The Czech automaker’s range has been thoroughly enhanced these past few months with the arrival of the all-new Kodiaq seven-seater SUV and the facelifted Octavia range.
Now the automaker is apparently catering for niche customers – with a Superb RS in the cards as the flagship entry in the passenger car segments. But wait, store there’s even more. The automaker might be in the market for a sportier version of the Superb – not a fully fledged coupe because the business case is limited – a four-door coupefied version. The model could be using the Superb architecture – and follow the same recipe as Volkswagen. You might remember the Germans offer a four-door coupe – the CC – using the same platform that underpins the Passat.
Skoda has always been the more practical and accessible counterpart of the core Volkswagen brand, so the Superb coupe could follow the trend – offer even more room and cost “pennies” less than the CC. The model could see the light of day in about three years from getting the approval, so 2019 is the earliest date. Though, the four-door Superb’s fate hasn’t been sealed yet due to the group’s Dieselgate troubles that have put into suspension numerous development programs, including ones that are arguably more exciting than a sporty-flavored Superb or a luxurious four-door derivative.