Skoda find Superb way to honour company founders

Skoda, the third oldest automotive manufacturer in the world, is celebrating its history with the launch of a limited edition Superb.

Skoda, the third oldest automotive manufacturer in the world, is celebrating its history with the launch of a limited edition Superb.

Founders Vaclav Laurin and Vaclav Klement established their factory close to Prague in 1895 and expanded rapidly becoming the largest manufacturer in the then Austro-Hungarian Empire by 1912.

Skoda is honouring its founders by launching a special edition Superb L and K (Laurin and Klement). Powered by Skoda’s renowned 2.0TDI, 170 bhp diesel engine, the limited edition Superb L and K is positioned above the Superb Elegance and shares the same standard equipment plus a host of extras.

Raymond Leddy, head of marketing, Skoda Ireland said the comany has a rich history, situated in the heart of Europe and they have overcome two world wars and endured communism to emerge as one of Europe’s most promising car brands.

“As Skoda continues to grow and release new models into the marketplace with the Citigo released in July and the Rapid expected in Ireland in November, we feel now is a perfect time to commemorate our founders by releasing the Superb L&K.”

The new Superb L&K sets itself apart displaying distinctive two-colour L&K design 18” Sirius alloy wheels and Laurin and Klement plaquette on the front fenders.

The limited edition model also features practical and comfortable equipment such as SunSet extra tint glass and rear LED lights. The interior is dressed with elegant brown shade leather embossed with the founders L&K logo.

Special edition Superb L&K (40 units available in Ireland) - 2.0 TDI/125 kW (170bhp) road tax €330, €36,645 (Limousine), €37,645 (Combi); 2.0 TDI/125 kW DSG (170bhp) road tax €481, €40,245 (Limousine), €41,245 (Combi); 2.0 TDI/125 kW 4X4 DSG (170bhp) road tax €481, €40,545 (Limousine), €41,545 (Combi).