The next-generation Skoda Superb is set to debut in November this year and in the lead-up the Czech carmaker has released key details about its flagship passenger car.
The next Skoda Superb will be available globally with three petrol engines, two diesel diesel engines, as well as a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) engine. All of these engines are mated with a dual-clutch automatic transmissions.
It’s unclear what the Australian next-generation Superb engine line-up will look like at this stage, but the entire Skoda Australia range is currently petrol-only and the company has ruled out bringing plug-in hybrid models as it pivots straight to electric vehicles.
The entry-level 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine in the Superb now receives mild-hybrid technology and produces 110kW of power.
This engine runs on the Miller cycle and has a turbocharger with variable turbine geometry – both designed to maximise fuel efficiency.
Further, the mild hybrid comes with the Volkswagen Group’s latest active cylinder technology, which can shut down up to two cylinders under low engine load to reduce fuel consumption.
There are two 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engines, with outputs of 150kW and 195kW. The latter comes with all-wheel drive as standard.
The Superb will come with two 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engines with outputs of 110kW and 142kW. The latter comes with all-wheel drive as standard.
Skoda has announced the next-generation Superb’s plug-in hybrid powertrain will only be available in the wagon body style. It mates the entry-level 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor producing a total system output of 150kW.
There’s also a 25.7kWh battery pack with a claimed all-electric range of more than 100km according to an undisclosed testing standard. This battery pack can be DC fast-charged at rates up to 50kW and AC charged at 11kW.
Compared to the current-generation Superb liftback, the new model is 43mm longer 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.
Compared to the current model, the next-generation Superb receives evolutionary styling with slimmer headlights and tail lights.
Inside the new Superb has a touchscreen infotainment system that measures up to 12.9 inches, a redesigned centre console, as well as a steering column-mounted gear selector.
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
As previously reported, Australian customers will have to wait until the end of 2024 or early 2025 for it to arrive in local showrooms.
“[It will arrive] probably about six to eight months after Kodiaq, that has to do with engine availability,” Skoda Australia managing director Michael Irmer told CarExpert.
“We will in the meantime, we will have a few more of the outgoing generation so that we can supply customers. It’s not that high volume, as you know.”
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