Skoda is set to storm the upmarket family car sector with the all-new Superb hatchback. The new Czech flagship won't go on sale until after its public unveiling at the Geneva motor show in February 2008, but Autocar has already driven it - and you can read associate ed Hilton Holloway's impressions of it, straight from the Nevada desert, by clicking here.
Positioning the new Superb
Skoda insiders have confirmed that the new Superb – masterminded by the engineer behind the VW Phaeton - is targeted directly at the new Ford Mondeo.Autocar can also reveal that the Czech car-maker is poised to make life hard for Volvo and the upper echelons of the estate car market when it launches a huge wagon version of the new Superb about 12 months after the hatchback. The new Superb goes on sale in the UK in September next year. With prices likely to range between £15,000 and £23,000, Skoda is planning for a massive boost in Superb volumes compared to the outgoing model, which averaged about 20,000 sales per year. Company sources remained tight-lipped, but it’s expected the new car will see at least a 300 percent increase in production [eg, 60,000 per annum, at least].