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Old 5th June 2008, 10:31   #16
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I too saw the show. The car will be in India in the first quarter '09, if i am not wrong.
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Hey crazy driver if you read my input at top of this thread they r getting 2.8 TDI.....!!!.....the 2.8 TDI can't be anything but a V6 or straight 6 which cannot be accomodated in front wheel drives.
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I saw the car being tested at my Bosch Office today, i will upload the pictures in the evening.
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I saw the car being tested at my Bosch Office today, i will upload the pictures in the evening.

Same here redrage..I have mentioned this somewhere in my earlier post. I spotted the car in front of the bosh office at adugodi..This was last month i guess..
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I also saw the car. I thought that the car must have been launched that's why didn't cared much about clicking pics etc. It did not looked like the one in the pics I guess.
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Default New Skoda Superb Caught testing in Bangalore

Hi guys,

Just happened to see one of my colleagues from Bosch testing the new Skoda superb at our Bosch factory in Peenya today,
Launch would be probably in October 08, He wouldnt let me click the snaps, but was just able to get few photos of the car. Bosch seems to be working closely developing the ECU/ABS technology for this car i presume. Exuse me for the bad quality of pics, photos were take on my Nokia N70

Comments please

Mods edit : Kindly merge with this thread already on discussion
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...-superb-2.html

SCOOP : New Skoda Superb Caught testing in Bangalore. PICS on Pg. 2,5-image_1.jpg

SCOOP : New Skoda Superb Caught testing in Bangalore. PICS on Pg. 2,5-image_2.jpg

SCOOP : New Skoda Superb Caught testing in Bangalore. PICS on Pg. 2,5-image_front.jpg

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water mark the pics quick. awesome scoop. Do you have interior pics?
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Old 26th June 2008, 15:01   #23
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The older one looked better....at least going by these pics.
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Does anyone think that the Superb has lost its "Skoda" identity? The rear looks just like any other sedan while the front is so BMW. Simply put, Euro manufacturers are known to retain their identity across different generations....look at the rear of any Mercedes, BMW, VW etc. and you will not mistake them for any other. This Superb, on the other hand, is breaking away from the standard Skoda rear light arrangement.

Fantastic scoop, RedRage! Thank you for sharing these pictures with us.

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The front grille is unmistakably Skoda!
but the rear lights seem to depart from the skoda theme...not a bad thing though..they gel well with the rest of the rear section.
the two ways to open the boot is awesome!
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Does anyone think that the Superb has lost its "Skoda" identity? The rear looks just like any other sedan while the front is so BMW. Simply put, Euro manufacturers are known to retain their identity across different generations....look at the rear of any Mercedes, BMW, VW etc. and you will not mistake them for any other. This Superb, on the other hand, is breaking away from the standard Skoda rear light arrangement.
I am of the opinion that it's good for them haven broken away from that design.

The Skoda brand doesn't give much snob value in the luxury segment and in addition the Superb looked too similar to its younger brother- the Octavia. These factors kept a lot of buyers away from a car that is a winner on the inside with a great diesel engine.

Although the new model holds its identity as the Lauras big brother, it still break away from being its twin.

I think this new model will click well in our market provided it's priced and equipped well.

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Thanks Redrage, another great scoop!!!
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Great scoop!
The looks of the car make me first feel that its Jetta with looks changed to Skoda standards. The headlamps are VWish and from the rear, I felt that they have diverted away from traditional Skoda looks.

But its a diversion for the good.
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GTO : Does anyone think that the Superb has lost its "Skoda" identity? The rear looks just like any other sedan while the front is so BMW.
Have to agree on this. The rear looks a confused mish-mash, albeit a little neat. The front is a typical Skoda-ish grille between two BMW-ish head-lights.

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@vid:I had a look at the interiors, but couldnt click, the driver was kind of a nag .

The interiors are very similar to what Mr.Abhinav Gupta has posted in page 1.
Thanks guys.

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