‘SUPERB IN NAME ONLY?’
Added 20th August, 2010
, updated 21st August, 2020
By Car and Driving
ŠKODA's Superb features a smart suit, a slick chassis and strong engines in this improved version of the MK3 model. Hatch and estate versions of this enhanced design look sharper inside and out and the brand now offers a Plug-in hybrid option for the the first time too. Plus the pricing remains sensible.
Visual changes to this revised version of ŠKODA's third generation Superb are relatively slight; you'll need to be a brand enthusiast to note the smarter, narrower full-LED headlamps and tail lights, plus the restyled bumpers and revised badging. As ever with a Superb, space for rear seat passengers is class-leading thanks to this MK3 model's lengthy 2,841mm wheelbase. And the boot is huge too, rated at 625-litres in the Hatch version, 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 variant. Here, there's a 660-litre boot, expandable to an impressive 1,950-litres when the seats are folded.
Engine-wise, there are 1.5 and a 2.0-litre TSI petrol units, various 2.0-litre TDI diesels and a 1.4 TSI petrol Plug-in hybrid.