The next-generation Skoda Superb has been spied at the Nurburgring ahead of its reveal in the northern hemisphere autumn (September to November).
It’s set to be revealed around the same time as the next-generation Kodiaq, which was also spied testing at the Nurburgring at the same time.
This particular spied Superb prototype is a liftback, though the Superb will continue to be offered as a wagon in its next generation.
Design appears to be evolutionary, with the spied Superb prototype having a similar silhouette to the current model.
There’s a sharp crease wrapping around the side and back, upon which the door handles sit, while the belt line appears high and more steeply raked than before.
Recent teaser photos have shown the Superb will have a distinctive LED daytime running light signature that wraps around to form a ‘Y’ shape.
We’re yet to see any interior imagery of the new Superb, though it may adopt a more tablet-like infotainment touchscreen.
Last year’s Vision 7S concept previewed such a screen, along with a row of physical switches and three rotary dials on the centre console.
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.”
The next-generation Superb will be offered in both liftback and wagon forms. This is unlike the next-generation Volkswagen Passat, which will be wagon-only.
The Superb’s corporate cousin will be assembled on the same production line in Bratislava, Slovakia.
The new Skoda Superb will continue to be offered with diesel, petrol and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrains globally.
Skoda Australia has ruled out PHEVs locally, while a diesel is unlikely to return given the brand now offers a petrol-only line-up locally.
Skoda has a glut of fresh product coming. There’s also a new-generation version of the Kodiaq SUV that’ll be revealed alongside the new Superb.
Skoda has also detailed its upcoming range of EVs in Europe. A refreshed Enyaq and Enyaq Coupe are due in 2025, while a new Volkswagen Tiguan-sized model called the Elroq will replace the combustion-powered Karoq in 2024.
A new entry-level EV priced around 25,000 euros (~A$39,900) is due in 2025, and will be followed by a station wagon and a large three-row SUV in 2026.
Local launch timing for these models has yet to be announced.
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