The 2016 Skoda Superb was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show this year. This luxury model is a little longer and now there is more space inside it. It is a perfect family car. Beside the spacious cabin, the exterior look is also changed. It’s bigger and lighter, with a more modern and sharper look. This model is built on the VW Group’s MQB platform and it comes in four trim levels. The company has provided lower fuel consumption with various engine options.
The good news about the 2016 Skoda Superb is that it’s built upon the MQB platform. This model is now 28 mm longer and 47 mm wider, while the wheelbase is longer for 80 mm than before. As a result, this modern and beautiful model has more interior space and more space for luggage. The other good news is that the new Skoda is 75 kg lighter, and that certainly has the impact on better fuel economy. At the first glance it is noticeable that this model has a sharper style, so the entire car looks more modern than the previous versions. Also, the new arrangements of the front grille and the headlights make it really handsome. The toothy grille has been carried over, while the headlights have a more sharper look.
Interior Styling, Equipment
The 2016 Skoda Superb looks really stunning from the outside, but the interior design goes along with it. Everything is modern and nicely executed. As it is mentioned before, the cabin is now more spacious and comfortable for long rides. The rear passengers will certainly feel that extra shoulder and headroom. This model is a real family car, with capacity for five adult people. The company offers the possibility to order everything from cloth to leather and the customer can even choose between single and dual color options.
This new Superb comes in 4 trim levels: SE, SE L Executive, S and Laurin & Klement. The standard equipment for all of these trim levels will be dual-zone climate control. The sedan will also be equipped with a 6.5-inch color touchscreen placed in the center of the dashboard, city emergency braking and in the front door on each side there will be pocket umbrellas. The higher trim levels will have an 8-inch touchscreen, built-in satellite navigation and MirrorLink integration with a smartphone.
Engine, Specs, Performance, Transmission
The company dropped out the old 3.6L V-6 petrol engine, but the 2016 Skoda Superb comes with a choice between several new units. The choice includes three turbocharged diesels and four turbocharged petrol units. The entry level Superb will come with a 1.4L gasoline engine delivering 148 horsepower. A 1.6L TDI engine can produce 118 horsepower, while a 2-liter petrol engine has the capacity of delivering 276 “horses”. The company also offers two 2.0L diesels, one that can generate 148 hp and the other has an output of 187 hp. The offer will also include a 1.6L GreenLine diesel.
With all these engines the company provides high fuel efficiency, up to 30% lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Most of these powertrains will be available with a front-wheel drive system, but some of them will come with AWD system. Available transmissions include the 6-speed manual or dual-clutch gearboxes.
2016 Skoda Superb Price, Release Date
The price tag for the base model of the 2016 Skoda Superb will start at a very competitive 25,000 euros and the price will be significantly increased with trim levels, so it can go up to 45,000 euros. Aside from very good fuel efficiency and various tech options, can the company afford such price tag? Well, we will see. This model should come in the UK at the beginning of the September of this year. We also heard that a hybrid model could be available sometime in 2016.