Skoda Superb Outdoor
(Tuesday 23 October 2012)
Skoda has devised a new version of the Superb Estate which it says is particularly suitable for a winter climate. That claim is largely based on the fact that it has four-wheel drive, though since the Outdoor also has protective material on the bumpers and wheelarches, and on the lower part of the doors, it's presumably aimed at people prepared to indulge in a spot of minor off-roading at any time of the year.
The Outdoor is close to the specification of the Superb Estate SE, but it also comes with Bluetooth connectivity, a four-spoke leather-covered multifunction steering wheel, darkened rear glass, hill hold control, a tyre pressure monitor, heated windscreen washer nozzles and front headlight washers, none of which is available as standard on the SE.
In ascending order of price, the Outdoor is available with a 158bhp 1.8 TSI turbo petrol engine and manual transmission (£26,465), a 168bhp 2.0 TDI turbo diesel manual (£27,600) and a 138bhp 2.0 TDI with the twin-clutch semi-automatic DSG gearbox (£28,100).