Superb – The perfect blend of luxury & space
The Skoda Superb is one of the most well-known luxury sedans in the country and is a full sized car at a relatively competitive price point. The Superb offers ample interior space, comfort and an attractive design alike.
The new Superb gets a 1.8-litre petrol engine that makes 177 BHP and a 2.0-litre diesel engine that makes 174 BHP and 36 kgm of torque. This engine is higher in power and is paired to a 6-speed automatic twin-clutch gearbox. The petrol engine has 6-speed manual transmission and 7-speed DSG automatic transmission options.
The Superb comes in Laurin & Klement and Style trims with five versions in all. The Superb gets several attractive features including a 12 way electrically adjustable driver’s seat, Bi-Xenon headlights, panoramic sunroof, 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, SmartLink and Android Auto, 8 airbags and electronic stability control.
Skoda Superb – Simply Clever Technology
The L&K Edition also gets the Canton audio system, driver fatigue detection feature, ambient lighting inside, gesture control for the boot lid, 3-zone climate control and 12-way electrically adjustable passenger seat among other features. The Superb offers a cool and comfortable cabin with big rear seats.
Skoda Superb – Spectacular Seating
The seats have more thigh support and passengers can literally feel the spaciousness inside. There are footrests attached to the floor although sitting in the middle of the rear passenger seat is a little uncomfortable since the seat is on the harder side and you are somewhat closer to the roof in this case.
The central tunnel is large and there is a rear AC vent temperature control but blower control is missing. There are no B pillar vents this time around as well. There is a humidity sensor for the cabin as well. The Superb makes use of the MQB platform. The design is quite similar inside to the Octavia in terms of the steering wheel, central console and instrument panel.
There is the nice bottle holder with grip, the boot release is excellent and there is a system which limits opening height. 625 litres of boot space which can be increased to 1760 litres by folding the rear seats. There are side luggage box, cargo net options and several hooks. There are two umbrellas in the doors as well.
The Superb is a comfortable and smooth car even at high speeds. The car feels stable although, with the soft suspension setup, there is a fair amount of body roll and pitching over poorer surfaces. Cornering is not the best but the steering wheel and brakes feel great.
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There is smart differential for the front wheels and ride quality is excellent. The petrol engine feels really refined and silent and there is decent power on tap. The diesel automatic also feels excellent to drive and the diesel engine is quite refined as well although there is sizable fan noise which is sometimes audible if the air conditioning and audio systems are turned down.