Skoda introduced the third generation Superb in 2015, based on the MQB platform, and before that introduction of that Superb, there was no other Skoda, as sharper and as tauter as the just introduced Superb then. No wonder then, the Skoda Superb went on to win many accolades for the head-turning design.
Come 2019, the design had started to look too long in the tooth and that’s when Skoda decided to update the Superb. However this time around, Skoda has chosen to use, Evolutionary rather than Revolutionary approach for the 2020 Superb. So what’s changed, let’s have a quick look.
For starters, on the exteriors, the front sports a new grille, which is wider and larger than before. The AFS headlights now have all LED Matrix Lights, which improve the visibility and throw both. The L&K Variant additionally gets a chrome strip running end to end below bumpers further enhancing the visual appeal. The side remains largely unchanged, with bigger change now in the rear. The Skoda lettering now is in the centre, just like other Skoda’s. There is a chrome strip running across the boot intersecting the tail-lights, just like the Audi A8 style. What more, the turn indicators have running lights, once again like the Audi’s, giving much more creed presence overall.
On the inside, this Skoda, continues to get “Simply Clever” features too.
The biggest change is the Virtual Cockpit now. Already present in the updated Skoda Octavia L&K and Skoda Kodiaq L&K, it was expected that Skoda would update their flagship sedan with one. It also comes with flagship umbrellas and regular goodies being three zone climate control AC, 12 speaker Canton system, 9 airbags, a bigger centre fascia, which looks better here and once again, E Class rivaling rear leg room.
Globally, Skoda Superb would be available in 3 petrol engine options. A 1.5Tsi petrol churning out 150 PS of power and 2 states of tunes for the 2.0 Tsi engine, churning out either 190 PS of power or 272 PS of power. Meanwhile, the Diesel Engine line up consists of 1.6 Tdi and 2.0 Tdi with the top of the line 2.0 Tdi churning of 190 PS of power. Additionally, this Superb is Skoda’s first car towards Electric Vehicle, though not entirely electric, it is Plug In Hybrid. This variant is called the Superb iV. The Hybrid version is available with 1.4Tsi, with combined power output of 218 PS.
While Skoda hasn’t revealed the prices of this Superb as it goes on sale from September, but we expect it to be marginally expensive then the outgoing car. We expect Skoda India to bring this Superb to India by end of 2019 or first quarter of 2020.