Skoda has disclosed the price and specs for its updated Superb flagship model, which will be available in the United Kingdom starting July 17, 2013. Both the hatch and Estate versions of the Superb offer a fresh design, enhanced interior and improved fuel economy and carbon dioxide emissions. The base variant, the 1.4-litre TSI 125PS S hatch, has a starting price of just £18,555 (OTR).
The top-of-the-range Laurin & Klement Estate model carries a tag of £32,455 (OTR) when equipped with the 2.0 TDI CR 170PS DFP engine, 4x4 and 6-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG). Diesel versions of the Superb start from £19,760 (OTR). The premium for the Estate over its hatch sibling is £1,125.
Buyers in the UK could avail of six advanced engine options for the Skoda Superb – three petrol and three diesel, with power outputs ranging from 105PS for the 1.6 TDI CR to 260PS for the 3.6 V6 model.
The engines for the Superb facelift offer 19% better fuel economy than previous powerplants, with the fuel-efficient GreenLine version emitting only 109 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer.
Skoda expects the Superb facelift to attract much interest from the fleet sector, thanks to a BiK that starts at just 16% and a rear legroom larger than most prestige cars. Alasdair Stewart, Brand Director for Skoda UK equipped that the Superb continues the carmaker’s tradition of offering a “huge amount of space, engineering excellence and great value for money.”