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Our Fleet Test Drive: Skoda Superb - 2nd report

Date: 19 January 2016   |   Author: Tristan Young

Equipment: 7 airbags, power fold & heated door mirrors, dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth, DAB radio, trip computer, Apple Carplay, adaptive cruise control, satnav, aux & USB sockets, powered memory driver's seat, front & rear parking sensors, drive select, umbrella
Options: Virtual pedal boot release (£550), 18in alloy wheels (£450), keyless entry & start (£400), heated front seats (£250), Corrida red paint (£175), variable boot floor (£150), space-saver spare wheel (£100), SmartGate app system (£100), floor mat set (£80), sliding load cover (£50)

Originally, I'd planned that the second report on the BusinessCar Skoda Superb would take an early look at the fuel consumption.

However, I've only filled up once, about 600 miles ago, and there's still well over 100 miles to go according to the trip computer. This bodes very well, even if the first economy figure looks a bit on the low side at 39.3mpg.

So instead I think it's well worth a quick run-through a few of the little things that go part of the way to making the Superb an excellent practical family estate.

If you've run a Superb before then these won't be new, but I'm betting all those that haven't will be saying 'that's a good idea' at some of these items.

First up in the 'good idea' department are the umbrellas hidden in the front doors [1]. One umbrella is concealed in each door and it means you'll never be caught out by an unexpected shower.

The next clever idea is the ice scraper fitted to the inside of the fuel filler flap [2]. It's not been cold enough yet to merit use, but it's good to know it's there.

The final hidden gems are the two pieces of plastic mounted at the sides of the boot [3]. Take them out and fold them and they can be stuck (temporarily) to the huge boot floor and used to stop small items from rolling around. Now aren't they Superbly clever ideas?

Skoda Superb 2.0 TDI 150 SE Business estate

Mileage 1050
P11D price £23,235
Forecast/actual cost per mile 47.6p/49.8p
Our average consumption 44.5mpg
Official combined consumption 68.9mpg

Verdict


  • Styling
  • Practicality
  • Refinement
  • So big that it takes ages to wash

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