SUPERB ESTATE S
Well-equipped and great value, with ample passenger and luggage space
SUPERB ESTATE SE
The pick of the range for many, with comfort and convenience as standard
SUPERB ESTATE SE TECHNOLOGY
Satellite navigation and connectivity make this a worthwhile upgrade
SUPERB ESTATE SE L EXECUTIVE
Business-class comfort with leather upholstery and Wi-Fi
SUPERB ESTATE SPORTLINE
Sporting style inside and out with lavish specification
SUPERB ESTATE LAURIN & KLEMENT
The luxury flagship of the range with the last word in technology
Big value, lots of space and award-winning appeal
Automotive reviewers rave about the build quality, value, equipment and above all space that ŠKODA’s largest model can offer. There’s room in the back for two six-footers to stretch out without requiring the driver or front seat passenger to move their seats forward. The boot takes 660 litres of luggage, which rises to 1950 litres with the seats down. Yet there’s more to the Superb Estate than simply space – it’s a smart-looking car that is solidly built and compares well with prestige models in the next price category up.
The Superb looks sharp, well-proportioned and unfussy in style. The signature ŠKODA grille and trapezoidal headlamps integrate smoothly with the bonnet and sculpted waistline, while the long roofline and angled tailgate give it an upmarket, premium feel. Inside the instrumentation is clear, controls are logically laid out and materials are thoughtfully chosen, with soft-touch surfaces wherever hands touch or eyes linger. It’s a car that’s designed for the long run – a good place to spend a long journey.
Performance and Efficiency
There’s a wide choice of petrol and diesel engines, with auto transmission available on all but the smallest petrol engine. All-wheel drive is available on selected models. 1.4 TSI petrol engines come in outputs of 123 and 148bhp, with 2.0 TSI petrol engines offering 217 and 276bhp. If you prefer the greater fuel economy of diesel there’s a choice of 1.6 TDI 118bhp and 2.0-litre TDI with 148 or 187bhp, and all diesels are Euro6 compliant for NOx emissions. Fastest off the line is the 2.0 TSI 280 4x4 with DSG gearbox which covers the 0-62mph sprint in 5.8 seconds, while tops for economy is the 1.6 TDI Greenline with 72.4mpg combined.
Different trim levels offer different amounts of tech, but even the entry-level S model features a 6.5in touchscreen, air-con, Bluetooth connectivity and a DAB radio. Smartlink, which incorporates Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is standard on models from the SE up and allows you to control your smartphone through the infotainment screen. Adaptive suspension is standard on the top-of-the-range Laurin & Klement model, with a choice of driving modes from Comfort to Sport. It’s optional on other models. Other options include blind spot and lane assist, and an automatic parking system.
The Superb Estate comes with seven airbags, stability control and a post-collision braking system. An automatic city braking assist system is also fitted, which brakes the car automatically if the car senses an imminent collision at less than 30mph. Other standard safety equipment includes tyre-pressure monitoring, along with Isofix child-seat mounting points in the outer rear seats. The Superb Estate scored the maximum five stars in the EuroNCAP safety ratings, performing well in all categories but gaining particular merit for adult and child protection.
Auto Express summed up the Superb Estate thus: ‘… loads of space, features to make life easier, low running costs and a price tag that undercuts the competition. The fact that the new Superb Estate is now great to look at and wonderfully relaxing to drive (and to be a passenger in) is the icing on the cake.” Meanwhile, WhatCar? made the Super Estate their ‘Best Estate Car’ in the 2018 Car of the Year awards. With accolades like that, what more need we add?