Skoda has taken the wraps of its new Superb Combi – the load-lugging version of the Superb, which will make its official debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
According to the Czech carmaker, the new Superb Combi is expected to set new standards in its segment “in terms of space, comfort, safety, connectivity and the environment” when it goes on sale in Europe in September.
Based on Volkswagen Group’s extended MQB platform, the newcomer sits on a 80mm longer wheelbase and has a total boot volume of 1,950 litres with the rear seats folded – the largest in its class. Seats up, it still has a humongous 660 litres, which is 27 litres more than its predecessor.
Inside, the interior is equally roomy, thanks to its increased front and rear tracks (1,584mm and 1,572mm, respectively). The driver and passenger have 39mm more elbow room than before, while headroom is 995mm in the front and 1,001mm in the rear – more than in any other model in the segment. Skoda says rear kneeroom is 157mm, which is around twice as much as the next-best competitor.
The new Superb Combi will come with a veritable armada of new technologies, including Dynamic Chassis Control and the latest generation of infotainment system with MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. An optional high-speed internet connection is also on offer.
Thanks to the new EU6 engines shared with the sedan, the latest Combi is more powerful and up to 30 percent more efficient than its predecessor. The lineup should include four-cylinder turbocharged petrol and diesel units with output ranging from 88kW (120PS) to 206kW (280PS).