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Car review: Skoda Superb II

Twinkle in its eye: the Superb II is the gem in Skoda’s inspired eco-model

What was it about your that first made you in love? Was it their career Or the fact they could a room with an imperious of Tam o’ Shanter . Chances are it was far simpler – the curve of her throat or the breadth of his shoulders.

And so, smitten, hardly a backwards look, you into what would the most profound relationship of life.

In contrast, I’ve spent agonising over a new road and still haven’t committed to yet I fell in love with my because… well, she was the only one who the ad (it was a joke . darling). And so it is with It is the incidentals that bind.

In the rush to make vehicles desirable and to differentiate their from the oh-so-samey ones of producers, manufacturers have few weapons in their arsenal. obvious exceptions at the pavement and ends of the spectrum (a Perodua costs £5,799, while a Veyron is a snip at £1.4m), is precious little to separate the of today’s cars in terms of price and build quality.

Currently there are 437 different on sale in the UK at an average price of In the supermini category alone, are 50 to choose from. So how different can really be?

They all have seats, wheels, an engine, it matter which one you buy? Of not – but it makes the world of difference to the

Bearing in mind that of us exist in a state of ignorant about the mechanical meat of our makers invest huge into perfecting these trifles. The reassuring clunk of a the rubbery nub of a tactile indicator the balletic unfolding of a drink – these aren’t design they are the salesman’s hook.

elements are called surprise and features. And Skoda’s Superb has one made me swoon. When you on the lights, the twin lamps their beams like uncurling their long the beams then cross before settling back their tracks, gazing into the darkness.

It’s a gimmick, obviously, but the sort of detail that clinch a potential sale.

So for the lights, what about the of the Superb? The car is the poshest Skoda Not long ago you’d have as chance of seeing the words and Skoda in the same sentence as Sheen and celibate, but now the multi-award-winning manufacturer is one of motoring ‘s success stories.

All five of Skoda’s models, the Fabia to the Superb, are also now as part of its GreenLine range. By baby’s-breath emissions of 114g/km of CO 2 and an impressive 64.2 miles to a gallon, the Superb is actually the in Skoda’s eco class.

The GreenLine are all slippy, a reference to their air drag, have stop/start make gear-change recommendations, battery energy and have efficient diesel engines. The are amazing. For instance, the Fabia, the of the group, can cover 930 miles on a tank of petrol – you could from London to Prague refilling (if your bladder cope).

So when your heart for those lights, your will be more than to back it up.

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