Skoda may have past the 1 million cars manufactured for the year milestone for 2014 but that doesn’t mean its time for the UK team to down tools for the annual, Golf themed, Christmas party somewhere in a trendy nightclub in London’s Mayfair district.
Skoda may well not have the time to party all night as a new Superb is being made ready for a 2015 launch date. The Concept sketch above was leaked onto a Czech car website and quite close to how the new Superb will look.
Skoda countered this with an official photo of the next gen Superb prototype in development, clad in camouflage regalia of course. This is how Skoda want you to see the look of the new Superb.
The Superb is Skoda’s flagship product, reports suggest that the weight has been reduced by 75kg. The Superb will use VW’s MBQ platform which is shared with the Passat.
Torsional stiffness of the chassis has increased by 12 percent, the length will be increased by around 20mm whilst the front and rear overhangs have been decreased by 50mm, giving, say the reports, a much more balanced look.
The superb already has a very nice interior and this is expected to lifted further still by the use of improved materials throughout. Cargo space is said to have increased to a standard 625-litres and up to 1,760-litres with the rear seats folded flat.
The Superb will feature radar guided cruise control and for the first time Adaptive Dampers which will have three modes Comfort, Normal and Sport. The latter will be at an optional expense of 1500 euros.
The new Superb will retail at an entry level price of 25000 euros an increase of 710 euros from present new car pricing. Engines will range from the 1.4 TSi petrol, 1.6-diesel, and 2.0-litre diesel powerplants. A hybrid will also join the ranks later on in the year.
The Superb will make its debut in March at the Geneva Motorshow, the estate or station wagon will arrive in the Autumn.