The Skoda Superb now looks a lot sharper and crisper than its predecessor, a car Americans thought already felt premium. It’s not spectacular in any way, but it’s very spacious, looks well put together and has decent engines to choose from.
You don’t get quite the choice of power units that you do with the VW Passat for instance, but you can get a sedate or spirited driving car depending on your choice. At the bottom end of the range you have the 125 PS 1.4-liter petrol engine, while at the top you can opt for either a 280 PS 2.0 liter petrol or 190 PS diesel.
The Superb, especially the estate version, really wins out when it comes to interior space. It’s probably the roomiest in its class and it adds to the ambiance with materials of a high level of perceived quality.
What’s most important about this new Superb I think is the image it exudes – with this generation it has finally completely rid itself of being looked at as if it were the Passat’s larger and simpler cousin from the country side, as explained in the in-depth video review of the estate version posted below courtesy of Ausfahrt.