Skoda Superb Estate range adds 4x4

  • Skoda's family car gets four-wheel drive
  • On sale from February 26
  • Prices start at £22,420
Skoda has announced a 4x4 version of the Superb Estate
Skoda has announced a 4x4 version of the Superb Estate
Skoda says that a four-wheel-drive version of its Skoda Superb Estate family car will join the range when the car goes on sale in February.

The system is available with the 158bhp 1.8-litre TSI and 256bhp 3.6-litre V6 petrol engines, along with the 168bhp 2.0-litre TDI CR diesel engine.

It shifts torque to the wheels that have most traction – using the ABS sensors as a guide – to give the car maximum grip in slippery conditions.

When all-wheel drive isn't required the system is disengaged, which means fuel consumption isn't as high as it would be with a permanent four-wheel drive system.

Four-wheel drive will also make towing trailers and caravans easier and safer.

Prices start at £22,420 for the 1.8-litre 4x4 model in SE trim. The Superb goes on sale on February 26.

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