The 2016 Skoda Superb luxury saloon will arrive in India in late 2015 or early 2016. The car will be first unveiled in the Czech Republic in February 2015 followed by a global premiere at next year’s Geneva Motor Show. In India, the Superb luxury saloon is one of the best selling car in its segment, and the only one that offers both petrol and diesel engine options.
For Skoda, the Superb has been a flagship car for years, and the new model will continue to bear that position. This will be true for the Indian car market as well. Even as Skoda has released sketches of the 2016 Superb ahead of its official unveil next year, Cartoq’s rendering artist has put together a speculative render of the new car. Here it is.
In design terms, the 2016 Superb is essentially a production version of the Skoda Vision C concept. The car looks sharper than ever before while retaining the new Skoda design language up front. Despite it ample length, the 2016 Superb features a tight design that belies its size, looking sporty yet luxurious.
The 2016 Superb adopts the Volkswagen MQB platform, in the process becoming the third Skoda car to do so, after the 2013 Octavia and the 2015 Fabia. The only car in Skoda’s existing line up to not use the MQB platform yet, is the Yeti SUV, whose next generation will eventually take the MQB route.
In terms of engines and transmissions, the current crop of TSI turbo petrol and TDI turbo diesel motors in four cylinder layouts will be retained on the India-spec 2016 Superb, albeit with higher power and torque ratings, and MQB compatibility. The 3.5 liter V6 naturally aspirated motor will be retired though. Market specific front and all wheel drive options will be made available.
In terms of dimensions, the 2016 Superb maintains the limousine like appearance with larger dimensions to boot. However, the overall length of the car will still clock under 5 meters to keep it fairly nimble on city streets. The car will gain a raft of new features and creature comfort befitting its flagship status in Skoda’s car range.