The fourth generation of the Skoda Superb is due to appear in 2023 – again, of course, as an estate car and limousine, which in terms of dimensions have upper-class format. The interior and the trunk volume remain correspondingly generous. The engines include mild and plug-in hybrids.
How is the Skoda Superb family and company car going? The stately 4.87 meters long Czech already protrudes into the upper class with its dimensions but remains clearly below the price. The brand intends to maintain this strategy when the next Superb is presented in autumn 2023. Accordingly, the interior and trunk volume is again generous. The market launch is planned for the beginning of 2024.
Interesting: the new Superb will begin as a station wagon, the sedan will follow a few months later. With the new edition, Skoda also changes the production location. Instead of the Kvasiny plant (Czech Republic), the Skoda Superb (2023) will roll off the assembly line in Bratislava (Slovakia) – by the way, side by side with the new VW Passat. The relocation should free up urgently needed capacity in Kvasiny for around 150,000 additional Skoda units per year.
Superb 2023 Combi & Sedan
The fourth generation of the Skoda Superb (2023) is based on the well-known, constantly further developed VW Group modular system (MQB) and, as before, is driven by proven internal combustion engines. A purely electric variant is not planned, but a plug-in hybrid in which a small electric motor works together with a 1.4 or 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbo gasoline engine. Both petrol engines have long been part of the Group’s engine range.
For the continued use of the smaller-displacement petrol engines – this combination is currently found in many models from the VW Golf to the Superb – the fact that the tax brackets are below the higher tax brackets in some important markets speaks for itself. In the current Superb, the plug-in hybrid has 218 hp and a purely electric drive of up to 55 kilometers as technical data. In addition to the “plug hybrid” Skoda is planning a mild-hybrid variant equipped with 48-volt technology.
A comprehensive hybridization is not planned, because the price-sensitive customers would probably not go along. The classic petrol 1.5 TSI (150 PS) and 2.0 TSI (190 and 280 PS) remain in the Skoda Superb (2023) program. The 2.0-liter turbo gasoline engine internally referred to as the “world engine”, is particularly important because it can also be used in regions with poor fuel quality. The important question of the trailer load cannot be answered so early.
Skoda Superb 2023 Dimensions & Interior
One of the most important innovations is the streamlining of the range of products. Since more and more fully electric models with independent bodywork are planned in the future, Skoda wants to reduce the complexity and thus the costs of the traditional series – this also applies to the Skoda Superb (2023). A look at the costs is also important for the new Skoda boss Thomas Schäfer so that he can keep the relatively popular prices of the brand, which like everyone else has to invest a lot of money in electrification.
In the future, more equipment packages and fewer equipment lines should convince more sophisticated customers. There is a question mark behind the traditional, but little sought-after “Scout” line and the number of possible combinations of engines and transmissions are being adapted to what is available on the market. A particularly attractively priced entry-level variant below the current “Active” basic equipment is planned. The popular “Sportline” will, with a high degree of certainty, also be available in the future.
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When designing the interior, the creative team led by Skoda Head of Design Oliver Stefani took a middle ground between the learned and proven operating logic of the current Superb and that of the new E-model Enyaq. This includes a display that appears to float freely on the center console. Instead of using buttons or swiping operations that lead to mistakes, the most important functions are controlled using three easily accessible rotary knobs. And the price of the Skoda Superb (2023)? Well, it should be based on the existing model, which is available as a sedan from 29,270 euros and as a combi from 30,270 euros (as of June 2021).