Hatchback and Combi estate versions of the new generation Skoda flagship and the brand’s top SUV are the highlights of the 2023 model year
Škoda Auto unveiled for the first time Superb’s flagship models (hatchback and Combi estate versions) and the successor to its top-of-the-range SUV, the Kodiaq. As part of the “Let’s Explore” event, the Czech automaker has unveiled the first official silhouette images of its new generation vehicle. Superb and Kodiaq are his one of this year’s highlights of the brands making their world premieres separately this fall. Both cars offer the latest efficient petrol and diesel engines as well as plug-in and mild hybrid options.
“Superb and Kodiak are two important cornerstones of the Škoda model range, so it is very special for us to introduce the new generations of both model series this fall. The Superb is our ICE. The flagship of the portfolio, in both hatchback and combi estate formats, the 4th generation continues to set the standard for comfort and space.The 2nd generation Kodiaq brings safety, technology and versatility to the next level. We continue to offer the best of both worlds to meet our customers’ needs, so both models also offer plug-in and mild hybrid options.”
Klaus Selmer, CEO of Skoda Auto
New features, improved technology, redesigned interior
Two important Škoda Auto World Premieres will take place in autumn 2023. The Czech brand presents the fourth generation of its Superb flagship model and the second generation of its Kodiak SUV. Skoda has unveiled official silhouette images as part of the ‘Let’s Explore’ event, giving the first glimpse of the new vehicle. In addition to the new exterior, each model comes with new features, improved technology and a completely redesigned interior. The fourth generation of his Superb will again be available both as a hatchback and in his very spacious Combi estate. The new generation flagship model will be built at the Volkswagen Group plant in Bratislava, Slovakia. The new generation Kodiak will be built at the Škoda factory in Kvasiny, Czech Republic, which is also home to its predecessor.
Two Success Stories
The Superb and Kodiaq are Škoda’s top hatchback/combi estate and SUV models, respectively, and both have enjoyed impressive success. The name “Superb” was used in the 1930s for Skoda’s top luxury cars. With around 137,000 first-generation Superb sold between 2001 and 2008, it was the first Skoda model to introduce high-tech features such as bi-xenon headlights, automatic Tiptronic transmission and Coming Home function. Since its launch, the first-generation Superb has won numerous prestigious awards, including “Best Import Car” from the German automobile magazine “Auto Bild”. The second generation came in his 2008, offering customers an all-wheel drive option for the first time. His Superb Combi estate version, introduced in 2009, caused even greater demand. In total, his 2nd generation Superb has recorded his 618,000 deliveries to customers. Introduced in February 2015, the third generation offers more room for passengers and luggage in both body styles. It has also added an innovative assistance system to make it more economical, emit less emissions and increase safety. The flagship has been updated again for his 2019, with the Superb iV variant becoming the first Škoda plug-in his hybrid model. To date, over 777,000 third-generation Superb units have been delivered to customers.
Launched in 2016 and heralding Skoda’s successful SUV campaign, the Kodiak has already sold more than 740,000 units. Available with seven seats as an option, it introduces Škoda’s exciting and transparent design language to the SUV segment. The sporty Kodiak RS follows his 2018 and the entire model range has been updated for 2021. More than 40 international awards are visible evidence of the outstanding quality and extraordinary popularity of large Skoda SUVs.
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