The facelifted Skoda Superb has arrived in Singapore, with prices for the Czech executive sedan starting at S$141,900 including COE
Skoda has launched the faceifted Superb here in Singapore, and the Czech executive sedan arrives with a starting price of S$141,900 inclusive of COE
That gets you the 2.0 TSI Ambition model, while there is also a premium Laurin & Klement edition that retails for S$156,900 with COE. Skoda is also offering a special launch promotion for the first 20 Superb buyers, with discounts of up to S$13,000 (although final transaction prices may fluctuate depending on the results of the next COE bidding).
The updated Superb features a significant redesign, with a larger, double-slatted grille that extends down to the bigger front bumper. The car is also longer by 8mm at the front, and the rear end gets new LED taillights, as well as large ‘SKODA’ block lettering across the boot lid. The indicator lights also now illuminate in an outward sweeping motion, a la Audi.
Aside from a new design, the Superb also now gets a host of new safety and tech systems. The Ambition model features Front Assist, a collision alert safety system that incorporates Predictive Pedestrian Protection, which Skoda says is able to detect if a pedestrian attempts to cross in front of the car and apply the brakes to perform an emergency stop.
There is also the Audi-style Virtual Cockpit digital instrument panel, and Side Assist blind spot monitoring system.
The Laurin & Klement trim level adds to that Park Assist, a 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation and voice and gesture control, a panoramic sunroof, adaptive cruise control and an 11-speaker sound system and subwoofer.
Both Superb models are powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine that develops 190hp and 320Nm of torque, matched with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The Superb faces competition from traditional executive sedan stalwarts like the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, but it aims to trump them with its premium features and Teutonic quality. However, it also has to contend with its in-house rival, the Volkswagen Passat, which has a less expensive (and less powerful) 1.8 TSI model.