Skoda unveils new Superb series

Skoda enthusiasts have turned out in force to witness the launch of the Czech carmaker's new Superb model.

Firms Winchester Motor Company and Garland Motors hosted an event at the Watercress Line steam railway in Essex based on a theme of "old technology meets new technology".

Scores of Skoda owners were allowed to test drive the new Superb and enjoy a free ride on the railway. They also got the chance to compare changing technologies when a vintage Skoda 422 was rolled out alongside the company's latest model.

Peter Davidson, general manager at Garland Motors, said: "It was a great day where our customers and business partners came to see the eagerly-anticipated new Superb in the flesh and had the opportunity to road test the car."

The new design includes the latest "twindoor" technology, which allows motorists to have both a hatch and saloon style boot at the touch of a button.

A total of six engines will eventually be available within the full range: three petrol and three diesel, including the Greenline model delivering low CO2 emissions and greater fuel efficiency.

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