Škoda began production of its Superb Estate model yesterday as the first example rolled off the production line in Kvasiny, Czech Republic.

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Car number one – an Elegance 2.0 TDI in Satin Grey – typifies what is the most luxurious wagon yet built by the brand offering a class-leading 1,865 litres of cargo space (633 litres with the rear seats up), choice of petrol and diesel engines, plus both manual and DSG transmission options.

The Superb Estate measures 4,838mm long, 1,817 wide and 1,510 high, and in keeping with Škoda’s tradition of offering great value for money, offers a number of new optional features, including a keyless entry and ignition system and a revised Park Assist system that allows the estate to parallel park in an even tighter space than before.  An electronically operated boot opening and panoramic sunroof are also available.

Production of right-hand drive variants will commence in January 2010 with Australian delivery to follow shortly thereafter.