Sportline sweet but not super-sharp
A big family-car favourite has taken up sports.
Monitor: a virtual display on the centre screen with a trio of dials, including one for real-time power output.
Don’t mean to damn this car with faint praise: the Superb is one of our favourite large cars (our Top Family Car for 2016, no less) and the Sportline package certainly adds something in terms Base price: $66,990.
Powertrain and performance: 2.0-litre petrol-turbo four, 206kW/ 350Nm, 6-speed automatic, AWD, Combined economy 7.2 litres per 100km, 0-100kmh 5.8 seconds.
Vital statistics: 4861mm long, 1468mm high, 2841mm wheelbase, luggage 625 litres, 19-inch alloy wheels.
We like: Brisk with 206kW engine, looks great sans-chrome, easy to drive and super-spacious We don’t like: Not the ideal candidate for the sporty treatment, wagon version has more appeal.
of styling and equipment. Just don’t expect a highly-focused sporting drive.
A Superb sedan is slightly different for sure, but we can’t help thinking that the wagon version still holds a lot more appeal – especially given this model’s generous exterior dimensions. Might as well make the most of it and the wagon looks better. In the eye of the beholder and all that.
Yes, you can have a Superb Sportline wagon: it gets the same treatment and costs $69,990.
Problem is, we’re all obsessed with SUVs and there’s now a thing called the Skoda Kodiaq. More to the point, there’s a proper RS version of that on the way. Hmmm.