They say the devil’s in the details, but few people mention how getting them right is only part of the story. After all, it’s not just what the elements are, but also how they come together to form a complete, cohesive whole. To prove our point, we quizzed two of our 2019 A-Listers, Jon Lin and Ryan Pang, on what makes a good suit and a good cup of coffee. These self-professed purveyors of the respective items didn’t just give us thoughtful insights into the details they personally look for, but also how they integrate these minutiae into a complete whole.
In the same vein of things, a car is more than the sum of its individual parts, and certainly much more than what specifications alone can convey. Case in point: the Skoda Superb. Look beyond its technical features and examine its details, and you’ll find a well-tuned, quietly confident package that’s equally adept at providing a smooth, comfortable ride as it is revving up for a faster, more responsive drive. Our two A-Listers certainly thought as much after spending some time with the car. In fact, they commented – separately – on how things just felt right given its well-roundedness, and the seemingly perfect balance between the elements that typically go into a luxury sedan.
Interestingly, the gentlemen were drawn to different aspects of the Skoda Superb. For Lin, the car’s standout features are its understated design and practicality. Indeed, like a classic suit that serves as an extension of its wearer’s personality, the Superb simply performs its functions without calling attention to itself. Nonetheless, the car’s practical features, such as the ample boot space, are still wrapped in a handsome package with angular contours and long, sweeping lines that convey confidence without appearing overly aggressive.
Pang, on the other hand, was impressed by the Superb’s versatility, especially its flexible Driver Profile Selection, which adapts the car’s handling and response to different needs. The Comfort option, for instance, offers an easy, relaxing drive, while Sport mode kicks things up a notch for days when a more thrilling ride is needed. With 180 horses generating 250Nm of torque, the Superb has plenty of power on tap, but offers remarkable fuel economy when needed – just like the perfectly crafted latte.
The devil’s in the details, and Skoda has them all considered and perfectly balanced in the Superb. But don’t take our word for it: have a look at the video we produced to see what we mean.