• Oct 22nd 2009 at 7:20AM
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Buyers overseas have plenty of good reasons to opt for a Skoda. Compared with the Volkswagens on which they're based, the Czech versions tend to be both more spacious and more affordable. But one thing they're not – or historically haven't been, at least – is stylish, the ho-hum designs generally appealing to more conservative buyers than their German or Spanish counterparts. But that's all about to change. At least it will if the company's design chief Karl Neuhold has his way.

The designer behind the new Superb – an innovative and elegant take on the Volkswagen Passat – says that future Skodas will be "more avant-garde [that] will make you feel well-dressed," while still incorporating the spaciousness and value that the brand has come to embody underneath the VW Group umbrella. Next up the Skoda pipeline is a replacement for the aging Octavia – essentially a bigger version of the Volkswagen Jetta – so we'll be keeping our eyes peeled for you.

[Source: Autocar]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Skodas aren't bad.. I always preferred their styling over the VW version of the same platform.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I would, however, like a commenting system upgrade.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ellegant? This car is absolutelly hideous in flesh, offensive from each and every angle. It's simply too long and too narrow with stylistical feature taken from Fabia.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Huh? That's because you mostly see them painted yellow for Radiotaxi AAA ? its a great looking car in person otherwise.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Promises, promises...!

      I wonder how that strategy will affect the "wild sporty avant-garde" styling (NOT) of Seat?

      • 5 Years Ago
      If you want a last season A4 or Passat, but you don't want to buy used, buy a Skoda!
      They're just boooooooooooooooooooooooooooring.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Or Seat Exeo, which is last-gen A4, as officially as it gets. :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Superb V6 (in white) review:
      (BTW these guys are also quite entertaining. No, I'm not speaking about the indian accent. :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Where's the Superb Coupé?

      • 5 Years Ago
      While most Europeans seem to pick VW over Skoda because of the conservative styling, I think that same styling would play big in the USA. Skoda's fix the rear leg room problem most western European car companies seem to have. Skoda stretches the wheelbase and uses it all in the interior. VW should bring some in under the VW badge. IMO
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