The flagship celebrates an anniversary: the first generation of the modern SKODA SUPERB turns 20
However, it was the new model with the designation SUPERB that would become the Czech manufacturer’s flagship. Series production began in the spring of 1935, and by 1949 almost 900 units of the ŠKODA SUPERB had rolled off the production line in five variants: in addition to the six-cylinder 640 SUPERB (1934-1936) and SUPERB Type 902 (1936) models, the SUPERB Type 913 (1936-1939), the SUPERB 3000 OHV Type 924 (1938-1949) and the SUPERB 4000 Type 919 (1938-1940) with V8 engine were also produced.
In 2001, ŠKODA reintroduced the model designation and presented the first generation of the modern ŠKODA SUPERB. Following the premiere of the compact model OCTAVIA in 1996, this marked ŠKODA’s return to the large family car segment. At the beginning of September 2001, even before its official exhibition premiere, the SUPERB was transported to Lány Castle in Central Bohemia, where the then Czech President and great car enthusiast Václav Havel took the new saloon for a thorough test drive.
The 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine produced 85 kW (115 hp), the other petrol engines were a 1.8-litre four-cylinder turbo with 110 kW (150 hp) and the top version was a 2.8-litre V6 with 142 kW (193 hp). For customers seeking low running costs, the 1.9-litre TDI with 96 kW (130 hp) was the model of choice, with a standard consumption of only 5.7 litres per 100 km.
Sep 10, 2021 at 09:54