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Updated 2014 Skoda Superb now on sale in Australia

Skoda Australia has introduced the updated Superb sedan and wagon, with tweaked styling, new features and technology, and improved economy across the board.

2014 Skoda Superb sedan

Two variant levels are on offer in Australia, including the Ambition and the Elegance. Both are available with either a 1.8-litre turbo-petrol producing 118kW and 250Nm, or a 1.8-litre turbo-diesel developing 125kW and 350Nm.

The petrol comes with a seven-speed dual-clutch auto while the diesel uses a six-speed dual-clutch auto. All models are front-wheel drive, with the petrol offering an average fuel economy rate of 7.2L/100km, and the diesel chewing an average of just 5.5L/100km.

As for the design updates, the front end of the Superb showcases a new front bumper bar with Skoda’s latest grille layout with chrome trimming, a wide chrome-lipped lower intake, and some new headlights. The Elegance variant adds bi-xenon globes and LED daytime running lights.

Around at the back the update is similarly discreet, with LED taillights, a relocated number plate position, and a new-look boot lid.

2014 Skoda Superb interior

For the first time ever the Superb sedan and wagon in Elegance trim come with automatic parking assist as standard. There’s also a standard sunroof for the sedan, dual-zone climate for both variants, parking sensors, cruise control, and auto wipers.

All variants also come with a 6.5-inch touch-screen multimedia interface with USB, Bluetooth and SD card support, tied in with an eight-speaker stereo. The Elegance gets a 10-speaker unit with sat-nav and a 30GB hard drive.

Prices for the new range are yet to be announced.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.