Skoda milestone: 500,000 Superb units made image

The Czech based automaker Skoda has recently announced that the 500,000th Superb model has rolled off the company’s assembly line in Kvasiny, Czech Republic.

According to the car manufacturer, the 500,000th Skoda Superb model has been built in Kvasiny facility, Czech Republic, and the vehicle is a Superb Combi. Skoda managed to reach the milestone production in 11 years since the Superb model has been launched and, if the first generation of the vehicle has been more like an experiment, attracting only 136,068 customers, the second one, launched in 2008, was a real hit, selling in 363,932 units. The Asians have bought 40 percent of the Skoda Superb’s production and China is the main market for this model.

As a quick reminder, the Skoda Superb is a large family car made by Skoda Auto and the first generation of the model has been produced between 2001 and 2008, being based on the same platform as the Volkswagen Passat, which was elongated by 10 centimeters. The Skoda Superb is sharing major mechanicals and powertrain with the Passat model. The Superb name has been used by Skoda on its luxury cars before which were produced between 1934 and 1942. The current Skoda Superb is being assembled in the Czech Republic, in China, in India and in Kazakhstan.