The new Skoda Superb is Skoda’s flagship, famous for offering class-leading rear legroom and Volkswagen levels of build quality for less than the cost of an equivalent Passat, Ford Mondeo or Mazda 6 saloon.
Thankfully, Skoda’s gone for a conventional saloon-car body that’s infinitely more handsome than the ‘twin-door’ design of the old car. Those of you with your fingers on the automotive pulse, will note the similarities between it and the five-door coupe VisionC concept that was shown at the Geneva Motor Show in 2014.
The DNA is evident in the Superb’s angular headlight design and beak-like grille, while strong creases down the flanks (and tapered rear doors) help it look sleeker than a car with the Superb’s proportions really should.
Underneath that body, you’ll find the Superb is underpinned by Volkswagen’s MLB platform – a stretched version of the Golf’s structure – and, despite being longer, wider and taller than the model it replaces, extensive use of high-strength steel means it is up to 75kg lighter.
Even basic cars come with an impressive level of equipment that includes 16-inch alloy wheels, DAB radio and a five-inch touchscreen. All other models get automatic emergency braking and active cruise control.
Bullet-proof build quality and acres of space – the Superb's a family car that's in a league of its own
Can’t tell the difference between the old one and new one? Read our Skoda Superb old vs new guide. If you fancy seeing what colours are available then check out our Skoda Superb colours guide too. See if it’ll fit into your life using our Skoda Superb dimensions guide.
The new Superb keeps the super-spacious, high-quality interior of the current model, but cloaks it an significantly more attractive body – the Superb is even more ‘Superb’ than the car it replaces.