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Spy photos of the Škoda Superb

The best Škoda ever?

12/12/2014 14:01 |  Comments: 

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Our heavyweight champion, Balázs, or better known as Assur on the premises is the news writer of the mother site, totalcar.hu. Oh yes, he’s an automotive engineer too. They say there isn’t a data that has ever escaped his mind, all we know is that he can drop into any conversation about any car that was made after the war, and he’ll be able to add a ton of details you won’t ever be able to find in books. He has been thinking of selling his longserving Volvo for years, so he always has some used car adverts open on his computer, just in case. Has a wife and two (almost grown-up) children.

Drool over the pictures of the prototypes of the third generation Superb, the best Škoda ever, according to its maker.

The flagship Škoda is due to arrive sometime in 2015, but the brand is already doing its best to hype it up. They have just released photos of the masked prototypes heralded with some very promising phrases.

One of those is the claim that this will be the best Škoda ever, which may sound daring, but is not that impossible after all. Technically the model is based on the brand new Passat B8 and will probably even top that – the Czechs are likely to keep their good habit of building the Superb on the base of the long wheelbase Passat made for the Chinese market. Judging by the spy photos it’s safe to say that the new Superb will receive a five-door body.

Although the details have not been disclosed yet, the wheelbase is increased by 8 cm and the boot got 30 litres bigger and will have a volume of 625 l, according to the Czech press. The engine line-up will almost certainly be identical with that of the Passat and will include a 1.4-litre turbo petrol and a 1.6-litre turbo diesel engine. The model will come with either a six-speed manual or a DSG, and a 4WD variant is almost certain to be available, too.

The new Superb will be launched next February, but we wouldn’t be surprised if Skoda kept leaking info to keep up interest.

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