Škoda Auto Begins Production Of Superb Estate
The first Škoda Superb Estate rolled off the production line today (Monday 9th November 2009) in Kvasiny, Czech Republic – an Elegance 2.0 TDI CR 170bhp DSG DPF in Satin Grey.
The most luxurious estate car yet to wear the Škoda badge offers a class-leading load volume of up to 1,865 litres (633 litres with the rear seats up). A choice of three petrol and three diesel engines will be available in the Superb Estate, plus manual and DSG transmissions – the same engine range as is available in the Superb hatch (launched September 2008).
The Superb Estate is 4,838 mm long, 1,817 wide and 1,510 high – comfortably the most spacious and practical car in the upper-medium segment. In keeping with Škoda’s tradition of offering great value for money, the estate has a number of new optional features, including a keyless entry and ignition system and a revised version of the hatchback’s award-winning Park Assist system that allows the estate to parallel park in an even tighter space than before. An electronically operated boot opening and panoramic sunroof are also available.
Since its launch in 2008 the Superb hatch has found over 3,000 homes in the UK (up to October 2009). Worldwide, Škoda has delivered 33,434 Superbs to customers from January through to October this year – 78% more than it had sold over the same period of the previous year.
Production started today with left-hand drive vehicles and right-hand drive production will follow in January 2010.