IAB Rendering – 2016 Skoda Superb
Posted on: Jun 25, 2014 - 12:28pm IST
Based on a recent sketch, reportedly an official one, our design artist Shoeb Kalania has rendered the next generation 2016 Skoda Superb.
The new Superb is confirmed for a launch by the end of next year. The overall design of the sedan is expected to borrow from the Skoda VisionC concept shown at the Geneva Motor Show this year. The front end is defined by slim headlights and a prominent ‘Skoda’ grille, and the roof of the car has an almost coupe-like form.
The design of the new Superb will be nothing short of a revelation, according to the company’s chairman, Dr.Winfried Vahland.
The new Superb is based on the VW Group’s MQB platform, and will share as much as 50 percent of components with the new VW Passat, which will be revealed next month. The new Passat is confirmed to have shed 85 kg of its weight, and something similar can be expected from the new Superb.
One feature that sadly won’t make it to the new car is the ‘Twin Door’ boot, as it is an expensive addition.
Engine options too will mirror that of the new Passat. The lineup is expected to start from a 1.6-liter four-cylinder diesel engine and extend to a 2.0-liter Bi-Turbo diesel engine, while the petrol lineup would start from a 1.4-liter TFSI and extend up till the 2.0-liter TFSI.
The locally assembled Superb is one of the better selling cars in its segment in India and has excellent brand recognition. Hence, the new Superb would logically launch in a few months’ time after it goes on sale in Europe. Skoda India have sold 634 units of the luxury sedan this year, which helped along by a facelift in February.