During the official press conference of this year’s Autosalon Brno, Skoda unveiled the Superb Combi that was fitted with the exclusive design package Laurin & Klement. Those who were at the event had said how impressed they were with its equipment level and design modifications. Both the station wagon and the five-door sedan model may be fitted with this design package.
At the rear of the vehicle, we can see a chromium-plated front grille as well as the Laurin & Klement plaque.
The package also features a set of 18-inch light alloy wheels “Sirius.” The Superb gets large door sills that are made of stainless steel. The Laurin & Klement logo is visible on the sills and on the rear of the front seats. Buyers are only able to get the “Executive” interior equipment together with the design package.
The interior is color-coordinated to the body, using the new metallic color “Magnetic Brown.” Consumers may choose special decorative trims either in the “Piano” design or in wood decor.
The engine lineup consists of two turbocharged petrol-powered four-cylinder engine 2.0 TSI with the six-gear automatic transmission DSG and the six-cylinder 3.6 FSI V6, which also has the six-gear automatic transmission DSG and all-wheel drive. If you prefer diesel, you may go for the 2.0 TDI, which is offered together with the six-gear manual transmission or the DSG.
In terms of dimensions, the new Skoda Superb Combi measures 4,838 mm in length, 1,817 mm in width, and 1,481 mm in height, which rises to 1,510 mm when this measurement includes the anodized roof rails (available in black). With these dimensions, the Superb Combi offers the largest loading capacity in the segment, ranging from the basic 633 liters and the expanded 1,865 liters (rear seats folded down). Moreover, the tailgate is now wide enough to even accommodate bulky items while its low loading sill – around 600 mm above the ground – allows for easy baggage handling.
Just like the previous model, the new Skoda Superb Combi features a host of interior equipment and elements, with the addition of a few more. These additions include the available KESSY keyless locking and ignition system. This system employs a transmitter embedded in the key to communicate with the car’s control unit, allowing the doors to be opened once the handles are touched. Also, the doors could be closed – without using a key or remote control central locking – just by pressing a button located on the external handle.
Drivers could start or turn off the engine by pressing a button on the right-hand side of the steering wheel column. However, to start a Skoda Superb Combi with manual transmission, the clutch pedal needs to be pressed first (brake pedal for automatic models). Meanwhile, the new Skoda Superb Combi could be fitted with the optional electrically operated tailgate that comes with a separately available automatic retractable luggage compartment cover. The cover will roll back to the middle position when the tailgate is opened to allow more space for handling the luggage.
Moreover, the luggage compartment features a sliding false floor that, when the tailgate is open, can be extended over the rear bumper to allow users to easily move larger items. The car’s luggage restraint system – which prevents baggage from sliding around when the Skoda Superb Combi is on the move – features aluminum strips and a netting package.
Customers may also avail of the Skoda Genuine Accessories range that includes a bicycle holder that could be mounted to the lower surface of the luggage compartment once the upper section of the false floor has been detached. For this iteration of the Skoda Superb Combi, the luggage compartment lighting has been integrated into the tailgate, illuminating the whole area around the vehicle’s rear section.
A battery-powered removable lamp is placed on the left side of the luggage compartment. When removed, this lamp can be used as an LED flashlight in the dark, while the holder could be used as a charger.
This lamp could easily be mounted on the vehicle’s body, thanks to a built-in magnet. The new Skoda Superb Combi also comes with an electrically operated, two-piece panoramic sunroof that provides the needed interior illumination. However, if the occupants want to cover themselves from the sun, the Skoda Superb Combi comes with a protective blind that can be drawn across the glass roof, thereby blocking 90 percent of the heat. Also, the roof features a mounted shark fin aerial.
Different customers may avail of various radios and navigation systems that they may be deemed suitable for their needs. The Skoda Superb Combi’s data network is able to integrate two different 2 DIN car radios with CD/MP3 players while offering an array of user-friendly support functions. The touchscreen Amundsen system provides electronic navigation that allows drivers to intuitively operate all functions.
Discerning customers may want to avail of the high-end touchscreen Columbus navigation system that comes with an integrated hard disk. The Skoda Superb Combi is also endowed with a high-quality audio system with dynamic speakers, an Aux-In socket, a CD changer and an MDI (Mobile Device Interface) in the Jumbo Box located between the front seats for connecting external storage media.