The Czech Republic automaker is working on the all-new Skoda Superb sedan based on the MQB platform of Volkswagen Group. The new sedan will share its underpinnings with the new VW Passat, a vehicle, which is due to make its debut later in 2014. The 2016 Skoda Superb is likely to be revealed in 2015; however will arrive by 2016 in India. Usually a couple of years elapse from the time a redesigned vehicle is launched to the time when its successor arrives. Therefore, a 2016 India launch for the new Superb seems to be on the cards. It will be designed and engineered on the automaker’s next generation B8 platform. Currently, the Superb adopts B6 architecture, meaning the vehicle will skip a gen, the B7.
The new Skoda Superb reflects the redefined and stylish design characteristics found across the entire SKODA family of vehicles. The captivating and unique design of Superb, draws upon the heritage of its predecessors, and creates a strong impression. Elements of the brand’s new design language are clearly visible: precise quality, balanced proportions and clear lines. The front end has been fully redesigned up to the A-pillar and now looks much more unique. The car logo, grille, bumpers, fog and head lights, bonnet and front fenders are all new. The uniquely drawn front with a significantly wider grille in addition to the fully redesigned headlamps creates an assured appearance.
Available for the first time in the Skoda Superb are bi-xenon headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lamps. The rear of the Superb has also been fully redesigned and made tidy, precise and clear. The taillamps’ graphic has been reinterpreted to further emphasize the brand’s typical C-shape. This will be the first time in the Superb that three LED stripes create this shape. Two triangular elements in the hatch are another unmistakable feature of the new SKODA design. Given its MQB underpinnings, the new 2016 Skoda Superb will share engines with 2015 VW Passat.
The Superb’s engine range could start with 1.4 liter TSI Turbo petrol motor with 2.0 liter TDI Turbo diesel motor being the staple on the high end diesel models. The 1.8 liter turbo petrol engined model will be available in India, whereas the V6 3.5 liter petrol four-wheel drive combination is unlikely to make a comeback here although it is likely to be retained for the global market. The turbo diesel and turbo petrol will get torque and power boosts, and will be MQB-only versions.