Skoda has lifted the wraps on its new Superb Estate model – just months after the debut of its hatchback stablemate.
And the Czech brand is heralding the car as having the largest interior space and luggage compartment in its area of the market with a boot capacity of almost 2,000 litres.
That’s thanks to a wheelbase that has been extended by 80mm to 2,841mm while the car’s track width has increased to 1,584mm at the front and to 1,572mm at the rear.
Upshot is appreciably more head, knee and elbow room than before plus a bigger boot which, when the rear seats are folded down, reaches an impressive 1,950 litres.
New assistance systems for increased safety, eco-friendliness and comfort are a hallmark of the Superb which, like the hatchback, features Dynamic Chassis Control.
Otherwise the company’s new EU6 engines offer both more power and are up to 30 per cent more efficient than before.
Connectivity also reaches a new level of quality – the latest generation of infotainment systems automatically connecting to smartphones via SmartLink while the optional high-speed internet connection turns the newcomer into a hotspot on wheels.
The car makes its public debut at this autumn’s Frankfurt Motor Show and will be launched In September. The order book opens next month.
Skoda has offered an estate version of its flagship model since 2009 and has delivered more than 200,000 Superb Estate models to customers worldwide.
Skoda’s technical development chief Frank Welsch said: “The combination of aesthetics, top of the range technology and the highest practical benefits makes the new Superb Estate an outstanding vehicle within its segment. With the new flagship, we will attract new customers to our brand.”