Making a comeback after an absence of five years, Skoda, now under the stewardship of Volkswagen Group Singapore, is making waves and shaking up the establishment with its ever-growing line-up of models.
These include the handsome Octavia and stylish Superb – two saloons that are more than a match for any competitor in their respective classes.
Skoda’s tagline is “Simply Clever” and the carmaker’s solutions to day-to-day challenges can be found in the “Simply Clever” features inside and outside the cars.
For the Skoda Octavia, these details include a compartment made from water-resistant material underneath the front passenger seat which houses an umbrella, wireless charging phone compartment in front of the gear lever and two sturdy hooks in the boot which is perfect for shopping bags or sports gear.
The Skoda Superb proves to be just as “Simply Clever” with a holder in each door compartment which effortlessly stows a 1.5-litre bottle, an amazing cup holder that enables you to open and close your drinks vessel with one hand, umbrella compartments in both front doors, removable LED flashlight on the side of the boot and the ability to open the boot by moving your foot underneath the rear bumper.
And if you opt for the higher-spec Skoda Superb Laurin & Klement version, ventilated seats, panoramic sunroof, Dynamic Chassis Control and Park Assist will be at your disposal.
Space-wise, both saloons are among the roomiest in their segment.
The Skoda Octavia’s nearly 2.7m long wheelbase equates to a prodigious amount of legroom while the Skoda Superb cabin offers in excess of 1.5m in width and more than 99cm of headroom for the driver and front passenger.
The liftback-type bootlid of both cars open to cavernous rear storage spaces – the Skoda Octavia is able to hold 590 litres or 1580 litres with rear seats folded while the Skoda Superb tops its class with figures of 625 litres and 1760 litres respectively.
Out on the road, the Skoda Octavia and Skoda Superb are propelled along by turbocharged engines mated to dual-clutch gearboxes.
One litre might not sound much but the Skoda Octavia’s unit serves up 85kW and 200Nm – good enough for 0-100km/h in 10 seconds and top speed of 202km/h while sipping just 5 litres of petrol for 100km travelled.
The Skoda Superb’s 2-litre powerplant is… powerful with 162kW and 350Nm! Put pedal to metal and the century sprint is dispatched in just seven seconds while maximum speed is a sports car-like 245km/h.
The Skoda Octavia and Skoda Superb are feature-filled and “Simply Clever” but it’s you who will the clever one if you choose to buy either.
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