Skoda will gain the production capacity it has been lacking in recent years when production of the Superb midsize car moves to parent Volkswagen Group's multibrand plant in Bratislava, Slovakia, in 2023.
The Superb is currently built in Skoda's Kvasiny plant in the Czech Republic alongside the Karoq and Kodiaq SUVs. The success of those SUVs has led to increased waiting times as Skoda struggled to find alternative production locations.
VW Group's latest five-year investment program includes shifting Superb production to Bratislava. The Superb's sister model, the VW Passat, currently built in Emden, Germany, will be also moved to Bratislava.
Moving the Superb to Bratislava will allow Skoda to build more SUVs and also give the brand capacity for a new, unnamed model, Skoda said. "Customers will benefit from the overall increase in production capacity as they will be presented with shorter lead times," Skoda said in a statement.
Skoda has previously said an entry-level electric car underpinned by a new, low-cost platform will be built at Kvasiny.