Skoda Superb

The Skoda Superb is a large family Hatchback and Estate car, it has limousine sized rear passenger space and luxury well above its price tag. The 2019 facelift is very mild, new bumpers, a different grille, LED headlights and new Skoda lettering on the boot and ‘sweeping’ indicators, standard on SE L trim and above, the infotainment system is updated but don’t believe what you read, the Apple CarPlay is not wireless, you will have to wait for the hybrid unit due in early 2020 for that. 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.

 

The 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.

 

The interior of the new Superb is almost on a par with the Volkswagen Passat and the level of standard equipment complements the car, Motability customers only have the choice os SE or SEL trims presently which is a shame as the Sportline complements the Estate car perfectly. SE Cars have 17 inch alloy wheels, adaptive cruise control, dual-zone climate control, front and rear parking sensors, LED lights and an 8 inch infotainment touchscreen with Bluetooth, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and voice controls. SEL cars add 18 inch alloy wheels, privacy glass, Matrix LED headlights, heated front seats, leather upholstery and an electric opening boot/tailgate.

 

Skoda Superb Estate Motablity carThe sole engine avaialble on the Scheme is the 148bhp 1.5 litre petrol which is a great all round performer, powerful enough to overtake and smooth and quiet on the open road, you have to get used to being in a lower gear, which allows the engine to be in the right rev range (high) to deliver its power. If you do most of your driving in town on shorter journeys, it’s a great choice. 62 miles per hour can be reached in 9 seconds and on to a top speed of 136 miles per hour, Economy is calculated on the WLTP cycle at between 38.7 and 43,5 miles per gallon. The Estate car is £100 more expensive that the comparable Hatchback.

Autumn Best Buy – Skoda Superb Hatch 1.5 petrol 148bhp Manual SE trim –  £745 Advance Payment(£67.73 wpms) or £1395 (282.91 wpms) in SEL Trim *add £100 for the Estate

Autumn Best Buy – Skoda Superb Hatch 1.5 petrol 148bhp Automatic SE trim –  £1145 Advance Payment(£32.91 wpms) or £1795 (682.91 wpms) in SEL Trim *add £100 for the Estate