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Czech carmaker Skoda reportedly goofed up and mistakenly published the first full images of their all-new Superb ahead of the car's scheduled debut tonight.

The third generation of Skoda's flagship model takes design inspiration from last year's daring VisionC concept car, though unfortunately, the study's sexy rear end with the sloping window and boot line didn't make the cut.

More at: http://www.carscoops.com/2015/02/skoda-accidentally-drops-photo-of-new.html?m=1

Seems like a slow news day soooo VW it is.
 

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Not a bad looking thing, but boy are all VW products are starting to look alike. The interiors specially are a give away.
 

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Not a bad looking thing, but boy are all VW products are starting to look alike. The interiors specially are a give away.
Yes, it definitely has a VW-ness about it. Though are they selling the same VW's that I'm think of in the same markets as they sell the Skoda? Meaning it mattered to GM (in a bad way) because their Cadillac's started looking like Chevies with an overall GM-ness. But if they don't sell in the same market then it isn't a big deal....
 

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It'll be interesting to see how this does in the market. Though the midsize (to us) sedan/wagon segment is said to be shrinking in Europe, options continue to abound:

Citroen C5/Peugeot 508
Ford Mondeo
Hyundai i40
Kia Optima
Mazda 6
Opel Insignia
Renault Laguna
Skoda Superb
Volkswagen Passat
 

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Aren't Skoda's just previous generation Volkswagens?
 

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Aren't Skoda's just previous generation Volkswagens?
No, Skoda shares the actual platforms, engines and transmissions with VW, that were available at launch. But not the top versions of it, of course.

Skodas aren't that cheap, or how many people in the US would pay +$40,000 for a comparable Chevrolet Cruze 2.0 TD station wagon? ;)

2014 Skoda Octavia Laurin & Klement (used, 10km), €35,000
 

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Skoda seem to focus on functionality better than the other VW Group brands - where size and value matter, the Superb takes some beating - just what the traditional mainstream buyers want.

Since Opel/Vauxhall downsized the Insignia, internally, from it's predecessor then a Skoda Superb Estate is front-runner to replace our family Vectra-C Estate (Epsilon LWB) - especially as the new GM LDE 2.0 diesel hasn't designed out any of the inherent faults in the Fiat JTD it originates from - for which Vectra-C owners are now paying significant amounts of money to keep on the road.
 
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