The new Skoda Superb offers class-leading rear legroom and Volkswagen levels of build quality for less than the cost of an equivalent Passat, or Ford Mondeo. The Passat has a nicer interior, though, and the Mondeo is more fun to drive.
The Skoda Superb’s angular headlight design and beak-like grille, strong creases down the flanks (and tapered rear doors) help it look sleeker than a car with the Superb’s dimensions really should.
Underneath that body, you’ll find the Skoda Superb is longer, wider and taller than the model it replaces, yet with the extensive use of high-strength steel means it is up to 75kg lighter.
Engines have also been pinched from the VW Group’s back catalogue, with a variety of petrols and diesels to choose from.
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
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.