IT’S a Škoda. The Czech car maker continues its push for excellence in the Australian market with the release of its third generation Superb sedan and wagon range.
The Superb range has always embodied functionality, reliability and value for money, and those values continue to be reflected in the new model range, with a very competitive $39,990 starting price.
More than that though, the new design language means the Superb has become a modern, expressive large car, with Škoda aiming to demonstrate assurance, dynamic elegance, balanced proportions and a striking appeal.
The spacious Superb boasts a plethora of advancements ranging from generous dimensions, innovative assistance systems for safety, environment and comfort, powerful engines and its hallmark ‘Simply Clever’ details, highlighted through a range of technological innovations.
While it is not necessarily make or break for Škoda, the Superb is the first real bid by the European manufacturer to break into a market dominated by other established brands. The success of the Superb will no doubt dictate how Škoda approaches the large car sector in the years to come.
When fuel efficiency, space and practicality are foremost in the minds of consumers; the Superb possess real potential to make an impact in the rapidly evolving world of the family and large car range.
The third-generation Superb is more powerful than ever and also more economical, thanks to new generation direct-injection turbocharged engines based on MQB technology (two TSI petrol, one TDI common-rail diesel).
All powertrains come with stop-start technology and brake energy recuperation as standard. The petrol engines produce 162kW and 206kW with the power output from the diesel engine a respectable 140kW.
There is no doubt that the Skoda Superb which has rolled out across Australia, will be a prominent feature of the Australian automotive market as it continues to assert itself as stakeholder in the large car sector. Consumer confidence and time will be the ultimate judge, but if current trends are anything to go by, the Superb will be a permanent fixture on Australian roads.