2,50,000 units of the current third-generation Skoda Superb have been produced worldwide
The Superb has been among the most promising models for Skoda, and its popularity has constantly been on the rise ever since it was first introduced. While the Superb’s timeline dates way back to the pre-World War II era, the limo wasn’t as renowned as the newer models. In fact, the Czech car maker only started counting 16 years back when the first flagship model was launched and since then it has produced 1 million units. Only 1,36,000 units of the first-generation Superb were produced. The second-generation Skoda Superb was in production from 2008-2015 and during this time 6,18,500 units of the car were produced at the Skoda plant in Kvasiny.
Interestingly, of the total million units, more than 2,50,000 units produced are of the latest third-generation model. Skoda launched the current generation Superb in the global market in March 2015. With the kind of popularity that the Superb has been gaining globally, Skoda plans to increase the production capacity at its plant in Kavsiny from 1,50,000 units to 2,80,000 cars. In fact, the Czech car maker has even managed to secure funding for the same.
Talking about the achievement, Michael Oeljeklaus, Board Member for Production and Logistics said, “This production milestone is an impressive demonstration of Skoda's high production competence and its employees. The name Superb represents one of the best and most successful cars in the automotive mid-class.”
Skoda launched the third-generation Superb in India last year at a starting price of Rs 22.68 lakh for the base variant. The top-spec Superb was launched at Rs 29.36 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). Later this year, Skoda will bring the Superb-based SUV, Kodiaq to Indian shores.