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by Matt Brogan

Skoda will present several new products and innovations at the Frankfurt International Motor Show from tonight, the key one being the new Superb Combi, or as it will be known here, Estate.

Offering high comfort levels, generous space and a distinctive design this long wheel base wagon features a roof line that forms a moderate arch give the vehicle well-balanced proportions, as well as an optimum combination of passenger and luggage compartment dimensions.

Key dimensions of the Superb Estate:

  • Overall Length: 4838mm
  • Overall Width: 1817mm
  • Overall Height: 1510mm
  • Cargo Capacity: 633/1865 litres

Also for the first time, the Skoda Estate will be available with the KESSY system for starting, unlocking and locking the vehicle without using a conventional key. Instead, an impulse transmitter communicates with the vehicle’s control unit and unlocks and locks the doors upon touching the door handle. The engine is started and switched off by pushing a button placed on the right side of the steering wheel column.

“Superb Combi is yet another excellent vehicle by Skoda. Combi version of the Skoda Auto flagship illustrates ongoing development efforts of the company,” said Reinhard Jung, Skoda BOD Chairman. “With its specific design so typical of Skoda, outstanding spaciousnes and several Simply clever innovations it extends the tradition of Skoda Auto.”

The engine portfolio of the Superb Estate is identical with that of the Superb Sedan as recently tested by CarAdvice.  All of these engines are based on direct fuel injection for low fuel consumption and emission values. The latest generation of the Haldex transmission will be featured in the all wheel drive versions of the vehicle.

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Superb Estate will also be available with an optional electrically controlled two-piece panoramic sunroof.

The Skoda stand at Frankfurt will also see the brand showcase its new Yeti, Octavia LPG and newly revised Roomster design packages.




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