500,000th Superb rolls off line
Production jubilee at ŠKODA’s Kvasiny plant. ŠKODA’s flagship a success since 2001. Saloon and Combi set standards in their class. Worldwide Superb sales first topped 100,000 in 2011.
ŠKODA’s flagship, the ŠKODA Superb, has added another chapter to its success story, topping the mark of 500,000 units produced. The jubilee vehicle, a white Superb Combi Laurin & Klement, rolled off the line today at ŠKODA’s Kvasiny plant in the Czech Republic.
“Half a million ŠKODA Superb produced – that is a number which makes us proud,” said ŠKODA CEO Winfried Vahland. “The ŠKODA Superb is our brand’s flagship. It shows the great capability of the entire ŠKODA team and symbolises like hardly any other model our company’s outstanding performance. Since we introduced the car eleven years ago, total sales of our model palette have almost doubled,” said Vahland.
The ŠKODA Superb is sold in 85 countries worldwide. In 2011, the brand delivered about 117,000, topping the mark of 100,000 Superb sold for the first time. ŠKODA’s flagship first went on sale in China in 2009 and has since become one of the most popular models in its segment. In 2011, 40 per cent of all Superbs sold worldwide went to customers in China. China was also the site of a record-breaking journey in a ŠKODA Superb 1.4 TSI DSG: for the first time, an automobile drove from Shanghai to Beijing on less than one tank filling.
In 2001, the ŠKODA Superb saw its sales debut as ŠKODA’s then fourth model line. 136,068 units of the car’s first generation rolled off the line. The second-generation ŠKODA Superb has been a success on international markets as a saloon since 2008 and also as a Combi. To date, 363,932 have been built.
Uncompromising quality, a generous room offering, precise workmanship and an unbeatable price-value ratio make up the ŠKODA Superb’s simple, but effective formula for success. It is the roomiest saloon in its class.
The Combi boasts superlatives of its own. In addition, both versions offer the segment’s largest back-seat space, leaving the competition far behind.
Selected milestones of ŠKODA AUTO production since 1991:
May 4th, 2012: 3 million Fabia built
January 30th, 2012: 14 million cars built since 1905
December 2011: 1.5 million Octavia II built
October 2011: Mladá Boleslav plant production reaches 10 million
September 2nd, 2011: 4 million MQ 200 transmissions built at Mladá Boleslav
April 2009: 12 million cars built since 1905
July 2006: 10 million cars built since 1905
1991: 5 million cars built since 1905