First revealed in June and initially intended for an August launch, the updated range will feature a 9.2-inch 'Columbus' display - up from 8.0 inches - along with Side Assist (blind-spot detection), rear cross-traffic alert, Traffic Jam Assist and the new Emergency Assist communications system.
Those features carry a catalogue list value of $2770, but their now standard inclusion bumps pricing up by only $700 for the 162TSI petrol and 140TDI diesel models, and $800 for the more powerful Superb 206TSI 4x4.
The top-shelf 206TSI Sportline leaps in price by a significant $4800, due both to the above upgrades and the now standard inclusion of Adaptive Chassis Control, Virtual Pedal, Premium Canton Sound System, Automatic Parking Assist, electrically adjustable passenger seats and rear heated seats.
Those features previously formed part of the $3400 'Tech Pack' that Skoda says had made up the vast majority of Superb 206TSI orders. By making these features standard, the company can more rapidly fulfill orders for the newly simplified line.
The Sportline can now also be had with a bold new golden hue similar to that offered with the updated Golf 7.5, known in Skoda's case as 'Dragon Skin'. This is offered as a $1700 option.
Other options include the existing metallic and pearl effect paint options (each $700), a $1700 sunroof for the liftback sedan, and a $1900 panoramic sunroof for the wagon.
As with the broader Skoda range, the Superb is offered as standard with a factory-backed five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.
2018 Skoda Superb pricing (before on-road costs)
162TSI - $40,690
140TDI - $44,690
206TSI 4x4 - $51,790
Sportline - $56,790
162TSI - $42,390
140TDI - $46,390
206TSI 4x4 - $53,490
Sportline - $58,490