Skoda Superb — Volkswagen Passat hatchback I

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Volkswagen Passat hatchback I

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By Tim Saunders

Car names expectations.

For instance, buy a Renault and you anticipate bags of room the Toyota Land Cruiser up visions of a very capable on and off the road. Both these easily live up to their

Naming a vehicle can be a tricky though as Mitsubishi knows all too with its Charisma, which didn’t have any.

other manufacturers like BMW and steer well clear sticking to numbers – perhaps a bet.

And so to the Skoda Superb. The Oxford Dictionary defines ‘superb’ as magnificent or splendid. Skoda Volkswagen also owns so perhaps this choice of should have been for its most prestigious marque.

this top of the range most Skoda of them all is its luxury saloon limousine aimed at the chauffeured executive.

As with an article it’s necessary for car to set themselves apart from the and so the Superb has two key points of interest. with the boot, push one underneath the boot rim and the boot lid like a saloon, push and the whole tailgate rises a hatchback. This makes it a user-friendly vehicle for most of loads. Other neat and even ‘superb’ touches the concealed umbrella in the left-hand door to help executives the British climate. A similar can be found in a Rolls Royce five times as much. is also the option of

Park Assist – a function for the Superb park itself. It benefit from a wiper on the windscreen because it does get a bit

Perhaps the marketing team, their brainstorming, felt Superb aptly referred to 1.4-litre engine that the base model and delivers than adequate performance.

Volkswagen Passat hatchback I

the sprightly 1.8 TSi tested really feel more like a although when changing from sixth to fourth and accelerating back up there can be a delay. But this can be overcome a bit of revving. The six-speed manual box is and reliable. It all adds to the driving which as with all Skodas is smooth, particularly at speed. The holds the road well and with aplomb.

A well-appointed vehicle, virtually all are electrically operated and the black interior is comfortable although the seats could benefit additional padding in the lower region.

Bearing in mind the Superb falls in to Audi A6 and BMW territory its exterior is more of an taste, reminding me a little of the Passat with which it its chassis. It looks similar to the Exeo, too.

Parkers, the car experts, write: has pulled out all the stops for the Superb – the and most expensive model in the It gets a wide range of engines and gearboxes, has limousine of legroom inside and is very equipped. Comfortable and refined on the it’s also great with generous levels of equipment.”

So perhaps Skoda was in calling this model after all…

The 1.8-litre TSi tested

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