Here’s A Tribute To The Skoda Superb — The Model That Paved The Way For The Carmaker

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Skoda Auto started life as Laurin & Klement (L&K), back in 1895. After Skoda Works got its hands on brand in 1925, the future of the Czech carmaker took a drastic turn, towards the betterment of the company.

Here’s A Tribute To The Skoda Superb — The Model That Paved The Way For The Carmaker

As Czechoslovakia started to focus on privatisation, the Volkswagen Group bought 30 percent of Skoda in 1991. Now, Skoda being a wholly owned subsidiary of Volkswagen, the carmaker has come a long way from its financial struggles.

Here’s A Tribute To The Skoda Superb — The Model That Paved The Way For The Carmaker

Crucial to this evolution is the Skoda Superb, the current generation vehicle. Introduced in 2001 as a full size family car, the Superb is the flagship model for Skoda.

Here’s A Tribute To The Skoda Superb — The Model That Paved The Way For The Carmaker

Even though the Kodiaq SUV is popular at the moment, the Superb sedan and Combi laid the foundation for the SUV.

Here’s A Tribute To The Skoda Superb — The Model That Paved The Way For The Carmaker

Since the first generation of the Superb produced between 2001 and 2008, the sedan sold approximately 9,00,000 units, combining both both body styles together.

Here’s A Tribute To The Skoda Superb — The Model That Paved The Way For The Carmaker

Since the third generation was launched in March 2015, more than 1,00,000 units have been manufactured, which is significantly more than its ancestors from the 1930s and 1940s.

Here’s A Tribute To The Skoda Superb — The Model That Paved The Way For The Carmaker

Although Skoda is selling its products in Australia and China, far away from where it's manufactured, the carmaker is interested in maximizing its global presence.

Here’s A Tribute To The Skoda Superb — The Model That Paved The Way For The Carmaker

As far as global presence is concerned, Skoda is yet to decide if it's worth selling its products in the US and Canadian markets in the future.

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Story first published: Saturday, October 22, 2016, 12:40 [IST]
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