2013 Skoda Superb facelift revealed

Skoda has released images of its face lifted Superb ahead of the car’s unveiling at the 2013 Auto Shanghai.

The modest update brings the car’s front fascia in-line with the latest Skoda Octavia. Changes include new headlights with LED daytime running lights, restyled front bumper and grille. At the back, the taillights are now LED while the boot lid and rear bumper have been tweaked. There are also various new wheels designs, ranging from 16-inch to 18-inch.

Inside, the cabin is largely unchanged, except the face lift brings one of the nine three- or four-spoke steering wheels, new trims and upholstery fabrics. A panoramic glass roof with solar cells, automatic parking assistance and a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with 30GB hard drive are also available.

The 2013 Skoda Superb is now equipped with engine stop/start and brake energy regeneration that promises to bring a 19 per cent improvement in fuel economy. Engine line up will remain similar to what is on offer today, meaning a 1.4-litre TSI petrol with 118kW, a 3.6-litre V6 with 220kW and 2.0-litre TDI diesel with 103kW and 125kW.

The refreshed Superb now boasts nine airbags, including driver’s knee airbag, on top of the usual ABS and ESP.

“The ŠKODA Superb offers comfort beyond the upper-middle segment. This means lots of room, excellent functionality, high comfort, top safety, great value for money and timeless elegance. We are always intent on offering our customers a little bit extra car,” said Skoda CEO, Winfried Vahland.

The 2013 Skoda Superb will go on sale in Europe in the 2nd quarter of this year, and in Australia early 2014 .

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