mainly
through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan through local partners.
› employs over 25,800 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets.

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New ŠKODA ‘Edition’ special models

› Attractive ŠKODA special models in recognition of ŠKODA’s 120-year company
history and 110 years of ŠKODA car manufacturing
› ‘Edition’ models for ŠKODA Fabia/Fabia Combi, Rapid/Rapid Spaceback,
Octavia/Octavia Combi and Yeti/Yeti Outdoor
› ŠKODA is one of the longest-established vehicle manufacturers in the world

Mladá Boleslav/Geneva, March 2015 – In 2015, ŠKODA will celebrate its 120th
birthday and 110 years of car production. In recognition of this double
anniversary, the Czech manufacturer is presenting new, attractive ‘Edition’
special models for the ŠKODA Fabia and Fabia Combi, Rapid and Rapid
Spaceback, Octavia and Octavia Combi and Yeti and Yeti Outdoor at this year’s
Geneva Motor Show.

ŠKODA is one of the oldest vehicle manufacturers in the world: in 2015, the company will
celebrate its 120th birthday. In December 1895 in Mladá Boleslav, the two motor vehicle
pioneers and ŠKODA founding fathers Václav Laurin and Václav Klement began first of all
with bicycle construction, then production of motorcycles and finally motor cars.
110 years ago, in 1905, the first L&K motor car was produced: the Voiturette A – a small
car powered by a 7 PS two-cylinder engine. In 1925, L&K merged with the ŠKODA
factories based in Pilsen to form the new ŠKODA AUTO company based in Mladá Boleslav.

Reason enough for an attractive special edition series. The ‘Edition’ special models
for the ŠKODA Fabia, Rapid, Octavia and Yeti model ranges are based on the Ambition
trim line.

“ŠKODA is proud of its heritage,” said Werner Eichhorn, ŠKODA Board Member for Sales
and Marketing. “Building on ŠKODA’s successful history, we have developed into
an international high-volume manufacturer in recent years and now offer the most
attractive ŠKODA model range of all time. The new ‘Edition’ special models are a gentle
reminder of our roots and impress with a great look and comprehensive equipment,” said
Eichhorn.

The new ŠKODA ‘Edition’ models have attractive design elements as standard. On the
exterior, these include:

Body-coloured exterior mirror housings
Anthracite bi-colour alloy wheels in a burnished design
Front fog lights
and a tinted rear window and rear side windows (SunSet).

The ‘Edition’ badge on both B-pillars (Fabia, Rapid) and on the front wings (Octavia, Yeti)
makes each of the special models immediately recognisable.
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Inside, the ‘Edition’ model also offers attractive design and equipment features:

Small leather package for the three-spoke steering wheel, gear knob
and handbrake lever: leather upholstery with grey decorative stitching
Newly designed instrument cluster with chrome-framed rev counter
and tachometer, instrument panel with grey background and an instrument
display in a new design
Exclusive fabric seat covers with grey decorative stitching
Brushed aluminium decorative trim
Fabric floor mats with grey decorative stitching
‘Edition’ badge on the gear knob and instrument panel

ŠKODA Fabia ‘Edition’ and ŠKODA Fabia Combi ‘Edition’

The new ŠKODA Fabia has been setting new benchmarks in the small car segment since
November 2014. The new Fabia Combi has been available since mid-January 2015.
Both versions of the third-generation model combine an emotionally charged design
with innovative technology.

The ‘Edition’ special models of the ŠKODA Fabia and Fabia Combi feature 16-inch ‘Italia’
alloy wheels as standard. 17-inch ‘Twist Star’ alloy wheels are optional. The ŠKODA Fabia
‘Edition’ can be ordered in all of the body colours available for the basic model and with
all of the engine versions.

The ŠKODA Fabia ‘Edition’ and ŠKODA Fabia Combi ‘Edition’ impresses with attractive
standard equipment. With regards to safety, electronic differential lock XDS+,
Speedlimiter and an electronic tyre pressure monitor are available in EU countries. Six
airbags, three-point seat belts for all five seats and fastening alerts for the front (acoustic
and visual) and rear (visual) cater for optimum passive safety in the EU specification.

There is also a range of comfort features. Straight from the factory, the Fabia ‘Edition’
and Fabia Combi ‘Edition’ include electrically adjustable heated wing mirrors, electric
front windows, a height-adjustable driver’s seat and central locking.

ŠKODA Rapid ‘Edition’ and ŠKODA Rapid Spaceback ‘Edition’

The ŠKODA Rapid saloon and Rapid Spaceback hatchback version are amongst the most
attractive compact vehicles in the market. In 2014, deliveries of the ŠKODA Rapid grew
by 113.3 per cent to 221,400 vehicles, making the model range the brand’s bestselling
vehicle after the ŠKODA Octavia.

The ŠKODA Rapid and ŠKODA Rapid Spaceback ‘Edition’ special models offer a wide
range of equipment highlights. Fitted with 16-inch ‘Italia’ alloy wheels or optional 17-inch
‘Savio’ alloy wheel rims, the Rapid ‘Edition’ moves forward in all of the body colours
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available for the basic model. The special model is available with all of the Rapid’s engine
versions.

Safety has always been of paramount importance in the Rapid and Rapid Spaceback.
In EU countries, the ‘Edition’ special model features six airbags, five three-point seat
belts, seat belt tensioners, front seat belt fastening alerts, ABS and ESC.

The Rapid ‘Edition’ special models include the following comfort features:
remote-controlled central locking, a height-adjustable driver’s seat and electric front
windows.

ŠKODA Octavia ‘Edition’ and ŠKODA Octavia Combi ‘Edition’

The third-generation ŠKODA Octavia, launched in 2013, is in a class of its own and has
proved to be a real hit. In Western Europe, sales of the bestseller grew by 22 per cent
last year. The third generation is the best Octavia of all time and offers mid-class
qualities for the price of a compact car.

The Octavia ‘Edition’ is fitted with 17-inch ‘Hawk’ alloy wheels as standard. 18-inch
‘Harmony’ alloy wheels are available as an option. The Octavia ‘Edition’ special model is
comprehensively equipped. Its comfort features include: air conditioning, electrically
adjustable heated wing mirrors, electric front windows, remote-controlled central locking
and multifunction display (on-board computer).

With regards to safety, the Octavia ‘Edition’ and Octavia Combi ‘Edition’ are fitted with
seven airbags including driver knee airbag as standard in EU countries. In the event of
a collision, all five occupants are secured with three-point seat belts. In EU countries, the
Octavia ‘Edition’ comes with factory-fitted ESC including Multi-Collision Brake.
This automatically slows down the vehicle after having detected a collision.

The Octavia ‘Edition’ and Octavia Combi ‘Edition’ are available in all colours from the
Octavia model range. With the exception of the 81 kW 1.6 MPI, the GreenLine variant
and the Octavia G-TEC with CNG drive, all Octavia engine versions are available for the
Octavia special model.

ŠKODA Yeti ‘Edition’ and ŠKODA Yeti Outdoor ‘Edition’

Since the extensive model overhaul in 2013, the ŠKODA Yeti has been available in two
variants for the first time: as the elegantly styled ŠKODA Yeti for the city and as the
ŠKODA Yeti Outdoor, ready for adventure. The Yeti has been winning over an
ever – increasing number of customers worldwide: in 2014, ŠKODA supplied
102,900 Yetis around the world – this is an increase of 24.8 per cent.

