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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

Skoda's Superb features a smart suit, a slick chassis and strong engines in MK3 model guise. This time round, the weird twin-opening hatch is replaced by a more conventional rear aperture but there's still more space inside than in some London starter homes and the pricing remains sensible.

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The Skoda Superb seems a very complete product in third generation guise, looking sharp and tilting at some big names. It's well equipped too. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Background

If there's one thing that's defined the Skoda Superb, it's that every time it's been launched, the Czech company seems to think it'll enjoy greater success if it's pushed further upmarket. Given that the vast majority of Skoda's profits comes from small cars, that seems quite a leap of faith, but look at the way the market works and you'll start to see the logic. The Superb's rivals, amongst which you can count cars like the Ford Mondeo, the Vauxhall Insignia and the Mazda6, have done likewise. With each successive iteration they get bigger and more polished. To not follow would leave the Superb battling over some very meagre scraps. If you like the sound of a Skoda with real presence, you're probably going to love the MK3 model Superb. The exterior is a whole lot more assertive, with a clean, design-led approach. It's a sign of a more confident Skoda and that's always been a good sign when it comes to their products.

Driving Experience

Skoda's been dipping into the almost unlimited largesse of the Volkswagen Group to bring us some mouthwatering engine and gearbox combinations with this current Superb. There was a time when Skoda was just given the cast-offs, the engines that were in the final years of production, while Audi and VW got the shiny new technology. That's not the case any longer, with the Superb getting petrol engines like the excellent downsized 150PS 1.5 TSI unit and even a monster 2.0-litre TSI turbo with 272PS, four-wheel drive and a dual-clutch DSG gearbox. Go diesel and you're looking at a base 120PS 1.6 TDI powerplant or the usual 2.0 TDI with either 150 or 190PS outputs. Both of the 2.0 TDI engines are also available with all-wheel drive options. Adaptive dampers are an option and the adaptive drive mode can also adjust the weighting of the electrically-assisted steering. And most models come fitted as standard with DSG auto transmission. On the move, as ever in a Superb, the ride and refinement are exemplary. What's changed with this third generation design 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.

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. Here, there's a 660-litre boot, expandable to an impressive 1,950-litres when the seats are folded.

Market and Model

Expect to pay from around £24,000 if you want your Superb in Hatch form - or around £25,000 if you want to order the car as an estate. Diesel power requires a premium of around £1,500 over the petrol alernative. As for trim, well even the base Superb S models get a decent run at the equipment list. Here you'll find alloy wheels, air conditioning, LED rear lights, DAB digital radio and a touchscreen infotainment system. A 'Multi-Collision brake' set-up triggers automatic brake intervention upon detection of a collision. The SE models start from around £23,500 and add 17-inch Helios alloy wheels, dual-zone air conditioning, front and rear parking sensors and cornering front fog lights. The SE's impressive specification also includes Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and SmartLink - a system that allows smartphone owners to show their phone's display on the car's infotainment screen. Sportline and Sportline Plus variants add a stiffer chassis, alcanatara sorts seats and an XDS differential lock for sharper handling. And if you step further up to the SE L Executive models, you'll find that they feature even more premium equipment, including Bi-Xenon headlights with AFS and LED daytime running lights, leather upholstery with heated seats and Columbus satellite navigation with 8-inch touchscreen. Then there are 18-inch Zenith alloy wheels, an electrically operated boot and Drive mode selection. The top Laurin & Klement model gets the options list fully emptied into it, with 18-inch Pegasus anthracite alloy wheels, tri-zone climate control, a 10-speaker CANTON sound system and piano black decorative inserts. That's on top of Blind spot detection, Lane assist, Park assist, the KESSY keyless entry and start system, a TV tuner and one of those boot opening systems where you wave your foot under a sensor to open the tailgate. This latter feature seems like a good idea in theory but we've yet to come across one that works when caked with road grime.

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 efficiency returns you'll get - which are very similar with the line-up's 1.6 and 2.0-litre TDI diesel engines. The 1.6 TDI Hatch manages up to 52.3mpg on the combined cycle and up to 110g/km of CO2; for the 2.0 TDI 150PS model, the figures are up to 54.3mpg and up to 113g/km of CO2. For the 1.5 TSI petrol Hatch, the figures atre up to 45.6mpg and 122g/km.

Summary

The Skoda Superb looks the part, making it ever easier to convince those whose car views are at least a decade out of date that a Skoda deserves a place on your shortlist if you're in the market for a medium-ranger. Compared to a Mondeo or a Mazda6, a Superb represents a very different take on the theme. The Mazda is a pin-sharp drive, the Mondeo tries to blend size and sprightliness, but the Superb makes no real pretence at sportiness, instead offering a reassuring heft and vault-like build quality. Above all, the Superb delivers space, and that's a quality you can never really have too much of in this corner of the market. Why? Because it's the one attribute where more mainstream marques can really land a telling blow on the premium badges. A BMW 3 Series or a Jaguar XE is never going to be able to offer as much space inside as a Skoda Superb. It's just not remotely viable, so for those who need something cut from more generous cloth, give the Skoda the once over. It's slick, presentable and, yes, simply clever.

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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
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
Electromechanical power steering
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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