Skoda Superb Skoda Superb
At the supermarket parking lot on the outskirts of Vienna, Skoda Superb Combi was dazzlingly white and as big as a cruise ship. Here, as in Europe in general, almost more than half of the cars are station wagons (by the way, “superbos” with sedan and station wagon bodies are also sold approximately equally), and therefore such a “ship” attracts special attention. But the interest above the average showed, of course, the owner of the previous Superba. The updated car seems to have made a good impression on him.
Skoda Superb Skoda Superb
Of course, all sorts of facelifts and restylings were invented by cunning marketers to maintain interest in an already familiar model. But tell me, does the fresh Skoda Superb look worse than the previous one? It seems to me that the car acquired something that it lacked a little - a noble gloss and seriousness in the “face”, which certainly does not spoil such a large car. Updated branding emblems were added to the new lighting technology with LEDs (bi-xenon headlights - option): the background is black instead of the usual green.
They updated the interior, mainly due to new materials and a steering wheel. By the way, now you can choose a steering wheel three- or four-spoke - a rare option in our time. Among other small but interesting gadgets: at the base “sedanobek”, the buttons for opening sections of the luggage door moved from the opening between the door and the bumper a little higher, into the niche of the license plate. Let me remind you: at the Superba, you can open the trunk lid, like a sedan, or you can also the entire rear wall, like in a hatchback.
The rich interior was refreshed with a new steering wheel and small details
The rich interior was refreshed with a new steering wheel and small details. The rich interior was refreshed with a new steering wheel and small details.
On request, you will now be able to shift the right front seat while sitting behind. This is designed for people with a hired driver, but the kids, I think, will be happy to have fun if they reach the button. A compact umbrella is again placed in the left rear door of the Superbes. At one time, cars for Russia did not have this option, since umbrellas often did not reach customers. Again, the Skoda will be made to order with a sunroof and solar panels in the roof. In general, “Superb” expectedly became more solid and richer.
The manufacturer claims: thanks to the start-stop system, fuel consumption of all versions decreased by about 19%. For the car offer four gasoline and three diesel engines. Versions with gasoline 1.4 l (125 hp) and 1.8 l (160 hp) can be purchased with a manual transmission or with a 7-speed DSG. 200 liter two-liter engine dock with a 6-speed robot. The most powerful engine (3.6 liters, 260 hp), as before, can only be combined with all-wheel drive.
The new lighting equipment fell to Skoda's face and stern
The new lighting equipment fell to Skoda's face and stern. The new lighting equipment fell to Skoda's face and stern.
A European can also choose a 2-liter diesel engine rated at 140 or 170 hp. or a 1.6-liter 105-horsepower unit with a mechanical 6-speed gearbox. They won’t deliver such a version to us, but I still drove it. Only a calm European taxi driver is suitable. Outside the city, the frail motor pulls the solid Superb with difficulty, demanding an unmistakable gear choice. Moreover, the clutch pedal stroke is very large. In general, to ride on this is not only uninteresting, but also tiring. However, I repeat, this does not threaten us.
MUCH - NOT LITTLE
Much clearer and more logical is this snow-white station wagon. I’m standing at the supermarket, wondering what could be downloaded here. Refrigerators and TVs do not count (although they fit in!). And you can fill so much with something everyday that it’s enough for a long time.
The endless wagon trunk is the dream of a family traveling in comfort
The endless wagon trunk is the dream of a family traveling in comfort. The endless wagon trunk is the dream of a family traveling in comfort.
What is the space in the back seat! Not only grown up children - mother-in-law and father-in-law will feel very important persons. But none of them are nearby, so it remains to rejoice at the elegant comfortable interior, an excellent chair and a wonderful bunch of 140-horsepower diesel engine and a 6-speed DSG. It is necessary to press the gas a little sharper at the start, and the front tires will emit a disturbed screech even before the traction control works. A car without tension is accelerated at any reasonable speed. At the same time, especially without saving, it is easy to keep fuel consumption in the range of 5–5.5 l / 100 km. And this is the "cruiser" with a curb weight of more than 1, 500 kg.
I went to the Superba before, the station wagon just allowed me to refresh my impressions. On good roads and gentle waves, the car runs smoothly and smoothly, stands perfectly on straight lines and even allows you to quickly enter corners. However, getting adrenaline on a huge family wagon is, of course, nonsense. The suspension does not really like grooves with sharp edges (on Austrian roads I looked for such ones specifically), responding harshly to them. But show cars that love such obstacles!
In the back seat, you can sit bossy-imposing, without restricting the front passenger
In the back seat, you can sit bossy-imposing, without restricting the front passenger. In the back seat, you can sit bossy-imposing, without restricting the front passenger.
Prices for updated cars have not yet been announced, but they are unlikely to change much. Let me remind you: now Superb costs from 912, 000, a station wagon - from 1, 197, 000 rubles.
I never came up with what I would carry on such a "ship." But I have no doubt that many would find application for this volume. In part, I envy them. But frankly speaking, it was nice to me to manage such a universal business class station wagon. After all, sometimes the consciousness that you have something in stock is no less important than its everyday use …