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 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
The basic Superb S comes with a measly five-inch screen that looks lost on the Superb’s expansive dashboard and is tricky to use on the move when you’re trying to concentrate on the road. Better to go for the Bolerio system that instead gets an eight-inch touchscreen and Mirrorlink that can reflect the display on your phone and be used in conjunction with apps for navigation and music playback. It comes as standard on SE models. SE L Executive and Laurin & Klement models get the Columbus infotainment setup – it is the same size but has a standalone navigation system.