2020 Skoda Very good facelift: Australian launch delayed

Refreshed massive liftback and wagon has been hit with delays as a consequence of WLTP laws. The native division hasn’t confirmed a brand new launch date, however anticipate the revised vary to lob subsequent 12 months.

Skoda Australia has confirmed the up to date 2020 Very good vary has been delayed as a consequence of manufacturing shuffling brought on by WLTP emissions laws in Europe.

Initially earmarked for a 3rd quarter launch this 12 months, the facelifted Superb now does not have an official arrival date at this time limit, however a secure guess is that the complete line-up will rollout into 2020.

“WLTP has pushed again Australia’s begin of manufacturing for the mid-life facelift,” mentioned Paul Pottinger, common supervisor for company communications at Volkswagen Group Australia.

“We’ll convey arrival dates once we can. There’s loads of present inventory out there.”

The announcement follows related delays for the related Volkswagen Passat, which ought to nonetheless arrive in entry-level 140TSI guise earlier than the top of this 12 months, with the broader vary set to lob Down Underneath subsequent 12 months.

In case you missed the unique announcement, the revised Very good vary function restyled bumpers, narrower LED headlights, full LED tail-lights, Skoda lettering on the again, and a deeper grille.

Skoda has additionally modified the design of the Very good’s 18- and 19-inch alloy wheels, added two colors (Crystal Black and Race Blue) to the palette, and launched double slat bars for some fashions.

Matrix LED headlights, predictive cruise management, and Emergency Help, which mechanically steers the automobile safely to the roadside within the case of an emergency, are additionally out there for the primary time in a Skoda.

Inside, updates embrace revised trim items and stitching, added chrome on some variants, and a divided storage compartment beneath the wagon’s false flooring.

High-spec fashions include a 9.2-inch touchscreen navigation system with gesture and voice management along with the Volkswagen Group’s new MIB3 media interface, Wi-Fi hotspot, and a Canton sound system.

Additionally headlining the up to date Very good (although it will not be coming to Australia) is the addition of the Superb iV plug-in hybrid – the primary PHEV provided by the Czech model.

The iV basically wedges the Volkswagen Passat GTE’s drivetrain beneath the Skoda’s physique, pairing a 115kW turbocharged 1.Four-litre petrol engine with an 85kW electrical motor and a six-speed dual-clutch transmission. System outputs are rated at 160kW and 400Nm.

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