We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

Graeme Fordham
Skoda Superb

Skoda has given its Superb a new sportier twist

Moody new styling for the saloon.

STARTING FROM JANUARY 2017 Skoda is introducing a new range-topping specification grade on both Superb hatchback and Combi (estate) models. It will bring a sportier look to the Superb range, and will carry a €500 price premium over the current ‘Style’ specification.

Among the features in the new Superb Sportline are black door mirrors, window frames, door side strips, SunSet-tinted rear and side privacy glass and a black front grille.

Carrying on the moody look are darkened foglamps, 18-inch Zenith alloy wheels, bespoke exhaust pipes and a black rear diffuser. Hatchback models will also come fitted with gloss black boot-lip spoiler, while the Combi will feature a rear roof spoiler and black roof rails.

On the spacious interior there’s black headlining, aluminium pedals, sports seats that are finished in black Alcantara and leather with contrasting silver stitching, as well as ten-colour ambient lighting. The driver’s seat will be electrically adjustable as well.

Other features in the Superb range will be carried across such as the drive mode select  and cswitch, which enables the driver to choose from Normal, Sport, Eco or Individual driving settings. These change the setup of the engine, steering, transmission and even air-conditioning to best suit each mode.

Cathal Kealey, from Skoda Ireland, said:

The Superb is already one of the most stylish, practical and comfortable models in its class and the introduction of the new Sportline model now adds even further variety to the Superb offer. The aggressive and dominant sporty exterior is further complimented by the sporty interior, while the sports suspension and drive model selection offer the ultimate driving experience.

Pricing for the Superb Sportline 1.6 TDi will start at €34,850, and will rise up to €46,845 for the range-topping 2.0-litre TSI petrol with DSG and 4×4 transmission. Similarly, the Combi Sportline range will be priced from €36,050 to €48,045.

READ: New car registration figures start to slow down >

READ: Nissan offers two year’s free insurance to new buyers >

Your Voice
Readers Comments
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.