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The ŠKODA Yeti ‘Edition’ features 17-inch ‘Annapurna’ (Yeti) or ‘Matterhorn’
(Yeti Outdoor) alloy wheels. All body colours except for Magnetic Brown are available.
In terms of safety, for EU countries there is ESC, ABS and seven airbags including driver
knee airbags. Three-point seat belts for all seats secure the occupants in the event
of a collision.

A range of practical and convenient features are also available as standard in the new
Yeti ‘Edition’: air conditioning, electrically adjustable heated wing mirrors, electric front
windows, multifunction display (on-board computer), central locking and
height – adjustable driver’s seat.

All engines are available except for the 77 kW 1.6 TDI entry-level diesel.

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

ŠKODA AUTO
› is one of the longest-established vehicle production companies in the world. In 1895, the Czech
headquarters in Mladá Boleslav began producing bicycles, followed by the production of motorbikes and
cars.
› currently has seven passenger car models: Citigo, Fabia, Roomster/Praktik, Rapid, Octavia, Yeti and
Superb.
› in 2014 delivered more than 1 million vehicles to customers worldwide for the first time in a single year.
› has belonged to Volkswagen since 1991. The Volkswagen Group is one of the most successful
automotive groups in the world. ŠKODA, in association with the Group, independently manufactures and
develops vehicles, as well as components, engines and gear transmissions.
› operates at three locations in the Czech Republic, produces in China, Russia, Slovakia and India mainly
through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan through local partners.
› employs over 25,800 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets.

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New ŠKODA Fabia Monte Carlo:
crisp appearance with a sporty spirit

› New ŠKODA Fabia Monte Carlo: small car, full of emotion
› Stylish: panoramic glass roof, alloy wheels, tinted windows, black design
elements
› Interior: sporty design, comprehensive equipment, sports seats
› Monte Carlo versions for ŠKODA Citigo, Rapid Spaceback, Yeti, Fabia and Fabia
Combi models
› Monte Carlo: tribute to 114 years of successful ŠKODA motorsport activities

Mladá Boleslav/Geneva, March 2015 – It is the new ‘star’ among small cars:
the new ŠKODA Fabia. The third-generation model wows customers –
as a hatchback and an estate. Shortly after the market launch, ŠKODA is now
introducing a new model: the new ŠKODA Fabia Monte Carlo is celebrating
its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show. ŠKODA presents a dynamically
styled small car full of emotion and spirit, equipped with sporty design elements
and interior as well as modern technology. The Monte Carlo variant is available
for the Fabia hatchback and Fabia Combi. Its market launch will be in June.

“After its successful market launch, our new small car is making an emotionally charged
impression as the sportily styled Fabia Monte Carlo. With its attractive exterior design,
sporty interior and many optional features, the new ŠKODA Fabia Monte Carlo is one
of the most exciting vehicles in its class,” said Dr. Frank Welsch, ŠKODA Board Member
for Technical Development.

The completely redeveloped third-generation ŠKODA Fabia, launched at the end of 2014,
is the brand’s first production model to reflect the evolution of the ŠKODA design
language in a more expressive design. The Monte Carlo variant brings additional
emotions into play. In combination with the dynamic vehicle proportions, the Monte Carlo
features in the new ŠKODA Fabia prove particularly striking and clear-cut.

Available since 2011, the second-generation ŠKODA Fabia was the first ŠKODA
production model on the market in the Monte Carlo version. With this, ŠKODA reconnects
with its legendary rally successes in Monte Carlo. To date, a total of 44,600 customers
have opted for the ŠKODA Fabia Monte Carlo (as a hatchback and an estate).
In the course of 2014, the Czech manufacturer expanded its Monte Carlo range
to the Citigo, Yeti and Rapid Spaceback models.

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ŠKODA is now continuing this campaign with the new Fabia Monte Carlo. The Monte Carlo
name is a tribute to the brand’s successful 114-year motorsport tradition.

Sporty appearance

The new ŠKODA Fabia Monte Carlo features black 16-inch ‘Italia’ alloy wheels. Optional
17-inch ‘Twist Star’ alloy wheels are also available. The vehicle can be equipped with
a sports suspension lowered by 15 millimetres as an option. A Monte Carlo badge
features on each of the B-pillars.

Selective black design elements make the ŠKODA Fabia Monte Carlo’s look particularly
distinctive. The frame of the radiator grille and the front spoiler are black. The exterior
mirror housings, side panels and the rear diffuser are also painted black. In addition,
the roof rails of the new ŠKODA Fabia Combi Monte Carlo are black.

The tailgate of the ŠKODA Fabia and ŠKODA Fabia Combi Monte Carlo has a body-
coloured roof edge spoiler. ŠKODA is offering eleven body colours for the Monte Carlo
specification: Corrida Red, Candy White, Moon White, Steel Grey, Spring Yellow, Laser
White, Race Blue, Brilliant Silver, Magic Black, Metal Grey and Rally Green.

The rear window, rear side windows and large panoramic glass roof are tinted (SunSet).
With its size of 1,576 mm × 1,090 mm (Combi: 1,834 mm × 1,090 mm) and transparent
area of 1,072 mm × 760 mm (Combi: 1,135 mm × 760 mm), the glass roof lets plenty
of light into the car and provides an unobstructed view of the sky for passengers.

Interior: black is beautiful

The interior of the new ŠKODA Fabia Monte Carlo also has a particularly sporty
appearance. The black colour sets the tenor, as well as the roof lining and interior trim
of the pillars. The central console has cover frames in the ‘Cherry Red’ design.
The three – spoke sports steering wheel comes with black perforated leather trim, its red
stitching adding an extra visual touch. The gear knob and handbrake lever also have
a black leather trim featuring red decorative stitching. Driver and passengers sit on new
sports seats that come with individual covers in a black, red and grey design with grey
vertical stripes. The front doors sills feature Monte Carlo trims.

The black floor mats have red decorative stitching and the front door sills bear the Monte
Carlo logo. The decor of the instrument panel wows with a special Monte Carlo design
which includes an integrated pad in black varnish. The stainless steel pedals are akin
to those of a sports car.

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Wide range of engines

With the exception of the 44 kW 1.0 MPI powertrain, the entire Fabia engine range
is available for the Fabia Monte Carlo: three petrol and two diesel. Power output ranges
from 55 kW (75 PS) to 81 kW (110 PS). Compared to the previous model, the ŠKODA
Fabia’s fuel consumption and CO2 emissions have been reduced by up to 17 per cent. All
of the new, fuel-efficient Fabia engines comply with the new EU6 emission standards and
have both a Stop-Start system and brake energy recovery as standard. The gearboxes
are manual or automatic DSG dual clutch.

Comprehensively equipped

The specification of the ŠKODA Fabia Monte Carlo is based on the ‘Ambition’ trim line.
The comprehensive package includes a range of safety, comfort and technical innovations
that were previously reserved for higher vehicle segments. At the end of 2014, the new
ŠKODA Fabia was awarded the maximum five stars for its safety equipment in the Euro
NCAP crash tests – the only one of 14 small cars tested in 2014 to do so.

In EU countries, the new ŠKODA Fabia Monte Carlo offers the XDS+ (enhanced function
of electronic differential lock), Speedlimiter and electronic tyre pressure monitor safety
systems as standard. In the event of an accident, occupants are fully protected by six
airbags. The Fabia Monte Carlo and Fabia Combi Monte Carlo feature LED daytime
running lights and front fog lights as standard.

