Skoda is all set to reveal the 2020 Superb sedan this week at Slovakia, during the Ice Hockey World Championship. That makes it two days from now, which is the 23rd of May, 2019. However, a lot of details about the car along with the latest set of studio shots have surfaced recently, giving us an early peek at Skoda’s plans. Thanks to Xcar, the engine range and spec sheet of the sedan for the Chinese market is out in open now along with the images you see here. As was being said previously, the car has grown slightly in size while the overall look is sharper compared to the outgoing model.
Speaking of changes on the exteriors, the facelifted 2020 Skoda Superb is now reportedly 8 mm longer and 1 mm wider than the car it replaces. The wheelbase of the car is the same and the differences in the dimensions are most probably due to the tweaked design. Coming to the aesthetics, the headlights are now sleeker and are LED units, something which Skoda has decided to offer on all variants of the new car. The grille is also slightly tweaked and gets a thicker chrome bar at the top. More importantly, the bumper now gets a slightly updated design along with LED DRLs.
The new alloy wheels are multi-spoke units with a machined finish and look good. The profile of the car is more or less the same while the rear end gets a few alterations. This includes the redesigned tail lights and a chrome bar running between them. The rear bumper is a revised unit with new exhaust outlets. Skoda has removed its logo from the boot lid and instead goe for bold lettering on the lid declaring its name. The interiors will also get a boost with the center console and the infotainment unit likely to be updated.
In China, the 2020 Superb will come equipped with 1.4 T and 2.0 T petrol engines in China. The 1.4-litre unit produces 150 PS of power while the 2.0-litre unit churns out 186 PS in a lower state of tune and 220 PS in higher tune. Talking about the transmission, it is expected to be a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic unit. On the contrary, the Superb currently sold in India comes with two engine options: the 1.8-litre TSI turbocharged petrol with 175 Bhp-320 Nm and the 2 litre TDI turbocharged diesel engine with 175 Bhp-350 Nm.
For the Europen markets, a plug-In hybrid powertrain borrowed from the Passat GTE could be the biggest change. As for the India launch, expect that to happen by the end of this year or by early next year. For now, all hands are on the deck for the reveal set to happen this week on the 23rd.