ŠKODA has revealed the estate variant of its all-new, India bound Superb. At nearly 2,000 litres, ŠKODA claims that the new Superb Estate has the largest interior space and luggage compartment in its class.
Like the Superb, the Estate is based on the VW Group’s highly versatile MQB platform, but to account for more interior space, it has a wheelbase that has been extended by 80mm to 2,841mm. The track width has also increased to 1,584mm at the front and to 1,572mm at the rear.
In the latest model, driver and passenger have 39mm more elbow room than before. According to ŠKODA, headroom in the front is 995mm and 1,001mm in the rear – more than in any other model in the segment, while rear knee-room is 157mm – around twice as much as the next-best competitor.
Elbow room in the rear has been increased by 70mm. The boot volume also sets a new benchmark: 660 litres, representing an increase of 27 litres compared to the previous model. When the back seats are folded down, the boot volume reaches 1,950 litres.
Like the Superb hatchback, the new Superb Estate also features Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC). Connectivity includes the latest generation of infotainment systems which automatically connects to all standard smartphones via SmartLink (MirrorLinkTM, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto technology). The optional high-speed internet connection turns the new Superb Estate into a ŠKODA hotspot on wheels.
Power comes from the new EU6 engines found in the hatchback, making the latest Estate up to 30 per cent more efficient than its predecessor.
In September, the new ŠKODA Superb Estate will make its motor show debut at the 66th International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany. The new model will be launched into the first markets in the same month, while UK ŠKODA retailers will start taking orders from June.
“With the new ŠKODA Superb Estate, we have further developed the existing strengths of the Superb and once again set a benchmark. With its expressive, dynamic design, we are emphasising and complimenting ŠKODA’s expertise in the estate segment,” said Dr Frank Welsch, ŠKODA Board Member for Technical Development. “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,” said Welsch.