Skoda Superb

Skoda Superb Hatchback Motablity car sideThe Skoda Superb is a very large family Hatchback and Estate car, it has limousine sized rear passenger space and luxury well above its price tag, the all new 2015 Superb trounces the old car in the looks department, the estate being particularly pleasing on the eye. The new car weighs up to 75kg less than its predecessor despite being longer, wider, taller and with a longer wheelbase. In true Skoda style the interior is crammed with clever ideas; umbrellas built into the front doors (SE model and above), ice scraper in the petrol filler flap and a magnetic torch in the boot.

 

Skoda Superb Hatch Motability Car bootThe Superb’s biggest commodity is space, the hatchback has done away with the twin operation of old and now has a single opening hatch which reveals a gargantuan 625 litres of boot space, up 30 litres on the old model, fold the split rear bench down using two levers in the boot and that increases to 1,760-litres, which is 323-litres more than the Ford Mondeo hatchback. The Estate has 660 litres of luggage with all the seats in place and dropping the rear seats down expands that to an astonishing 1,950 litres.

 

Skoda Superb Motability Car dash

The interior of the new Superb is a marked improvement and the level of standard equipment complements the car, entry level ‘S’ models offer 16″ alloy wheels, air-conditioning, cruise control, 7-airbags, multi function leather steering wheel, front fog lights, all round electric windows, electric heated door mirrors, bluetooth phone connectivity and rear LED lights, DAB digital radio and a 5″ touchscreen infotainment system as well as Multi-Collision brake – triggering automatic brake intervention upon detection of a collision. The ‘SE’ increases levels of comfort with 17″ alloys, dual-zone air conditioning, rear parking sensors, cornering front fog lights, adaptive cruise control and SmartLink – a system that allows smartphone owners to show their phone’s display on the 6.5″ touchscreen. SE-L is the top model as a mobility car offering 18″ alloys, full leather upholstery, Bi-Xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights, electrically operated boot, heated seats and Columbus satellite navigation with an 8″ touchscreen.

 

Skoda Superb Estate Motablity carThe new 1.4 litre turbo petrol with a cylinder shutoff system (ACT) to conserve petrol with 150bhp is the only petrol worth considering, power is impressive with 62mph being reached in only 8.7 seconds and a combined economy of 57.7 miles per gallon. For Superb users that don’t load up or tow the 120bhp 1.6 litre diesel will be adequate; 0-62 time is 9.9 seconds as a hatchback and economy is an impressive 68.9 mpg. The 150bhp 2.0 litre diesel offers all the grunt you need for towing or moving a loaded Superb as it can reach 62 mph in 8.8 seconds and also return 68.9 mpg. This engine is available in four wheel drive in the estate only in SE trim at £1995.  The braked tow weigh of the 2.0 litre diesel engined car is 2000kg or 2200kg in all wheel drive. All cars come with a six speed manual or 6 speed dual clutch automatic DSG apart from the 1.4 ACT and 1.6 diesel which has a seven speed dry clutch DSG automatic gearbox (which can be fitted to cars with lower torque output) despite the extra gear the 6 speed wet clutch remains the preferred option. In many cases the Automatic car is a lower AP than the Manual car.

Price reduced from previous quarter price Autumn Best Buy – Skoda Superb ‘SE’ Hatchback 1.4 litre 150 bhp petrol Automatic  –  £945 Advance Payment (£64.80 +£136 wpms)

Price reduced from previous quarter price Autumn Best Buy – Skoda Superb ‘SE’ Hatchback 2.0 litre 150 bhp diesel Automatic  –  £1545 Advance Payment (£492 wpms) or Price reduced from previous quarter price£1245 (£192 wpms) as a Manual car

 Autumn Best Buy – Skoda Superb ‘SE’ Estate 1.4 litre 150 bhp petrol Manual  –  £1295 Advance Payment (£242 wpms)