With its new, expressive design the new ŠKODA Superb demonstrates the emotional power of the brand. The new Superb brings the exciting design of the ‘ŠKODA VisionC’ show car into series production. Its elegant yet dynamic appearance is supported by the use of the modular transverse matrix (MQB) from the Volkswagen Group. The new ŠKODA Superb sets standards in terms of room and comfort. The latest-generation Superb offers the best head and legroom in the rear and the largest luggage space in its segment. At the same time, the saloon is smarter than ever before, and offers 29 ‘Simply Clever’ details.
Inside, the new infotainment system is available to automatically connect to many smartphones or smart devices, while details about the vehicle can be retrieved via SmartGate application. A built-in wireless hotspot and the ŠKODA Media Command app are included for easy online connectivity and compatibility to other devices.
The new ŠKODA Superb boasts record values in consumption and emissions. Thanks to the new engines (five petrol and three TDI common-rail diesel), weight reduced by up to 75 kg, and better aerodynamics, the new variant consumes up to 30 per cent less fuel, emitting less CO2 than previously. Despite the reduced consumption, the new engines actually provide up to 20 per cent more power on the road. Four-wheel drive is also available.
For the first time in a ŠKODA, the Superb features Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC), including drive profile selection. Alongside this there is a new air-conditioning system, including new three-zone climate control. An electronic sliding panoramic roof is also available, along with auxiliary heating, heated seats, wirelessly heated windscreen and an electrically operated boot that can also be opened with a ‘virtual pedal’ under the bumper. Thanks to the new parking assistant, the park distance control and the new rear camera, getting in and out of parking spaces has never been easier. And one other feature just in case: an umbrella tucked away in each of the front doors.
The range of safety systems is more comprehensive than ever. These include standard multi-collision brake, as well as Front Assist, including City Emergency Braking, Automatic Distance Control, Proactive Occupant Protection, Lane Assist, Congestion Assistant, Blind Spot Warning, Reverse Parking Assistant, Emergency Assistant, Fatigue Detection, Speed Limiter, Traffic Sign Recognition, Hill Start Assist and an Electronic Tyre Pressure Monitoring (TPS) system. The new Superb also features Smart Light Assist.
The new ŠKODA Octavia vRS 230 and Fabia Monte Carlo
The new ŠKODA Octavia vRS 230 will make its world premiere in Geneva. This automotive powerhouse features a racy design, sporty interior, modern technology and impressive power. The ŠKODA Octavia vRS 230 is the first ŠKODA to feature – as standard – an electronically controlled front axle differential lock for more dynamic cornering. The ‘230’ designation relates to the new vRS special edition’s horsepower, which helps the car accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.7 seconds with its 169 kW or 230PS two-liter petrol engine. The car’s top speed is 249 km/h (155 mph), making the Octavia vRS 230 the fastest series-produced Octavia of all time. The vRS special edition is set for a European market launch in June.
Also celebrating its premiere in Geneva is the new ŠKODA Fabia Monte Carlo, in both saloon and estate versions. ŠKODA’s new small car, launched just a few months ago, shows off its sporty side in the Monte Carlo edition. This attractive package brings a sporty interior and a wide range of features, making the new Fabia Monte Carlo one of the most exciting vehicles in its class.
The key hallmarks of the ŠKODA Fabia Monte Carlo are black 16 or 17-inch alloy wheels, optional sports suspension, black design elements on the exterior, tinted rear and rear side windows and a tinted panoramic glass roof. The interior offers, among other things, a three-spoke sports leather steering wheel, black interior and sports seats with individual design.
For the past year, ŠKODA has achieved a new sales record; selling 1.04 million vehicles, the carmaker delivered more than 1 million vehicles to customers for the first time in a year.