Škoda’s flagship model, the Superb, will receive an equipment upgrade from the end of May.
It includes the addition of automatic emergency call as additional security, comfort features and more connectivity solutions.
Care Connect with automatic emergency call
With the new model year, the Superb and Superb Estate come with Care Connect as standard from Ambition trim upwards – regardless of the choice of infotainment system.
The most important feature of the Care Connect is the automatic emergency call, which is activated following an accident if a restraint system has been triggered. The vehicle establishes a voice and data connection to an emergency call centre and transmits all the necessary data. The emergency call can also be initiated manually via a button in the roof module.
Plus, remote access to the vehicle is now possible via the Škoda Connect App. A smartphone can inform the driver, among other things, whether the windows and doors are closed or the lights are off. The parking position function shows the location of the vehicle, the ‘honk and flash’ function makes it easier to find the car by activating the horn and hazard lights.
Infotainment: 9.2-inch screen in the glass design and SmartLink+
Numerous functions can now be operated with optimised infotainment systems. The display of the Columbus navigation system has grown from eight to 9.2 inches and the system Swing from five to 6.5-inches. In addition, the glass design enhances the high-resolution displays.
With the SmartLink+ system on board, the Superb now offers additional possibilities for networking between the vehicle and smartphone. SmartLink+ brings navigation, infotainment and communication apps from the mobile phone into the car and also provides vehicle data for the evaluation on the smartphone.
Driver assistance systems: park distance control
The park distance control system has an extended function ‘manoeuvre assist’. This now also detects obstacles in front of the vehicle. The system warns the driver with optical and acoustic signals and also brakes the vehicle automatically if necessary.
Driver´s seat with a massage function, improved communication climate and noise level
The optional massage function for the driver's seat is available with the electrically adjustable variant, including ventilation and memory function.
Digital voice enhancement transmits the driver's and front passenger's voice to the passengers in the rear via a microphone in the front.
Additional improvements also contribute to lower noise levels: the front side windows are newly available with an acoustic film between the two glass surfaces.
Externally there is a new design of the 19-inch light-alloy Acamar rims, chrome strips on side buffers and doors and a black interior ceiling will be available for the L&K equipment version, plus a new metallic colour Velvet Red will be available later this year.