These are the first pictures of the new Skoda Superb estate, which will make its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September. The Superb Combi, as it is known in other markets, it is scheduled to arrive in UK dealers around two weeks after the third-generation Superb hatchback.
The all-new estate gets identical styling to the hatchback at the front, the rear end-styling is considerably sharper than the model it replaces, with similar looks to its little sister, the Octavia.
It's always been a large car and the new model is larger still, with 660 litres of space in the boot, 27 litres more than the outgoing model. With all the seats folded, total boot capacity is 1950-litres. Like the hatchback, the Superb estate is based on the VW Group's versatile MQB architecture, sharing technology with the Skoda Octavia, Volkswagen Golf and Volkswagen Passat.
The Superb estate's engine line-up will largely mirror that of the hatchback, meaning the diesel-focused range will start with a 118bhp 1.6-litre unit and rise to a 187bhp 2.0-litre unit. Petrol options are a little more restriced with the lowest output 1.4-litre TSI 125ps not being offered to UK buyers. The smallest engine will be the 1.4-litre TSI 150ps and 2.0-litre turbos rated at 220 and 280ps. Petrols are expected to account for a small percentage of UK sales. The 150ps 2.0 TDI is expected to be the best seller. The Superb's four trim levels to be mirrored across the two body styles.
UK prices for the new model start at £19,480 for the entry-level S model, rising to £31,840 for the plush Laurin & Klement. Standard kit is pretty generous too, with all models getting Bluetooth, DAB radio, autonamous emergency braking, stop / start and a touchscreen infotainment system. Standard safety equipment is comprehensive too, including multi-collision brake control, autohold hill-start assist and an electronic differential.