Škoda has updated its flagship Superb for 2017 with a larger infotainment screen, a massage seat and more technology.
Care Connect is now fitted as standard from Ambition trim upwards – regardless of the choice of infotainment system.
The system includes 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.
In addition, remote access to the vehicle is now possible via the Škoda Connect App. The 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 & Flash function makes it easier to find the car by activating the horn and hazard lights.
The display of the Columbus navigation system has grown from eight to 9.2 inches and the Swing system from five to 6.5 inches. Both now feature a glass display.
To avoid dents while parking the Park Distance Control system has been improved with Manoeuvre Assist – this now also detects obstacles in front of the vehicle. The system not only warns the driver with optical and acoustic signals but also brakes the vehicle automatically if necessary.
An optional massage function for the driver's seat is now available with the electrically adjustable variant, including ventilation and memory function.
Also the communication among occupants is improved with Digital Voice Enhancement, which transmits the driver's and front passenger's voice to the passengers in the rear via a microphone in the cockpit.
Top models get a new 19-inch alloy wheel design and chrome strips on side buffers and doors and a black interior ceiling will be available too.