Skoda Superb Combi Shows Its Huge Boot At The Frankfurt Motor Show
Skoda has unveiled the second body style of its flagship model, the Superb Combi
Launched at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, the new estate version brings an all-new design, new engines and the best interior space within its segment, according to the automaker.
Based on VW Group’s MQB platform, the new Skoda Superb has a longer wheelbase and wider track than its predecessor, allowing for more space in the front and rear. While the driver and passenger have 39 mm (1.53 inches) more elbow width as well as increased headroom, rear seat passengers have an impressive 157 mm (6.18 inches) of knee room, double the size of the next-best competitor. Also best in class is the Superb Combi boot volume of 660 liters (23.3 cu-ft). With the rear seats folded down, the loading capacity reaches a stunning 1,950 liters (68.8 cu-ft).
The new Skoda Superb Combi promises improved comfort levels thanks to the new adaptive Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) with Driving Mode Select. Comfort is also enhanced by completely new air conditioning systems which include three-zone climate control for the first time.
The engine lineup consists of five TSI petrol units and three TDI diesels, all EU6-compliant and equipped with stop-start technology and brake energy recovery as standard. Outputs for the gasoline engines range from 125 PS (123 hp) to 280 PS (276 hp), while diesels range from 120 PS (118 hp) and 190 PS (187 hp). All units are available with dual-clutch transmissions, except the entry-level petrol unit.
The new model consumes and emits up to 30 percent less fuel and CO2 compared to its predecessor, with the Superb Combi GreenLine being the economy champion with a combined fuel consumption of just 3.7 l/100 km (63.5 mpg US) and average CO2 emissions of 96 g per km.
The new Skoda Superb Combi also offers an optional all-wheel drive system based on the Haldex 5 clutch. The system is only available for four engines: 1.4 TSI 150 PS, 2.0 TSI 280 PS, 2.0 TDI 150 PS and 2.0 TDI 190 PS.