Launches late next year.
The next gen Skoda Superb has been rendered by Mr. Carsten Glass of AutoForum.cz.
Based on the VW Group MQB Platform, the new Superb is expected to have even more rear legroom than the current model, the unbeatable USP of the Superb (along with the rare diesel engine option) that made it a segment leader in India.
The car will also be wider than the current model but due to cost targets, miss out on the twin-door feature where the boot can be opened as a tailgate when loading bigger articles. Most likely the V6 engine option could also be axed and the most power would come from a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.
The new Superb will borrow design cues from the VisionC Concept as illustrated in this drawing with sharply cut headlamps and a coupe style roofline. Skoda's chief designer Jozef Kaban had said that future Skodas would have hidden tailpipes and Skoda's Chairman Dr. Winfried Vahland had said that the design and execution of the car would be a revelation.
Expect the new Superb to be revealed around the same time next year and go on sale in Europe by the end of next year. Currently the Superb is a CKD product for Skoda India and this method of manufacturing should remain unchanged.
Also see: IAB's rendering of the 2016 Skoda Superb
Competitors: Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, VW Passat
Price: 20- 25 lakhs, ex-showroom India
Expected launch date: H1 2016 in India
[Source - AutoForum.cz]