Skoda to launch all-new Superb in 2016
Skoda recently launched the new Superb with a mid-life facelift but, an all-new Superb sedan will be here in 2016.autos Updated: Mar 18, 2014 12:35 IST
Skoda recently launched the new Superb with a mid-life facelift but, an all-new Superb sedan will be here in 2016.
The carmaker recently took the wraps off its dramatic-looking Vision C concept at the 2014 Geneva Motor show. This new concept not only previews an all-new ‘four-door coupé’ based on the new Octavia platform, but also gives us a preview of the styling of the larger, next-gen Superb and, according to our sources at the Geneva motor show, a lot of its design cues will be seen on the next-generation Superb sedan. These include a large chrome grille, precisely structured flanks and a new triangular theme to its lamps, which is also expected to be seen on other future Skoda offerings. The new 2016 Skoda Superb sedan will be based on the B8 platform while the current car is based on Skoda’s B6 platform. This means the next-generation Superb will be two generations ahead of the current car as it skips the B7 platform on which the current Volkswagen Passat is based.
The current Superb sedan’s strong points are the high levels of equipment, the high-quality materials used in the cabin and the generous legroom for rear passengers. The next-gen Superb is expected to carry forward the same strengths and additionally, it could get a slightly larger cabin and even better quality materials on the inside.
As far as engines are concerned, we expect the new Skoda Superb to stick to the same 2.0-litre diesel unit but with more power. It will offer 170bhp, similar to the Volkswagen Passat. The transmissions are not likely to change, so the new Superb will continue with a six-speed manual and an automatic DSG gearbox.