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Pricing & spec revealed for new Skoda Superb estate

Scheduled to start first deliveries in September, the new model will be priced from £19,840 – £25 more than the outgoing model – and is said to bring a significant increase in standard equipment and technology across the range.

As announced last week, the estate is based on the group’s modular MQB technology and brings increased interior space. Boot capacity has also increased and now stands at 660 litres – up 27 litres compared to the previous model – rising to 1,950 litres with the rear seats folded.

Like the hatchback, the new Superb estate will be available with seven engine options and the option of DSG automatic and 4×4 transmissions on some models. The engine range consists of four TSI petrol and three TDI diesel units with outputs ranging from 118bhp for the 1.6 TDI to 276bhp for the range-topping new 2.0 TSI engine. Details of the GreenLine model will be announced at a later date.

The range consists of five trim levels: S, SE, SE Business, SE L Executive and Laurin & Klement, with each bringing higher specification and equipment levels than their current counterparts.

New features introduced include a Virtual Pedal system that opens the boot with just the wave of a foot under the rear bumper and full integration of Apple and Android smartphones via SmartLink. Safety and convenience features include Blind Spot Detection, Rear traffic alert, third-generation Park Assist and Traffic Jam Assist.

All Superb estate models feature alloy wheels, air conditioning, LED rear lights, DAB digital radio, Bluetooth and a touchscreen infotainment system. As well as ESC, the Multi-Collision brake is included as standard – this triggers automatic brake intervention after a collision, preventing or reducing the impact of a possible second collision. All models also feature an autonomous emergency braking system as standard.

SE models start from £22,390 and add 17-inch Helios alloy wheels, dual-zone air conditioning, rear parking sensors and cornering front fog lights. The SE’s specification also includes Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and SmartLink.

The SE Business model adds features including Alcantara upholstery, front and rear parking sensors and sunset glass from the B-pillar back. Skoda’s Amundsen touchscreen satellite navigation system is also included as standard, with a 6.5-inch colour touchscreen. The SE Business is available with 1.6-litre TDI 118bhp or 2.0 TDI 147bhp engines, with a standard six-speed manual gearbox or optional DSG gearbox. It starts from a P11D price of £22,735 and 19% BiK.

The SE L Executive model adds to this with bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, leather upholstery with heated front seats and Columbus satellite navigation with 8-inch touchscreen. SE L Executive models also include 18-inch Zenith alloy wheels and an electrically operated boot. Prices start from £25,420.

The top-spec Laurin & Klement model – said to be the most luxurious and technology-packed Skoda ever – adds 18-inch anthracite alloy wheels, tri-zone climate control, heated rear seats, 10-speaker CANTON sound system and piano black decorative inserts. The L&K also showcases Skoda’s range of technologies with Blind Spot Detection, Lane Assist, Park Assist, KESSY keyless entry and start system, TV tuner and Virtual Pedal all fitted as standard.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.