The next-generation Superb has been unveiled by the Czech carmaker Skoda Auto. It comes with several upgrades that the maker emphasises are efficient and intended to raise the model's comfort and convenience level even higher. Since the 2024 iteration of the car is essentially a redesigned model, the vehicle's dimensions have been altered as well and the exterior appearance has been given much thought. The Superb lineup, which has been on the market for over twenty years, has sold over 1.6 million units in the course of its existence, with the current-generation version accounting for over half of total sales. The new-gen Superb shares many of the same features as the recently revealed Kodiaq, including enhanced technology and improved passenger comfort. It is important to note that the all-new Skoda Superb will start showing up at showrooms in certain regions starting next year. Read on to learn more about what this "technically advanced" model has to offer to Indian car buyers.
2024 Skoda Superb: Platform and Dimensions
The MQB EVO platform underpins the new Superb, which is 12mm taller at 1,481mm and 43mm longer at 4,912mm when compared to its predecessor. It is also 15mm narrower at 1,849mm and maintains the same 2,841mm wheelbase. A 20-litre increase in boot capacity to 645 litres has resulted from the modification of the dimensions, as has a slight gain in headroom for both front and back passengers.
2024 Skoda Superb: The Modern Design Language
In keeping with the automaker's latest 'Modern Solid' design philosophy, the all-new Superb appears noticeably more evolved than the previous-generation model. The Skoda 2D logo has been added, along with new LED Matrix headlights with two side-by-side bi-LED modules that are supposed to provide up to 40 per cent more light output. The grille surround has a distinctive dark chrome surround. The manufacturer claims that it focused on optimising the aerodynamics of the new Superb to increase efficiency and boost cabin insulation. As a result of this, the vehicle's drag coefficient dropped to 0.23 Cd, a 10 per cent improvement over the outgoing model.
When viewed from the side, the Superb features a noticeable crease that extends from the front fender to the aero-optimised tail-light wheels. Furthermore, the Superb's boot lid now features the new Skoda corporate lettering and thinner, C-shaped LED taillights. The wheel options available in other countries will vary from 16 to 19 inches.
2024 Skoda Superb: Cabin Layout and Features
The 2024 Superb and the Kodiaq SUV share the same cabin. It is dressed in a grey color scheme, yet it looks exactly like the cabin of the Kodiaq. The brand is offering five standard interior colour schemes overall, plus two exclusive ones that are only available with the L&K trim level.
The new Superb has a modified interior and a minimalist dash with a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and a 13.0-inch touchscreen entertainment system. Additionally, there are three smart rotary dials with 1.25-inch built-in screens beneath the infotainment system: two outside knobs for heating and seat ventilation, and one in the middle for air conditioning, fan speed, infotainment volume, and other functions. Another big change is that the gear selector is now mounted on the steering wheel column, just like in Mercedes-Benz vehicles. More space between the front seats is thus created as a result of this. Other features include massaging chairs, USB-C ports, vertically stacked vents, and 4-way adjustable lumbar support.
2024 Skoda Superb: Powertrain Options
Coming to the mechanical specs, the new Superb will be offered with a wide range of powertrain options overseas. Along with 2.0-litre TSI turbo-petrol and TDI diesel engines, which have outputs ranging from 148bhp to 201bhp, there is a 1.5-litre TSI turbo-petrol mill that is available with a 48-volt mild hybrid system for the first time. The top-of-the-line Superb diesel and petrol-powered versions have higher power at 261bhp and 190bhp, respectively, and four-wheel drive.
For transmission duties, a seven-speed DSG automatic gearbox is standard on all sedan models. Besides, a plug-in hybrid powertrain is also available, providing a range of more than 100-kilometre by combining a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol unit with a 25.7 kWh lithium-ion battery. Nevertheless, this is only compatible with the model's new "Combi" wagon version. Dynamic Chassis Control Plus (DCC Plus), an adaptive suspension system that separates the suspension's rebound and compression stages, is also available with the new Superb. It comes standard on the L&K model.
2024 Skoda Superb: Safety Suite
The safety suite of the 2024 Superb comprises advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) like adaptive cruise control, ABS with EBD, traffic jam assist, an intelligent park assist function, traction control programme, adaptive lane assist, autonomous emergency braking, driver attention & drowsiness assist, ISOFIX child seat mounting points, and emergency steering assist. To ensure the safety of the occupants, it also includes ten airbags.