Updated Skoda Superb: models only slightly modified the design. But there will be a hybrid

Updated Skoda Superb: models only slightly modified the design. But there will be a hybrid

January 17, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Photos of the restyled flagship Skoda Superb without any camouflage were published. The official premiere of the model is likely to take place in March.

At the end of last year, a short video with the freshened Skoda Superb Combi was caught on the Web. Now there are pictures of a modernized liftback, they made the base of the Ministry of Industry of China. Chinese previous Superb outwardly no different from the liftback, designed for other countries, so that the global model will certainly get the same changes.

The update came out modest: the Superb changed the bumpers, the grille became larger and “joined” to the headlights, in which the other “stuffing”, plus the model received other foglights; there is a chrome strip between the rear lights now, and on the trunk lid there is an inscription with the name of the brand instead of the emblem. There are no images of the interior yet, but no radical changes are expected inside, the maximum is a new multimedia system.

In China, the Skoda Superb-2020 has the same engines: liftback is available with petrol turbo four 1.4 TSI (150 hp) and 2.0 TSI (186 or 220 hp). The European version of the motor range is also unlikely to change. In the Old World, the Superb is equipped with petrol 1.5 TSI (150 hp) and 2.0 TSI (272 hp), 1.6 TDI diesel engines (120 hp) and 2.0 TDI (150 or 190 hp).

However, after restyling, Superb will still have an important technical update – the model will get a rechargeable hybrid version. According to unofficial data, such a car will receive a 150-horsepower gasoline engine TSI (the volume is not yet known) and a 95-horsepower electric motor, only on the Czech electric circuit will be able to drive about 70 kilometers.

The public premiere of the redesigned Skoda Superb will probably be held at the Geneva Motor Show, which will open in March this year.

Recall, the Superb family of current, third generation debuted in 2015. The cars on the market were quite warm: for example, in Europe, the model set a record for sales in 2016 – 85,879 units were sold. But then the demand for Superb began to fall. Thus, in 2018, 138,100 vehicles were sold worldwide, which is 8.5% less than in 2017.

By the way, in Geneva, Skoda will show another new product – a compact crossover with a head optics that is not typical for the brand.