Skoda has unveiled the interiors of its next-generation Superb and Kodiaq, revealing more modern, high-tech cabins that retain knobs and buttons.
Perhaps the most luxurious upgrade to the Kodiaq and Superb cabins are the optional ergonomic seats with adjustable lumbar support and a built-in pneumatic massage function using ten massage cushions.
While the tan upholstery may look like leather, Skoda has confirmed it is crafted from 100 per cent recycled polyester.
Three large rotary dials centred with 32mm digital push-button control screens sit below the air vents to provide a variety of functions.
Skoda says these ‘Smart Dials’ will combine haptic and digital controls for the climate, seat heating, volume, driving modes, air conditioning, and map zoom functions.
Directly behind the steering wheel is a 10-inch virtual cockpit digital instrument cluster, while a head-up display showing safety messages and speed can be projected onto the windscreen above the steering wheel.
The automatic gear selector has been moved to the steering column, freeing up space in the centre console for extra storage.
Atop the centre stack is a 13-inch free-standing infotainment screen.
Fast 15W wireless phone charging is available within a cooling phone box that sits below the rotary dials – the Kodiaq gets spots for two devices.
Five USB-C ports for charging are available across the cabin.
Both models, which have been teased in camouflage several times, are due to make their debut in November this year.
However, Australians will have to wait slightly longer for deliveries of the models.
The Kodiaq will launch in Australia six to nine months after its global reveal, while the Superb may be up to an entire year late.
“[It will arrive] probably about six to eight months after Kodiaq, that has to do with engine availability,” Skoda Australia’s managing director Michael Irmer previously told CarExpert.
It’s not just the interiors that will be receiving an overhaul.
The Superb appears to have a more angular look than the current car, while the second-generation Kodiaq is expected to take styling cues from the Vision 7S concept that was revealed by the brand in 2022.
Skoda has also detailed the engine lineup for both models, confirming that the Superb and Kodiaq will be available globally with three petrol engines, two diesel engines, as well as a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrain, all mated with a dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Currently, the entire Skoda Australia range is petrol-only and the company has ruled out bringing plug-in hybrid models as it pivots straight to electric vehicles. It also no longer sells any diesels here.
The Superb and Kodiaq updates are just two examples of the wave of fresh product Skoda has coming.