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by Matt Brogan

The all-new Skoda Superb has made its Australian debut today at the Melbourne International Motor Show.

Although new to Australia, the Superb has a long history which dates back to the 1930s.

When it was re-launched in 2001, the first modern Superb represented a new start, a re-entry into a market which had long been neglected.

This latest Superb, however, is a pivotal car for the brand which Skoda hopes will combine its illustrious past with an ambitious future.

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The new Superb offers a host of clever features, including ‘TwinDoor’, which turns the car from a Sedan to a Liftback at the touch of a button, lifting the Superb to even greater heights of flexibility.

Depending on what is required, either the boot lid alone can be opened for smaller items to be placed inside. Or, by operating another button on the underside of the boot lid to activate an electro-mechanical release, you can lift the entire boot lid together with the rear window, allowing bulkier items to be loaded.

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When the rear seat backs are in an upright position, the boot will accommodate 565 litres of luggage, and if they are folded forward this volume increases to a massive 1,670 litres.

A range of engines are available to fulfil a variety of needs including a 1.8-litre, four-cylinder (118kW/250Nm) petrol unit;  a new 3.6-litre, V6 (191kW/350Nm) petrol engine; and a 2.0-litre four cylinder (125kW/350Nm) turbo diesel engine.

Full specifications will be released at the time of launch with pricing to range from a competitive $42,990 to $56,990.




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