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Skoda SUPERB DIESEL HATCHBACK 2.0 TDI CR SE L Executive 5dr

Stock Offer Skoda SUPERB 2.0 TDI CR SE L Executive 5dr
Stock Offer Skoda SUPERB 2.0 TDI CR SE L Executive 5dr
Stock Offer Skoda SUPERB 2.0 TDI CR SE L Executive 5dr
Stock Offer Skoda SUPERB 2.0 TDI CR SE L Executive 5dr
Stock Offer Skoda SUPERB 2.0 TDI CR SE L Executive 5dr
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Skoda SUPERB 2.0 TDI CR SE L Executive 5dr
Skoda SUPERB 2.0 TDI CR SE L Executive 5dr
Skoda SUPERB 2.0 TDI CR SE L Executive 5dr
Skoda SUPERB 2.0 TDI CR SE L Executive 5dr
Skoda SUPERB 2.0 TDI CR SE L Executive 5dr

Key Info Compare

  • FuelDiesel
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG65.70
  • 0-62mph9.2 secs
  • Top Speed136 mph
  • C02113 g/km
  • BHP150
  • Torque251 lbs/f
  • P11D26%

Review

The Superb has long been the standard-bearer for Skoda's model line-up but it gains a fresh lease of life in this more sophisticated third generation guise. This version's still as class-leadingly spacious as its predecessors but now manages to match that practicality with smart, contemporary styling for both Hatch and Estate bodystyles. It's more sophisticated under the skin too, with lighter, stiffer underpinnings that have improved driving dynamics and efficiency, while also allowing for the fitment of extra hi-tech driving aids. The result is a very complete package, especially in volume 2.0 TDI 150PS form.

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The more stylish third generation Skoda Superb is at its most popular in 2.0 TDI 150PS diesel guise. Jonathan Crouch finds out why.

Background

When it came to this third generation model Superb line-up, it simply wasn't going to be enough for Skoda to once more bring us something big, sensible and decently priced. This car needed a more dynamic feel, a dose of technology and, most of all, a sense of style. In short, it needed to justify its name. On paper at least - and at first glance - this MK3 version, launched here in the Summer of 2015, appears ready to offer all of these things. Though even more practical than before, it's now fashionably distinctive too. Plus installation of the Volkswagen Group's lighter and more advanced MQB platform has opened up for buyers the potential for sharper responses, as well as a whole raft of up-to-the-minute technology and greater levels of efficiency from engines like the volume 2.0 TDI 150PS diesel unit on test here. It all sounds quite promising doesn't it? Time to put this car to the test.

Driving Experience

On the move, as ever in a Superb, the ride and refinement are exemplary. What's changed here though is this car's dynamic demeanour. Thanks to the adoption of the Volkswagen Group's lighter, stiffer MQB chassis, the car feels far more agile through bends you'll be able to attack with a little more gusto thanks to sharper steering and a standard XDS+ Electronic Differential Lock that reduces understeer and improves stability as you turn. Under the bonnet, most customers will want a TDI diesel: possibly the entry-level 1.6-litre 120PS unit but more likely the 2.0-litre TDI powerplant I tried in volume 150PS guise. This is an engine capable of making 62mph from rest in 8.8s on the way to 137mph but if you do want to go faster, then there's a 190PS version of it on offer that improves those figures to 8.0s and 147mph. Both these 2.0-litre TDI variants are offered with the extra-cost option of 4WD. The system in question is a further refined fifth generation version of the previous model's efficient Haldex clutch set-up. This keeps the car front driven until the first signs of slip, at which point torque is seamlessly transferred towards the rear. You'll thank your lucky stars for it in the next winter snap. Who needs an SUV anyway?

