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Brand New 68 Plate ŠKODA Superb1.5 TSI SE 5dr

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Adaptive cruise controlBluetooth system
CareConnect and Emergency CallDriver fatigue sensor
External temperature gaugeFront assist including automatic braking function
Remote fuel cap releaseService interval indicator
Speed warning indicatorStop/start engine system and energy recovery
Voice control system 

Entertainment

DAB Digital radioin-car vocie enchancement

Exterior Features

Aero wiper + intermittent functionAuto dimming rear view mirror
Body colour bumpersBody colour door mirrors and handles
Chrome plated radiator grilleCornering front fog lights
Electrically folding door mirrors with illuminated boarding spotsFront and rear electric windows
Fuel filler capHeated/electric door mirrors with integrated indicators
LED brake lightsRain sensor

Interior Features

12v power point in centre console12V power point in luggage area
3 rear height adjustable headrestsAuxiliary heater
Front armrest with storage boxHeight adjustable drivers seat
Height adjustable front and rear head restraintsHeight adjustable passenger seat
Height/reach adjust steering wheelIlluminated air conditioned glovebox
Illuminated luggage compartmentInterior lights with control switches
Isofix child seat fittings on outer rear seatsLeather gearknob and handbrake lever
Manual lumbar supportOverhead glasses storage compartment
Rear centre armrest with cupholdersRemovable LED light in boot
Removable rear parcel shelfSplit folding rear seats
Ticket holderUmbrella compartments in front doors with umbrellas

Packs

Small Leather pack - Superb 

Safety

3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensioners3 rear 3 point seatbelts + pretensioners
7 airbags - Front, front side, curtain, driver's knee airbag with front passenger deactivation switchDoor open warning
Driver and passenger seatbelts with warning lightElectromechanical power steering
Electronic parking brakeESC including ABS, EBV, MSR, ASR, EDS, HBA, DSR, RBS, CBC, multi-collision brake (MKB) and Auto hold
Rear door child safety locksTyre pressure monitor

Security

Alarm with interior monitoring tilt sensor and back up hornElectronic engine immobiliser
Remote central locking with SAFE system 

Technical

XDS+
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)122NOx0.04
Particles0.0002Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1498Compression Ratio16.2:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)74.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)85.9
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)52.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)61.4EC Urban (mpg)42.2

General

Badge Engine CC1.5Badge Power150
Coin DescriptionTSI 150Coin SeriesSE
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0719EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %86
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %86NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %71NCAP Safety Assist %76
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)8.7Engine Power - BHP150
Engine Power - KW110Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - MKG25.5Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed135

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front215/55 R17
Tyre Size Rear215/55 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleSTRATOSWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1468Length4861
Wheelbase2841Width1864
Width (including mirrors)2031 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)66Gross Vehicle Weight2025
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1760Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)625
Max. Loading Weight628Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1600Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked720
Minimum Kerbweight1397No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.1
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Skoda Superb

The Skoda Superb seems a very complete product in third generation guise, looking sharp and tilting at some big names. It's now better equipped too. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

Skoda's Superb features a smarter suit, a slicker chassis and better engines in MK3 model guise. This time round, the weird twin-opening hatch is replaced by a more conventional rear aperture but there's still more space inside than in some London starter homes and the pricing remains sensible.

Background

If there's one thing that's defined the Skoda Superb, it's that every time it's been launched, the Czech company seems to think it'll enjoy greater success if it's pushed further upmarket. Given that the vast majority of Skoda's profits comes from small cars, that seems quite a leap of faith, but look at the way the market works and you'll start to see the logic. The Superb's rivals, amongst which you can count cars like the Ford Mondeo, the Vauxhall Insignia and the Mazda6, have done likewise. With each successive iteration they get bigger and more polished. To not follow would leave the Superb battling over some very meagre scraps. If you like the sound of a Skoda with real presence, you're probably going to love the MK3 model Superb. The exterior is a whole lot more assertive, with a clean, design-led approach. It's a sign of a more confident Skoda and that's always been a good sign when it comes to their products.

Driving Experience

Skoda's been dipping into the almost unlimited largesse of the Volkswagen Group to bring us some mouthwatering engine and gearbox combinations with this latest Superb. There was a time when Skoda was just given the cast-offs, the engines that were in the final years of production, while Audi and VW got the shiny new technology. That's not the case any longer, with the Superb getting petrol engines like the excellent downsized 124bhp 1.4 and even a monster 2.0-litre turbo with 276bhp, four-wheel drive and a dual-clutch DSG gearbox. In between those extremes, petrol folk get to choose between a 148bhp version of the 1.4-litre TSI unit and 218 and 280PS 2.0 TSI variants. Go diesel and you're looking at 148bhp and 187bhp 2.0-litre TDI engines with six-speed manual or DSG 'boxes. Both of these engines are also available with all-wheel drive options. Dealers will also take orders for a super-frugal 118bhp 1.6-litre GreenLine version emitting just 96g/km of CO2. A plug-in hybrid like the VW Passat GTE is also on the cards. Adaptive dampers are an option and the adaptive drive mode can also adjust the weighting of the electrically-assisted steering. The torsional rigidity of the chassis increases by 12%, yet weight is down by 75kg for a body-in-white, due to the strategic use of high-tensile steels where required. The clever MQB chassis, which underpins the Volkswagen Golf and Passat, is used here in its longest guise to date.

