Skoda’s Superb is an affordable and attractive saloon that is just as comfortable cruising through the city as it is on the motorway.
A huge trunk and roomy interior make the Superb the perfect car for families, while its impressive array of standard safety equipment provide the peace of mind to boot.?
Thinking of a Superb, but not sure which is for you? Don’t stress, here at Motors.co.uk we have picked out three different trims of the model, taking three different price points into account.
The smart choice for saving money: Superb Hatch S
The Superb Hatch S is the base model of the range, priced at £19,060.
Despite its entry-level credentials, it boasts the luxury of a much more expensive model, with a plush interior and a high level of standard equipment.
Its 1.4-litre TSI Petrol powertrain puts out 123bhp through a six-gear manual transmission, allowing the car to reach 62mph in 9.9 seconds before topping out at 129mph.
Fuel consumption and emissions figures are pleasantly economic, with the Superb S making 52.3 mpg, while producing CO2 emissions of 125 g/km.
Sixteen-inch Orion alloy wheels complement the model’s sweeping exterior lines, while front brake assist and a Swing radio with 5-inch touchscreen and DAB come as standard.
The smart choice for value: Superb Hatch SE Business
Costing less than £3,000 more than the S – at £22,055 – the SE is the model to go for if you’re looking for affordable style.?
On top of the S’s already-extensive spec, the SE boasts a cabin decked out in Alcantara leather, kept cool by dual-zone climate control.
An Amundsen satellite navigation system with 6.5-inch touchscreen, SmartLink and a signal-boosting phone box means that you can keep connected and entertained when out and about.
Last, but not least, adaptive cruise control is the perfect aid on long journeys or in traffic, helping to keep the 118bhp, 1.6-litre TDI diesel engine as economic as possible. And with fuel consumption of 68.9mpg and CO2 emissions of 108g/km, the model certainly is the most affordable to run of the trio.
This does come at the expense of performance, however, as the SE takes a whole second more to reach 62mph than the S, and tops out one mile per hour slower at 128mph.
The smart choice for technophiles: Superb Hatch L&K
The Superb Hatch L&K is the one to choose if you’re after for the ultimate in luxury Skodas. Costing £30,705 this is the range-topping model and it’s easy to see why.
Tri-zone climate control, leather upholstery and heated front seats give the cabin a comfortable, relaxing appeal, while a Columbus satellite navigation system with 8-inch touchscreen helps you keep on track with your journey.
Bi-Xenon headlights with AFS, Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) and a Virtual Pedal all add to the executive experience of the L&K.
The 4×4 drivetrain is powered by a 148bhp 2.0 TDI 4×4 diesel engine, which boasts a fuel consumption of 61.4mph and CO2 emissions of 120g/km.
Nought to 62mph is achievable in an impressive nine seconds, before the car continues to power its way up to 134mph.
After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.
July 8, 2016