At the end of September, there is movement in the combination world of the German middle class. The new Skoda Superb Combi has a huge trunk volume, which makes the volumes of most competitors look pretty clear. In addition, the flagship of the Czech Republic will finally be able to make use of the Group's own modular transverse modular system and offer the latest infotainment and assistance systems as well as engines. Such as the top gasoline engine, the 2,0-TSI with 206 kW / 280 PS. This is where the beautiful Ladewelt starts from 38.990 Euro.
What a trunk! If you open the far up swinging tailgate of the Superb Combi, you look into a huge throat. One is tempted to call "Hallooo, is there anybody?". Already in normal position, the luggage compartment holds 650 liters. If you put the rear seat backs around, 1.950 liters are ready for loading. He is on the level of the Mercedes E-Class T-model, his direct competitors the combined versions of VW Passat, Ford Mondeo or Opel Insignia surpasses the Czech partly clear. Associations with a small dance floor come up, however one should order for additional charge of 220 euro the variable loading floor, so that when folding also a flat loading surface develops. For the small show effects when opening offers the extended by a comfort opening electric tailgate access (surcharge 590 Euro plus 390 Euro for the bowl-free access system). Once typed with the foot in the area of the rear bumper in the air, already the flap goes up.
The fund users are also experiencing big cinemas. You can relax in the upholstery, bend your legs and feel a bit like the king in the back seat. Instead of sipping champagne and waving gracefully, you can surf through the infotainment system integrated wifi hotspot and / or employ a tablet computer attached in a special holder. Depending on the equipment variant, between 2.550 and 1.640 Euro will be charged. And those who do not feel like the WWW at the back can also play with little buttons: If the passenger seat protrudes too far back, it can be pushed forward from the rear by pressing a button.
If it is allowed to be a bit more in the back, you could be a bit more generous with the choice of the engine. The range of engines on the station wagon, as well as on the saloon, consists exclusively of direct-injection four-cylinder turbocharged engines and comes from the current group portfolio. It includes five gasoline engines (from 92 kW / 125 PS to 206 kW / 280 PS) and three diesels (88 kW / 122 PS to 140 kW / 190 PS). Although most frequent traveler customers will probably opt for a 110 kW / 150 PS powerful diesel or petrol engine again, the Superb Combi not only invites you to shop but also a little bit to unreasonableness. The top petrol engine with permanent four-wheel drive transforms the station wagon into a fast-moving projectile that cuts a fine figure on the highway as well as on winding roads. In 5,8 seconds manages the standard sprint, the maximum speed is reached at Tempo 250. You probably do not have to worry about the standard value of 6,2 liters: you can only do this under laboratory conditions. Realistically, values of just under nine liters are likely to be under the partial exploitation of the performance potential of the engine. 350 Nm are ready between 1.700 and 5.600 revolutions to adequately implement the driver's acceleration requests. From relaxed cruising to kick-down for the fast overtaking, everything is done confidently, the six-speed DSG acts calmly and calmly.
Drivers can also be calm and relaxed during parking maneuvers. The automatic park steering assistant (610 euros) takes over the task of parking the 4,86-long vehicle in and out of spaces. Other assistants such as traffic jam assistants, lane keeping assistants or distance assistants as well as traffic sign and drowsiness recognition are also included in the price list. Incidentally, this is very extensive. Although the 2.0 TSI comes in the second equipment level Ambition - including air conditioning, leather steering wheel, rear center armrest and 17-inch alloy wheels, it is really comfortable in the third or highest comfort level. For the top equipment level L&K, at least 280 euros are due for the 44.750 PS engine, the assistants, a triple automatic air conditioning or the keyless access system are extra. At least you can still save a little: the trunk can easily take your shopping for at least two weeks, so you don't have to go to the supermarket that often.
Author: Elfriede Munsch / SP-X