But by all accounts, when it comes to the Skoda Superb 206TSI 4x4 sedan and wagon, its recorded figures of 0-100km/h in 5.8 seconds does actually beat a Porsche Macan SUV.
But speed of the aptly named Superb isn’t all it’s got going for it. The limousine-like sedan and wagon comes with class leading space and comfort, with the third-generation adding 3cm in length and 5cm in width.
The space from the backseats rivals that of a Holden Caprice, and is probably one of the most comfortable in its league. That’s nothing new for the Superb, and Skoda has a reputation for practicality, but now a slight price hike in the new gen Superb comes with a package that puts at in a class leading position.
The range comes with the option of a sedan or wagon body, and three engine variants. The entry level 162TSI starts at $39,990, with the diesel 140TDI sitting at $43,990 and the top spec 206TSI with four-wheel drive enters at $50,990.
Sure, these prices are jump, but the third-generation is basically a new car with more equipment, power, space and styling.
So what standard gear do you get? Well, as a start, the new Superb, at all levels, includes:
- 18 inch alloys
- Heated front seats
- 8.0 inch touchscreen
- Satellite navigation
- Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
- Reverse camera
- Adaptive cruise control
- Three zone climate control
- IPad holder
Then you’ve got the 625 litre boot space in the sedan and 650 litres in the wagon, which is more than doubled with the back seats folded down.
Pay for the top of the range models and you’ll upgrade to 19-inch wheels, keyless entry and start, LED cabin lighting and adjustable driving modes.