To streamline the user experience, Škoda has updated the Superb’s interior space with a new combination of manual controls and a 12.9in infotainment display – the largest ever put into the model. For ease of use, the gearshift lever is now located on the steering column, resulting in a center console with a clean, uncluttered aesthetic.
The OEM has also improved comfort for interior occupants, with the fourth generation Superb now longer and taller than the previous model, providing additional headroom for passengers and a luggage compartment (645-liter capacity in the hatchback, and 690-liter in the estate).
For enhanced passive safety, the Superb is equipped with up to 10 airbags, including head airbags, knee air bags, and even an airbag between the front seats to stop the driver and front passenger from colliding with each other. Airbags for the outer rear seats can be selected as an optional extra.
Several new ADAS features further improve occupant safety, such as Turn Assist, which warns of potential collisions with oncoming vehicles when turning into side streets before automatically applying the brakes.
Other new systems include Crossroad Assist, which uses radar sensors to detect cross-traffic at intersections, and an updated Front Assist system. The Superb’s new Top View system utilizes four cameras to provide a 360° view of the vehicle’s surrounding environment.
“The Superb has traditionally represented the pinnacle of Škoda design,” said Oliver Stefani, head of Škoda Design. “With its new sculptural lines and athletic proportions, the fourth generation is even more elegant, evocative and dynamic than its predecessor.
“In the interior, the customer is the center of attention and the Škoda Design team has combined the best of both worlds – manual and digital controls. Everything has been designed with the aim of further simplifying the overall user experience.”