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Skoda Superb (2008) teaser

Published: 16 January 2008

Skoda has released this teaser picture of the Superb ahead of its Geneva Motor Show debut.

Although Geneva isn’t until March 2008, Skoda is already drip-feeding information about next year’s new Superb. First on the list is this teaser picture of the big barge, which will use parts from the current Passat.

The Superb will go on sale in September 2008, hopefully costing less than £15,000; not quite as cheap as today’s model which starts at £13,995, but a lot of car for not much case nonetheless.

As with today's model, you will get lots of space, unmatched at this price. Expect the engine range to kick off with the 1.4-litre TSI unit in 138bhp tune and a similarly powered 2.0-litre diesel. That'll make it the biggest car to use VW's tiny blown 1.4.

Skoda reckons the Superb will come with ‘a number of smart solutions’, but won’t elaborate further. We won't comment on the design until we've seen the car in the metal.

There’s no word yet on whether Skoda will be brave enough to launch an estate version of the Superb, but a V6 will be along later in the car’s life.

By Ben Pulman

CAR's editor-at-large, co-ordinator, tallboy

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