The 2015 Skoda Superb estate (third generation) is being officially launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show this year. In the last few days Skoda have revealed this new model to the press and public. It will be on sale in September shortly after the hatchback version. Skoda UK sell more of the current estate model than they do the hatchback version and they expect this to continue. In Europe the estate version is often known as the Combi.
The range is expected to start retailing at £21,000 upwards. Skoda are known for being pretty good about offers so although nothing has officially been said about deals for the Superb estate there may be something in the near future. If you’re wondering about what other makes and models are similar then you could check out its peers the Volkswagen Passat and the Ford Mondeo.
Reports state that it is very big, cabin space is very roomy and there is a maximum boot space of almost 2,000 litres when the seats are down and 660 litres with the seats up. That’s 27 litres more than the previous Superb estate. The wheelbase has grown by 8cm meaning that there is more head and leg room for passengers.
Skoda haven’t released a lot of information about the engines but expectations are that there will be diesel and some petrol engines, starting from 118bhp and 148bhp respectively. It’s believed that 2.0 litre petrol engines will be used and available with automatic gearboxes only. Skoda expect the best selling engines to be the diesels which will be available with automatic or manual gearboxes;1.6 litre and 2.0 litre models are likely to be included.
In summary here are the pros and cons:
- Good pricing
- Comfortable and relaxed to drive
- Roomy, good quality cabin
- All models have a reasonable level of spec
- SE models have more than the S models, for instance, larger touchscreens, adaptive cruise control, rear parking sensors and lumbar support for front seats
- Not exactly pretty
- Some diesel engines are noisy
- The back seats don’t fold down in the most logical way
- High boot lip
- Lacks the ‘fun factor’
Have you got a Skoda Superb estate already? Let us know in the comments box below what you think of it.