The facelifted Skoda Superb has been spotted testing in the mountains before it goes on sale early in 2019. It’ll feature gently altered styling– although that’s not precisely evident in these pictures– and enhancements to its engines and infotainment system.
We were rather stunned to see Skoda checking a revitalized variation of its flagship vehicle, the Superb, in 2015, just about 12 months after the debut of its 3rd modern-day generation. Now it makes a bit more sense that the Czech manufacturer is dealing with a facelift for the Volkswagen Passat-based car and our spies have actually managed to catch not one, however two prototypes.
At this moment, it’s pretty difficult to state exactly what Skoda is doing with the Superb. The obvious answer, naturally, would be a mid-life moderate refresh, however another possible option is a plug-in variation, which was currently verified to arrive in 2019. It will become the brand’s first-ever PHEV and will feature the very same 1.4-liter TSI turbo engine paired to a 114-horsepower (85-kilowatt) electrical motor the Passat GTE is including. The overall output of the system will be 215 hp (160 kW) with combined CO2 emissions of simply 39 grams per kilometer.
2019 Skoda Superb Styling
It’s mid-life facelift time for Skoda’s most elegant model, even though it’s just been on sale since 2015. Expect the new variation to look pretty much like the outbound car, but it must come with tweaked headlights and brake lights, and a couple of changes to the bumpers.
2019 Skoda Superb Interior
More significant changes need to take place within, consisting of some software updates for the central touchscreen infotainment system and, potentially, a digital chauffeur’s screen shown VW. In addition to the outgoing car’s active cruise control and automated emergency situation braking, the Superb could also provide new safety technology.
2019 Skoda Superb Engines and Driving
The German indications on the back of this Superb state ‘test drive’ and ‘brake test’, which indicate that Skoda is tweaking the way its biggest car drives. The brakes might be firmer on the facelifted car, and the optional adaptive suspension may be fine-tuned to use a better blend of comfort and sportiness. Judging by the small wheels on this pre-production mule, it could be the fuel-sipping GreenLine model, but all the Superb’s engines might receive a couple of adjustments to make them more efficient.
2019 Skoda Superb Price and Release Date
The new Skoda Superb is expected to go on sale in the first part of 2019. Prices will remain the like the existing model, so you’ll pay simply over ₤ 22,000 for an entry-level car. Hopefully, they will expose more about the changes currently being prepared by the automaker.