Multi-Collision Brake, a component of the Electronic Stability Control (ESC), is also
standard equipment and reduces the risk of the vehicles becoming involved in a
subsequent collision following an accident.

The ŠKODA Fabia Monte Carlo is equipped with the new Front Assist and integrated City
Emergency Brake as standard in EU countries. This system uses a radar sensor to
continually measure the distance to the traffic ahead. Whenever the distance is too small,
the system intervenes. Driver Activity Assist (fatigue detection) and Hill-Hold Control are
optional.

The new ŠKODA Fabia Monte Carlo has an impressive array of convenience features.
It comes with electric front windows, electrically adjustable heated wing mirrors,
a height-adjustable driver’s seat and central locking. Optional features include: KESSY
automatic locking and starting system, front and rear parking sensors, Rain/Light Assist
and electronically controlled Climatronic air conditioning.

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Finally, as an option, the new ŠKODA Fabia Monte Carlo can be turned into
a ‘smartphone on wheels’. Four new infotainment systems are available. The highlight
of the top-of-the-range versions is the ability to display smartphone content via
MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto*. ŠKODA’s own SmartGate function is
available as an option, allowing certain vehicle data from selected apps to be displayed
on the smartphone.

*The future availability of CarPlay and Android Auto technology is generally at the discretion of
Apple and Google. The release dates and communications regarding these issues are subject to
regional variation.

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ŠKODA AUTO
› is one of the longest-established vehicle production companies in the world. In 1895, the Czech
headquarters in Mladá Boleslav began producing bicycles, followed by the production of motorbikes and
cars.
› currently has seven passenger car models: Citigo, Fabia, Roomster/Praktik, Rapid, Octavia, Yeti and
Superb.
› in 2014 delivered more than 1 million vehicles to customers worldwide for the first time in a single year.
› has belonged to Volkswagen since 1991. The Volkswagen Group is one of the most successful
automotive groups in the world. ŠKODA, in association with the Group, independently manufactures and
develops vehicles, as well as components, engines and gear transmissions.
› operates at three locations in the Czech Republic, produces in China, Russia, Slovakia and India mainly
through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan through local partners.
› employs over 25,800 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets.

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Hot sportster: the new ŠKODA Octavia RS 230

› Expressive sports car: the new special edition ŠKODA Octavia RS 230
› Power: from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds; top speed of 250 km/h
› Premiere: first ŠKODA with electronically controlled front axle inter-wheel
lock
› Full of emotion: black design features, 19-inch alloy wheels, sports exhaust,
leather sports seats and sports steering wheel
› ŠKODA Octavia RS: commitment to the brand’s 114-year-long successful
motorsport history
› Dynamics: impressive traction when cornering thanks to front axle
inter – wheel lock

Mladá Boleslav/Geneva, March 2015 – Pure sports emotions – that is the new
ŠKODA Octavia RS 230. ŠKODA’s new special model is celebrating its world
premiere at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. The sportster scores points
with a racy design, modern technology and impressive power output. The
ŠKODA Octavia RS 230 is the brand’s first car to feature electronically
controlled front axle inter-wheel lock as standard – a feature that is particularly
well suited to dynamic cornering. Market launch of the Octavia RS special
edition will be in June 2015.

“As the fastest production Octavia of all time, the third-generation ŠKODA Octavia RS
has been setting benchmarks in the sporty compact class for two years,” said ŠKODA
CEO Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland. “With the special edition Octavia RS 230, we are now
introducing a particularly sharp, visually and technically upgraded variant. The ŠKODA
Octavia RS 230 is a convincing power pack in every respect, providing the perfect
combination of top performance, state-of-the-art technology and a great level of
practicality. This attractive special edition model shows our strong commitment to the
brand’s motorsport genes,” said Vahland.

Octavia RS 230: top speed of 250 km/h

Propelled by a 169 kW or 230 PS two-litre petrol engine, ‘230’ in the new RS model’s
name refers to its horsepower. ŠKODA has upgraded the two-litre TSI, used in the
ŠKODA Octavia RS, by 7 kW or 10 PS – it has been ‘souped up by the factory’. The
169 kW (230 PS) 2.0 TSI engine combined with the manual six-speed gearbox
accelerates the Octavia RS 230 saloon from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.7 seconds.
Top speed is achieved at 250 km/h. This makes the ŠKODA Octavia 230 RS the fastest
production Octavia of all time. The 169 kW 2.0 TSI can also be combined with an
automatic six-speed dual-clutch transmission.

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Electronically controlled front axle inter-wheel lock provides optimum traction
for cornering

The new ŠKODA Octavia RS 230 boasts impressive traction in corners and optimum
ride stability thanks to its electronically controlled front axle inter-wheel lock (VAQ).
This is the first ŠKODA to be fitted with this type of technology, which had originally
been developed for motorsport, and works based on an electronically controlled
multi-plate clutch that is located between the differential and the right-hand side
powered axle. As and when appropriate, 100 per cent of the power can be directed to
one front wheel.

This significantly enhances driving pleasure, particularly through fast corners. The locking
differential transfers an increased amount of engine power to the outer front wheel – i.e.
to the wheel with the most grip – as required.

When needed, the power is therefore transmitted to the road for longer, providing the
vehicle with more traction and grip to exit a corner. This significantly reduces the risk of
understeering when accelerating. In contrast to purely mechanical locks, this
technological component is fully integrated into the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) –
made possible by its electronic control unit.

Just like the ‘normal’ Octavia RS, the ŠKODA Octavia RS 230 is equipped with a sports
suspension as standard. In addition, its body has been lowered by 15 millimetres
compared to the standard Octavia. On top of this, electro-mechanical progressive
steering provides optimum handling and agility. Thanks to this technology, a tighter
radius corner can be made with less steering input.

Striking appearance with black design features

The ŠKODA Octavia RS 230 is also demonstrating its sporty character from a visual point
of view. The special edition comes with an exclusive black design package with
the frame of the radiator grille and the exterior mirror housings in gloss black. Black roof
rails are an additional feature for the Combi version. The honeycomb structure of the
powerful front air intake is also in gloss black (matt black in the Octavia RS).

19-inch alloy wheels in the ‘Xtreme’ gloss black design add a striking visual touch. The
brake callipers are red. In addition, ŠKODA has treated the special edition to two gloss
black sports tail pipes. Its silencers have been specifically adjusted to provide the car
with a suitably meaty sound. Of course, the spoiler is another must-have: located on the
tailgate of the saloon and featured as a roof edge spoiler on the Combi RS 230.

The ŠKODA Octavia RS 230 is available in four body colours: Corrida Red, Moon White,
Magic Black and Steel Grey. The new special edition features a distinct RS badge on
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its tailgate. Compared to the standard Octavia RS badge, it is a little bigger and its logo
contains a black ‘v’.

Sporty interior
The interior of the ŠKODA Octavia RS 230 is also particularly sporty. It features a black
trim line that has been distinctively enriched with red accentuations. The door panels,
steering wheel and centre console come with a gloss black trim.

Specially shaped, electrically adjustable RS sports seats impress with optimum
ergonomic qualities and provide driver and passenger with great lateral support, even
through fast corners. Black leather seat covers feature red decorative stitching. A red,
curved line gives the transition to the headrest a special touch. The leather seats in the
rear are also enhanced by this line. The unique Octavia RS logo has been embroidered on
the front head restraints.

