The new 2014 Superb is a facelift and styling is what differentiates it from its predecessor. The silhouette is unmistakably Superb, the slightly sloping bonnet and flat boot with a thick C-pillar make it simple to identify this car. However, there are enough changes, so even the most naïve won’t mistake it for the older version.
The most obvious change to the façade is the new chrome-laden ‘butterfly’ grille that was first seen on the new Octavia. The new two-toned logo sits just above it and below the re-profiled bonnet. The headlamp console has been changed and keeping with the times gets bi-xenon lamps and LED daytime running lights. Like the DRLs, the C-shaped turn-blinkers are also made of LEDs and look very upmarket. The fog lamps front bumper has also been refreshed, the bumper also houses the headlamp washers in the Elegance trim.
The rear of the Superb is now a lot Audish; turn on the tail lights and part-LED lamps will further strengthen this belief. The spoiler, bumper and boot lid have sharper features and the number plate has moved up from the bumper to sit on the boot lid. While the lights ‘on’ the tail of the new Superb looks elegant, but in general I am not very happy about the new shape. It looks too similar to the tailgates of the Volkswagens and Audis. The side profile hasn’t changed much apart from new 10-spoke Helix alloys that add to the overall character of the car.