Czech car maker Skoda has begun releasing a bevy of teasers of the 2016 Superb luxury saloon, the marque’s flagship car that is due for a Geneva Motor Show debut next year. The 2016 Superb will use Volkswagen group’s MQB platform and will share plenty of parts with the 2015 Passat, which made its debut earlier this year.
In its third generation, the 2016 Superb will get larger than before, liberating more room for its occupants, particularly the ones at the rear. In the process, the 2016 Superb will carry on its limousine tradition, serving as a prime chauffeur driven cars in markets around the globe, including the one in India.
The 2016 Superb will gain the new crop of turbo petrol and turbo diesel engines engineered to work with the MQB platform. While cubic capacity of both the turbo petrol and turbo diesel engines on the 2016 Superb will mirror those of the outgoing model, the new motors will gain power and torque.
The 1.8 liter TSI turbo petrol motor will make 175 Bhp-250 Nm while the 2 liter TDI motor will make 148 Bhp and 320 Nm. 6 speed manual gearboxes will be standard fare on both engines while 6 speed and 7 speed dual clutch automatic transmissions will make the cut into the diesel and petrol Superb saloons respectively.
Inspired by Skoda’s Vision C concept, the 2016 Superb looks sharper than before with a completely new face up front. The all-new moniker ahead of the Superb badge is justified with the new body shell that gets a new profile. The rear of the luxury saloon also features a new look, giving the 2016 Superb an appearance distinct from the outgoing model.
In Skoda’s home market of Europe, the 2016 Superb will be sold in saloon and station wagon body styles. In India though, the car will arrive as a luxury saloon. The car will adopt the CKD assembly route into India, allowing Skoda to price it competitively. A decent seller in India D-Segment saloon space, the 2016 Superb will carry plenty of expectations from both its maker and buyer.