The Superb’s connection to the rest of the Volkswagen Group is most evident on the inside, where the intuitive dashboard would look equally at home in a VW or Audi. Soft-touch plastics are everywhere and parts of the interior that aren’t soft instead sport shiny highlights that give the car an air of modernity.
The Skoda Superb does without some of the flashy touches of a more expensive Volkswagen – there’s no option to spec a digital Active Info Display, for example – but beautifully damped buttons and cold-to-the-touch metal door handles ensure the high-quality feel is present and correct.
There are some nice touches, too, that give the impression that Skoda has your well-being close to its heart. We draw your attention to umbrellas hidden in both the rear doors, a cupholder that makes it possible to open a screw-cap bottle with one hand, and a removable boot light that doubles as a torch. Even a Rolls-Royce doesn’t have all that.
Agoraphobics should steer clear of the Superb's interior
Entry-level S cars come with a 6.5-inch touch screen flanked by menu shortcut buttons, as well as Bluetooth, DAB radio and a USB connection, but no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto smartphone mirroring. It’s a simple system, but an easy one to use and is visually appealing.
Most people will want to move to SE trim, though, because that takes the car’s screen size to 8 inches and throws in Apple CarPlay and Android Auto too. It works in much the same way as the smaller system, with a bright, responsive screen and menu shortcut buttons which make it easier to jump around the menus quickly.
Sportline trim has a system of the same size, but adds built-in sat-nav, while SE L Executive takes things further with a range-largest 9.2-inch system with better online connectivity features.
To enhance your experience further, you can also add Skoda’s 10 inch Virtual Cockpit digital dials, which can be customised and look fantastic. A 12-speaker, 610-watt Canton sound system can also be added if you like cranking up the music.