The Superb checked in for its mid-life refresh, receiving not only cosmetic revisions, but borrowing mechanicals from the hugely successful VW Passat. The latest incarnation of the range topping Skoda Superb saloon and estate will also available with a plug-in hybrid powertrain.
More obvious updates to the face of the Superb include new LED Matrix headlights, a reworked radiator grille and a new front bumper. At the rear of the car, a pair of tweaked rear lamps with a new chrome boot-lid add a much-welcomed touch of class.
Inside the new Superb, Skoda has made fantastic use of the VW groups latest digital gauge cluster and infotainment systems, which work well along side the newly trimmed interior.
Perhaps the most important update for 2019, is its use of state-of-the-art plug-in hybrid technology for the first time. The plug-in Superb will be named the Superb iV and will utilise the same hybrid technology as seen on the VW Passat GTE.
A new 13 kWh battery will power the gearbox mounted electric motor, working alongside a turbocharged 1.4-litre TSI engine, for a combined power output of 215bhp.
Skoda advise that the Plug-in Hrybrid will pump out less than 40 g/km of CO2 in general use, while the 100% emission free all-electric driving mode will have a range of 34 miles. Skoda say that when the battery pack is charged, the PHEV will have a maximum range of 528 miles between refuelling.
This new facelift Superb is set to go on sale in September this year, while the new PHEV won’t be on sale until early 2020. For more information on the prices and specifications on this new model, please get in touch today.