The new-generation 2015 Skoda Superb has been teased in sketch form ahead of its predicted reveal in February 2015.
The all-new Czech large car is set for its in-the-metal unveiling at the 2015 Geneva motor show, but this image gives plenty away about what to expect for the brand’s new MQB-based flagship model.
Indeed, it is clear the new Superb will have a more aggressive and masculine design, with sharp headlights, a bold grille and broad front bumper. The sketched car’s oversized wheels fill its flared arches nicely, and while there is no rear imagery available at this point in time, our recent spy images suggest the roofline will be more swoopy than the current boxy-bottomed sedan.
Skoda executives have previously told CarAdvice that the new Superb will be more powerful and stylish than ever before, and Czech site AutoForum.cz suggests the new model will have up to 210kW of power from a 1.8-litre turbo four-cylinder – a decent bump over the existing high-output petrol V6 with 191kW.
That site also suggests a range of smaller, more efficient engines borrowed from the Volkswagen Group, including a 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder in several states of tune, as well as two diesel offerings – a base 1.6-litre and more grunty 2.0-litre.
The shift to VW’s modular architecture is set to bring dramatic weight decreases, too – the Czech site claims drops of up to 75 kilograms, despite the car reportedly being set to grow by 20mm and the wheelbase being stretched by 80mm.
Skoda recently updated the current-generation Superb in Australia with revised pricing and equipment levels, while it also added a new Outdoor wagon variant.
As such, we’d expect the all-new Superb won’t be in Australian showrooms until at least 2016.
Stay tuned for more on the new Skoda Superb as it comes to hand.