European customers looking for more space than a Volkswagen Passat need to look no further than the Skoda Superb. Those looking for even more space than that, however, will be tempted by the new Superb Combi.
Based on the Superb introduced just a few months ago, the wagon version of Skoda’s flagship model has class-leading space that European automakers typically offer in more expensive machinery. It’s got plenty of room for passengers, of course, but what sets the Combi apart from the Superb liftback is cargo space: it can swallow over 23 cubic feet of stuff with the rear seats in place, or nearly 69 cu. ft. with those seats folded flat.
That doesn’t just give the likes of the Audi A6 Avant, BMW 5 Series Touring, and Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate a run for their money, but starts to challenge a lot of sport-utility vehicles. Only it won’t cost you as much as one of those luxury wagons, or gulp as much fuel as an SUV.
Skoda first introduced the Combi version of the previous Superb in 2009 and has sold more than 200,000 of them around the world in the six years since – accounting for 35 percent of the Superbs it sells. The new model will be introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, and is slated to begin reaching dealers around the same time.
› In typical ŠKODA style: New Superb Combi with best-in-class interior space
› Design: Emotive, expressive, dynamic elegance, balanced proportions
› Simply Clever: More space, more comfort, more safety, more connectivity, more eco-friendly and more driving dynamics
› Starting signal: Motor Show debut at the IAA, market launch in September 2015
Mladá Boleslav, 26 May 2015 – ŠKODA is once again making its mark with the new ŠKODA Superb. Just a few months after the debut of the hatchback, the new ŠKODA Superb Combi will start into markets from September. Based on innovative MQB technology, this attractive newcomer is setting new standards in its segment in terms of space, comfort, safety, connectivity and the environment. The new ŠKODA Superb Combi has the largest interior space and luggage compartment within its class. The total boot volume is nearly 2,000 litres. At the same time, the new and expressive ŠKODA design has transformed the new-generation model into an emotionally charged estate with dynamic elegance. The new ŠKODA Superb Combi, with this successful overall package, offers an interplay of functionality, emotion and aesthetics.
”With the new ŠKODA Superb Combi, we have further developed the existing strengths of the Superb and once again set a benchmark for the competition. With its expressive, dynamic design, we are emphasising and complimenting ŠKODA’s expertise in the estate segment,” said Dr Frank Welsch, ŠKODA Board Member for Technical Development. “The combination of aesthetics, top-of-the range technology and the highest practical benefits makes the new Superb Combi an outstanding vehicle within its segment. With the new flagship, we will attract new customers to our brand.”
ŠKODA has offered an estate version of its top model, the ŠKODA Superb, since 2009. To date, ŠKODA has delivered more than 200,000 ŠKODA Superb Combis to customers worldwide. This represents 35 percent of all ŠKODA Superbs sold in the period from 2009 to now.
The new ŠKODA Superb Combi offers the best interior space in its segment. Based on MQB technology, the wheelbase has been extended by 80 mm to 2,841 mm. Simultaneously the track width has increased to 1,584 mm at the front and to 1,572 mm at the rear. The result: even more interior space. In the latest edition, driver and passenger have 39 mm more elbow room than before. Headroom in the front is 995 mm and 1,001 mm in the rear – more than in any other model in the segment. Rear knieroom is 157 mm – around twice as much as the next-best competitor. Elbow room in the rear has been increased by 70 mm. The boot volume also sets a new benchmark: 660 litres, representing an increase of 27 litres compared to the previous model. When the back seats are folded down, the spacious giant’s boot volume reaches an impressive 1,950 litres. The ŠKODA Superb Combi achieves values only otherwise achieved in the upper mid-segment.
The new and exciting design of the new ŠKODA Superb Combi makes a powerful statement. The design is more passionate, modern and emotionally charged than ever before. Hardly any other representative in the mid-size estate segment offers as much dynamic elegance as the new flagship of ŠKODA.
The use of MQB also plays a central role when it comes to styling: the longer wheelbase, the shortened front overhang as well as the widened track provide balanced proportions and create the car’s extremely dynamic and sporty impression. In combination with increased vehicle length, a long wheelbase, shortened front overhang, a sweeping roof line and a steeply angled rear window, the silhouette evolves as a stylistically confident, perfect entity. The front and rear are expressive and unmistakable.
The new ŠKODA Superb Combi comes with a veritable armada of new assistance systems from higher vehicle classes for increased safety, eco-friendliness and comfort. Like the Superb hatchback, the new Superb Combi also features Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC). Thanks to the new EU6 engines, the latest edition is more powerful and at the same time up to 30 percent more efficient than its predecessor. Connectivity reaches a new level of quality: the latest generation of infotainment systems automatically connects to all standard smartphones via SmartLink (MirrorLinkTM, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto technology). The optional high-speed internet connection turns the new Superb Combi into a ŠKODA hotspot on wheels.
In September, the new ŠKODA Superb Combi will celebrate its premiere at the 66th International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt am Main in Germany. The new model will be launched onto the first markets in the same month.