2013 Skoda Superb prices announced
It brings a new look and more efficient engines, both on the hatch and estate versions.
There are six engines available – three petrols and three diesels. Petrol options start with the 123bhp 1.4-litre TSI – which costs from £18,555 – while a 158bhp 1.8 and a 256bhp 3.6-litre V6 complete the line-up.
The three diesels are a 104bhp 1.6-litre and a 2.0-litre with 138bhp or 168bhp.
Fuel economy has improved across all engines, with the largest gain being 19.2% for the 168bhp diesel in the hatch. For our current pick of the range - the 1.4 TSI - the improvement is 13.3% for the hatch and 11.7% for the estate.
There are four trims to choose from: S, SE, Elegance and range-topping Laurin and Klement.
The 2013 S gets a leather-trimmed multi-function steering wheel, cruise control, engine stop-start - on the 1.4-litre petrol and the diesels - Bluetooth and rear LED lights. Other standard kit includes four electric windows, air-conditioning and split-folding rear seats.
SE adds an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and aluminium-look detailing to the previous car's roster of dual-zone climate control, 17-inch alloys, rear parking sensors, touch-screen entertainment system, and Alcantara seats.
The 2013 Elegance brings new 18-inch alloys, DAB radio and a heated windscreen, while it also gets electrically adjustable heated leather seats and auto lights and wipers.
The Laurin and Klement model is unchanged, and comes with an upgraded stereo, brown leather seats, heated rear seats and a park-assist system as standard.
Almost all models have risen in price to reflect the increased equipment, but none have gone up by more than £915.
SE models start at £21,535 for the 1.6 TDI Greenline hatchback, the Elegance costs from £23,860, while the Laurin and Klement costs from £27,630.
By Tom Webster