The new Skoda Superb is set to arrive in all European dealerships in June 2015 and Skoda is hoping that their third generation motor will seal the deal with it’s new design, increased space, new technology and more powerful engines.
The Superb has always been marketed as an affordable car, offering more space, comfort and refinement than the average run around and the new version remains true to its spacious roots. With it’s huge and airy interior, the new Superb offers drivers a few quirky touches, which although cannot compare to the levels of luxury one would expect from the likes of an Audi or a BMW, certainly add some fun and practicality. Some of the ingenious new features include: two built in umbrellas, which are stored in each of the front doors; a rechargeable torch that can also be used as a boot light, a cupholder with an amazing grippy base, meaning the driver can unscrew a bottle with one hand and our favourite feature – a powered rear hatch, which can be programmed to stop at a certain height, meaning no more prangs on low garage ceilings!
Other features also include: soft leather seats, Alcantara upholstery, 16 inch alloys, Bluetooth, DAB radio, Five inch touchscreen, duel zone air con, rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control and a DSG gearbox.
Space within the car has increased, allowing the driver an extra 69mm worth of elbow room, 157mm of legroom, which is nearly twice as much as it’s closest competitor and 980mm of headroom, which is more than any other model in the same category. Boot space has also increased by 30l, taking it up to an impressive 625l, which can also be further maximised to 1,760l by putting the rear seats down by a pair of handles in the boot. As a comparison, that’s 323l more than the Ford Mondeo hatch.
Engine options include five TSI petrol and three TDI common-rail diesel units. For the economical driver comes the GreenLine version with an average fuel consumption of just 76.3 mpg UK and CO2 emissions of 95 g/km. Every engine option is EU6-compliant and comes with stop-start technology and brake energy recovery as standard. The petrol engines have outputs ranging between 123hp-276hp whilst the diesels range between 118hp-187hp.
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