By Michał Cabaj, PR Manager at ŠKODA
Škoda is mainly associated with cars that are compact and pragmatic. However, those qualities that have brought significant levels success to the Fabia and Octavia models, a well-thought-out design and a competitive price-quality ratio, also guarantee further successes in higher market segments. The success of the Superb has been confirmed by the first and second generations having generated sales of almost 700,000 over the past 14 years. This makes the Superb one of the best selling cars in the world. Škoda has launched a product offensive in the development of the latest generation of the Superb model. This is the most elaborate and advanced vehicle in the company’s more than 100-year history. There has obviously been considerable progress. This is most evident on the exterior. The newly redesigned Škoda Superb really has been brought up to date. Every model in the Superb range guarantees maximum headroom and legroom for rear passengers, and, as is usual for Škoda, the car has a generously spacious boot – up to 625l for the liftback and 660l for the family estate car.
The Škoda Superb now offers a more styled and comfortfocused driving experience. The imaginatively designed cockpit is fitted with a lot of driver support functions, from the large central display to the umbrellas stored in the doors. In addition to the usual Škoda features that are practical for everyday use, there are several accessories which incorporate the most modern technology, e.g. the Park Assist automatic parking assist system, contactless boot opening, and a reversing camera. The technological elements of this top-of-the-range Škoda are most evident, however, in its active and passive safety features, which are highly commended.
Technological progress has brought a lot of benefits, even when it comes to the driving experience. The Superb is the first Škoda to come with Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC). This allows the driver to choose from a variety of vehicle “personalities” – from the ecological through the comfortable to the more energetic. The Superb is equipped with a palette of high-tech drive units (including advanced petrol and diesel units) that enable it to perform accordingly in each of these roles. There is a wide choice of engines, varying in power from 125 bhp to 280 bhp, which are as notable for their low running costs as they are for their performance.