Even during a commercial decline, sedans are not dead. And this is what a new Skoda Superb wants to demonstrate, which, much improved, will arrive in two years to stand up to SUVs.
That they are not going through their best commercial moment is evidence. Also that many are disappearing, engulfed, like minivans, by the SUV fever that is sweeping everything. However, they are still vehicles that offer great attractions, as well as greater efficiency and dynamism. We are talking, of course, about sedans, a category that seems to be on the verge of extinction … but they are by no means dead yet!
The best example is what Skoda wants to represent with its Superb. The Czech brand, far from announcing its withdrawal or transformation (something that seems to happen with the Passat, possibly converted into a new electric model in the future), is already preparing the launch of a much improved new generation that will possibly arrive at the market at the end of 2022 or beginning of 2023.
The fourth generation of the Skoda Superb, of which we can now see the first illustrations thanks to autozeitung, will arrive with a more modern image, taking features of the last Octavia, but adding more exclusive lines, a more imposing grille, refined optics, and a somewhat more extended roof line, to offer a more powerful image that reflects more sportiness but, at the same time, its character as the brand’s flagship.
Available again in both sedan and Combi family versions, the new Skoda Superb will continue to be developed from the Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform and will incorporate important new features. One of them, for example, will be that it will only carry automatic transmissions throughout its range, ideal to be combined of course with the plug-in hybrid versions that will have the greatest role in its offer.
And it is that this technology was already incorporated into the sedan in 2019, with its Superb iV variant, equipped with a 1.4 TSI gasoline engine and an electric drive. In total, it produces 218 hp and has a range of 60 kilometers in 100% electric mode. This variant will predictably arrive much improved, with higher capacity batteries and an energy improvement.
The new Skoda Superb will be produced in Bratislava, Slovakia, where models such as the Audi Q7 and Q8, the Porsche Cayenne and Cayenne Coupé, and the VW Touareg also come from.