What’s the connection between NASA and the Skoda Superb? It’s obvious when you think about it: they both know a thing or two about space. In terms of its rivals the Superb has galactic quantities of space inside, and while there’s not quite enough room for a moonwalk, it certainly means you and your passengers can stretch out while orbiting London on the M25. There’s room for a decent payload, too, even in this hatchback version.

The handsome Skoda Superb is a revelation if you’re looking for a large family car with a premium feel.

To drive, it’s comfortable, quiet and relaxing whether you’re in the front or the back, and can even be hustled along at a fair pace.

It’s easy to live with too, with a hatchback that opens onto an enormous boot. The practical interior has an upmarket feel, and there’s a range of efficient and refined engines.

Generous equipment, acres of space, a pleasant driving experience and a welcome refresh – the Superb is one of the best cars on sale and with very good reason.

The Skoda Superb has been a cornerstone of the Czech manufacturer’s range for much of its recent history. Underpinned by Volkswagen’s ubiquitous and effective MQB architecture, the latest model was facelifted in 2019 to bring it up-to-date – and to maintain its lead over the large family saloon (and estate) competition.

There are no complaints about legroom – the Audi A8 is about the only VW Group model to offer more rear seat space. The boot is very generous, too, with 625 litres on offer in five-seat mode, and 1,760 litres with the rear seats folded.

But there’s much more to the Skoda Superb than space. It takes Skoda’s ‘Simply Clever’ slogan to heart, with the ubiquitous umbrellas stored in the doors, ice scraper in the filler flap, one-handed bottle-opening cup holders and plenty of storage. Safety kit is comprehensive, too, with all of the latest VW Group tech on offer.

Most of the time, though, you’ll be cruising motorways, which the Superb manages with panache. Though it can’t quite match the (admittedly rather pricier) Mercedes S-Class for unruffled, near-silent progress, the Superb does a fair impression of a top-drawer German limo, wafting along serenely and generally making a decent fist of keeping the outside world at bay. It’s a car built to devour high-mileage trips.

It’s customary in reviews of big cars to note that there’s ‘room for one six-footer behind another’, but in the Skoda Superb 2.0TDI 150PS Ambition 2020 you could squeeze another in the rear-seat footwell for good measure. It’s truly cavernous inside while the boot is commensurately vast too.

Best of all, you’ll discover an umbrella cunningly stowed within each of the front door, a feature only otherwise found on Rolls-Royces. Because this is, um, the Rolls-Royce of supersized family saloons.

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Sources: www.topgear.com/car-reviews/skoda/superb, https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/skoda/superb

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