85 years ago this month, ŠKODA unveiled the SUPERB. The name highlighted the quality and comfort of the brand’s new luxury vehicle, which until then had simply been called the Š 640.
Inspired by the Latin word for ‘stately’, the first ŠKODA model to carry the SUPERB badge was 5.5-metres long, 1.70-metres wide and 1.66-metres tall and powered by a 2.5-litre, 40.5 kW (55PS) six-cylinder engine.
More than 1,000 first generation SUPERBs rolled off the production line between 1934 and 1949. The model name was revived in 2001 with the first modern generation of the SUPERB.
The 2nd generation was launched in 2008 featuring keyless access and start system (KESSY).
A significant update in 2019 saw the introduction of full LED matrix headlights and an expanded range of innovative assistance systems to make the SUPERB one of the safest and most comfortable vehicles in its class.
The SUPERB iV will join the range early 2020 as the first electric model in the series with plug-in hybrid drive to continue the legacy.