Skoda Superb 4×4 Outdoor Special Edition launched


Following the recent release of the updated Skoda Superb Sedan and Wagon, Skoda is expanding the range of its flagship model to include a special edition 4×4 Outdoor Wagon variant.

The special edition model’s all-wheel-drive drivetrain is motivated by the Superb’s 125kW/350Nm TDI diesel engine driving through a six-speed DSG automatic transmission.

As the new flagship model for the Superb range, the 4×4 Outdoor adds to the comprehensive equipment levels of the 125TDI Superb Elegance Wagon which includes Bi-Xenon adaptive headlights, a touchscreen 6.5-inch Columbus Satellite Navigation system and heated seats. The Superb 4×4 Outdoor receives Driver Pack (KESSY standard), optional on Superb Elegance models, as a standard feature in its specification.

The most significant enhancement the Superb 4×4 Outdoor receives over the Superb Elegance Wagon is an all-wheel drive drivetrain, which is based on the Haldex clutch.

The Haldex clutch is an electronically actuated multi-disc clutch. In normal driving situations, the car’s drive goes mostly to the front axle, while the rear axle is uncoupled. The Haldex clutch, which operates via an electro-hydraulic oil pump, engages the rear-axle if necessary.

A control unit permanently computes optimum drive power for the rear axle. This is done by assessing various parameters such as engine torque, throttle position, wheel speed and steering angle. The vehicle’s lateral and longitudinal acceleration data are also taken into account. The control unit then adjusts pressure to the clutch discs so as to apply drive power to the rear axle as determined based on the computed overall driving dynamics status.


Available in either Candy White or Moon White metallic paint colours, the Superb 4×4 Outdoor’s exterior is heightened by a contrasting protective front and rear bumper in two-tone black and silver, dark covers on the front and rear wheel arches, a protective strip on the loading edge of the rear boot and protective door sill covers and side moulding strips. 18-inch ‘Trinity’ anthracite alloy wheels complete the 4×4 Outdoor’s rugged exterior look, while a unique Alcantara/leather-appointed upholstery on the bolstered seats continue the tough look and feel into the cabin.

The Skoda Superb 4×4 Outdoor special edition will be available from October 2014 priced from $52,690 excluding on roads.

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