On May 23, Skoda released the first photos and information about the facelifted version of the Superb.
Now, the VW-owned Czech automaker has dropped the complete set of photos and illustrations of its revamped flagship, which comes in more flavors and with more tech than ever.
Building on the already familiar saloon and Combi (estate) body styles, the 2020 Superb welcomes a high-riding Scout version for the first time. Taking on the role of the most rugged member of the family, the Scout, which is available exclusively as a wagon, joins the base model, the sporty-flavored Sportline and the luxurious L&K version in the revised lineup.
Another first is the addition of a plug-in hybrid version, badged Superb iV. Scheduled to arrive by the end of the year, it’s essentially the same powertrain from the VW Passat GTE. The Superb iV uses a 1.4-liter TSI gasoline engine and an 85 kW (116 PS / 114 hp) electric motor for a total system output of 218 PS (215 hp / 160 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of available torque. There’s also a 13 kWh battery which allows for an electric range of up to 55 km (34 miles) in the WLTP cycle.
The design updates are subtle but effective. On the outside, the grille is now larger and protrudes a little further down into the new front apron, while the headlights are narrower and now reach the grille. More importantly, they offer LED technology as standard for the dipped and high beam, DRLs, and position light. The shape of the LED fog lights has been updated as well, while the rear features new LED taillights connected by a chrome strip with “Skoda” block lettering above it. New 18- and 19-inch alloy wheels and exterior colors have been added.
Inside, the 2020 Superb brings new seat covers, colored contrasting stitching, chrome highlights, and illuminated storage compartments in the doors. Also new are the standard KESSY Go start button and the latest infotainment systems with 8-inch and 9.2-inch displays. As with the exterior, the interior ambiance differs based on the trim level. The Superb Scout, for example, comes with wood-effect decorative strips and seat covers made of a specific fabric.
Technological highlights include the available LED Matrix headlights and new assistance systems such as Predictive Cruise Control, Side Assist, Emergency Assist for multi-lane roads, and Front Assist with Predictive Pedestrian Protection.
Finally, it’s worth noting that the engine lineup welcomes the new 2.0-liter TDI Evo engine with mild hybrid assistance, at first in a state of tune of 150 PS (148 hp). There are three diesels and three gasoline engines to choose from, with the facelifted Superb offering a total of ten different engine/drive combinations.