Skoda Superb Combi Outdoor to rival Audi A4 AllroadOff-road estate takes on VW Passat Alltrack

08 June 2012

Skoda has launched the new Superb Combi Outdoor off-road estate, a rival to its sister brand’s Audi A4 Allroad and Volkswagen Passat Alltrack.

The Superb Outdoor model is only available in five-door estate form.

Skoda Superb Combi Outdoor

The Skoda Superb Combi Outdoor goes head-to-head with the Audi A4 Allroad and VW Passat Alltrack

Skoda Superb Combi Outdoor: Off-road bodywork

The Outdoor design package incorporates new plastic body panels for the front and rear bumper, wheel arches and side skirts. The latest addition to the Superb range also features larger air intakes and new round front fog lamps.

Aside from these aesthetic differences, the Superb estate’s suspension remains the same as the standard car’s. This means the Outdoor model’s off-road ability will be limited compared with rivals from Audi and VW.

Two- and four-wheel drive

Skoda Superb Combi Outdoor

All but the 1.6 TDI GreenLine model will be available in 2WD and 4WD

The Superb Combi Outdoor will be available with the same engine options as conventional Superb hatchback and estate models.

This means a choice of five petrol units, including a 125bhp 1.4-litre and two 1.8-litre turbocharged petrol engines. A 200bhp 2.0 TFSI motor and a 260bhp 3.2-litre V6 unit will also be available. The car’s diesel engine line-up comprises Skoda’s 105bhp 1.6-litre turbodiesel as well as the 140bhp and 170bhp 2.0 TDI engines.

All power plants will be available with two- and four-wheel drive except the 1.6 TDI GreenLine, which comes in front-wheel drive guise only. This engine is the most efficient in the range, returning a claimed 64.2mpg with 114g/km CO2, meaning £30 car tax (VED).

UK pricing and availability are yet to be confirmed, but we'll bring you more information closer to the car’s launch.

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