The next iteration of Skoda Auto’s flagship sedan, the Superb, will premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in March next year, according to reports from CarAdvice. Although Skoda hasn’t made anything official yet, it is believed that the new Skoda Superb will be a more stylish, upmarket and powerful successor to the current version.
Penned by a team of designers led by Josef Kaban, the 2016 Skoda Superb will borrow styling cues from the Skoda VisionC Concept (pictured here) that was previewed at Geneva this year. The design will look racier and more aggressive, with muscular bonnet lines and contour lines along the bottom of the four doors, plus sleeker headlamps.
Like the new VW Passat, the Skoda Superb will be based on VW Group’s MQB platform, and will share the same engines too. This means a 190PS and 400Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel and a 2.0-litre petrol engine from the Golf R, Audi S3 and new Passat, pumping out 280PS and 380Nm of power and torque, respectively, also turbocharged. Skoda is expected to offer a hybrid version too later, with a 1.4 TSI unit backed up by an electric motor that will be good for 210PS (155 kW). All-wheel drive will be optional on all models.