The Czech automaker is celebrating yet another milestone, as the latest generation of its medium-sized sedan hits the 100k production mark.
Skoda has brought the Superb model to its range back in 2001 as the brand’s flagship, a sedan that has been made in more than 850,000 units to date. The third generation started to be built in March 2015 in the automaker’s Kvasiny plant, for now to reach to the 100,000-production mark. While the company made some significant investment into the production process at the Kvasiny facility ahead of the launch of the new Superb, the site is to receive a further boost to welcome the upcoming Skoda SUV. VW’s division intends to spend an additional 302 million dollars into Kvasiny, one of its three manufacturing locations in the Czech Republic, and bring 2,000 new workers, as it targets to gradually increase the production capacity to 280,000 vehicles annually.
The company also officially confirmed last week the Kodiaq name for its upcoming 4.70 -meter long SUV that accommodates 7 seats, a model underpinned by the familiar and flexible MQB platform and inspired by the VisionS Concept. Kodiaq will make its public debut in the second half of 2016, while the market launch is planned for early 2017. Skoda has recently reported its biggest sales gain this year for April and a sport utility vehicle will definitely spur the brand’s sales, especially in its largest market – China.