Design and Build

This third generation Superb is a larger car than its predecessor, but that's not the perspective you get from first glance. Somehow here, this Skoda looks more compact and agile than its predecessor and the previous model's boxy, forgettable shape has developed into a stylish silhouette that Chief Designer Jozef Kaban and his team evolved from their dynamic 'VisionC' concept car. Clean-cut lines, smoothly shaped surfaces and sharp edges have been integrated to create one of the most striking and elegant designs in the sector. It's quite a turnaround. After the bold exterior, the interior feels a bit safe in its aesthetics, but there can be few complaints about either quality or space. At 4,861mm long and 1,864mm wide, the third generation Superb is 28mm longer and 47mm wider than its predecessor, while the 2,841mm wheelbase is 80mm longer, allowing for greater space within the passenger compartment. Rear legroom is frankly ridiculous. It's vast in the back. The boot is 30-litres larger than before, at 625-litres, expanding to a cavernous 1,760-litres with the rear seat backs folded. If this still isn't big enough, you'll need to talk to your dealer about the Estate version which offers a 660-litre boot that can be extended to 1,950-litres on demand.

Market and Model

Superb models start at well under £20,000 but to get his 2.0 TDI variant, you'll need just over £22,000. That's for the 150PS version, which offers the further £1,500 option of 4WD if you want it. You'll need over £27,000 for the 190PS derivative of this engine as you have to have it with plusher trim. Over 60% of customers in this country prefer the Estate bodystyle that's offered at a £1,200 model-for-model premium over this equivalent Hatch version. DSG automatic transmission is also a popular option, suiting as it does the character of this Skoda and offered at a £1,400 premium on most models. All 2.0 TDI models get 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, power-folding mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, rear parking sensors, Adaptive Cruise Control and cornering front foglights. There's also a quality infotainment set-up with a large 6.5-inch touchscreen, a set-up that gives you access to the latest 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto' 'Mirrorlink' systems. These allow full reflected smartphone functionality - so you can enjoy things like Spotify, maps, podcasts and online radio in-car, all of it beamed through the infotainment display. Finally we should mention that almost unique Superb touch: an umbrella built into the door. This time round, you get two of them, secreted away in their own front door compartments.

Cost of Ownership

Skoda has forged its modern-day reputation on building quality cars that aren't expensive to run. Here's another one. The new-generation MQB platform it's based upon makes this car up to 75kg - about the weight of an average adult - lighter than it was before and that, along with the Volkswagen Group's latest Euro6 engine technology, has led to improvements of up to 20% when it comes to efficiency. As a result, this Superb shouldn't really cost much more than its smaller Octavia stablemate to run. As before, there's an 'Energy Recovery' set-up to reclaim energy that would otherwise be lost under braking or during cruising. And the usual Start/stop system to cut the engine when you don't need it, stuck at the lights or waiting in traffic. Plus the driver can do his or her bit by keeping an eye on the gearshift indicator on the dash. All these things of course aid the returns you'll get from the 2.0-litre TDI diesel that most customers choose. Whichever guise you select it in - 150 or 190PS - a manual variant will manage 68.9mpg and around 108g/km of CO2.

Summary

At last, this Skoda Superb looks the part, making it ever easier than it's ever been to convince those whose automotive perspective is at least a decade out of date that a Skoda deserves a place on your shortlist if you're in the market for a Mondeo-segment medium-ranger. It's a car that can do more than simply courteously court more mature buyers with a comfortably spacious laid back demeanour. This then, is a far more convincing flagship for Skoda's increasingly impressive model line-up, offering real luxury in an everyday package that, as I've been suggesting, is a huge step forward for loyal Superb buyers. If to date, you've not been one of them, then we'd understand why. We'd also suggest though, that it's time to look at this car with fresh perspective. If you're buying in this segment, we think it's one you have to try.

