Skoda reveal Superb Outdoor

Skoda has added a more rugged four-wheel-drive Superb to its line-up, following success for the off-road styled Octavia Scout.

Skoda has added a more rugged four-wheel-drive Superb to its line-up, following success for the off-road styled Octavia Scout.

By Press Association reporters

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The Superb Outdoor is marked out by its protective additional plastic bodywork around the side skirts, the wheel arches and the lower bumpers. It benefits from permanent four-wheel-drive system that provides greater traction in the colder months.

It is based on the existing mid-range Superb SE, but Outdoor will be a standalone trim level with a choice of three engines. A 158bhp turbocharged 1.8-litre petrol opens the range, with two 2.0-litre diesels above it. A 138bhp version joins with the twin-clutch DSG gearbox and a 168bhp model uses a six-speed manual.

The additional equipment it receives over and above the SE includes a four-spoke leather multi-function steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, ‘Sunset Glass’ behind the B-pillar, Hill-Hold Control, a tyre pressure monitor, heated windscreen washer nozzles and integrated front headlight washers.