It has been a long time since this Czech motor company updated its Superb franchise. Its previous versions comprised of just minor changes and redesign attributes. However, Skoda has now decided to improve their game, and introduce a new third generation model for Superb – the brand new Skoda Superb 2016. Still, this is not the main news for excitement for all Skoda fans. The main news is – this particular Skoda Superb 2016 model will also be made available as a hybrid plug-in model by its manufacturers.
This complete idea of introducing a Superb vehicle as a hybrid plug-in is great strategic move to introduce this company in to hybrid car markets. In addition to that, several new tech features will be integrated for better support and driving performance. Better exterior design might also come up, with special attention to interior décor and engine modifications. So let’s see what this 2016 Superb has in store for all Skoda fans.
Skoda Superb 2016: Engine Specs
Engine options for Skoda Superb 2016 will definitely include 2 clear variants – a base model and the hybrid power train. These 2 engines are equally competent to generate great performance specs and good fuel economy rates at the same time. So let’s take a look.
- The first choice of engine is obviously the base unit, standing at a 2.0 liter Turbo configuration, capable of producing around 280 HP of max power spec.
- The hybrid plug in variant will incorporate a 1.4 liter Turbo TSI gasoline unit along with an electric motor and a powerful Lithium ion battery. This whole setup can effectively generate a max power output of 211 HP.
In order to make these 2 engine choices better, sources have indicated that Skoda is thinking of incorporating both manual as well as automatic gear boxes, with a 6 or 7 speed configuration respectively.
Skoda Superb 2016: Redesign Exterior and Interior
This new Skoda Superb 2016 is expected to include improved features as far as exterior and interior design elements are concerned. For its chassis, Skoda is utilizing Volkswagen’s MQB platform. Other than that, its exterior elements will be completely different, with better dynamics and improved body features. In addition to that, sources indicate that LED lights will be integrated for a better look, with a larger wheel base design and improved aerodynamics.
Interior décor aspects will be equally good in terms of material design and luxury aspects. Several new tech features have been added to the central console, with an improved look to the dash board and a better console module. Since this car is going to be available in about 8 or 9 different trim levels, so all features might not be present in one particular model. However, higher trims will certainly all available features.
Skoda Superb 2016: Release Date and Price
This Skoda Superb 2016 model is going to be released very soon, probably by the middle of 2015. Still, there has been no clear indication about pricing aspects for any of its trim models. However its base model might go for $ 32 000 based on some sources. Competition for this model includes the likes of VW Passat and 2016 Accord.