2016 Skoda Superb luxury saloon spotted testing for the first time

The MQB platform based 2016 Skoda Superb saloon has been spotted testing for the first time ever. The car is expected to be unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, with production likely to begin by the end of next year. The 2016 Skoda Superb will feature a completely new design, whose highlights will be derived from the Vision C concept that the Czech automaker showcased a while ago.

The car will get larger than before, with copious interior volume for its passengers. Since the 2016 Superb will share much of its equipment, features and engines with the 2015 Volkswagen Passat, a fair share of details are already available. All you need to know about the India-bound 2016 Skoda Superb

 

First ever spyshot of the 2016 Skoda Superb hitting streets for testing

 

In terms of engines and gearboxes, the 2016 Skoda Superb will take an all-turbo line up of petrol and diesel powerplants, which also means that the 3.5 liter V6 naturally aspirated petrol motor is out of the window. 6 speed manual, and 6 and 7 speed DSG dual clutch automatic transmissions will be on offer.

While most parts of the world will make do with a front wheel drive layout, colder climes will see the new Superb in an all-wheel drive flavour. The 2016 Superb will continue to be the flag bearer of the Skoda brand in Europe and the rest of the world, including India. Expect to see this car on Indian shores in 2016.

Skoda’s Official Sketch of the 2016 Superb Luxury Saloon

 

While the 2016 Superb will be larger than the outgoing model, it will still sit under the 5 meter length mark to make it nimble enough for city traffic. The car’s larger dimensions will mainly come by means of an extended wheelbase, which will also ensure that the limousine appeal of the Superb is retained as it is. Sharper design elements and LED headlamps will give the car instant recognizability (a word that I just made up) and an appeal that future Skodas will take cue from.