PRAGUE: Skoda revealed a design sketch today displaying the first details of its modernised flagship, the Superb.
The world premiere of the reworked Superb family will take place in the Slovakian capital Bratislava in May as part of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. Skoda has been the main sponsor of the World Championship since 1993. This would be the first time Skoda is using the hockey event for a car presentation.
The design sketch of the new Superb depicts clean-cut front headlights, fog lights with a distinctive trim as well as the Skoda-typical radiator grille. The Skoda lettering at the rear instead of the brand logo makes its debut in a Superb.
As the flagship of Skoda’s model range, the Superb, whose history began in 1934 boasts the brand’s latest innovations in terms of design, technology and functionality. The top model reflects Skoda’s aspiration to offer vehicles of the highest quality that provide customers with an exceptional amount of space and numerous features from higher-tier segments.
The original Superb of the 1930s was built at the plant in Mladá Boleslav. From 1947, Skoda produced the Superb as the first model at its Kvasiny plant.
The name Superb derives from the Latin word "superbus" meaning exceptional, excellent, or outstanding. After more than a 50-year break, the modern Skoda Superb took up the mantle of these characteristics in 2001.
The modern Superb is now in its third generation, with Skoda touting it as both suitable for families and private customers as it is for business and fleet clientele.
In April 2017, the third generation of Skoda’s flagship model surpassed the mark of one million cars produced. On Skoda Storyboard you will find an overview of all previous generations of the Superb.