Skoda reveals Superb Outdoor Estate
Skoda has revealed its 4x4 version of the Superb Estate, the Superb Outdoor. The car is a more affordable rival for cars such as the Audi A4 Allroad and Volvo XC70.
The Outdoor is based on the standard Estate's SE trim but adds a long rosta of extra equipment plus plastic cladding at strategic points to help protect the car if it ventures off-road. However, the car is no higher off the ground than the standard Superb.
The additional kit comprises a leather-trimmed steering wheel, 18-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth, tinted glass, heated windscreen washers and front headlight washers. The SE trim already comes with air-con, chrome roof rails, cruise control, suede-effect upholstery and automatically folding mirrors.
The Outdoor offers a choice of two diesels engines and one petrol. Both diesels are 2.0-litre units, one with 138bhp and the other with 168bhp, while the petrol is a 1.8 with 158bhp. The petrol and higher-power diesel come with manual gearboxes while the lower-powered diesel is offered only as an automatic.
None of the Outdoor's new features affect the car's economy or emissions. Both diesels emit 166g/km of CO2 and do an average of 44.8mpg; the petrol emits 191g/km and returns 34.5mpg.
Prices start at £26,465 for the 1.8 petrol, while the 168bhp diesel costs £27,600. The 138bhp DSG version is the priciest, at £28,100. Compared to the standard Superb Estate SE in 4WD form, these prices represent around £2600 for the additional cladding and equipment. You could save a further £4000 by opting for a Superb Estate SE without 4x4.