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The Top Gear car review:Skoda Superb
For:Skoda's made an already excellent car even better. Truly desirable
Against:It's a car for keen drivers to be driven in
What is it?
The Skoda Superb, the third generation of Skoda’s giant, range-topping saloon, now more giant and range-topping than ever. Spun off the VW Group’s ubiquitous MQB platform, the Superb is 3cm longer and 5cm wider that its not-very-small predecessor, with more space inside. Even more so if you opt for the ginormous Skoda Superb Estate.
Impressively, although it may be larger, it’s also lighter too, having shed a hefty 75kg (that’s an adult passenger’s worth of mass). Engines are mostly from the VW Group’s Sensible Range, with four-cylinder turbodiesels ranging from 118bhp to 187bhp, or petrols spanning from 123bhp to 217bhp. However, there’s a wildcard in the line-up: a four-wheel drive Superb with the 276bhp 2.0 TSI from the Leon Cupra ST.
The fastest2.0 TSI 272 Laurin + Klement 4X4 5dr DSG
The cheapest1.5 TSI S 5dr
The greenest1.6 TDI CR S GreenLine 5dr