India-bound 2016 Skoda Superb teased ahead of Feb 17 reveal - IAB Report

13/02/2015 - 15:15 | ,  ,   | Anjan Ravi

Public premiere set to take place next month at the Geneva Motor Show.

Skoda has released a few teaser images of the next generation 2016 Skoda Superb. The new Superb, as announced earlier, will be revealed on February 17 in Prague, Czech Republic.

2016 Skoda Superb teased
The new Superb will be powered only by four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines.

Teaser images released today show the grille, the top-view of the car and the front fascia. An earlier image revealed the interior of the new Superb with features like a touchscreen infotainment system, dual-zone climate control, cruise control, auto park assist and a DSG gearbox.

Based on the MQB platform which also underpins the new Passat, the new Superb would share about 50 percent of its components with the VW. However, reports point out that the Skoda will feature changes to its dimensions for better seating comfort.

In comparison to the outgoing model, the new Superb is expected to be about 80 mm longer in wheelbase and 20 mm longer in its overall length. Weight savings are expected at about 75 kg.

2016 Skoda Superb top teased
The new Superb ditches the outgoing model's dual-release bootlid.

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Power for the new Superb will come only from four-cylinder turbocharged petrol and diesel engines. A plug-in hybrid could be introduced later on in the car's lifecycle as well.

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

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