Czech automobile manufacturer Skoda is continuing to push its flagship sedan, the Superb, into its new generation despite the growing popularity and demand of SUVs in the domestic market. The firm had recently shared preliminary design sketches of the car ahead of its global launch. These sketch designs provided a glimpse of the car's exterior layout. However, the company will officially share the first set of information and pictures of the all-new Superb on November 2. The next-gen Superb will be available for purchase in global markets by early 2024. It will come in both sedan and station wagon body variants, just like before. Nevertheless, it is expected that only the sedan version of the model will arrive on Indian shores. The automaker has sold 15,60,000 Superb units worldwide till now. This comprises 1,37,000 first-generation models manufactured between 2001 and 2008, 6,18,000 second-generation models built between 2008 and 2015, and 8,05,000 third-generation iterations produced between 2015 and 2023.
2024 Skoda Superb: Design and Dimension Details
The new Skoda Superb is longer and taller than the previous model, providing extra space for passengers. The boot space has grown by 20 litre and now stands at 645 litre, which makes it one of the most roomy cars in its segment. With its improved LED Matrix beam headlights, crystalline characteristics in the LED rear lights, and a slightly revised distinctive grille, the new Skoda Superb represents the brand's innovative Modern Solid design language. The vehicle is more dynamically appealing thanks to its aggressive bumpers with sharp detailing.
Oliver Stefani, Head of Skoda Design, commented, "The Superb has traditionally shaped Skoda's design language and the fourth model generation will continue to do just that. Its looks are characterised by sharply drawn lines, clearly defined and dynamic proportions, and a modern sculptural and crystalline styling."
2024 Skoda Superb: Powertrain Options
The 2024 iteration of the Superb model will come with a variety of engine options under the hood. The base model has a 1.5-litre TSI mild-hybrid unit that produces 148bhp. The 2.0-litre TSI engine, which powers higher-spec versions, comes in two power levels: 201bhp and 261bhp. Buyers who prefer the diesel models can opt for a 2.0-litre unit. Lastly, there is also a 1.5-litre TSI petrol engine coupled with a 25.7kWh battery that powers the plug-in hybrid variant. For transmission, a six-speed and a seven-speed DSG gearbox are offered.
2024 Skoda Superb: Cabin Layout
The Superb's cabin will be completely redesigned with higher-quality materials, rotary controllers that can be customised, a brand-new infotainment unit, and environmentally friendly components. Skoda has placed three rotary controllers, which are knobs, beneath the infotainment system's 13-inch touchscreen and 32mm digital display. The carmaker claims that the centre knob may be used to control the air conditioning, fan speed, driving modes, infotainment level, and sat-nav zoom. Furthermore, the two outer knobs can be used to adjust the level of seat heating. As of now, the gear selector is mounted on the steering column. Additional amenities include massaging seats, four-way adjustable lumbar support, and four USB-C ports.
2024 Skoda Superb: India Launch Timeline
It is anticipated that the updated Superb will arrive in India next year. When it does, it might have an ex-showroom starting price of approximately Rs 35 lakh, making it a competitor for the Toyota Camry as well as an alternative for vehicles like the Mercedes-Benz A-Class limousine and the BMW 2 Series.