Forecourt Update: SKODA Superb SE Business
Extras For SE Business Trim But No Price Rise
What Is it?
The ŠKODA Superb SE Business is a newly enhanced trim level for fleet-focussed drivers. This large vehicle – which is available in hatchback and estate form - now feels more sophisticated thanks to its heated leather seats that, until recently, were a £1,605 extra.
ŠKODA says that it wants to “be the most valued fleet manufacturer in the UK” so the SE Business has strengths that appeal to this market. Highlights include low carbon emission – that has an impact on benefit-in-kind taxation - plus a high equipment specification.
ŠKODA UK Head of Fleet, Patrick McGillycuddy, explained: “The addition of full leather upholstery and heated front seats” reinforces the manufacturer's “commitment to providing business drivers with very well equipped, efficient and capable” vehicles.
What Are The Engine Options?
The SE Business is powered by a 2.0-litre, 140PS, diesel engine that can be teamed with a 6-speed manual or 6-speed auto gearbox.
The Hatchback Manual version reaches 62mph in 10 seconds, averages 61.4mpg and emits carbon at a rate of 119g/km. The Auto hits 62mph in 10.1 seconds and returns 54.3mpg. Carbon emissions are 135g/km.
The Estate Manual travels from 0-62mph in 10.1 seconds, returns 61.4mpg on the combined cycle and produces carbon at a rate of 119g/km. The Automatic version is 0.1 seconds slower to 62mph and averages 55.4mpg. Its carbon emission figure is 134g/km.
What Are The Trim Options?
SE Business is the trim. Standard equipment includes its: satellite navigation, digital radio, dual-zone air-conditioning, power-fold mirrors, cruise control, trip computer and Bluetooth connectivity.
Anything Else I Need To Know?
The SE Business has an umbrella concealed in a rear door. Its mounting incorporates a channel to drain water out of the car.
How Much Is It?
The Hatchback Manual costs £21,090 and the Automatic £22,530. The Estate Manual is £22,370 and the Auto tips the scales at £23,810.