The latest 2016 Skoda Superb carries Skoda’s most recent design language and will be premiered in February 2015 in Prague. The market launch is set in mid-2015, while the premium sedan is expected to hit Indian shores by first-half 2016. Currently the company is performing the last technical inspections, its press release said.
The rumors are-out that the dynamic design of the 2016 Skoda Superb is such that its parent company Volkswagen AG and Audi AG are afraid of the new Superb grabbing its share in the car market. That said, the vehicle shares its design cues with Skoda’s VisionC concept. The teaser images are completely covered, revealing very little about the changes given to the Superb saloon.
From the test mule, it is evident that the front fascia is clearly redesigned, gets the tighter front body design and a much lower-positioned front grille. Speculation is that Skoda may continue with its ‘twin-door system’ of the current model that allows the boot to open on its own or along with the window. The Czech automaker has not revealed any specifications of its new flagship sedan.
The 2016 Superb is likely to be based on the Volkswagen’s MQB platform and feature a variety of engines from the Volkswagen Passat. Nothing is official but options are expected to include 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 either, so the new Superb will continue with a 6-speed manual and an automatic DSG gearbox.
The new Superb should also feature the most advanced active safety technology and the first application of adaptive all-LED headlights. Probably the biggest surprise we have while examining the teased picture is that the LEDs have not been installed. It’s probably because cheaper models will offer a simple and less expensive xenon system.
In India, the Skoda Superb is assembled at the company’s manufacturing unit in Aurangabad, which is shared with Audi India.
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