Volkswagen's Czech brand Skoda reveals the new Superb Combi, giving its flagship model more space with a wagon body style set to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
It might be closely related to the Volkswagen Golf, but the Skoda Superb delivers a much larger, passenger-friendly, four-door package.
The massive number of safety devices, explosives, electronics and construction materials in modern cars means that extricating someone from a wrecked vehicle is no longer just a matter of a Sawzall and twelve minutes. Carmakers work with first responders so that the men and women who save lives can actually figure out how to get to the lives in question without doing further damage to the people inside or themselves.
The Škoda Superb Combi has picked up on the "Allroad" habit of its flashier brother, Audi. As is to be expected, though, in Škoda guise, the design-package makeover as applied to the Superb Combi Outdoor isn't quite so flashy. The ride height and suspension are unchanged, and there are no steel undertrays installed fore and aft. But there is "robust synthetic paneling" that runs all around the lower rim of the car, as well as a revised font bumper with fog lamps and a larger lower
2011 Skoda Octavia Scout – Click above for high-res image
2010 Skoda Superb Kombi – Click above to enlarge
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