Springback compensation is critical in sheet metal forming. Advanced techniques have been adopted in the design stage of various sheet metal forming processes, e.g. stamping, some of which are for complex shaped products. However, the currently available numerical approaches are not always sufficiently accurate and reliable. To improve the accuracy of springback compensation, an enhanced hybrid springback compensation method named Springback Path – Displacement Adjustment (SP-DA) method has been developed in this study based on the well-known conventional displacement adjustment (DA) method. Its effectiveness is demonstrated using FEM analysis of low, medium and high strength steels adopted in automobile industry, in which a symmetrical model owning geometry complexity similar to an auto body panel was established. The results show this new enhanced SP-DA method is able to significantly improve the accuracy of springback compensation comparing to conventional displacement adjustment technique.