Finally, the wait is going to end soon as Skoda has announced that it would unveil the new Superb saloon universally on February 17, 2015 in Prague. The latest iteration of Superb is said to be more practical and roomier than the current generation model. It is also expected to share a lot of elements with the recently launched new-generation Volkswagen Passat.
Skoda has worked significantly hard to improve the spaciousness inside the cabin. In fact, the car has grown-up in overall dimensions as well. It is 20mm longer and 50mm wider than the preceding model. In addition, the wheelbase has been enhanced by a whooping 80mm, which would subsequently ensure more legroom and comfort. Also, the increased width would enable three adults seating at the rear seat. The new-generation infotainment system and adjustable dampers would be borrowed from the new VW Passat. Surprisingly, despite have been so much grown-up, it has shed weight and is around 75 kgs. lighter than the predecessor. At the outside, it would flaunt Skoda's new butterfly-shaped grille and bigger headlamps with a particular section below them hollowed out.
Going by the official sketches and camouflaged images, it can be said that new Skoda Superb looks quite belligerent. Sharp cutlines on the bonnet and fenders, and the tastefully flared wheel arches add to the much-needed sportiness to the Superb saloon. Also, the boot space of 2016 Skoda Superb has been enhanced by 60 litres than the previous model, and it now stands at a massive 625-litres. It could be further expanded to a magnanimous 1,760 litres, upon folding the rear seats. Mechanically, new Skoda Superb would be powered by a 2.0L diesel engine, churning out around 170bhp of maximum power. On the other hand, the gasoline variants could in-house a 1.8L turbocharged engine which would generate a top power of 177bhp. The DSG automatic transmission, seen on the current models, is expected to do duties to the newer models as well.