The Škoda Superb has long been the family car to choose if space is your top priority. The new Superb still offers ample room for passengers and their bags. Now, though, it promises a better drive, a more polished cabin and improved economy and emissions.

It’s also very keenly priced. The range starts from £18,460. Our 2.0 TDI 150PS SE Business test car sits in the middle of the range, with a surprisingly affordable list price of £22,090.

Before a wheel turns, we know the Superb is a lot of car for the money. We need to find out what tow car ability it has, given that it is light for its size. Is the 150PS engine up to the job, and how stable is the Škoda at speed?