Skoda has been testing two prototypes for the new generation Superb in the extreme conditions of the American desert. And for the first time media representatives were invited to the event before the new model’s official premiere. At the event the company also announced that the 2009 Superb will be unveiled next year at the Geneva Motor Show.
The new generation of Skoda Superb is ready to fulfil even the most demanding needs of customers in the mid-size car segment. Today, people interested in a mid-size vehicle demand one that is both practical and luxurious. It would be difficult today to find another vehicle that combines these two contradictory demands in a way even close to that provided by the Superb. The current, successful generation of Superb has established Skoda in the arena of the large saloon cars and customers are now acquainted with its presence in the medium- and upper-medium segments.
The new generation of this model has been developed from the very beginning as a completely new vehicle. The space and travelling comfort that the car offers places it among the leaders in the mid-size category. The intriguing development in the construction and design of the new generation of Superb will be the reason for a major change in awareness of this model range. The new generation of Škoda Superb, with its exceptional interior space, follows the tradition of the current modern generation.
The vehicles on display, which are being put through exhausting tests in Death Valley, are test prototypes fitted out with 1.8 TSI/118 kW (160 bhp) engines. In regard to its construction, this is the same engine which has been offered across the Octavia model range since the middle of this year.