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2008 Skoda Superb preview

Skoda has released the first preview pictures of its upcoming Superb sedan, before its launch at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
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Using a Volkswagen Passat platform stretched by 50mm in the wheelbase, the new Superb should be a roomy, well-built alternative to other premium brands. Just over 4.8m in length, and nearly 1.8m wide, the interior space is said to be generous. Front-wheel-drive will help with packaging too.

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Three petrol and three diesel engines will be available, starting with the 1.9 TDI, through to the range topping 3.2-litre V6 FSI engine we have all come to know and love. Australian specification hasn't been decided yet, but we will be familiar with the drivetrain offerings.

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Based on local drives of the Roomster and Octavia (full reviews coming shortly), the Superb promises to be...um...superb.