Anniversary celebrations for a flagship: 85 years of the Škoda Superb
Exactly 85 years ago, on 22 October 1934, Škoda unveiled the model name Superb.
The brand introduced the name to highlight the quality and comfort of its luxury saloons, which until then had simply been released with the designation Š 640. The first generation of the Superb ran off the production line until 1949.
In 2001, the Czech car manufacturer revived the tradition, introducing the first modern generation of the Superb. Today Škoda has just renewed the third generation of Superb, available in the saloon and Wagon variants and with the new Scout 4x4 and iV versions with Plug-in hybrid drive. Shortly before production was suspended in 1940 due to the war, a small series of the Superb 4000 with V8 engines was manufactured.
In 1946, Škoda resumed production of a revised version with six-cylinder engines before ending production for political reasons in 1949 after well over 1,000 units had been built for civilian use. One thousand six hundred sixty military vehicles were also produced under the designation Š 952 and Š 956.
In 2001, the Škoda Superb made its comeback: the first modern generation of the series expanded the Czech car manufacturer’s product portfolio. After building 136,068 units, Škoda launched production of the second generation in 2008. A year later, Škoda launched the Superb Combi.
By 2015, 404,756 units of the saloon and 217,734 estate versions had rolled off the production lines at the Škoda plant in Kvasiny.
The new Superb iV versions will complement the series at the beginning of next year as the first electric model in the series with Plug-in hybrid drive.