Skoda claims lead in space race with its new Superb
Skoda has just brought in its new Superb Combi estate. This is based on saloon and, as such, is one of the roomiest on the road.
There are 633 litres of luggage space which expands to 1,865 litres with the seats folded. And there are plenty of luggage nets and sliding aluminium partitions to secure bulky and loose loads.
There is of course a 1.9-litre TDI (105bhp) diesel but also two versions of the two-litre TDI with 140bhp and 170bhp respectively.
You can have a six-speed manual or automatic DSG transmission.
There is an interesting petrol -- a 1.4-litre TSI (turbo charged, petrol direct injection) which develops 125bhp and a 1.8-litre TSI (160bhp).
You can also order one with with a 4x4 transmission.
Standard equipment on the mid-range Ambition level includes dual-zone climate control, leather combination interiors, colour touch screen sound systems, BlueTooth phone connection and cruise control.
Top-level Elegance has satellite navigation, adaptive bi-xenon lights and a 'park assist system' that aids the steering during parallel parking manoeuvres. ESP (Electronic Stability Program) and seven airbags (including one for the driver's knee) are standard across the range.
Ex-works prices start at €25,285 which is around €900 or so more than the saloon.