Estate-bodied Superb will go on sale in the UK in September with prices from £19,480.

These are the first pictures of the new Skoda Superb estate, which will make its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September. The Superb Combi, as it is known in other markets, it is scheduled to arrive in UK dealers around two weeks after the third-generation Superb hatchback.

The all-new estate gets identical styling to the hatchback at the front, the rear end-styling is considerably sharper than the model it replaces, with similar looks to its little sister, the Octavia. 

It's always been a large car and the new model is larger still, with 660 litres of space in the boot, 27 litres more than the outgoing model. With all the seats folded, total boot capacity is 1950-litres. Like the hatchback, the Superb estate is based on the VW Group's versatile MQB architecture, sharing technology with the Skoda Octavia, Volkswagen Golf and Volkswagen Passat.  

The Superb estate's engine line-up will largely mirror that of the hatchback, meaning the diesel-focused range will start with a 118bhp 1.6-litre unit and rise to a 187bhp 2.0-litre unit. Petrol options are a little more restriced with the lowest output 1.4-litre TSI 125ps not being offered to UK buyers. The smallest engine will be the 1.4-litre TSI 150ps and 2.0-litre turbos rated at 220 and 280ps. Petrols are expected to account for a small percentage of UK sales. The 150ps 2.0 TDI is expected to be the best seller. The Superb's four trim levels to be mirrored across the two body styles.

UK prices for the new model start at £19,480 for the entry-level S model, rising to £31,840 for the plush Laurin & Klement. Standard kit is pretty generous too, with all models getting Bluetooth, DAB radio, autonamous emergency braking, stop / start and a touchscreen infotainment system. Standard safety equipment is comprehensive too, including multi-collision brake control, autohold hill-start assist and an electronic differential. 

There are no plans for a Superb VRS or a Superb Scout model at present. 

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23 March 2015
I have a mk2 pre facelift estate at the moment. I chose the estate version because it looked better than the hatch, Now the hatch is a more harmonious design I wonder if it might rob sales from the estate version ? I have been happy with my car but would be concerned about the width increase of the new car as I need to do
a lot of country lane work. The styling seems to be going in the same direction as the rest of the VW/Audi group, an individual thing I know but preferred the pre facelift mk2 superb to the rehash. Skoda styling getting less distinctive ?

23 March 2015
It does seem very 'why bother' type styling. Is it really going to appeal to anyone an A5/A6 or Passat doesn't?

26 May 2015
It appeals to me. If, in my opinion, it addresses my needs as effectively as the equivalent VW or Audi, but is cheaper in every respect, I'd be a fool to dismiss it.

jer

23 March 2015
With a short bonnet.

26 May 2015
I'm one of those who likes the current Superb on paper but think the styling is hideous,and that includes the estate. Think the new model could easily be mistaken for an Audi and is sure to take sales away from them. If I were in the market again for such car, this would be near if not top of my list. Personally I think the current Octavia estate (in Vrs form anyway) is one of the best looking estates on sale. VW estates look very tradesman-like with the emphasis of practicality over style whilst on the flip side, Audi's estates look to have the balance in favour of style over practicality. I think Skoda have the prefect balance here. Volvo totally lost the plot with estates - I really can see Skoda taking sales from lots of manufacturers with this one.

26 May 2015
Hate the extreme angle of the rear window, its like a windscreen. Makes maneuvering difficult as its hard to judge the real rear end (even with sensors or whatever) seriously compromises the shape of load it can carry and if someone closes the boot lid down and hasn't thoroughly checked the clearance or the load shifts then its bye-bye rear window. Its so unnecessary, its not a pretty car and never will be so this attempted nod to pseudo fastback styling is pointless and a waste.

26 May 2015
I agree with most commentators that it does look rather good. And I bet build quality is first rate.

With reference to The Apprentice's comment about the angle of the rear window, it's not that different from my C class estate. Manoeuvring shouldn't be a problem...use your mirrors. Yes it does compromise carrying capacity a bit, but if you're looking for a real load lugger, you'll doubtless go somewhere else.

My only gripe is why it has to be shown in white. Not the most flattering colour, and it certainly shows the grime. We went through a white phase in the mid eighties...haven't we learned?

3 June 2015
Nice car shame about the sloping, back window though, I prefer the feeling when riding in the back of an estate car for it too feel like an estate car, the extra light from large windows behind you is rather pleasant, I remember from riding in things like a 2004 Passat.

Also is n't a vertical rear window on an estate more aerodynamic, because even on a sloping back window the air is leaving at the top of the window so it creates a larger area of vacuum behind the car increasing drag?

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