The ŠKODA Octavia RS 230 has a three-spoke multi-function sports steering wheel with
black leather trim (and red decorative stitching). The gear knob and handbrake lever also
have a black leather trim with red decorative stitching. The colour Maxi DOT display
on the instrument cluster in an RS design has been provided with a lap timer. Coloured
door sill trims enhanced with the RS logo can be found at the front.

A sports car with plenty of comfort and a high level of safety

Despite its sporty design, comfort and safety are of paramount importance in the ŠKODA
Octavia RS 230.

Performance Mode Selection is a standard feature. Four driving modes are available:
Standard, Sport, Eco and Individual. Depending on the mode selected, a series of
settings change, e.g. engine and DSG transmission control, steering support, ACA
distance control, bi-xenon headlight control or Climatronic air conditioning.

The standard Swing infotainment system features Bluetooth technology. It can be
operated via the car’s multi-function steering wheel. The Octavia RS 230 with DSG
transmission is also equipped with gearshift paddles on the steering wheel.

As an option, further comfort assistance systems are available: Adaptive Cruise Assist,
keeping the distance from the traffic ahead; Intelligent Light Assist, enabling the
automatic use of high beam; Automatic Park Assist, providing support for driving
in and out of parking spaces; Traffic Sign Recognition, notifying the driver of traffic
signs. The automatic electronic locking and starting system KESSY is also available.

The ŠKODA Octavia RS 230’s high level of safety is also convincing. Its active safety
features include Front Assist with emergency brake, Lane Assist, the standard
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Multi – Collision Brake with automatic braking in the event of an accident,
Crew Protect Assist for vehicle safety in crash situations and Driver Activity Assist
(fatigue detection). In the event of a collision, a comprehensive package of
passive safety features ensures the best possible protection for both the driver and
the passengers.

ŠKODA Octavia RS: a successful model

The third-generation ŠKODA Octavia RS, introduced in 2013, has made a strong impact.
Since its market launch, more than 40,000 third-generation Octavia RS have been
delivered to customers worldwide. The first-generation ŠKODA Octavia, launched
in 2000, was ŠKODA’s first consumer model to also be available in a sporty design,
featuring RS in its name. ŠKODA sold a total of about 143,000 first- to third-generation
Octavia RS between 2000 and 2014.

The RS initials denote ŠKODA’s successes in motorsport as well as the high performance
and passion represented by select production models. ŠKODA used the abbreviation RS
for the first time as a model designation in 1974: the ŠKODA 180 RS and 200 RS racing
cars are considered to be the original RS cars. The ŠKODA 130 RS is a racing car legend,
having been one of the most successful racing sports cars of its time in the 1970s and
1980s.

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ŠKODA AUTO
› is one of the longest-established vehicle production companies in the world. In 1895, the Czech
headquarters in Mladá Boleslav began producing bicycles, followed by the production of motorbikes and
cars.
› currently has seven passenger car models: Citigo, Fabia, Roomster/Praktik, Rapid, Octavia, Yeti and
Superb.
› in 2014 delivered more than 1 million vehicles to customers worldwide for the first time in a single year.
› has belonged to Volkswagen since 1991. The Volkswagen Group is one of the most successful
automotive groups in the world. ŠKODA, in association with the Group, independently manufactures and
develops vehicles, as well as components, engines and gear transmissions.
› operates at three locations in the Czech Republic, produces in China, Russia, Slovakia and India mainly
through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan through local partners.
› employs over 25,800 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets.

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Statements of ŠKODA Board Members

Mladá Boleslav/Geneva, March 2015

Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland, ŠKODA CEO:

“The new Superb is the beginning of a new era for ŠKODA. In recent years, ŠKODA has
established itself as an international high-volume manufacturer. The technology
and design of our vehicles have reached a new level. The new ŠKODA Superb
consistently continues this journey. It is the current highlight of ŠKODA’s largest model
campaign and signifies the company’s reclaimed position. Its outstanding design
and technical qualities and unbeatable interior space make our flagship the new
benchmark in our competitive environment. With the new Superb, we will win over new
customer groups for the brand. ŠKODA intends to continue to grow. The new ŠKODA
Superb marks this growth ambition and points to the brand’s future.”

“With the new Superb, ŠKODA widens its aspirations to also offer premium cars at the
top of a respective segment whilst keeping to the brand’s fundamental philosophy.
We intend to offer the best vehicles in our business sectors, to show the quality, tradition
and future orientation of our brand and to increase ŠKODA’s appeal. We are proud of our
vehicles and we wish to convey this feeling to our customers.”

“ŠKODA is demonstrating the brand’s new standards in the automotive mid-class
segment with the new ŠKODA Superb, its design and technical qualities and
its unbeatable space. ŠKODA’s experience and passion from almost 120 years of car
making have been incorporated into the development of the third-generation model.
The new ŠKODA Superb is impressive evidence of the brand’s engineering and design
competence. As an important pillar of our growth strategy, the new ŠKODA Superb
points to the brand’s future and will attract new private and business customers
to the company. ŠKODA is entering a new era with this car.”

“ŠKODA is one of the longest-established vehicle production companies in the world.
In our almost 120-year history, the period before Word War II was marked by large,
dream vehicles. They were proof that car enthusiasm and engineering prowess was
present in the heart of Europe. With the launch of the ŠKODA Superb in 2001,
we brought this tradition up to the modern day. To date, the first two Superb generations
have captivated over 700,000 customers. We are now setting another milestone
with the new ŠKODA Superb and demonstrate where ŠKODA is again. The new model
is the best ŠKODA of all time and marks the beginning of a new era for the company.”

“As the fastest production Octavia of all time, the third-generation ŠKODA Octavia RS
has been setting benchmarks in the sporty compact class for two years. With the special
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edition Octavia RS 230, we are now introducing a particularly sharp, visually and
technically upgraded variant. The ŠKODA Octavia RS 230 is a convincing power pack
in every respect, providing the perfect combination of top performance, state-of-the-art
technology and a great level of practicality. This attractive special edition model shows
our strong commitment to the brand’s motorsport genes.”

Dr. Frank Welsch, ŠKODA Board Member for Technical Development:

“With the new ŠKODA Superb, we have developed a car that will wow our customers.
With its expressive and emotionally-rich design, even more space and comfort,
innovative safety technology, top consumption values, sophisticated dynamics and
top – class workmanship, the new ŠKODA Superb takes ŠKODA qualities to a new level.”

“The design of the new ŠKODA Superb has reached a new dimension. This has been
made possible by altering its proportions. Its appearance is significantly more
emotionally charged, powerful and, at the same time, elegant. The Superb sets a new
benchmark in its segment.”

“Consistent comfort – this was our aspiration when developing the new Superb.
The result is convincing: the new Superb offers even more space for passengers
and luggage than its predecessor and an ambience that provides a sense of well-being.
Controls and switches are clearly visible and easy to reach, as is the large touchscreen.
In addition, there are extensive comfort features: ranging from three-zone air
conditioning to Dynamic Chassis Control to a large tailgate, as you would expect from
ŠKODA, which can be opened using a virtual pedal. Let’s not forget our practical
‘Simply Clever’ features and of course the many new assistance systems.”

“The new ŠKODA Superb offers top-class technology. With a completely new generation
of engines based on state-of-the-art MQB technology, we have made our flagship more
powerful, more dynamic and at the same time more economical.”

