The new Skoda Superb Combi 'Outdoor' is a soft-roader rival to the Volkswagen Passat Alltrack and Audi Allroad models
6 June 2012

Skoda has revealed its new soft-roader rival to the Volkswagen Passat Alltrack and Audi Allroad models, the Skoda Superb Combi ‘Outdoor’ variant.

Available in both front- and four-wheel drive guises, the 'Outdoor' joins the existing Superb line up and is available with all of the model’s engine flavours. These include 1.4 and 1.8-litre TSI petrols, plus 2.0TFSI and 3.2-litre V6 units. Included in the diesel line-up are 1.6 and 2.0TDI versions plus the most frugal 1.6TDI Greenline engine, which is available with front-wheel drive only. 

While the Outdoor’s suspension settings and ride height remain as standard, the new car differentiates itself from its standard Superb stablemates with dark plastic panelling to the car’s wheel arches, side skirts and front and rear bumpers. The front-end also features larger-than-standard air intakes, plus rounded fog lights.

The car's UK pricing and availability have yet to be revealed.

 

 

 

 

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6 June 2012

The plastic cladding worked on the Audi Allroad, but on this it just seems to accentuate the long overhangs

6 June 2012

As an owner of an Octavia Scout with a growing family I've been waiting for news of this for some time. A bigger family holdall in a useful, economical shape that can still mix it up when the snow hits rural Scotland and tackle the odd bit of rough and tumble up farm tracks as required for work would be ideal.

With no increase in ground clearance this is dead in the water to me (perhaps explaining the 'Outdoor' over 'Scout' moniker). Wings clipped by VAG to stop it cannabilising Alltrak sales? (which at only 165mm ground clearance still isn't good enough for me).

Or as someone who is a big fan of these types of cars to go off-road from time to time, with as little compromise the rest of the time, am I missing the point or not actually the demographic they're trying to hit? (Based on 2wd crossover sales, probably the latter).

6 June 2012

Why couldn't they have used a Citroen style hydraulic or air suspension to allow adjustable ground clearance?

Normal for normal driving, raised for the likes of NRM1979s scenarios.

6 June 2012

Big dissapointment. I understand that VAG will be worried about stealing sales from the Alltrack - but it is likely to be be cheaper than the VW and there are many who still covet the VW . ( or are put off by the Skoda badge )

Is it really the same ground clearance ? Looks jacked up a couple of CM's to me.

I looked at a Superb recently and brilliant though it is, I wanted 170BHP Diesel, DSG and 4x4 - Towing a boat or my motorbikes, occasional muddy fields etc

So, back to VW for An alltrack, I think. Or maybe a Superb 140 4X4 DSG and a chip ugrade to 170? Hmmm

C'mon you guys at Skoda - gives us what we want, what we really, really want !

 

 

6 June 2012

The styling just doesn't seem to work. I like the base car, but on this, the ends and the middle don't seem to match. If there was cladding on the doors to match the bumpers, like the Nissan Qashqai for example, it might just work.

6 June 2012

...as opposed to 'Indoor', I suppose.

6 June 2012

I like it, I actually think (uniquely in my opinion) that the plastic add-ons improve the looks slightly. Without an increased ride height, particularly on the 4wd model though, I would feel a bit of a fraud driving it.

 

6 June 2012

Without a raised suspension, this is a pointless piece of kit from my perspective.

7 June 2012

So let's get this straight; it's a Superb Estate but a tacky plastic bodykit.  Reminds me of the stick on kits that you could but back in the 80's.  Anyone remember RGA Designs whose kits seemed to ruin the looks of every car they were attached to - funny how some things never change.....

8 June 2012

Ugly

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