All the designers agree that the car’s dimensions, sense of solidity and huge interior space, especially in the rear seats, are the hallmarks of the first generation Superb, which have been adopted by subsequent generations. “The spatial dominance was very clear. Today, we may like cars that don’t look that big on the outside but are big on the inside, but back then the Superb was a limousine in every sense,” says Jiří Hadaščok of the first generation.
“For me, it was always a car that gave me a bit of a dilemma whether to drive it or ride in it as a passenger. When I was driving and there was no one in the back, I actually missed that person a little bit and thought that I should be in the back,” smiles Peter Olah, who is currently head of interior design at Škoda and was involved in the work on the first generation as an intern.