“We have once again raised the safety standard of the ŠKODA Superb to a significantly
higher level with this third-generation model. Based on state-of-the-art MQB technology,
we have equipped the car with numerous new assistance systems and and also focused
on a perfectly coordinated safety package consisting of nine airbags, active seat belt
systems, higher body rigidity and targeted optimised crumple zones.”

“After its successful market launch, our new small car is making an emotionally charged
impression as the sportily styled Fabia Monte Carlo. With its attractive exterior design,
sporty interior and many optional features, the new ŠKODA Fabia Monte Carlo is one
of the most exciting vehicles in its class.”
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Werner Eichhorn, ŠKODA Board Member for Sales and Marketing:

“The acceptance of our models and brand is higher than ever before. We have been able
to increase our market share in almost all regions.”

“ŠKODA is proud of its heritage. Building on ŠKODA’s successful history, we have
developed into an international high-volume manufacturer in recent years and now offer
the most attractive ŠKODA model range of all time. The new ‘Edition’ special models
are a gentle reminder of our roots and impress with a great look and comprehensive
equipment.”

Further Information:
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ŠKODA AUTO
› is one of the longest-established vehicle production companies in the world. In 1895, the Czech
headquarters in Mladá Boleslav began producing bicycles, followed by the production of motorbikes and
cars.
› currently has seven passenger car models: Citigo, Fabia, Roomster/Praktik, Rapid, Octavia, Yeti and
Superb.
› in 2014 delivered more than 1 million vehicles to customers worldwide for the first time in a single year.
› has belonged to Volkswagen since 1991. The Volkswagen Group is one of the most successful
automotive groups in the world. ŠKODA, in association with the Group, independently manufactures and
develops vehicles, as well as components, engines and gear transmissions.
› operates at three locations in the Czech Republic, produces in China, Russia, Slovakia and India mainly
through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan through local partners.
› employs over 25,800 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets.
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ŠKODA Superb 4×4
Technical specifications 1.4 TSI/110 kW ACT 4×4 2.0 TSI/206 kW 4×4 (A) 2.0 TDI/110 kW 4×4 2.0 TDI/140 kW 4×4 (A)
Engine
Engine type
Cylinders
Displacement [cm3] 1395 1984
Bore × Stroke [mm × mm] 74.5 × 80.0 82.5 × 92.8
Max. engine performance/revs [kW at rpm] 110/5000–6000 206/5600–6500 110/3500–4000 140/3500–4000
Max. torque/revs [Nm at rpm] 250/1500–3500 350/1700–5600 340/1750–3000 400/1750–3250
Compression ratio 10.5 : 1 9.3 : 1 16.2 : 1 15.8 : 1
Emission limit
Fuel injection system
electronically controlled direct
injection
electronically controlled combined
(direct and port) injection
Ignition
Lubrication
Fuel quality
Transmission
Wheel drive
Clutch
hydraulic single dry clutch disc with
membrane spring, asbestos free
two coaxial wet multiple-disk
clutch, electro-hydraulically
operated
hydraulic single dry clutch disc with
membrane spring, asbestos free
two coaxial wet multiple-disk
clutch, electro-hydraulically
operated
Transmission manual 6-speed fully synchronized
automatic 6-speed, DSG, with
Tiptronic manual gear changing
manual 6-speed fully synchronized
automatic 6-speed, DSG, with
Tiptronic manual gear changing
Transmission ratio
I-3.77 II-2.09 III-1.47
IV-1.10 V-1.11 VI-0.93
R-4.55
I-2.93 II-1.83 III-1.30
IV-0.98 V-1.03 VI-0.83
R-2.13
I-3.77 II-1.96 III-1.26
IV-0.87 V-0.86 VI-0.72
R-4.55
I-3.46 II-1.91 III-1.13
IV-0.76 V-0.76 VI-0.62
R-3.99
Axle ratio 3.944/3.087 4.769/3.444 3.944/3.087 4.375/3.333
4
1968
81.0 × 95.5
turbocharged petrol engine, in-line, liquid cooling system, DOHC,
transverse in front
unleaded petrol min. RON 95
control unit controlled electronic ignition system
EU 6
force-feed lubrication with through-flow oil filter
turbocharged diesel engine, turbocharger with self-aligning blades,
in-line, liquid cooling system, DOHC, transverse in front
electronically controlled high-pressure direct injection – common-rail
system
diesel
x
four-wheel drive with automatic torque distribution, Haldex clutch
1/3
ŠKODA Superb 4×4
Technical specifications 1.4 TSI/110 kW ACT 4×4 2.0 TSI/206 kW 4×4 (A) 2.0 TDI/110 kW 4×4 2.0 TDI/140 kW 4×4 (A)
Chassis
Front axle
Rear axle
Springs
Braking system
Brake – front
Brake – rear
Parking brake
Steering system
Wheels 6.5J × 16″ 7J × 17″
Tyres 215/60 R16 215/55 R17
Body
Body
Drag coefficient cw 0.288 0.309 0.283 0.299
Outside dimensions
Length [mm]
Width [mm]
Height (at kerb weight) [mm]
Wheel base [mm]
Clearance (at kerb weight) [mm]
Track front [mm] 1584 1586
Track rear [mm] 1572 1574
Inside dimensions
Width of front seats [mm]
Width of rear seats [mm]
Headroom in front seats [mm]
Headroom in rear seats [mm]
Storage capacity [l]
Storage capacity with rear seatback folded
down
[l]
1507
980
625
1584
4861
1864
1468
disc brakes
electromechanical, on rear wheels
hydraulic diagonal dual-circuit braking system, vacuum servo assisted
disc brakes with inner cooling, with single/piston floating caliper
multi-element axle, with one longitudinal and three transverse links, with torsion stabiliser
telescopic shock absorbers with coil springs, in the rear outside the springs
6.5J × 16″
direct rack and pinion steering with electro mechanic power steering
MacPherson suspension with lower triangular links and torsion stabiliser
5 door, two compartment, 5 seater
215/60 R16
2841
1760
1520
991
1572
148
2/3
ŠKODA Superb 4×4
Technical specifications 1.4 TSI/110 kW ACT 4×4 2.0 TSI/206 kW 4×4 (A) 2.0 TDI/110 kW 4×4 2.0 TDI/140 kW 4×4 (A)
Weights
Kerb weight – incl. driver** [kg] 1505 1615 1605 1615
Payload – incl. driver** [kg]
Total weight [kg] 2105 2215 2235 2245
Max. roof load [kg]
Max. trailer load w/o brakes [kg]
Max. trailer load with brakes – 12% [kg] 1800
Max. trailer load with brakes – 8% [kg] 2000
Max. nose weight [kg]
Liquids
Tank capacity [l]
Performance/consumption
Maximum speed [km/h] 217 250 217 229
Acceleration 0–100 km/h [s] 9.0 5.8 9.1 7.6
Fuel consumption (1999/100/EC)
Consumption – combined [l/100 km] 5.4 7.1 4.4 5.0
CO2 emissions [g/km] 125 165 116 131
Turning circle diameter [m]
** Figures apply to basic version, weight of driver 75 kg.
11.1
100
705
2200
90
2200
66
750
675
3/3
ŠKODA Superb Diesel engines
Technical specifications 1.6 TDI/88 kW 1.6 TDI/88 kW (A) 2.0 TDI/110 kW 2.0 TDI/110 kW (A) 2.0 TDI/140 kW 2.0 TDI/140 kW (A)
Engine
Engine type
Cylinders
Displacement [cm3]
Bore × Stroke [mm × mm]
Max. engine performance/revs [kW at rpm]
Max. torque/revs [Nm at rpm]
Compression ratio
Emission limit
Fuel injection system
Lubrication
Fuel quality
Transmission
Wheel drive
Clutch
hydraulic single dry
clutch disc with
membrane spring,
asbestos free
two coaxial dry
multiple-disk clutch,
electro-hydraulically
operated
hydraulic single dry
clutch disc with
membrane spring,
asbestos free
two coaxial wet
multiple-disk clutch,
electro-hydraulically
operated
hydraulic single dry
