Bridgestone The flagship of the Skoda range
The flagship of the Skoda range
2015-04-30
The flagship of the Skoda range

As the flagship of the Skoda range, the Superb has always been about offering more space, refinement and comfort than its rivals at a price that the average person can afford.

As the flagship of the Skoda range, the Superb has always been about offering more space, refinement and comfort than its rivals at a price that the average person can afford. Essentially aMercedes S-Class for the masses, its reputation is forged on limo-like rear legroom and a vast boot, and this third-generation model hasn’t lost sight of that.

Now based on a stretched version of the VW Group’s MQB architecture, it weighs up to 75kg less than its predecessor but has grown in virtually every direction. It’s now 28mm longer, 47mm wider and 6mm taller, with a 80mm longer wheelbase, too. So while the rear legroom is identical (frankly, any more would have been overkill) there’s more elbow room (39mm more in the front, 69mm rear) and more headroom (3mm front, 25mm rear) than before.

The new Superb is the culmination of everything that Skoda has become so good at. Its huge and airy interior is beautifully screwed together and littered with clever touches to make your life easier, while the exterior is an exercise in sculpted modern minimalism. It’s comfortable, quiet and composed to drive, too, especially with the DSG gearbox. Only the slightly odd ride on adaptive dampers that’s floaty one minute and brittle the next, plus the excessive spec on our test car prevents it getting the full five stars, but in the right spec this could be all the car you’ll ever need.
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