• Aug 26, 2009
2010 Skoda Superb Kombi – Click above to enlarge

With its innovative Twindoor system, Skoda's flagship Superb already blurs the fine line between sedan, hatchback and wagon. But those crazy Europeans love their wagons, or "estates" as they call 'em over there, and VW's Czech subsidiary wants its slice of the action. So, after releasing the Superb sedan/hatch/whatsit in Geneva last year, Skoda is preparing to unveil a proper extended-roof wagon at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show.

Like the Twindoor, the Superb Kombi is expected to offer a range of six engines – three gas and three diesels – mated to either a six-speed manual or DSG dual-clutch tranny, but may also get the addition of available all-wheel-drive as well. All Skoda has released at the moment is the teaser image you see above along with a short statement, so if you're as nuts as we are about Eastern European station wagons, you'll want to Czech 'em out after the jump.

[Source: Skoda]



PRESS RELEASE:

Estate Version of Škoda Superb to Debut at Frankfurt Motorshow

Škoda Auto will present the estate version of its flagship model Superb at the forthcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. The car is a logical continuation of the Superb model series and offers an ideal combination of practicality and elegance. The estate version follows on from the hatchback, the current generation of which has found more than forty-two thousand owners, in just over a year since it was launched.

The newest addition to the Superb range extends the tradition of estate versions that are typical of what customers have become used to in Škoda cars -timeless design and spacious interior that make the Superb estate an ideal car for every driver who requires a comfortable, reliable car in all circumstances.



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      • 5 Years Ago
      I have ridden Skodas in Israel (taxis). They are very nice and the switchgear is basically from VW parts-bin. If VW cars in the U.S. keep getting a premium pricing vis-a-vis the competition, I could see VW Group bringing the Skoda brand to attack the entry-level segment, eventhough it could risk cannibalizing their own VW brand sales.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "a proper extended-roof wagon"... yes, no more wagon wanna be CUVs! get over the wagon stigma!

      For what it's worth I'm going to put my money where my mouth is. Looking into a Jetta SportWagen TDI 6-speed manual right now!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Isn't this Skoda superb wagon a rebadged Audi A6 wagon?

        • 5 Years Ago
        I do believe so. Not that the clone of an A6 Avant is a bad thing.
        • 5 Years Ago
        No, it´s based on the platform PQ46. The actual passat uses the same one, but the interior and Exterior is completly different to other products of the VW-Company.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Rick

        The Passat R36 and Superb 3.6 do share the same engine, but not the same power. The R36 has 300hp while the Syperb 3.6 only has 260hp.
        Still a very good deal though.
        • 5 Years Ago
        As Peter said, it's based on the PQ46 platform like the current Passat, while the Audi A6 isn't. The 1st gen. Superb was basically a rebadged Passat B5.
        So while the current Superb shares the platform with the Passat, they have completely different sheet metal, interior, dimensions, etc. The Superb's wheelbase is actually in between the Passat's and the A6's.

        The wagon is going to be an interesting car. It's huge and will compete well against the Mondeo (and against the Passat, of course, which is why Skoda wasn't allowed to offer a wagon version until now :D).
      • 5 Years Ago
      @HeyHuub.

      Yeah, oke my bad ;)
      1 option left: Modding the CPU :D ;)
      • 5 Years Ago
      and GM has too many brands?
      • 5 Years Ago
      who teases a wagon?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Smart companies do, that's who.
        It's a superb [no pun intended]-looking wagon, for one.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Czech Republic is more Central Europe than Eastern Europe, and it's mostly the Brits who call wagons estates. The rest of Europe, given its use of - surprise! - other languages, has several words for them (break, combi/kombi, stationcar, etc.).