clutch disc with
membrane spring,
asbestos free
two coaxial wet
multiple-disk clutch,
electro-hydraulically
operated
Transmission
manual 6-speed fully
synchronized
automatic 7-speed,
DSG, with Tiptronic
manual gear changing
manual 6-speed fully
synchronized
automatic 6-speed,
DSG, with Tiptronic
manual gear changing
manual 6-speed fully
synchronized
automatic 6-speed,
DSG, with Tiptronic
manual gear changing
Transmission ratio
I-4.11 II-2.12
III-1.36 IV-0.97
V-0.73 VI-0.59
R-4.00
I-3.50 II-2.09
III-1.34 IV-0.93
V-0.97 VI-0.78
VII-0.65 R-3.72
I-3.77 II-1.96
III-1.26 IV-0.87
V-0.86 VI-0.72
R-4.55
I-3.46 II-1.91
III-1.13 IV-0.76
V-0.76 VI-0.62
R-3.99
I-3.77 II-2.09
III-1.32 IV-0.92
V-0.90 VI-0.76
R-4.55
I-3.46 II-1.91
III-1.13 IV-0.76
V-0.76 VI-0.62
R-3.99
Axle ratio 3.647 4.800/3.429 R-4.500 3.684/2.917 4.375/3.333 3.684/2.800 4.375/3.333
front wheel drive
diesel
turbocharged diesel engine, turbocharger with self-aligning blades, in-line, liquid cooling system, DOHC, transverse in front
340/1750–3000 400/1750–3250
16.2 : 1 16.2 : 1 15.8 : 1
EU 6
electronically controlled high-pressure direct injection – common-rail system
force-feed lubrication with through-flow oil filter
4
1598 1968 1968
79.5 × 80.5 81.0 × 95.5 81.0 × 95.5
88/3500–4000 110/3500–4000 140/3500–4000
250/1500–3250
1/3
ŠKODA Superb Diesel engines
Technical specifications 1.6 TDI/88 kW 1.6 TDI/88 kW (A) 2.0 TDI/110 kW 2.0 TDI/110 kW (A) 2.0 TDI/140 kW 2.0 TDI/140 kW (A)
Chassis
Front axle
Rear axle
Springs
Braking system
Brake – front
Brake – rear
Parking brake
Steering system
Wheels
Tyres
Body
Body
Drag coefficient cw
Outside dimensions
Length [mm]
Width [mm]
Height (at kerb weight) [mm]
Wheel base [mm]
Clearance (at kerb weight) [mm]
Track front [mm]
Track rear [mm]
Inside dimensions
Width of front seats [mm]
Width of rear seats [mm]
Headroom in front seats [mm]
Headroom in rear seats [mm]
Storage capacity [l]
Storage capacity with rear seatback folded
down
[l]
215/60 R16
disc brakes with inner cooling, with single/piston floating caliper
MacPherson suspension with lower triangular links and torsion stabiliser
5 door, two compartment, 5 seater
0.275 0.276 0.295
disc brakes
electromechanical, on rear wheels
991
multi-element axle, with one longitudinal and three transverse links, with torsion stabiliser
telescopic shock absorbers with coil springs, in the rear outside the springs
hydraulic diagonal dual-circuit braking system, vacuum servo assisted
6.5J × 16″
direct rack and pinion steering with electro mechanic power steering
4861
1864
1520
1572
1507
1468
2841
149
1584
980
625
1760
2/3
ŠKODA Superb Diesel engines
Technical specifications 1.6 TDI/88 kW 1.6 TDI/88 kW (A) 2.0 TDI/110 kW 2.0 TDI/110 kW (A) 2.0 TDI/140 kW 2.0 TDI/140 kW (A)
Weights
Kerb weight – incl. driver** [kg] 1465 1480 1485 1500 1505 1555
Payload – incl. driver** [kg]
Total weight [kg] 2010 2025 2030 2045 2050 2100
Max. roof load [kg]
Max. trailer load w/o brakes [kg] 730
Max. trailer load with brakes – 12% [kg]
Max. trailer load with brakes – 8% [kg] 2100
Max. nose weight [kg]
Liquids
Tank capacity [l]
Performance/consumption
Maximum speed [km/h] 206 206 220 218 237 234
Acceleration 0–100 km/h [s] 10.9 11.0 8.8 8.9 8.0 7.7
Fuel consumption (1999/100/EC)
Consumption – combined [l/100 km] 3.9 3.8 4.0 4.4 4.0 4.5
CO2 emissions [g/km] 103 100 105 115 106 118
Turning circle diameter [m]
** Figures apply to basic version, weight of driver 75 kg.
2000
90
1500
11.1
66
1800 2000
100
740 750
620
3/3
ŠKODA Superb Petrol engines
Technical specifications 1.4 TSI/92 kW 1.4 TSI/110 kW ACT 1.4 TSI/110 kW ACT (A) 1.8 TSI/132 kW 1.8 TSI/132 kW (A) 2.0 TSI/162 kW (A)
Engine
Engine type
Cylinders
Displacement [cm3] 1984
Bore × Stroke [mm × mm] 82.5 × 92.8
Max. engine performance/revs [kW at rpm] 92/5000–6000 132/4000–6200 132/5100–6200 162/4500–6200
Max. torque/revs [Nm at rpm] 200/1400–4000 320/1450–3900 250/1250–5000 350/1500–4400
Compression ratio
Emission limit
Fuel injection system
Ignition
Lubrication
Fuel quality
unleaded petrol min.
RON 95
Transmission
Wheel drive
Clutch
two coaxial dry
multiple-disk clutch,
electro-hydraulically
operated
hydraulic single dry
clutch disc with
membrane spring,
asbestos free
two coaxial dry
multiple-disk clutch,
electro-hydraulically
operated
two coaxial wet
multiple-disk clutch,
electro-hydraulically
operated
Transmission
automatic 7-speed,
DSG, with Tiptronic
manual gear changing
manual 6-speed fully
synchronized
automatic 7-speed,
DSG, with Tiptronic
manual gear changing
automatic 6-speed,
DSG, with Tiptronic
manual gear changing
Transmission ratio
I-3.62 II-1.95
III-1.28 IV-0.97
V-0.78 VI-0.65
R-3.18
I-4.11 II-2.12
III-1.36 IV-1.03
V-0.86 VI-0.73
R-4.00
I-3.50 II-2.09
III-1.34 IV-0.93
V-0.97 VI-0.78
VII-0.65 R-3.72
I-3.77 II-2.09
III-1.32 IV-0.98
V-0.98 VI-0.81
R-4.55
I-3.77 II-2.27
III-1.53 IV-1.13
V-1.18 VI-0.96
VII-0.80 R-4.17
I-2.93 II-1.79
III-1.13 IV-0.77
V-0.81 VI-0.64
R-3.35
Axle ratio 4.353 3.647 4.800/3.429 R-4.500 3.684/2.917 4.438/3.227 R-4.176 4.769/3.444
electronically controlled combined (direct and port) injectionelectronically controlled direct injection
front wheel drive
unleaded petrol min. RON 95
hydraulic single dry clutch disc with membrane
spring, asbestos free
manual 6-speed fully synchronized
force-feed lubrication with through-flow oil filter
control unit controlled electronic ignition system
turbocharged petrol engine, in-line, liquid cooling system, DOHC, transverse in front
unleaded petrol min. RON 95 (91)*
EU 6
4
1395 1798
74.5 × 80.0 82.5 × 84.2
110/5000–6000
250/1500–3500
10.5 : 1 9.6 : 1
1/3
ŠKODA Superb Petrol engines
Technical specifications 1.4 TSI/92 kW 1.4 TSI/110 kW ACT 1.4 TSI/110 kW ACT (A) 1.8 TSI/132 kW 1.8 TSI/132 kW (A) 2.0 TSI/162 kW (A)
Chassis
Front axle
Rear axle
Springs
Braking system
Brake – front
Brake – rear
Parking brake
Steering system
Wheels 7J × 17″
Tyres 215/55 R17
Body
Body
Drag coefficient cw 0.279 0.308
Outside dimensions
Length [mm]
Width [mm]
Height (at kerb weight) [mm]
Wheel base [mm]
Clearance (at kerb weight) [mm]
Track front [mm] 1586
Track rear [mm] 1574
Inside dimensions
Width of front seats [mm]
Width of rear seats [mm]
Headroom in front seats [mm]
Headroom in rear seats [mm]
Storage capacity [l]
Storage capacity with rear seatback folded
down
[l]
991
980
1864
4861
1468
0.282 0.277
215/60 R16
2841
5 door, two compartment, 5 seater
1760
625
149
1507
1520
1584
1572
disc brakes with inner cooling, with single/piston floating caliper
disc brakes
hydraulic diagonal dual-circuit braking system, vacuum servo assisted
telescopic shock absorbers with coil springs, in the rear outside the springs
multi-element axle, with one longitudinal and three transverse links, with torsion stabiliser
MacPherson suspension with lower triangular links and torsion stabiliser
direct rack and pinion steering with electro mechanic power steering
electromechanical, on rear wheels
6.5J × 16″
2/3
ŠKODA Superb Petrol engines
Technical specifications 1.4 TSI/92 kW 1.4 TSI/110 kW ACT 1.4 TSI/110 kW ACT (A) 1.8 TSI/132 kW 1.8 TSI/132 kW (A) 2.0 TSI/162 kW (A)
Weights
Kerb weight – incl. driver** [kg] 1375 1395 1425 1465 1485 1505
Payload – incl. driver** [kg]
Total weight [kg] 1920 1940 1970 2010 2030 2050
Max. roof load [kg]
