The Skoda Superb It returns with 4th generation model in 2023 and our exclusive photos show what it could look like. We expect thanks to additional spy shots of car prototypes Skoda It will introduce a new approach to the exterior and interior design of its flagship salon and Property Model.
New Superb support will be tried and tested Volkswagen The modular MQB architecture suite – albeit an updated MQB Evo version of the platform. will be shared with Next Volkswagen Passat, with the two models built in Bratislava, Slovakia. The Superb will get a slight increase in length and wheelbase to help keep it out of the way Octaviawhich has also grown for its fourth generation.
Our exclusive presentation highlights Superb’s evolution of design over the previous model. The latest spy footage supports this, as a slightly revised octagonal grille appears between the thin headlights. Below it is a new bottom grille shape and it takes in insulated air on the side. The classic Skoda badge is still indented from the hood to the grille.
In the side, the larger dimensions become more noticeable with a long rear overhang. There is also a crease on the shoulder line and towards the rear we see a simple bumper design, although expect to see a larger shape of the C-shaped taillight unit from the new Fabia.
Due to the MQB Evo platform, there will be no pure electric superb. Instead, we will see the last generation of combustion engines compatible with the Volkswagen Group Euro 7 Emission rules likely to be introduced in 2025. While the popularity diesel It has dwindled, and we expect to see it return on the new Superb with a variety of TDI options—ranging from 148 hp to 197 hp.
Gasoline power should be available in mild hybrid forms and plug-in hybrids with stronger borrowing potential passat GTEdrivetrain. The updated MQB platform is expected to accommodate a longer range setup for plug-ins, with enough battery power to exceed 62 miles (100 km) of electric-only operation.
The Superb cabin will feature an overhaul with a new approach to how users interact with the controls. This has been a controversial area within the VW group, thanks to the mixed response of the interface within the latest golf.
Skoda may avoid some of these problems by making better use of its infotainment screens. We previously spoke with former Skoda CEO Thomas Schäfer (now CEO of Volkswagen), who said more basic revisions will arrive with Superb. “The cabin is a big step forward,” he told us. “It will carry our new user language, which extends to what you touch and feel. Great will get it first, then later [the second-generation] Kodiak after, after.
“We’ll see some items from Enyaq iV, but we think we need to do more traditional controls, not only playing with the largest display in the industry (hint that the Superb could feature a 13-inch Enyaq) but also have elements that make sense for our brand. If there’s one brand that needs to be practical, clear, and easy to use, it’s us.” Auto Express understands that this can mean multiple functions for numbers and individual physical keys.
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