India-bound 2016 Skoda Superb spotted testing in China - Spied

01/01/2015 - 14:05 | ,  ,   | Aravind Jayachandran

Will be revealed in February 2015.

A pre-production camouflaged prototype of the 2016 Skoda Superb has been spotted undergoing final testing in China.

2016 Skoda Superb front spied
The 2016 Skoda Superb will sit on the platform shared with the latest Volkswagen Passat.

Earlier, a couple of snaps of the 2016 Skoda Superb's headlight and taillight were leaked online, which seem to have been inspired by the VisionC concept's design. The latest spyshot previews a lightly disguised front end of the mid-size sedan, giving us a basic idea of what it might look like.

2016 Skoda Superb side teased
The new model be 20 mm longer and 50 mm wider than the outgoing model.

It will sit on the platform shared with the latest Volkswagen Passat, and will be 20 mm longer and 50 mm wider than the outgoing model for extra space in the rear. The upcoming Superb will, reportedly, drop 75 kg thanks to the new MQB platform constituting of lightweight materials. Boot space is expected to increase to 625 liters and, as far as access is concerned, Skoda will ditch the complex Twin-Door boot in favor of a conventional hatchback opening.

2016 Skoda Superb rendering front three quarter
Our rendering of the 2016 Skoda Superb, based on latest details.

The next generation Superb will also be available with an engine lineup identical to one offered with the 2015 Volkswagen Passat, which includes a range of four-cylinder turbocharged petrol and diesel engines.

2016 Skoda Superb rear spied in China
Expect the new Superb to launch in India late this year or early next year.

The 2016 Skoda Superb will be revealed in Czech in February 2015, followed by a public reveal at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in early March. Its arrival on Indian shares may happen later this year or in early 2016.

Also See: New Skoda Superb's interior, rear seat partly revealed

Competitors: Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, VW Passat, Peugeot 508, Hyundai Sonata
Expected Price: INR 20-25 lakhs, ex-Showroom (India)
Expected Launch: In 12-18 months (India)

[Source: Auto Sohu]

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