Although the current Škoda Superb has been around since 2008, it went through a mid-life update in 2013. As well as subtle changes to the styling, an energy recovering braking system was added to improve economy and reduce emissions. Our test car, a 2.0 TDI 140 Elegance, achieves 61.4mpg on the combined cycle. We’ve been towing with the Superb for a few months, and have now put this estate through our exacting test, to truly reveal and evaluate what tow car ability it has.

We’re expecting a very capable tow car. The Superb finished towards the sharp-end of its weight division when we tested it at the 2014 Tow Car Awards, but is the 140PS engine strong enough for towing duties?