My Skoda Superb II

My Superb II is in the metallic shade "Rosso Brunello" - a fancy name for what the DVLA have called "Maroon"!

It's powered by a 2.0 litre 170BHP Common Rail Turbo Diesel.

This is the "Elegance" trim level. It comes with a very good specification, to which there's not much to add.

I managed to add to it, however (see later)!

You may just be able to make out a sensor at about two o'clock, ahead of the front wheel.

This is for "Park Assist," which adds front parking sensors to the car and then automatic parallel parking at the touch of a button.

Here you can see two of the front sensors, either side of the registration plate.

The small lozenge-shaped parts just below the headlamps are headlamp washers.

Here's the rear quarter view, which conceals a totally unique feature, the "Twindoor" boot.

Here, the boot lid is open, fine for small shopping, especially in wet weather.

Here, the whole hatchback is open at the press of a different switch, allowing larger loads and/or easier access to the cavernous space.

My interior includes heated leather seats and wood trim, both of which are additions to the standard specification.

The driver's seat has three memory positions. Memory includes lumbar setting and the amount the nearside mirror dips when reversing.

There are numerous storage spaces, two of which can be included in the (standard) air conditioning system, to keep drinks and snacks cool.

This shot clearly shows the seat adjustment controls. The circular one is for the lumbar position.

The amazingly spacious rear compartment, complete with digital display of the time and outside temperature and fresh air face-level inlets in the 'B' pillars.

The sunroof has a built-in solar panel.

If the parked vehicle inside temperature gets too high, the panel powers up fans which circulate air through the car, without any drain on the main battery.

The sunroof was fitted to the car in error, but as it wasn't my error, I wasn't charged (the £800) for it.

Nothing much to see in the engine compartment, typical of today's cars.

The headlights can be adjusted electronically for driving in Europe.

The satellite navigation covers all of Western Europe and the inclusion of Bluetooth™ allows hands-free calls to be made and received on a compatible mobile.

These (extra) stainless steel, branded valve caps, may be just a little OTT!

© Ray Girling, 2009 - 2017