The first generation Superb (pictured below) was based on the platform of Volkswagen's Passat and competed well against the BMW 3-Series and Audi A4.
In Europe the current Superb is offered with a variety of engine choices. The base model 'Classic' is available with either a 1.9-litre TDI turbodiesel rated at 74 kW, or a 2.0-litre I4 engine rated at 85 kW.
The mid to top models - Comfort and Elegance - are both available with either a 2.8-litre 142 kW V6 petrol engine, or a 2.5-litre TDI diesel with 120 kW. All variants are mated to a six-speed manual or five-speed tiptronic transmission. It is unlikely Australia will get all engine varieties.
The Geneva Motor Show takes place in early March 2008, which would mean the Superb is more than likely to make it to Australia before the end of next year.
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