Max. trailer load w/o brakes [kg] 680 690 710 730 740 750
Max. trailer load with brakes – 12% [kg] 2000
Max. trailer load with brakes – 8% [kg] 1800
Max. nose weight [kg]
Liquids
Tank capacity [l]
Performance/consumption
Maximum speed [km/h] 208 220 220 232 231 243
Acceleration 0–100 km/h [s] 9.9 8.6 9.0 8.0 8.1 7.0
Fuel consumption (1999/100/EC)
Consumption – combined [l/100 km] 5.3 4.8 4.9 5.8 5.5 6.1
CO2 emissions [g/km] 122 112 114 134 129 142
Turning circle diameter [m]
* Using low-octane fuel may affect engine performance.
** Figures apply to basic version, weight of driver 75 kg.
11.1
90
1900
66
620
100
1600 1800
2000
3/3
150303 ŠKODA at the Geneva Motor Show 2015 – Press Kit
01_Geneva_SKODA_Overview_en
› 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, in a member of the Group, independently manufactures and develops vehicles, as well as components such as engines and tr…
› 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 25,800 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets.
02_Geneva_SKODA_Superb_Overview_en
› is one of the longest-established vehicle production companies in the world. In 1895, the Czech headquarters in Mladá Boleslav began producing bicycles, followed by the production of motorbikes and cars.
› currently has seven passenger car models: Citigo, Fabia, Roomster/Praktik, Rapid, Octavia, Yeti and Superb.
› in 2014 delivered more than 1 million vehicles to customers worldwide for the first time in a single year.
› has belonged to Volkswagen since 1991. The Volkswagen Group is one of the most successful automotive groups in the world. ŠKODA, in association with the Group, independently manufactures and develops vehicles, as well as components, engines and gear…
› operates at three locations in the Czech Republic, produces in China, Russia, Slovakia and India mainly through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan through local partners.
› employs over 25,800 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets.
03_Geneva_SKODA_Superb_Design_en
› is one of the longest-established vehicle production companies in the world. In 1895, the Czech headquarters in Mladá Boleslav began producing bicycles, followed by the production of motorbikes and cars.
› currently has seven passenger car models: Citigo, Fabia, Roomster/Praktik, Rapid, Octavia, Yeti and Superb.
› in 2014 delivered more than 1 million vehicles to customers worldwide for the first time in a single year.
› has belonged to Volkswagen since 1991. The Volkswagen Group is one of the most successful automotive groups in the world. ŠKODA, in association with the Group, independently manufactures and develops vehicles, as well as components, engines and gear…
› operates at three locations in the Czech Republic, produces in China, Russia, Slovakia and India mainly through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan through local partners.
› employs over 25,800 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets.
04_Geneva_SKODA_Superb_Space_Comfort_en
› is one of the longest-established vehicle production companies in the world. In 1895, the Czech headquarters in Mladá Boleslav began producing bicycles, followed by the production of motorbikes and cars.
› currently has seven passenger car models: Citigo, Fabia, Roomster/Praktik, Rapid, Octavia, Yeti and Superb.
› in 2014 delivered more than 1 million vehicles to customers worldwide for the first time in a single year.
› has belonged to Volkswagen since 1991. The Volkswagen Group is one of the most successful automotive groups in the world. ŠKODA, in association with the Group, independently manufactures and develops vehicles, as well as components, engines and gear…
› operates at three locations in the Czech Republic, produces in China, Russia, Slovakia and India mainly through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan through local partners.
› employs over 25,800 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets.
05_Geneva_SKODA_Superb_Infotainment_and_Connectivity_en
› is one of the longest-established vehicle production companies in the world. In 1895, the Czech headquarters in Mladá Boleslav began producing bicycles, followed by the production of motorbikes and cars.
› currently has seven passenger car models: Citigo, Fabia, Roomster/Praktik, Rapid, Octavia, Yeti and Superb.
› in 2014 delivered more than 1 million vehicles to customers worldwide for the first time in a single year.
› has belonged to Volkswagen since 1991. The Volkswagen Group is one of the most successful automotive groups in the world. ŠKODA, in association with the Group, independently manufactures and develops vehicles, as well as components, engines and gear…
› operates at three locations in the Czech Republic, produces in China, Russia, Slovakia and India mainly through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan through local partners.
› employs over 25,800 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets.
06_Geneva_SKODA_Superb_Simply_Clever_en
› is one of the longest-established vehicle production companies in the world. In 1895, the Czech headquarters in Mladá Boleslav began producing bicycles, followed by the production of motorbikes and cars.
› currently has seven passenger car models: Citigo, Fabia, Roomster/Praktik, Rapid, Octavia, Yeti and Superb.
› in 2014 delivered more than 1 million vehicles to customers worldwide for the first time in a single year.
› has belonged to Volkswagen since 1991. The Volkswagen Group is one of the most successful automotive groups in the world. ŠKODA, in association with the Group, independently manufactures and develops vehicles, as well as components, engines and gear…
› operates at three locations in the Czech Republic, produces in China, Russia, Slovakia and India mainly through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan through local partners.
› employs over 25,800 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets.
07_Geneva_SKODA_Superb_Power_and_Performance_en
› is one of the longest-established vehicle production companies in the world. In 1895, the Czech headquarters in Mladá Boleslav began producing bicycles, followed by the production of motorbikes and cars.
› currently has seven passenger car models: Citigo, Fabia, Roomster/Praktik, Rapid, Octavia, Yeti and Superb.
› in 2014 delivered more than 1 million vehicles to customers worldwide for the first time in a single year.
› has belonged to Volkswagen since 1991. The Volkswagen Group is one of the most successful automotive groups in the world. ŠKODA, in association with the Group, independently manufactures and develops vehicles, as well as components, engines and gear…
› operates at three locations in the Czech Republic, produces in China, Russia, Slovakia and India mainly through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan through local partners.
› employs over 25,800 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets.
08_Geneva_SKODA_Superb_Safety_en
› ŠKODA AUTO is one of the longest-established vehicle production companies in the world. In 1895, the Czech headquarters in Mladá Boleslav began producing bicycles, followed by the production of motorbikes and cars.
