TBE Motoring Review: Skoda Superb SE Business model

By Geoff Maxted on 5 February, 2015

Skoda is one of the longest-established vehicle production companies in the world. Since 1895, the Czech headquarters in Mladá Boleslav has seen the production firstly of bicycles and then, shortly afterwards motorbikes and cars. They made their first automobile in 1905 – and it was still for sale in 1975! No, no; we mustn’t do Skoda jokes anymore because the company has gone from strength to strength and now makes great products.

Now, the company is welcoming business drivers into 2015 by adding equipment to the Skoda Superb SE Business model. The upgraded model now comes with full leather upholstery and heated front seats as standard with no increase in price.

The additions to the award-winning model provide £1,605-worth of added features and build upon an already impressive standard kit level in the Superb. This includes 17-inch alloy wheels, sat nav, DAB radio, dual-zone air-con, power-fold door mirrors, cruise control, trip computer, Bluetooth and, crucially, an umbrella in the rear door.

The Superb SE Business model is available as either a hatchback or an estate powered by an efficient 2.0-litre 140PS diesel engine. The Superb is a class leader thanks to its combination of quality value, outstanding practicality and 633 litre boot, low carbon footprint (emitting 109g/km), 17% BIK band, and SE Business equipment.

Patrick McGillycuddy, Head of Fleet for Skoda UK, commented: “The addition of full leather upholstery and heated front seats as standard to the popular Superb SE Business model reinforces our commitment to providing business drivers with very well equipped, efficient and capable company cars.”

The ŠKODA Superb SE Business is priced from £21,090 for the manual hatchback, rising to £23,810 for the DSG-equipped estate model.

The SE Business suite of vehicles, which also includes the Octavia and Yeti models, is especially designed to offer corporate customers a low taxation liability and whole life cost combined with a comprehensive specification, class-leading space and versatility. Certainly worth a cost-conscious look.
Geoff Maxted
Motoring Correspondent