2015 Skoda Superb Price, Specs and Release date – An all-new Skoda Superb is set to be revealed next year, and will build upon the current car’s already impressive credentials as a cheap-to-run, comfortable, spacious and very competitively-priced family car.
To whip up a bit more excitement about its replacement, Skoda has released these camouflaged teaser shots before it’s unveiled properly in February 2015.
It promises to have more interior and boot space, and the current Superb is hilariously over-endowed in both these respects already. Hop in the back of a Superb in 2014 and you’ll think you’re in a presidential limo or something akin to a Mercedes S-Class; you can really stretch out that much. Once in the back of the 2015 model you’ll probably have enough room to play a game of squash against your rear-seat companion.
2015 Skoda Superb Price, Specs and Release date
That said, it’s understood the styling will be a radical departure from the conservative design of the current car’s, whilst still retaining the tidy detailing that’s featured on newer Skoda models.
The recently revealed new Skoda Fabia provides us with the strongest hint yet at the new Superb’s styling. Expect key features to be a broader grille design, a wider body, sharp creases down the side and a distinctive headlamp arrangement.
Though it’s almost certain the thirsty and slow selling 3.6-litre V6 petrol engine will be dropped, the range of engines in the next Skoda Superb are understood to be similar to the ones available in the current car. As a result, buyers will have the choice of 1.4-litre petrols (possibly with fuel-saving cylinder deactivation technology), as well as the 1.6 and 2.0-litre diesel engines.
The former diesel choice is likely to be used in a super-efficient ‘Greenline’ model, with the possibility of it becoming the first Skoda Superb variant to offer tax-exempt CO2 emissions of under 100g/km.
Lower powered versions of the aforementioned engines will be available with front wheel drive only, though the more powerful options will be available to specify with Skoda’s all-wheel-drive system. Manual and DSG automatic gearboxes will be offered across the entire range.
The Skoda Superb is also believed to feature the Czech company’s first ever plug-in hybrid, which is expected to use the same petrol-electric hybird engine as the Volkswagen Golf GTE. It offers strong performance, excellent economy, extremely low emissions, and the ability to travel 31 miles on battery power alone.
2015 Skoda Superb Release date
Prices for the Skoda Superb haven’t been announced at time of writing, and most likely won’t be until the car has been fully revealed in mid-2015. However, it’s believed the new Skoda Superb range will start at similar levels to the current car’s (£18,690 for the hatchback with a 1.4-litre TSI). The dropping of the 3.6-litre V6 model should also mean the new car will undercut the smaller Volkswagen Passat that will shares most of its mechanical bits with.
Likewise, release dates are also yet to be confirmed, though the Skoda Superb should be available to buy before the end of 2015; at the very latest by early 2016.