The third generation of the Skoda flagship Superb wants to stand out confidently from the middle class competition with a complete package of ample space, sharpened design as well as modern engines and assistance systems. The Superb is only a little more expensive in the new generation: the cheapest option costs at least 24.590 euros, then with the 1,4-liter turbo gasoline engine with 92 kW / 125 PS.
Visually, the Superb differs significantly from the smaller Octavia. The wide front including a large grille, standard LED headlights and distinctive folds on the bonnet convey an adult appearance. The large tailgate swings open far, there is space for 625 liters of luggage. If you fold the rear seat backrests, the value increases to 1.760 liters. The feeling of space for the occupants in the 4,86 meter long Superb (plus 3 centimeters) is even more spacious than in the predecessor, thanks to an increase of 8 centimeters in the wheelbase and 4 centimeters in width.
The engine range includes five petrol engines (92 kW / 125 hp to 206 kW / 280 hp) and three diesels (88 kW / 122 hp to 140 kW / 190 hp), which can be combined with a dual clutch transmission apart from the basic petrol engine. All-wheel drive is an option for the more powerful units. The Superb GreenLine with the 2015 kW / 88 PS diesel, available from the end of 120, should only consume 3,7 liters / 100 kilometers.
Various assistance systems are available for the Superb, including a parking and lane keeping assistant, distance cruise control and traffic sign recognition. The adaptive chassis, new navigation systems or the so-called Smartgate option for coupling all common smartphones also cost extra.
Author: Hanne Lübbehüsen / SP-X