On the road
Skoda Superb 2.0 TDI 190PS DSG 4x4 (or 2.0 TSI 280PS DSG 4x4) Priced from £31,885 (or £32,320) Annual Road Fund Licence £130 (or £185) Combined fuel consumption 55mpg (or 49mpg) Power 190bhp (or 280bhp) 0–60mph 7.7secs (or 5.8secs) Top speed 143mph (or 155mph)
280bhp turbo-charged petrol. The diesel will give you just over 50 miles to the gallon, the petrol just under 40. Both use the VW group’s fabulous DSG automatic gearbox.
Thus equipped and in the SE L trim, the generously apportioned Superb will cost about £3,000 less than a VW Passat Alltrack and £5,000 less than an A4 Allroad. In terms of space, the Superb is a closer rival to Audi’s A6 Allroad and a whopping £15,000 cheaper. Now that it also looks the part, it’s little wonder this Czech superlative is selling like the proverbial.