Skoda Superb

Skoda Superb Estate front
Skoda Superb Estate front

In a decidedly old-school format, the latest Skoda Superb Estate follows the theme set by its predecessors. This large estate (and hatchback, to follow shortly) has plenty of equipment and is cavernous inside, and comes with a range of pure-combustion, or mild or plug-in hybrid, engines. Even a diesel. Crikey.

It’s a car that has typically been received well in the UK, which is among the biggest markets. And it’s a market that cars – Ford MondeoVauxhall Insignia – have been leaving.

“That gives us the opportunity to fill the gap for customers looking for a traditional offering,” says Tatiana Cizmar, from Skoda’s product marketing. She says they want “roominess, practicality, usability, a good range of equipment…” I mean, that does sound quite straightforwardly compelling.

Prices start at £36,165 for a 1.5 petrol and rise to £43,680 for a top-spec 4x4 diesel. Plug-in hybrid prices are to follow.