• Dec 12, 2007

Although the Volkswagen Group brands that sell in the United States (namely Volkswagen and Audi) tend to keep their respective platforms to themselves – almost to a fault – in foreign markets the German automaker rebadges and rebodies the same cars under several different labels. Skoda is one such brand, and its flagship sedan, called Superb, is due for replacement. And that's just what the Czech carmaker is preparing to unveil at the Geneva show next March.

What you see above is the second-generation Skoda Superb, based on the current (fifth-generation) Volkswagen Passat and stretched some. Details and additional pictures haven't yet been released, but Skoda promises it'll incorporate many "smart solutions", including an anticipated creative approach to the hatchbach-trunk debate.

[Source: Automotive News Europe - subscription required]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      oh did not work...

      I claimed the pic as the OLD Superb

      and no over here in Europe the Superb is NOT seen better in term of quality as the Passat..

      In europen largest reliablilty long term statistic the Passat rank on 4th place in the middleclasse..

      See ADAC Pannenstatistik 2006
      • 7 Years Ago
      ...and I thought the Phaeton was bloated, ugly, and overpriced...

      • 7 Years Ago
      Grainy
      • 7 Years Ago
      this picture is realy a bad perspective.. Autobild had published a large set of spy shoots of it during heat test in the USA (Death Valley). I liked the look of the Superb better than that of the Passat...
      a) it is longer
      b) it is much cheaper

      pic´s from the US test
      http://www.autobild.de/ir_img/38380712_4afe173960.jpg

      http://www.autobild.de/ir_img/38380707_eb62cf36b2.jpg

      the old Superb
      http://www.autobild.de/ir_img/464659_4ab887946f.jpg

      price starting at 19,900Euro that is in Europe 5,000Euro cheaper as a Honda Civic Type R(Civic SI)


      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks like a Seabring had sex with a 7-series
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's a volkswagen for mean people.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It looks like a BMW 7-Series had sex with a VW Passat and this is the resulting illegitimate child.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This...thing...it's kinda ugly...
      • 7 Years Ago
      The cars were sold under the name Skoda since 1923, after a merger. However, the founders, Laurin & Klement, were making cars since 1905.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I thought this was just another Chinese car for a second.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It aint no looker but If you think this is ugly take a look at Skodas from the 70's & 80's, this is a super model in comparison. It will be cheap though (for a euro car).
        • 7 Years Ago
        Old Skodas are boats, the Skoda Superb is merely a plain looking car.