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Driver Convenience
Blind Spot Detection (BAS)
Front and rear parking sensors
Adaptive cruise control
Bluetooth system
CareConnect and Emergency Call
Columbus colour 9.2" touch screen satellite 3D Map navi system with DAB, SmartLink+, CarPlay, Android Auto, USB, Aux in, SD Card, DVD drive and Wi-Fi
Drive mode selection with 4 driving modes - normal, sport, eco and individual
Driver fatigue sensor
Electrically operated boot door
Electromechanical power steering
External temperature gauge
Front assist including automatic braking function
Multifunction colour trip computer
Remote fuel cap release
Service interval indicator
Speed warning indicator
Stop/start engine system and energy recovery
Voice control system
Wi-Fi with LTE internet
Entertainment
8 speakers
in-car voice enchancement
Exterior Features
Light assistant (coming/leaving home/tunnel light)
Solid paint
Aero wiper + intermittent function
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Bi-Xenon headlights with AFS + integrated headlight washers + LED daytime running lights
Body colour bumpers
Body colour door mirrors and handles
Chrome plated radiator grille
Chrome window surround
Cornering front fog lights
Electrically adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors with puddle lights/Integrated indicators and memory function
Front and rear electric windows
Fuel filler cap
LED brake lights
Privacy glass
Rain sensor
Interior Features
3 Spoke leather multi function steering wheel
Dual zone electronic climate control + humidity sensor
Electrically adjustable driver's seat with memory and lumbar support
Heated front seats
Leather upholstery
12v power point in centre console
12V power point in luggage area
3 rear height adjustable headrests
Auxiliary heater
Boot net programme
Front armrest with storage box
Height adjustable front and rear head restraints
Height/reach adjust steering wheel
Illuminated air conditioned glovebox
Illuminated luggage compartment
Interior lights with control switches
Isofix child seat fittings on outer rear seats
Leather gearknob and handbrake lever
Overhead glasses storage compartment
Rear centre armrest with cupholders
Removable LED light in boot
Removable rear parcel shelf
Split folding rear seats
Ticket holder
Umbrella compartments in front doors with umbrellas
Wheels
18" Zenith alloy wheels with anti theft wheel bolts
Tyre repair kit
Packs
LED rear pack - superb
Safety
3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensioners
3 rear 3 point seatbelts + pretensioners
7 airbags - Front, front side, curtain, driver's knee airbag with front passenger deactivation switch
Door open warning
Driver and passenger seatbelts with warning light
Electronic parking brake
ESC including ABS, EBV, MSR, ASR, EDS, HBA, DSR, RBS, CBC, multi-collision brake (MKB) and Auto hold
Rear door child safety locks
Tyre pressure monitor
Security
Alarm with interior monitoring tilt sensor and back up horn
Electronic engine immobiliser
Keyless entry and start/stop
Remote central locking with SAFE system
Technical
Diesel particulate filter
XDS+
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 113
NOx 0.057
Particles 0.0003
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1968
Compression Ratio 16.2:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 81
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 95.5
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery COMMON RAIL
Gears 6 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission MANUAL
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 65.7
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 74.3
EC Urban (mpg) 54.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 5.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 5.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max 6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min 5.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max 5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min 4.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max 7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min 6.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max 5.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min 5.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 48.7
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 53.3
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max 47.1
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min 51.4
WLTP - MPG - High - Max 56.5
WLTP - MPG - High - Min 61.4
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max 40.4
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min 42.2
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max 49.6
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min 53.3
General
AdBlue Yes
Badge Engine CC 2.0
Badge Power 150
Coin Description TDI CR
Coin Series SE L Executive
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 20E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 86
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 86
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 5
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 71
NCAP Safety Assist % 76
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 9.2
Engine Power - BHP 150
Engine Power - KW 110
Engine Power - RPM 3500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 251
Engine Torque - MKG 34.7
Engine Torque - NM 340
Engine Torque - RPM 1750
Top Speed 136
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 235/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear 235/45 R18
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style ZENITH
Wheel Type 18" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1468
Length 4861
Wheelbase 2841
Width 1864
Width (including mirrors) 2031
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 66
Gross Vehicle Weight 2113
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1760
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 625
Max. Loading Weight 648
Max. Roof Load 100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 2000
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 1465
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 11.1

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