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Geneva Motor Show 2015: All-new flagship Skoda Superb on sale from Summer 2015

Published 18 February 2015

Skoda has revealed details of its all-new flagship Superb ahead of its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show. The new model is due in the UK from Summer and should cost from around £20,000.

The classy, unfussily styled new model offers more interior space than its already capacious predecessor thanks to a longer wheelbase. Family styling cues from other Skoda models are present and correct, including recognisable tail lights and an emphasis on horizontal lines to accentuate width.

The engine range features two petrol engines – a 1.4-litre with 150PS, plus a 2.0-litre with 280PS and all-wheel drive. UK models will have a predominantly diesel focus however. There are two diesel engines – a 1.6-litre and a 2.0-litre, but with three power outputs on offer.

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The cleanest 1.6-litre TDI produces as little as 96g/km of CO2 in manual Greenline form, which equates to 68.3mpg. Though not quite as frugal, the mainstay of the range will be the 2.0-litre available with 120PS or 190PS power outputs, though final emissions and economy figures for these are to be confirmed.

The Superb adopts much of the latest Volkswagen Groupe tech including lane keep assistance, brake assistance, blind spot warning and traffic sign recognition, plus it comes with ‘Simply Clever’ touches like a bottle holder that allows 500ml bottles to be opened with one hand.

Other touches include 12v and USB sockets for rear seat passengers, plus familiar things from other Skoda models like a clip for pay and display tickets and an ice scraper in the fuel filler cap.

UK prices and specifications are to be confirmed but expect to pay just over £20,000 for the Ford Mondeo rival, which will arrive in the UK in later Summer.

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Comments

ianpark    on 3 March 2015

One word say's it superb!!, the third generation Superb is better than ever,very stylish looks on the outside,enough room on the inside to hold a rave, no doubt there's an estate in the pipeline. The 280 PS sounds great,will it be badged VRS, all of which poses the question why pay more for a VW Passat or much more for an Audi A6 something to do with badge stupidity I think

FMS    on 4 March 2015

Ian, perhaps you have missed the point, clearly stated in this article...if it were not for other more expensive VAG brands and their buyers, there would be no funding and opportunities to share the tech that has found its way into this new car. Please respond only if you have thought it through before hand.

Fusta    on 4 March 2015

you're really full of yourself, are you not?

FMS    on 4 March 2015

Hey, perhaps other readers share my appreciation of your response, lacking as it does, any relevance or additional information, contextual to my paragraph.

Is my point moot, or not?.

FMS    on 4 March 2015

Fusty...where is your response...?, so eagerly awaited by...no-one really.

Fusta    on 6 March 2015

Hey retard, do you have a life?

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