Skoda’s Superb Estate will cost from £17,715 when it reaches UK showrooms in February.
The 125bhp 1.4 TSI model costs considerably less than two of its nearest rivals – the 108bhp 1.6 Ford Mondeo estate, which costs from £19,895 and the 108bhp 1.6 Volvo V70, from £23,245.
A choice of six engines will be offered, including three petrol and three diesel units. The top-of-the-range model is the 3.6-litre V6 260bhp DSG 4x4.
Three rim levels will be offered - S, SE and Elegance – with standard equipment including 16-inch alloy wheels, climate control and split folding rear seats.
The Superb estate also beats its two rivals on boot space with the rear seats folded flat. It can hold 1865 litres to the Mondeo’s 1733 litres and the V70’s 1600 litres.