Now this Sportline spec isn’t the flagship variant and that honour still goes to the Laurin and Klement. But then if you like dark sporty interiors, the Sportline will leave you impressed. The all-black interiors look rich and are further complemented by swathes of Alcantara. Also exclusive to the Sportline variant is the flat-bottom steering wheel which goes well with the proceedings. You have plenty of soft-touch materials and one can feel that this is a premium luxury car.
The main highlight of the Superb sedan is, of course, its rear seats. As before, legroom is fantastic and there is no doubting its limousine intentions. There’s space for four people to spend long hours here and for the corporate executives, it’s almost like the mini boardroom, especially if you consider the L&K variant. However, as a five-seater, the Superb struggles as the middle passenger gets a hard backrest and the high centre tunnel will make it uncomfortable for longer distances. A signature element of the Superb has always been its massive boot and you get 625-litres as standard with a galaxy like 1700-litres with the back seats down.
Now, this is the Sportline variant and when the rich dad isn’t being chauffeured around, the young son would like to drive it around. So let’s check out the front seats. The sporty seats are very comfortable and offer plenty of support and being 12-way electrically adjustable means one can find a comfortable driving position in no time at all. Also exclusive to the Sportline trim is customisable full digital instrument clusters which look fantastic.
It’s loaded on the equipment front too. You get as many as eight airbags, keyless entry, three-zone climate control, adjustable ambient lighting sun-roof, powered tailgate and more. The infotainment system with an eight-inch display has all the connectivity option one needs and looks and feels extremely crisp. However, what’s missing here as compared to the L&K trim is the 360-degree camera, TPMS, connected car technology, heated and ventilated seats and strangely the drive modes too.