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Equipment upgrade for Skoda Superb SE Business

  • Upgraded with more than £1,600 of equipment
  • This includes full leather upholstery and heated front seats
  • CO2 of 109g/km means a 17 percent BIK tax band for the current year

A business-friendly version of the Skoda Superb will now be fitted out with even more equipment as standard.

The SE Business model was configured with company car drivers in mind, combining a low CO2 emitting engine and plenty of kit.

It comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, sat nav, DAB radio, dual-zone air-con, power-fold door mirrors, cruise control, trip computer, Bluetooth and an umbrella in the rear door.

Skoda has announced a £1,605 upgrade that includes full leather upholstery and heated front seats at no extra cost.

Available in either hatchback or estate versions, the Superb SE Business is powered by a strong 2.0-litre, 138bhp diesel engine. It emits 109g/km of CO2, putting it in a 17 per cent BIK band for the current 2014/15 tax year.

Despite being economical – the Superb promises more than 60mpg – it sprints from 0-60 in 9.7 seconds. There is also 320Nm of torque which makes overtaking and accelerating in-gear easy.

Inside the Superb you will find limousine levels of legroom, as well as a large and well packaged 633-litre boot that works as both a saloon and hatchback. It opens in two stages, by pushing one button to open the lid, and a second to open the entire tailgate. This gives you the choice of style or practicality in one car.

Two stage boot

A concealed umbrella sits in a specially designed waterproof slot underneath the rear passenger’s door armrest, and is dried when the door is closed.

Refinement is strong with little engine or wind noise at both lower speeds and while on the move. The ride quality is excellent, the driver and four passengers have plenty of room to get comfortable, and the build quality is robust and constructed to last.

Safety levels are high - the Superb has a five-star rating from Euro NCAP. Seven airbags come as standard and a further two are optional, and there are includes ISOFIX child seat anchor points, anti-lock brakes, electronic brakeforce distribution and a tyre pressure monitor. An electronic stability programme to help prevent skidding  is also standard.

Prices start at £21,090 for the manual hatchback, and £23,810 for the DSG automatic estate model.