Škoda's flagship model, the New Superb, goes on sale in UK showrooms today, Thursday 18 September.

Priced from just £15,490, Škoda's latest hatchback features everything customers have come to expect from the brand – value for money, incredible functionality, elegant design and high build quality.

The car will be available with a choice of three petrol and three diesel engines, from the 1.9 TDI PD 105 bhp to the impressive 3.6 V6 260 bhp 4x4 DSG. A new 2.0 TDI common rail diesel engine with an impressive 170 bhp is available for the first time and four wheel drive and DSG gearboxes are also debuting on a number of engines.

Skoda Superb

Insurance groups start from a 6E rating on the entry level diesel and 7E on the entry level petrol, both of which are extremely low for a car of this size.

Three trim levels are available on the New Superb: S, SE and Elegance. Standard features across the range include ESP, seven airbags, front and rear electric windows, alloy wheels and ‘Twindoor,' a unique system for variable boot opening, never seen in the industry before, which transforms the New Superb from a saloon to a hatch at the touch of a button.

Skoda Superb

Robert Hazelwood, Škoda's Brand Director, comments: "The New Superb is our most ambitious car to date and testimony to our brand's confidence in the competitive upper medium market. It combines value for money, interior space and engineering solutions designed with the customer in mind in a fantastic package.

"Beautifully designed both inside and out, the new Superb is a great choice for retail and fleet buyers. More importantly, it is a car prepared for the challenges posed by the current economic climate, reinforcing Škoda's position as the manufacturer of happy drivers."

Skoda Superb