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Skoda Superb facelift unveiled with plug-in hybrid variant

Skoda has unveiled the new Superb, which features a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) engine for the first time.

The new model will be available from early 2020.

Cosmetic changes are limited to revised bumpers and headlights, plus some new interior trims.

Technical updates include new Matrix LED headlights and a new predictive cruise control system that uses a camera to anticipate upcoming restriction and bends to adjust speed accordingly.

5 2020 Skoda Superb

Final prices and specifications are yet to be confirmed, but the existing trim line-up is expected to remain.

There will be seven engine options. The range starts with a 1.6-litre TDI diesel with 120PS and a seven-speed DSG. There is also a 2.0-litre diesel with 150PS or 190PS.

Petrol engines include a 1.5-litre TSI with 150PS and a 2.0-litre TSI with 190PS or 272PS.

The PHEV uses a 1.4-litre TSI petrol and electric motor to deliver a combined 218PS. It has a zero-emission range of 34 miles and CO2 emissions from 40g/km.

The PHEV model’s battery is stored in the rear of the car, meaning boot space is reduced from the existing car’s 625 litres to 485 litres.

In the Superb estate, boot space drops from 680 litres to 510 litres on the PHEV model.

Three new ‘simply clever’ features have been added as part of the facelift. An enlarged Phone Box provides wireless charging and connects the phone to the car’s external aerial for better signal.

A new Space Organiser below the false boot floor provides a shallow, divided tray for securely storing equipment. Also new is an optional, Flexible Organiser in the luggage compartment with a movable horizontal bar on the adjustable false boot floor (estate only).

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