SKODA Superb Hatch

SKODA Superb Hatch

Refreshed and updated award-winning big Skoda saloon

DESIGN

For the 2019 model range, the Skoda hatch has been subtly updated with new LED Matrix headlights, a remodelled radiator grille and a fresh front bumper, bringing it into line with the rest of the Skoda range. In place of the rear badge there’s now SKODA lettering across the boot, while the rear light design has been tweaked. Inside, a refreshed interior design now features the VW Group’s latest digital gauge cluster and infotainment setups. The Superb looks like a saloon, but is actually a hatchback, and that opening rear tailgate offers an extra level of load-carrying versatility. Space front and rear is ample, comparable to flagship luxury saloons at twice the price.

PERFORMANCE

At launch there will be two petrol and two diesel engines, though not every engine and transmission option is available in every model. Logically, the entry level Superb S is only offered with the economical 1.6 TDI 120 PS and DSG transmission, offering 52.3-44.8mpg on the WLTP rating. Move further up the range and your options broaden to include a 190 PS 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel that can be chosen with either front or four-wheel drive. Petrol drivetrains start with a 1.5 TSI with 150 PS and a 190 PS 2.0 litre while the range-topping 2.0 TSI with 272 PS and 4x4 transmission hits 0-62mph in just 5.5 seconds. Next year a plug-in hybrid, the Superb iV, will be joining the range.

SKODA Superb
17" stratos alloy wheels
SKODA Superb
LED headlights
SKODA Superb
Blind spot detection

TECHNOLOGY AND EQUIPMENT

Skoda has always had a name for providing high levels of standard equipment across its model range, and that’s especially true of the flagship Superb. Even in S trim the Superb comes with touchscreen infotainment, LED headlights and smartphone connectivity. Move up to the SE and you’ll enjoy thoughtful touches like the umbrella compartments in the driver and front passenger doors with umbrellas provided – the first time you’re caught out arriving somewhere in an unexpected downpour you’ll really appreciate them. There are three infotainment set ups available dependent on trim level; the 8.0-inch Bolero has smartphone mirroring and a Wi-Fi hotspot. The 8.0-inch Amundsen and 9.2-inch Columbus both add satnav while the latter also includes a DVD player and hard drive. A Virtual Cockpit display is an optional extra.

SKODA Superb
Amundsen sat nav
SKODA Superb
Smartlink
SKODA Superb
Virtual cockpit

SAFETY

Safety features available for the new Superb include an upgraded Emergency Assistance functionality. If you’re on the motorway, this system will be able to automatically and safely move the car into the hard shoulder. Other available features are lane-keeping and lane changing assist, blind spot assist, automatic emergency braking and parking assistance.

SKODA Superb
Front assist
SKODA Superb
Adaptive cruise control
SKODA Superb Hatch
Parking sensors

SUPERB S

  • LED headlights
  • Bolero touchscreen infotainment system
  • Smartphone connectivity.
  • 16" Orion alloys
  • Manual air conditioning
  • Halogen headlights with daytime running lights
  • Front assist (including automatic braking function)
  • Stop/Start engine system and energy recovery

SUPERB SE

  • 17" Stratos alloys
  • Chrome radiator grille frame
  • Auto-dimming rear view mirror
  • Dual-zone climate control with humidity sensor and control
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Two umbrella compartments in driver and front passenger doors, inc. umbrellas
  • Rain sensor wipers
  • Adaptive cruise control

SKODA Superb Hatch
SKODA Superb Hatch

SUPERB SE L

  • 18" Zenith alloys
  • Leather upholstery
  • Privacy glass
  • Electrically adjustable driver’s seat
  • full Matrix LED headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • 8.0-inch Amundsen infotainment system with integrated Wi-Fi hotspot.
  • Headlight washers

SUPERB SPORTLINE PLUS

  • 19-inch Vega alloy wheels
  • Gloss black sports styling
  • Updated rear diffuser
  • Alcantara-trimmed sports seats
  • Black headlining
  • Electrically operated boot
  • Sports steering wheel
  • 9.2-inch Columbus infotainment system.

SKODA Superb Hatch
SKODA Superb Hatch

SUPERB LAURIN AND KLEMENT

  • 18" Pegasus anthracite alloys
  • Smart light assist
  • Leather upholstery with perforated front ventilated seats
  • Electrically adjustable front seats with memory and lumbar support
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • Piano black decorative inserts
  • Rear-view parking camera
  • Tri-zone climate control
  • Heated windscreen
  • Heated three spoke leather multifunction steering wheel
  • Dynamic chassis control (DCC)
  • Lane assist
  • Virtual pedal

Verdict: The Superb has always represented outstanding value for its size and equipment levels and its restrained but classy design would be worthy of some far more expensive luxury brands. The 2019 upgrade brings a gentle refresh to the design while revising the engine and drivetrain range to cover even more customer types.

SUPERB iV

The SUPERB iV combines the benefits of an electric car with the advantages of a conventional internal combustion engine vehicle.

It features:

  • New smooth grille with chrome-plated elements and which incorporates the charging socket cover
  • ‘iV’ badge on the tailgate
  • E-noise generator for the electric mode fitted under front wing (noise emitted up to a speed of 50kph)
  • Storage compartment under the boot floor for charging cable

The SUPERB iV is offered in both hatch and estate body styles, in SE Technology, SE L, SportLine Plus and Laurin & Klement trims.

SKODA Superb iV

In addition to the standard SUPERB trim specification, SUPERB iV offers:

  • 13 kWh lithium-ion battery
  • Fuel tank aeration button
  • E-mode button for electric/hybrid drive
  • SPORT button for hybrid drive delivering maximum system performance (218PS)
  • Dynamic chassis control (DCC) adaptive chassis (including drive mode select)
  • Wireless connection for Apple CarPlay
  • Two front USB ports (one C and one A)
  • New third-generation infotainment system (MIB3) with a built-in SIM card

The SUPERB iV is fitted with a 1.4 TSI engine, supported by an electric motor and a brand-new six-speed DQ400e triple-clutch direct-shift gearbox (DSG), which can deliver maximum torque of 400Nm.

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Skoda Superb iV powertrain
Skoda Superb iV boot
Skoda Superb iV engine
Skoda Superb iV display

SKODA Superb Hatch 2019 360° View