› currently has seven passenger car models: Citigo, Fabia, Roomster/Praktik, Rapid, Octavia, Yeti and Superb.
› in 2014 delivered more than 1 million vehicles to customers worldwide for the first time in a single year.
› has belonged to Volkswagen since 1991. The Volkswagen Group is one of the most successful automotive groups in the world. ŠKODA, in association with the Group, independently manufactures and develops vehicles, as well as components, engines and gear…
› operates at three locations in the Czech Republic, produces in China, Russia, Slovakia and India mainly through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan through local partners.
› employs over 25,800 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets.
09_Geneva_SKODA_Superb_LK_en
› is one of the longest-established vehicle production companies in the world. In 1895, the Czech headquarters in Mladá Boleslav began producing bicycles, followed by the production of motorbikes and cars.
› currently has seven passenger car models: Citigo, Fabia, Roomster/Praktik, Rapid, Octavia, Yeti and Superb.
› in 2014 delivered more than 1 million vehicles to customers worldwide for the first time in a single year.
› has belonged to Volkswagen since 1991. The Volkswagen Group is one of the most successful automotive groups in the world. ŠKODA, in association with the Group, independently manufactures and develops vehicles, as well as components, engines and gear…
› operates at three locations in the Czech Republic, produces in China, Russia, Slovakia and India mainly through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan through local partners.
› employs over 25,800 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets.
10_Geneva_SKODA_Superb_History_en
› is one of the longest-established vehicle production companies in the world. In 1895, the Czech headquarters in Mladá Boleslav began producing bicycles, followed by the production of motorbikes and cars.
› currently has seven passenger car models: Citigo, Fabia, Roomster/Praktik, Rapid, Octavia, Yeti and Superb.
› in 2014 delivered more than 1 million vehicles to customers worldwide for the first time in a single year.
› has belonged to Volkswagen since 1991. The Volkswagen Group is one of the most successful automotive groups in the world. ŠKODA, in association with the Group, independently manufactures and develops vehicles, as well as components, engines and gear…
› operates at three locations in the Czech Republic, produces in China, Russia, Slovakia and India mainly through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan through local partners.
› employs over 25,800 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets.
11_Geneva_SKODA_Edition_en
› is one of the longest-established vehicle production companies in the world. In 1895, the Czech headquarters in Mladá Boleslav began producing bicycles, followed by the production of motorbikes and cars.
› currently has seven passenger car models: Citigo, Fabia, Roomster/Praktik, Rapid, Octavia, Yeti and Superb.
› in 2014 delivered more than 1 million vehicles to customers worldwide for the first time in a single year.
› has belonged to Volkswagen since 1991. The Volkswagen Group is one of the most successful automotive groups in the world. ŠKODA, in association with the Group, independently manufactures and develops vehicles, as well as components, engines and gear…
› operates at three locations in the Czech Republic, produces in China, Russia, Slovakia and India mainly through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan through local partners.
› employs over 25,800 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets.
12_Geneva_SKODA_Fabia_Monte_Carlo_en
› is one of the longest-established vehicle production companies in the world. In 1895, the Czech headquarters in Mladá Boleslav began producing bicycles, followed by the production of motorbikes and cars.
› currently has seven passenger car models: Citigo, Fabia, Roomster/Praktik, Rapid, Octavia, Yeti and Superb.
› in 2014 delivered more than 1 million vehicles to customers worldwide for the first time in a single year.
› has belonged to Volkswagen since 1991. The Volkswagen Group is one of the most successful automotive groups in the world. ŠKODA, in association with the Group, independently manufactures and develops vehicles, as well as components, engines and gear…
› operates at three locations in the Czech Republic, produces in China, Russia, Slovakia and India mainly through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan through local partners.
› employs over 25,800 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets.
13_Geneva_SKODA_Octavia_RS_230_en
Hot sportster: the new ŠKODA Octavia RS 230
› Expressive sports car: the new special edition ŠKODA Octavia RS 230
› Power: from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds; top speed of 250 km/h
› Premiere: first ŠKODA with electronically controlled front axle inter-wheel lock
› Full of emotion: black design features, 19-inch alloy wheels, sports exhaust, leather sports seats and sports steering wheel
› ŠKODA Octavia RS: commitment to the brand’s 114-year-long successful motorsport history
› is one of the longest-established vehicle production companies in the world. In 1895, the Czech headquarters in Mladá Boleslav began producing bicycles, followed by the production of motorbikes and cars.
› currently has seven passenger car models: Citigo, Fabia, Roomster/Praktik, Rapid, Octavia, Yeti and Superb.
› in 2014 delivered more than 1 million vehicles to customers worldwide for the first time in a single year.
› has belonged to Volkswagen since 1991. The Volkswagen Group is one of the most successful automotive groups in the world. ŠKODA, in association with the Group, independently manufactures and develops vehicles, as well as components, engines and gear…
› operates at three locations in the Czech Republic, produces in China, Russia, Slovakia and India mainly through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan through local partners.
› employs over 25,800 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets.
14_Geneva_SKODA_Superb_Statements_en
Statements of ŠKODA Board Members
› is one of the longest-established vehicle production companies in the world. In 1895, the Czech headquarters in Mladá Boleslav began producing bicycles, followed by the production of motorbikes and cars.
› currently has seven passenger car models: Citigo, Fabia, Roomster/Praktik, Rapid, Octavia, Yeti and Superb.
› in 2014 delivered more than 1 million vehicles to customers worldwide for the first time in a single year.
› has belonged to Volkswagen since 1991. The Volkswagen Group is one of the most successful automotive groups in the world. ŠKODA, in association with the Group, independently manufactures and develops vehicles, as well as components, engines and gear…
› operates at three locations in the Czech Republic, produces in China, Russia, Slovakia and India mainly through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan through local partners.
› employs over 25,800 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets.
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TD_New_Superb_diesel_en
TD_New_Superb_petrol_en