Third-generation Superb production hits 100,000 units
Flagship model has been a global hit since introduction last year
ŠKODA has just produced its 100,000th third-generation Superb – just over a year after production started.
Since 2001 the brand has built more than 850,000 first-, second- and third-generation Superbs at its plant in Kvasiny, which has been expanded and modernised for the production of its flagship model.
Michael Oeljeklaus, ŠKODA Board Member for Production and Logistics, said: “The production of this highly-modern car is a testament to the outstanding competence of the Kvasiny plant and its employees.”
The Superb has reigned supreme as the top model in the ŠKODA range since its introduction. The first new-generation Superb offered elegance, comfort and excellent value for money and continued the brand’s tradition of building prestigious cars, including the Laurin & Klement FF in 1907, the Hispano-Suiza and the very first ŠKODA 640 ‘Superb’ in the 1930s.
The second-generation Superb arrived in 2008 and built on the design and technology of its predecessor, and was offered as an estate version for the first time in 2009. The current Superb has been in production since June 2015.
The company made significant investments at the Kvasiny plant ahead of the new Superb’s production. Just under £50 million went into the new body-construction line alone – and the Kvasiny site is being prepared for the brand’s forthcoming SUV, the Kodiaq.
By 2018, ŠKODA intends to invest more than £200 million into Kvasiny and create 2,000 new jobs. Annual production capacity will be gradually increased to 280,000 vehicles. The site is one of three ŠKODA factories based in the Czech Republic, currently employing more than 5,000 people.
17 May 2016