2014 Skoda Superb | new car review
Quality of the materials used in the interior are brilliant.
AED 20,000 more expensive than its closest rival.
The 2014 Skoda Superb is different, it’s a breath of fresh air in a segment of the market where designers are more comfortable with sticking to the tried and tested route. While the sedan’s physique exudes a sense of regality with its almost Bentley-like swooping C-Pillars, the estate model is a little more subtle with its ways. Irrespective of the body-style you opt, you can walk away assured that you’ve just bagged a very, very good looking car.
Sharing bits and bobs with the Volkswagen Passat, their partnership is evident within the cabin. With wood trim along the dashboard and door panels, a neat centre stack and soft leather, that is completed by a feeling only Volkswagen owners would understand, there really isn’t anything to complain about. Comfort isn’t skimped on either, with 157mm of legroom available to rear seat passengers, the 2014 Skoda Superb can transport four people in supreme comfort, effortlessly.
The 2014 Skoda Superb is fitted with a fair bit of gizmos, an electronic tailgate, cornering lights and an adaptive front lighting system that varies according to driving conditions, are just some of the features that set the Czech automobile apart.
What’s on offer?
If it’s the practical Skoda Superb Combi you’re after, a 2.0 litre 4 cylinder turbocharged engine that produces 200 horsepower and 280 Nm of torque is what you’ll get under the hood. Should you opt for the striking sedan, a 3.5 litre V6 that churns out 260 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque, while being mated to a 6 speed DSG transmission is what you’ll receive.
When lined up against the competition, the 2014 Skoda Superb is pricier than its French and Japanese rivals. While the Japanese and French bear a lower price tag, the Czech bags points for innovation and its design too.