The ŠKODA Superb Hatchback has more than a touch of class about it. Thanks to its elegant good looks and spacious, comfortable and upmarket cabin, this saloon-like vehicle makes for an ideal executive cruiser or a stylish family car. The Superb also comes with efficient engine options, ensuring that it is cheaper to run than you might think.
A tapering roofline and prominent front-end provide the Superb with its distinctly coupé-like appearance. The car offers a number of stylish features, including lightweight 16-inch alloy wheels, which are fitted as standard and protected by anti-theft bolts. The vehicle’s appealing image is further enhanced by the inclusion of body-coloured fixtures, such as door handles and electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors. Daytime running lights, front fog lamps and LED tail lights are featured as standard too.
In addition to the entry-level S grade, the vehicle comes in SE, SE L Executive, Sportline and Laurin & Klement (L&K) trim levels. SE grades feature 17-inch alloys, privacy glass, dual-zone climate control, an eight-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Top-tier L&K trims come with 18-inch Anthracite alloy wheels, electrically adjustable, lumbar-supporting and heated front seats, three-zone climate control and additional driver aids such as Lane Assist.
A decidedly roomy five-person cabin provides plenty of legroom, even for rear-row passengers, and each generously proportioned compartment is furnished with a number of useful cubby spaces. The Superb delivers ample cargo room too, in the form of a 625-litre boot. If more luggage capacity is required, simply flip the car’s split-folding rear seats and you’ll have 1,760 litres at your disposal. All models come with an AM/FM tuner and DAB radio, each accessible via a minimum-size five-inch touchscreen. Bluetooth, USB, SD and AUX connectivity are included too, providing additional audio streaming and plug-and-play options.
Entry-level S grades are installed with a 1.4-litre 125bhp petrol engine as standard. This produces 0-60mph in just over ten seconds, 200Nm of torque, up to 48.7mpg and a 130g/km CO2 emissions figure. Optimal fuel-efficiency is provided by models that are fitted with a 1.6-litre 120bhp diesel unit, which returns an impressive 72.4mpg and emissions as low as 101g/km.
The Superb comes with Euro NCAP’s maximum five-star crash-test rating – and a wide range of driver aids as standard. Included is Automatic Emergency Braking, which helps prevent or minimise collisions by autonomously controlling braking and steering functions. The vehicle’s numerous passive safety features include seven airbags and ISOFIX child-seat anchor points.
Applying a name like ‘Superb’ to a car could easily have backfired. Happily, this popular hatchback has been the recipient of five-star reviews from the likes of Auto Express, Honest John and What Car? It has also been the beneficiary of a number of awards: Best Estate Car (Auto Express), Best Family Car (Diesel Car magazine) and Best Premium Executive Car under £30k (Parkers).
The desirable Superb Hatchback is available now from Birchwood ŠKODA Eastbourne with the aid of our flexible financing. If you would like to know more, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us via our website, by phone or in person any day of the week.