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
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.