Design and Build

The big news? That 'Twindoor' dual tailgate, where you could lift the metal part like a boot or raise the whole thing like a tailgate, has been ditched. Though this very clever piece of design had become a bit of a Superb hallmark, it was heavy and customer feedback suggested that it was of marginal benefit. That's why this latest Superb has a far more conventional hatchback mechanism. The styling of the MK3 model looks a whole lot sharper than before, with clean surfacing and crisp angles. It mirrors the style of the latest Fabia, which ditched the curves for something a lot more architectural. After the bold exterior, the interior feels a bit safe in its aesthetics, but there can be few complaints about either quality or space. At 4,861mm long and 1,864mm wide, the third generation Superb is 28mm longer and 47mm wider than its predecessor, while the 2,841mm wheelbase is 80mm longer, allowing for greater space within the passenger compartment. Rear legroom is frankly ridiculous. It's vast in the back. The boot is 30-litres larger than before, at 625-litres, expanding to a cavernous 1,760-litres with the rear seat backs folded. If this still isn't big enough, you'll need to talk to your dealer about the estate version. Here, there's a 660-litre boot, expandable to an impressive 1,950-litres when the seats are folded.

Market and Model

Expect to pay from around £21,000 if you want your Superb in saloon form - or around £22,000 if you want to order the car as an estate. Diesel power requires a premium of around £1,500 over the petrol alernative. As for trim, well even the base Superb S models get a decent run at the equipment list. Here you'll find alloy wheels, air conditioning, LED rear lights, DAB digital radio and a touchscreen infotainment system. A 'Multi-Collision brake' set-up triggers automatic brake intervention upon detection of a collision. The SE models start from around £23,500 and add 17-inch Helios alloy wheels, dual-zone air conditioning, front and rear parking sensors and cornering front fog lights. The SE's impressive specification also includes Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and SmartLink - a system that allows smartphone owners to show their phone's display on the car's infotainment screen. Sportline and Sportline Plus variants add a stiffer chassis, alcanatara sorts seats and an XDS differential lock for sharper handling. And if you step further up to the SE L Executive models, you'll find that they feature even more premium equipment, including Bi-Xenon headlights with AFS and LED daytime running lights, leather upholstery with heated seats and Columbus satellite navigation with 8-inch touchscreen. Then there are 18-inch Zenith alloy wheels, an electrically operated boot and Drive mode selection. The top Laurin & Klement model gets the options list fully emptied into it, with 18-inch Pegasus anthracite alloy wheels, tri-zone climate control, a 10-speaker CANTON sound system and piano black decorative inserts. That's on top of Blind spot detection, Lane assist, Park assist, the KESSY keyless entry and start system, a TV tuner and one of those boot opening systems where you wave your foot under a sensor to open the tailgate. This latter feature seems like a good idea in theory but we've yet to come across one that works when caked with road grime.

Cost of Ownership

Skoda has forged its modern-day reputation on building quality cars that aren't expensive to run. Here's another one. The new-generation MQB platform it's based upon makes this car up to 75kg - about the weight of an average adult - lighter than it was before and that, along with the Volkswagen Group's latest Euro6 engine technology, has led to improvements of up to 20% when it comes to efficiency. As a result, this Superb shouldn't really cost much more than its smaller Octavia stablemate to run. As before, there's an 'Energy Recovery' set-up to reclaim energy that would otherwise be lost under braking or during cruising. And the usual Start/stop system to cut the engine when you don't need it, stuck at the lights or waiting in traffic. Plus the driver can do his or her bit by keeping an eye on the gearshift indicator on the dash. All these things of course aid the returns you'll get from the line-up's efficiency poster child - the 'GreenLine' version of the entry-level 1.6 TDI diesel. Here, you also get low rolling resistance tyres and special aerodynamic parts, with the result that the normal returns you'd get from this engine - 68.9mpg on the combined cycle and 108g/km - are improved to 76.4mpg and 95g/km. As for the 2.0-litre TDI diesel that most customers choose, well, whichever guise you select it in - 150 or 190PS - a manual variant will manage 68.9mpg and around 108g/km of CO2.

Summary

The Skoda Superb looks the part, making it ever easier to convince those whose car views are at least a decade out of date that a Skoda deserves a place on your shortlist if you're in the market for a medium-ranger. Compared to a Mondeo or a Mazda6, a Superb represents a very different take on the theme. The Mazda is a pin-sharp drive, the Mondeo tries to blend size and sprightliness, but the Superb makes no real pretence at sportiness, instead offering a reassuring heft and vault-like build quality. Above all, the Superb delivers space, and that's a quality you can never really have too much of in this corner of the market. Why? Because it's the one attribute where more mainstream marques can really land a telling blow on the premium badges. A BMW 3 Series or a Jaguar XE is never going to be able to offer as much space inside as a Skoda Superb. It's just not remotely viable, so for those who need something cut from more generous cloth, give the Skoda the once over. It's slick, presentable and, yes, simply clever.

Performance
60%
Handling
60%
Comfort
90%
Space
100%
Styling
70%
Build
80%
Value
90%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
80%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£279
Deposit£279
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate5.14%
Cash price£21,695
Credit amount£18,416
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£7988.18
Total amount payable£24,390.18
Skoda deposit£3000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge7.2p per mile
Representative APR5.2%
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