Thursday, January 21, 2010
Skoda Superb Testing In Death Valley
Just like VW did with the Tiguan back in June, Skoda invited a handful of journalist to test out a development prototype of the all-new Superb in Death Valley, USA. Although initial rumors talked about a Frankfurt Show debut when uncamouflaged pictures were leaked into the net (click here), the second-generation Superb will make its first public appearance at the Geneva Show
Loosely based on the platform of the VW Passat, Skoda’s new flagship model will dump the 4door sedan layout of the current Superb in favour of a 5door notchback style body. Targeted directly towards mid-size sedans like the Ford Mondeo, Opel Vectra and Renault Laguna, the new Superb will be offered with a wide range of diesel and petrol engines, including the 140Hp 1.4 TSI and 160Hp 1.8 TSI petrol units. Sales are expected to start shortly after the Geneva Show.