Skoda is set to reveal its fourth-generation Superb liftback and wagon on November 2 ahead of its Australian arrival in early 2025.
The Czech carmaker has shown off design sketches of the new-generation Superb liftback and wagon without any camouflage. Skoda previously published photos of camouflaged prototypes and also revealed its interior.
Compared to the current model, the new Superb receives evolutionary styling with slimmer matrix LED headlights and LED tail lights.
The new Superb liftback is 43mm longer than the current model at 4912mm, 15mm narrower at 1849mm, and 12mm taller at 1481mm. The wheelbase remains unchanged at 2841mm.
The new Superb wagon on the other hand is 40mm longer than the current model at 4902mm, 15mm narrower at 1849mm, and 5mm taller at 1482mm.
The next-generation Superb will continue to offer petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrains, though Skoda Australia has ruled out offering PHEVs and no longer sells diesels.
The petrol and diesel engines all meet Euro 6d emissions standards and are mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The base engine is a 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol producing 110kW of power and features a 48V mild-hybrid system.
Above it sit two 2.0-litre turbo-petrols, one with 150kW and one with 195kW, and two 2.0-litre turbo-diesels, one with 110kW and one with 142kW.
The most powerful petrol and diesel options come standard with all-wheel drive.
In Europe, the 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder plug-in hybrid will offer more than 100km of electric range, and will be offered exclusively in the wagon.
Inside the new-generation Superb there’s a 13-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 10-inch digital instrument cluster, and a head-up display.
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’ combine haptic and digital controls for the climate, seat heating, volume, driving modes, air-conditioning, and map zoom functions.
The automatic gear selector has been moved to the steering column, freeing up space in the centre console for extra storage, while there’s a 15W wireless phone charger and five USB-C ports throughout the cabin.
Power-adjustable front seats are available with adjustable lumbar and built-in pneumatic massage function, while the Superb features upholstery made of 100 per cent recycled polyster.
The liftback version of Superb has a boot capacity of 645 litres whereas the wagon version has 690 litres.
The new Skoda Superb will be available with the following safety equipment:
- 10 airbags
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Pedestrian detection
- Cyclist detection
- Junction assist
- Surround-view camera
While the new Superb is set to enter production only around six weeks after the recently revealed next-generation Kodiaq, there will likely be a wider gap between the two in terms of local launch timing.
As it has previously confirmed, the Superb is arriving later due to engine availability. It’s due in Australia in early 2025.
“The Superb we could get a bit earlier but we want to wait for the high-performance powertrain,” said Volkswagen Group Australia product and PR communications manager Daniel DeGasperi.
“The high-spec turbo-petrol is now the only spec you can get in Superb, the 162TSI… it was the more affordable option, but everyone just went to the 206TSI.”
Skoda has indicated it’s looking to police fleets for the next-generation Superb. The current-generation car is already on duty in Western Australia, and with Volkswagen axing the Passat locally there’s potential for more police sales for the flagship Skoda.