The award-winning new ŠKODA Superb certainly lives up to its name. Boasting the world's first production Twindoor boot opening, which gives the versatility of a practical hatch or a traditional saloon, the ŠKODA Superb offers greater flexibility. Supremely spacious and elegantly imposing, the new ŠKODA Superb is a cut above the competition.
The ŠKODA Superb has an impressive range of engines. The entry level 1.4-litre TSI is turbo charged and has a maximum speed of 125mph, CO2 emissions of 157g/km and accelerates from 0-60mp in less than 10.5 seconds. The 1.8-litre TSI has a maximum speed of 137mph, CO2 emissions of 169g/km and achieves the 0-60mph sprint in under 8.5 seconds. The top of the range 3.6-litre V6 delivers 26bhp, has a top speed of 154mph and comes with four-wheel drive as standard. For diesels choose from the 1.9-litre TDi or the 2.0-litre TDi. The 1.9-litre TDi offers excellent economy, while the 2.0-litre version is more refined and athletic.
The ŠKODA Superb is distinguishable by its unique roofline and simple, unadorned lines. The wide back doors, long roofline and stepped rear make it stand out from others in its class. After its facelift in 2013, the ŠKODA Superb now has a more squared-off grille and the number plate has been relocated to between the revised tail-lights. The unique boot can be opened as a hatch or a saloon at the touch of a button, making the car more versatile and practical than many of its competitors. The elegant body comes in a range of colours.
The ŠKODA Superb cabin is comfortable and practical. There is plenty of space and the diffused lighting on the SE and Elegance models highlights the dashboard, making it easy to locate controls. S-models have manual air-conditioning, comfortable cloth seats, chrome details and seven airbags. The SE-models have a multifunction steering wheel, dual-zone air conditioning, a touchscreen Bolero stereo complete with an integrated six-CD auto-changer and alcantara upholstery. The top-of-the-range Elegance model has leather upholstery, Bluetooth®, a multifunction steering wheel, electrically-controlled driver and passenger seats and a Columbus touchscreen sat nav system. All models come with a high level of equipment as standard.
The ŠKODA Superb has a high level of safety equipment, so its top rating of five stars from the Euro NCAP crash tests is no surprise. Seven airbags come as standard and as an optional extra there are an additional two airbags. Anti-lock brakes, electronic brake force distribution, a tyre pressure monitor, ISOFIX child seat anchor points and an electronic stability programme complete an impressive safety package.