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All-new Skoda Superb is sleeker, smarter and yours for £35k

The latest generation of Skoda Superb is here at last with petrol, diesel and hybrid engines and a sub-£35k price tag

The all-new Skoda Superb is now available to order in the UK, with prices starting at £34,865. Although the looks may seem familiar at first glance, this isn’t just a facelift – it’s an entirely new generation of Superb, with new tech and a revised engine lineup.

It sports a subtly reworked exterior design that’s larger than before, further improving practicality and usability – an ethos that has long been the brand’s priority. The interior has also seen a thorough revamp, bringing Skoda’s latest technology in a sleek new cabin layout.

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As with previous iterations of the Superb, an estate variant is also offered, adding a boxier boot for an additional cost – we’ve covered everything you need to know.

What does the new Skoda Superb look like?

Though the new Superb’s evolutionary design might not look too dissimilar to the outgoing model’s, fans of the brand’s conservative styling will at least appreciate that the new car hasn’t lost any of its old charm. Most notable at the front is a new rounder, octagonal-shaped grille and a larger Skoda badge sitting between two more defined bonnet creases.

The new headlights are slimmer than before, and feature Matrix LED tech which produces 40% more light than those of the outgoing car.

The new Skoda Superb’s overall silhouette is more aerodynamic to improve efficiency – this is exemplified by the windscreen’s shallower rake, more streamlined roof and touches such as rain deflectors on the A-pillars.

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The taillights are slimmer than those of the previous Superb, giving a sleeker look to the rear end, although the brand’s C-shaped light signature still features and cuts into the boot lid. The bodywork is complemented by a selection of new paint colours and new alloy wheel designs, ranging from 17 to 19 inches.

While the Superb may look very similar to before, it’s slightly longer and taller than the outgoing car in both hatchback and estate guises in the pursuit of practicality – boot space is now 645 litres for the hatchback (an increase of 20 litres).

What’s about the new Skoda Superb’s interior?

It’s fair to say that the biggest changes to the new Skoda Superb can be found inside, where it gains a whole host of high-tech features. All Superbs are fitted with a vast 13-inch infotainment touchscreen in the centre of the dashboard, while there’s a separate 10-inch digital gauge cluster ahead of the driver. 

Skoda has been keen to point out its new, innovative ‘Smart Dials’ – physical knobs sitting below the touchscreen on the dash that can be customised to control a plethora of different features, including heating and ventilation, volume, driving modes and more. The new Superb also comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and a wireless charging pad with a Phone Box that keeps your device cool when charging. 

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Skoda has relocated the gear selector to the steering column, freeing up plenty of space on the centre console for storage. The Superb’s seats and interior textiles are all made of sustainable materials and the car is set to be offered with a whole host of personalisation options by way of Skoda’s ‘Design Selections’ packs.

What engines are offered with the new Skoda Superb?

Less revolutionary will be the choice of engines on offer for the new Superb – it will forego an electric option for this generation, and instead be offered with a choice of petrol, hybrid and – most surprisingly of all – diesel options.

Kicking off the Skoda Superb lineup will be a 1.5-litre mild hybrid petrol engine with 148bhp and front-wheel drive – the same found in the new Volkswagen Passat. A 2.0-litre petrol engine with 201bhp will also be offered with front-wheel drive, or buyers can opt for a 262bhp version of the same engine with four-wheel drive. 

Unlike most other manufacturers, Skoda will continue to offer two diesel versions of the new Superb. The entry-level diesel will produce 148bhp from a 2.0-litre engine, while a four-wheel drive version will make use of the same 2.0-litre unit, albeit with power bumped up to 190bhp.

The top-of-the-range plug-in hybrid Skoda Superb, badged the Superb iV, combines the 1.5-litre petrol engine with an electric motor for a total output of 201bhp, but this is exclusive to the estate model.

This generation of Skoda Superb will not offer a manual option, with all models instead getting a DSG automatic gearbox.

How much does the new Skoda Superb cost and when can I order one?

Prices start at £34,865 for the Skoda Superb in entry-level SE Technology trim. The SE L model is slightly pricier, at £38,220, but brings more interior kit and different upholstery. Opting for a diesel engine costs marginally more than an equivalent petrol model.

Top of the range is the Superb Laurin & Klement at £46,100, which packs a leather interior and virtually all the equipment Skoda offers. This model is only available with the 190bhp diesel engine and four-wheel drive. 

Estate models of the Superb command an additional £1,300 over the hatchback variant. All models, including the estate, are available to order now in the UK, with first deliveries scheduled for June.

There's a new Skoda Kodiaq SUV on the way, too, read about that here...

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Charlie writes and edits news, review and advice articles for Carbuyer, as well as publishing content to its social media platforms. He has also been a regular contributor to its sister titles Auto Express, DrivingElectric and evo. As well as being consumed by everything automotive, Charlie is a speaker of five languages and once lived in Chile, Siberia and the Czech Republic, returning to the UK to write about his life-long passion: cars.

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