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Having driven a Skoda Superb estate (or ‘Combi’, as they tend to call them) for a week earlier this year, I can vouch that I really did think it lived up to its name. Okay, the badge may lack the cachet associated with Volkswagen or Audi, but the build quality of the Skoda Superb seemed spot-on, perfect for non-badge-snobs who want a bit of reliable luxury.
The thing is, taking a Skoda Superb estate off-road isn’t such a good idea, as it’s just based on a typical saloon car with two-wheel-drive and no chunky bumpers to stave off any knocks it might receive. So for Skoda buyers wanting to venture off the beaten track, the two choices have always been the smaller Yeti, which in 4×4 guise does a pretty good job off road (I had one of them for a week recently too) or the Octavia Scout, also with 4WD and plenty of protective mouldings and bumpers to soak up the effects of rugged terrain.
But now there’s a third choice – the Skoda Superb Outdoor. This new model really will combine the best of several worlds – luxury, immense size and practicality, and off-road ability. Protective strips on the Outdoor model will shield the Superb estate and it will run with permanent four-wheel-drive. Who knows what the weather in the UK will be like this winter, so having this extra stability and traction may be just what some buyers need, especially if they live in more rural parts.
The Skoda Superb Outdoor is based on the SE trim model and will be fitted with 18” alloy wheels as standard, along with Bluetooth, privacy glass, a tyre pressure monitoring system, hill hold, headlight washers for blasting all that grime away and maintaining safety, heated windscreen washers and a multifunction steering wheel.
Skoda Superb Combi Great Functions:
Personally I’m not keen on the white example pictured in the press images, but the new Superb Outdoor will be available in all the usual colours. I particularly like the browney colour. Pricing for this large and practical 4×4 estate will start at £26,465 for the 1.8 TSI petrol manual 160PS model, and rise upto £27,600 for the 170PS version of the 2-litre TDI diesel manual model. They will come with 60,000 miles/3 year warranties and the most efficient model will offer fuel consumption of upto 44.8mpg which is pretty good for such a heavy car with 4×4. CO2 emissions start at 165g/km. Could this be the car to get you through the oncoming winter?
Written by www.warrantywise.co.uk
Yeti Škoda: A Crossover from Škoda
The Yeti from Škoda is a very stylish and practical purpose vehicle. It is a great alternative to hatchback cars. Yeti Škoda is a great crossover for families, with sharp steering and controls. It is also a fun vehicle to drive. This car offers lot of cabin space and 4×4 options for off- roads.
Yeti Škoda has a unique design, which provides it with a rugged feel and look. The looks are enhanced by its tall silver roof rails extending from front to back, which also compliments the silver brush guards, which protects the outer surface of the car from scratches, but also gives the car a new rugged image.
Let us see the general specifications of the car:
Yeti Škoda is available in four trims, with the choice of four engines and also option of two or four wheel drives. The DSG transmission is available in the 1.2 TSI 105bhp petrol engine variant. Yeti Škoda has Driver, passenger front, and side and curtain air bags. The steering wheel is height and reach, adjustable with four spokes. The vehicle is equipped with halogen projector headlights, Remote central locks, and Manual air conditioning with automatic regulation. It is fitted with a 2 DIN radio, with an integrated single CD player. Warning lights in the front of the door. Maxi-dot trip computer, Acoustic rear parking sensors, front fog lights, rain sensor and auto-dimming rear view mirror, full leather upholstery. Yeti Škoda is fitted with a 16 inch alloy wheels and lot of chrome on the radiator grills, air conditioning, door handles, and on the locking button of the hand brakes. For the safety of its passengers along with airbags Škoda has equipped the Yeti with ABS, EBD. The rear windows are child proof.
Along with the above and many more features in this car, one can enjoy a very good ride. Except for a few drawbacks, like the ride is jittery, with some road and wind noise. The back seats are little bit heavy to lift out and awkward to replace, but with the sharp steering and ample space inside the Yeti Škoda, it is a very fun car to drive around with large families. For those who would like to explore the rough countryside roads, the 4×4 option is the best offering. It has all the gizmos for an off roader.
Yeti Škoda is an excellent day to day car as well as a serious off roader. It has lots of options for all the different types of consumer, to choose from.
The Skoda Fabia vRS 2000 is a model which was developed as a concept car for 2011 Worthersee and it was recently revealed. This model was revealed together with the Fabia Monte Carlo and the regular Fabia vRS as well. The development of the Skoda Fabia vRS is done based on the Fabia Super 2000 model, which is a rally car. The end result is a roadster model which has an open top, capable of carrying around up to four people (the driver and three passengers).
When you compare the Fabia 2000 with the vRS model, you will notice that the 2000 model has wheel arches which are wider, a bonnet which is new with two vents which cool the engine, as well as re-designed rear bumpers and front area.
The purpose of the designers from Skoda was to get back the joy of driving in a sporty manner and the dynamism which comes with it. [Source: ZerCustoms]
Name: 2.0 16v TDI vRS
Volume:2 L (1968 cc, 120 cu in)
Engine: 4cyl DOHC CR
Output: 170 PS (168 hp/125 kW) @4200 rpm
Torque: 350 N·m (258 lb·ft) @1750–2500 rpm