Skoda has unveiled the third generation Skoda Superb at a media event in Prague, Czech Republic. As expected, the new model is based on the Volkswagen MQB platform and sheds 75 kg due to the use of lightweight materials. The 2015 Skoda Superb is 28 mm longer and 47 mm wider than before. The wheelbase has increased by 80 mm.
The increased dimensions have allowed for more spaciousness in the new flagship sedan. The driver and front seat passenger get 39 mm more elbow room and more headroom. The 157 mm legroom, 980 mm headroom and 69 mm rear elbow room are among other dimensions that reflect the spaciousness and comfort of the new generation Superb. The boot capacity has been improved by 30 litres over the second generation model to provide a 625-litre luggage space now.
Notable features on new Superb include bi-xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights, sculpted hood, newly designed wheels, LED taillights, panoramic sunroof, electric tailgate, electric parking brake, three-zone air conditioning, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, 12-speaker Canton audio system, Adaptive Cruise Control, Crew Protect Assist, Lane Assist and Traffic Jam Assist and Emergency Assist system.
The engine line-up of the new Superb includes two petrol and three diesel engine options – 148 bhp 1.4-litre petrol, 276 bhp 2.0-litre petrol, 118 bhp 1.6-litre TDI, 148 bhp 2.0-litre TDI and 187 bhp 2.0-litre TDI. Except for the 148 bhp 1.4-litre petrol, all engines are paired to a dual-clutch transmission. This is the first Skoda to offer Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) including Drive Mode Select.
The market launch of the third generation Skoda Superb will happen towards the middle of the year, beginning from Europe and other markets following later.