Huge estate will be launched at Frankfurt
25 August 2009

Skoda has released an official teaser image of its upcoming Superb estate, which will be officially unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show.

Skoda sources claim the luggage capacity of the Superb estate will be “huge”, although official figures have not been confirmed. It is likely to be larger in capacity to one of its chief rivals, the Volvo V70.

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The teaser image shows its Octavia-inspired styling, and confirms that the innovative split hatchback from the regular model will not feature on the estate.

The estate is not expected to have a significantly longer wheelbase than that of the standard car, but it has a large rear overhang and is taller at the back. It also benefits from revised rear seating to maximise load space.

The engine line-up will include the three petrols and three diesels from the current Superb range, linked to five and six-speed gearboxes. DSG dual-clutch transmissions will also be an option.

A model with a Haldex developed four-wheel drive system is also expected to be available; speculation suggests it will be linked to the Superb's 3.6-litre V6 and the DSG gearbox to create a sports estate model.

Skoda has not indicated at any prices, but expect the Superb wagon to start at around £17,000 when it goes on sale next year. This price would represent a significant saving over the £23,745 cost for a standard V70.

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25 August 2009

This extra capacity the estate version offers will be useful when you need a taxi to take you and your family and luggage to the airport next summer .. :o)

25 August 2009

Like most Skodas, better looking than the saloon/hatch. I'll have one... ( in about 5 years when I can get it second hand for about 8 grand + trade in on what will then be a 15 year old Octavia

 

25 August 2009

It would appear that the conversion to estate has consigned the ill proportioned rear end of the saloon/hatch to the bin which can only be a good thing.

25 August 2009

I thought the saloon/hatch thing was a good car I that I would have nothing to do with (not out of anti Skoda snobbery but because it had one of the ugliest rear ends I have had the misfortune to cast my eyes on). With this estate the problem is solved. If I chose to go back on my employer's company car list the A4, 3 series, C class, Honda Accord, Passat CC and 159 are all available to me. Given this choice I'm not going to chase a Superb as my next car but that said should circumstances change and my choice was limited to this car it wouldn't break my heart. Big, comfortable, refined, reasonable dynamics, good looking and as a diesel economical what more can a company car driver ask for.

25 August 2009

Looks great. If it is available by November (when my current lease expires) I will replace my 2 year old A6 Estate with one (or with the new Subaru Legacy, if that is available). I will use the money saved on something enjoyable.

It's my new policy of watching any money that I spend to ensure the least number of MBAs possible get anything out of it.

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25 August 2009

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This extra capacity the estate version offers will be useful when you need a taxi to take you and your family and luggage to the airport next summer .. :o)

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I'm not sure that Swiss taxi drivers will be tempted away from their Merc S classes

25 August 2009

Looks good, and if the boot's as big as they say it is (and it probably will be), and Skoda price it just above the saloon-hatch, then this will be astounding value for money, especially combined with the legroom that puts cars from three classes above to shame! Well done, Skoda.

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25 August 2009

I cannot possibly comment on the picture, as I don't in the least feel 'teased'.

25 August 2009

Is it just me, or is the industry obsessed with 'teaser pics'? I have noticed that when a car manufacturer is really worried that their design is hideous, they send out teaser pics that show hardly any of the car (see the recent Jaguar launch). But when they have a good looking car, there is hardly any 'tease' at all. It looks like this one is somewhere between the two.


25 August 2009

The european mag I've got in front of me, quotes the luggage capacity, with seats in place, at 605ltrs. seats folded 2000ltrs, thats 50ltrs more than an E-class eatate.

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