The widely acclaimed ŠKODA Superb is available as an estate model, which delivers even more interior space than its already-sizeable hatchback counterpart. Despite its affordable price tag, this eminently practical vehicle is also surprisingly luxurious.
The ŠKODA Superb Estate is an impressive-looking automotive specimen, thanks in part to its assertive stance, a gently sloping roofline and a clean-lined design. Even entry-level S grades are adorned with lightweight and stylish 16-inch alloy wheels, as well as colour-coded door handles and power-adjustable and heated door mirrors. All models come with tinted windows too, which help to neutralise the effects of intense sunshine.
In addition to the S grade, the Superb is also available in SE, SE L Executive, Sportline and Laurin & Klement (L&K) trims. SE L Executive grades, for example, ride on 18-inch alloys, possess an electronically operated tailgate, feature leather-upholstered seats and include a Columbus satellite navigation system with a 9.2-inch touchscreen.
The Superb’s five-person cabin is upholstered in smart black cloth as standard and offers abundant passenger space. The interior is not only very expansive, it’s also clearly laid out and has a distinctly high-end look and feel. The vehicle’s light and airy ambience is further augmented by the inclusion of an optional panoramic sunroof. A 660-litre boot space should be sufficient for most purposes. If more capacity is required, however, the vehicle’s rear seats can be flipped in mere seconds to deliver 1,950 litres of stowage volume.
S-level models are typically fitted with a 1.4-litre 125bhp petrol engine. This delivers 0-60mph in a little over ten seconds, 200Nm of torque, up to 50.4mpg and a 129g/km CO2 emissions figure. Variants that are installed with a 1.6-litre 120bhp diesel unit return as much as 72.4mpg and emissions as low as 102g/km – impressive for a car of this size. Optimal potency is offered by L&K grades, which are powered by a 2.0-litre 280bhp petrol engine. This produces 350Nm of torque, 0-60mph in around six seconds and a top speed of 155mph.
The Superb comes with Euro NCAP’s highest crash-test rating – a full five stars – and a panoply of driver aids and passive safety features. These include a Tyre Pressure Monitoring system – which alerts the driver to any significant loss of air pressure – and seatbelt reminders for front-row occupants. The car also features childproof locks and remote central locking, the latter allowing the owner to quickly and simply secure all doors.
Over the years, the Superb has received a number of industry awards, as well as five-star reviews. As recently as 2017, the vehicle was declared Best Estate Car by What Car?
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