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Skoda Superb Petrol

Skoda Superb TSI

Skoda Superb TSI

Are you after something a little unique and superbly stylish?  Skoda’s new Superb sedan and wagon variants are brilliantly designed, roomy, safe and rewarding to drive.  Let’s take a closer look at what makes the new Skoda Superb Petrol models such a great by.

Powered with two highly rated 4-cylinder petrol engines, these TSI engines boast direct fuel injection, turbocharging, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, balance shafts and a valvetrain driven by a chain.  Both the petrol engines pack 2.0-litre punch and provide flexible power throughout the range.  Smooth, responsive performance is a Skoda Superb hallmark, and the new TSI engines position the latest Skoda Superb model at the top of its class.

The TSI 162 kW petrol-fed engine powers the Skoda Superb sedan and wagon via the front wheels.  Traction control keeps the engine power in check at the front wheels, so skidding is very much limited when the road surfaces become slippery and wet.  Performance is both exciting and satisfying, and the car feels very smooth and deceptively quick.  Skoda’s performance figures suggest that the 0-100 km/h sprint can be completed in around seven seconds, while the car’s top speed is in the vicinity of 245 km/h.  If you’re buying this model, then you choose well for a roomy sedan or wagon that has excellent open road fuel consumption with plenty of grunt available for passing and going places quickly.

The TSI 206 kW petrol-fed engine is the Superb performance king.  In its understated way, the elegant new AWD Skoda Superb is very much a wolf in sheep’s clothing.  Extremely powerful, the acceleration and road-holding of the 206 kW TSI place it at the top of its class for power and excitement.  The 0-100 km/h time of around 5.8 seconds is quick, and feels it.  A top speed of 250 km/h is easily met on the right piece of road.  Torque distribution is controlled all four wheels so that an aggressive driving style is always backed up with sharp handling and grip.

Long-legged, both the petrol versions of the all-new Skoda Superb are efficient and love cruising the open road.  When in congested city streets, the TSI engines also boast a Start-Stop System which switches the engine off every time there is no need for it to be running.  This feature significantly lowers the fuel consumption figure.  The Start-Stop system is activated automatically after the engine is started and can be manually switched off at any time.

2016 Skoda Superb TSI variants come with an excellent Driving Mode Selection featuring Comfort, Sport, Normal, Eco and Individual mode settings for the car.  This works so well, as for most of the time the Normal or comfort mode is very relaxing, and consumes the road bumps very well.  Flick the Mode Selection to Sport and you have a potent performer.

Another fine feature of the new Superb models is the refined engine braking system, where the alternator supplies the electricity to appliances and recharges the battery.  This saves on the fuel that would otherwise be used for these tasks.

Skoda Superb Petrol Interior

Skoda Superb Petrol Interior

One of the delights of driving the new Skoda Superb Petrol TSI variants is the generous level of equipment and their simplicity of use.  It is very easy to use the functions like Voice Control, Satellite Navigation, Phone and Audio entertainment.  This is helped by the very clear layout of the Skoda Superb’s centre console and switchgear.  SmartLink enables a simple connection between your car and smartphone by mirroring your phone’s display on the internal screen.  Whether you want to select and listen to music or receive turn-by-turn directions from your smartphone, you can do it all without needing to reach for your phone.  The hands-free system guarantees ease-of-use and safety while driving.  Audio-streaming also becomes available when the smartphone is plugged into the car’s entertainment system.  USB and Auxiliary inputs are located in the centre console making it easy to connect accessory equipment for your journey.  The Canton Sound System uses twelve high-performance speakers creating a sound that is impeccable and as good as any live surround-sound experience.

Interior seat comfort is first class, and the style of the seat design is as good as the car’s exterior – in other words amazing.  Interior build quality and finish are excellent and, for the price, the Skoda Superb Petrol models are hard to beat.  They are truly a luxurious and desirable brand.

On the safety front, the 2016 Skoda’s Superb variants come away with top honours in the Euro Crash Testing.  The car’s results have the five-star stamp of approval that every new car buyer wants to hear.  Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Multi-Collision Braking are standard features.  Front Assist with City Emergency Brake, Electronic Tyre Pressure Monitoring, nine airbags, Protect Assist and Extended Electronic Differential Lock (XDL) are other high-tech safety feaures.  A very useful safety feature that looks at driver tiredness is the Fatigue Detection system which monitors the movement of the driver through the steering wheel, and if the driver begins to display signs of fatigue, the car will audibly alert the driver with a tone and show a break recommendation alert on the multi-function display.  Each new Skoda Superb comes with nine airbags for total impact protection, and there are loads of other modern safety features that the new Superb provides.

On the road, the new Skoda Superb is a master of the road undulations.  The car feels remarkably comfortable, while agile at the same time.  Grip levels are very good and there are very few cars in its class that can match it for all round balance, comfort and control.  Ride quality is excellent, and this is transferred through to occupant comfort.  The seats are top shelf for providing the right blend of comfort and support, especially for long journeys.

Enter into a whole new world of attractive modern car styling, and appreciate the quality of the new Skoda Superb products.

The new Skoda Superb model series includes the:

  • Skoda Superb 162TSI Sedan
  • Skoda Superb 162TSI Wagon
  • Skoda Superb 206TSI AWD Sedan
  • Skoda Superb 206TSI AWD Wagon

For any more information on the Skoda Superb models or, for that matter, any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181.  If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Skoda dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours. Private Fleet – car buying made easy!