Superb estate here next year
15 September 2009

The Skoda Superb estate, officially unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show, will arrive in the UK next spring.

Skoda is predicting sales of just 1500 a year - around a third of overall Superb sales. Skoda UK told Autocar it is mainly expecting sales to come from fleet operators and not private buyers, despite the value it offers over rivals including the Volvo V70.

The car has Octavia-inspired styling and features an electric tailgate and power panoramic roof. A magnetic torch stashes away in the roof, which can be unclipped.

See the high-res Skoda Superb estate photo gallery

The estate retains the same length, wheelbase and width with the conventional Superb but it 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 will also be available, 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. This price would represent a significant saving over the £23,745 cost for a standard V70.

Hilton Holloway

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12 September 2009

Well the back end is a huge improvement on the hatch version. Shame about Skoda current headlamp design, it doesnt suit any of them. Its still hard to imagine anyone who wants a Superb buying the standard Hatch, when this looks so much better, and is more useful.

I would also have thought a car which will sell on size and price would have been better off with a squared off back. If you are going to make an estate as well as a hatch, you might as well make the Estate as big as possible, instead of going for the slightly more stylish sloping rear we have here.

12 September 2009

This is probably the best-looking estate out there, and one of the best too.

12 September 2009

Q: How do you double the price of a Skoda?

A: Put £5 petrol in!

Q: What do you call a convertible Skoda?

A: Skip!

12 September 2009

A good looking car. Not often I can say that :-)

12 September 2009

Couldn't agree more with all the points put by Artill. It seems to be the norm with modern cars that the estate versions look far better than their hatchback/saloon siblings.

12 September 2009

Is it just me, or are the rear lights upside down Octavia lights?

Looks good none the less, better than the saloon. If they price it right could do pretty well.

12 September 2009

Yet more cutting-edge wit from Topkat. Cutting-edge in 1981, that is. Grow up, sonny.

The Skoda Superb estate is one of the best-looking cars I have seen for quite some time. It has the elegance and gravitas that we used to expect from Stuttgart many years ago, but no longer.

12 September 2009

[quote Topkat]

Q: How do you double the price of a Skoda?

A: Put £5 petrol in!

[/quote]

[quote Topkat]

Q: What do you call a convertible Skoda?

A: Skip!

[/quote]

Aren't you a funny guy -_-

12 September 2009

[quote Dr.Car]

Aren't you a funny guy -_-

[/quote]

No doubt!

12 September 2009

Topkat. Oh dear. Does he ever say anything relevant? Those Skoda jokes are just a tad old, mate. Just a bit. '_'

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