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Skoda Superb (modern) (Czech Rep., 2008-present)

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The second generation Škoda Superb was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2008. It is based on a stretched version of the Octavia platform. It is available as five-door five-seat liftback saloon and as estate wagon. Being as it is based on the Octavia A5 platform, the latest Superb features transverse engine layout.

Petrol engine options include an entry-level 92 kilowatts (125 PS; 123 bhp) 1.4 litre inline-four cylinder (I4) TFSI (with a turbocharger and Fuel Stratified Injection), a 118 kW (160 PS; 158 bhp) 1.8 litre I4 TFSI, a 147 kW (200 PS; 197 bhp) 2.0 litre I4 TFSI, a flagship 3.6 litre 191 kW (260 PS; 256 bhp) FSI VR6 engine (a detuned version of that fitted in the Passat R36) complete with 4motion four-wheel drive and six-speed Direct-Shift Gearbox (DSG). Diesel engine options include 2.0 litre I4 Turbocharged Direct Injection (TDI) with common rail which is rated at 103 kW (140 PS; 138 bhp), 2.0 litre I4 TDI 125 kW (170 PS; 168 bhp) with common rail, and a 77 kW (105 PS; 103 bhp) 1.9 litre I4 TDI Greenline with reduced fuel consumption.



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Superb Outdoor

In 2012 SkodaSkodaSkodaCzech Rep., 1895 > present56 models
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introduced an Outdoor version of the Skoda Superb CombiSuperb (modern) Gen.2 [B6]Skoda Superb (modern) Gen.2 [B6]Czech Rep., 2008 > present278 versions
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that adds body cladding and a larger front bumper to add a little protection for buyers who want to take their car off road. 

The Outdoor package is only available on the Combi estate. It includes protective paneling around the wheel wells, door sills, front bumper and rear bumper. The front also gets a larger bumper with larger air intakes and  fog lights.

The package is available with either front- or all-wheel drive and with all engines except for the Greenline model. Skoda says that it is aiming the package to buyers with an active lifestyle. 

Basically, the Outdoor is the Skoda version of the Passat AlltrakPassat Alltrack 2.0 TDI DSG 4X4Volkswagen Passat Alltrac...Germany, 2012 > present3 photos
. The two cars ride on the same platform with similar engine options and similar modifications.



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Facelift 2013

Skoda introduced a facelifted Superb at the Shanghai Motor Show on April 19th during Volkswagen Group Night. The larger Superb is aimed squarely at China where Skoda sales are growing quickly.

It offers better fuel economy and more rear legroom. At the same event, it introduces the Superb Combi wagon.

The new styling does not take any chances. It is essentially a stretched and widened version of the new Octavia in terms of looks. It is offered with bi-xenon headlights with LED running lights. The rear has three LED stripes that create the shape of the taillights.

The facelifted Superb is available in two, new colors: Metal Grey and Moon White.

The interior is where much of the work has gone. There are nine fabric options. The center console includes a large storage pocket. It gets new features like a 6.5in touch screen infotainment system with a 30GB hard drive. Rear cargo space has been increased to 595 liters in the sedan and 633 liters in the Combi.

The engine range includes start/stop and regenerative braking technology. The base engine is a 123hp 1.4 TSI, and there will be a 2.0 TDI with 138hp or 168hp.

There is an all-wheel drive version with the 168hp diesel and either a six-speed dual clutch transmission or six-speed manual.

The 2013 Superb and Combi go on sale in June 2013.

 



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The origin of Skoda Auto goes back to 1895. Václav Laurin, a mechanic, and Václav Klement, book-seller, both shared a passion for bicycles. When Klement tried to get spare parts to fix is bicycle and wrote to the manufacturer in Czech, he got an unfawl reply asking him to write in a language they could understand. In that moment, the two Czechs founded Laurin & Klement and started to produce bicycles under the patriotic name: Slavia.

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