Updated on 13th August 2014
The 2016 Skoda Superb has been spied testing in China.
The car is heavily camouflaged but some styling elements do show through. The projector headlamps with the new LED DRL design can be seen in the front angle shot. The DRL design may become standard across Skoda models, as it has also been seen on the Fabia teaser image.
The car will continue to employ a liftback design (the boot and the rear windshield raise together), it seems Skoda could stop offering the split-tailgate option on the new car.
You can check out the spy shots below:
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Spy Shots Courtesy: CarNewsChina.com
Updated on 28th July 2014
The 2011 Skoda Superb has been rendered by the folks at L’Automobile, while some more details of the upcoming luxury sedan has been revealed.
the Skoda Superb will have more cabin and luggage space even though it will not grow in terms of length. Apparently there will be so much space inside that the front and the rear passengers will “need a walkie-talkie to talk” to each other. The current model is 4833 mm long. The new model is expected to be wider and lower than the outgoing model. The car will share a lot of components with the new Volkswagen Passat. Check out the rendered images below:
Photo Courtesy: L’Automobile
Updated on 26th June 2014
An early official sketch of what seems to the 2016 Skoda Superb has been leaked in China. Reports suggest that it was used for a private display at the Czech Embassy in Bejing. It seems that Skoda’s second generation Superb is on its way out and is to be replaced by a concept derived sleeker sedan. Showcased at the Geneva Motor Show this year, the Vision C concept seems to be a major influence in the design blueprints for the superb, with clean lines and angular elements with accentuated character lines being a dominant feature.
Keeping in accord with Skoda’s latest design language, the new Superb gets rectangular headlamps, possibly with LED detailing, and redesigned secondary airdam and foglights. Trademark elements such as the angular front grille and a central ridge on the bonnet are retained. The roofline of the new car arches smoothly to give it a coupe-like appearance. The greenhouse has been totally redesigned in accordance with the roofline and includes an upward sweeping rear kink like the new Octavia.
A sketch showing the rear has not been revealed, but expect sharp elements to complement the rest of the car. Overall, the next gen Superb appears to be a leaner sedan with a sportier appeal. The interior design is also expected to head in the direction set by the Vision C Concept.
Getting away from the looks, we expect the 2016 Skoda Superb to utilise the same platform that underpins the new Octavia and the next-generation Passat (among other VW models).
Engines will likewise be shared with the Passat, including Volkswagen’s new 236 BHP/500Nm, 2.0-litre four-cylinder twin-turbo diesel. Volkswagen’s new 10-speed DSG auto could also appear in the new Superb.
The 2016 Skoda Superb is expected before the end of 2015. Skoda Chairman Dr. Winfried Vahland said earlier that the new Superb would be a “revelation” in design, and by the looks of it we can say the man was not kidding.
Sketch Source: Autohome.com.cn