Skoda has just announced that they have produced 1 lakh units of the latest third-gen Superb. The milestone vehicle rolled off the assembly line at the Czech automaker’s plant in Kvasiny. Since the model was introduced in 2001, Skoda has produced more than 8.5 lakh units of the Superb – a popular choice in its segment in many markets including India.
Since production began in March 2015, the latest-gen Superb has been to several global markets and is doing well. The car arrived in the Indian market earlier this year in February. Now although the original model didn’t do any good for Skoda India, the second-gen Superb went on to lead its segment by a considerable margin.
For the latest-gen model, Skoda has used VW’s flexible MQB platform to develop the car and as a result, it’s not only bigger but noticeably lighter and expectedly, more efficient than its predecessor.
At the Kvasiny plant, Skoda made significant investments ahead of the Superb’s start of production. Besides a totally new body-construction line, the Kvasiny site is being prepared for Skoda’s upcoming SUV offering.