Skoda has released several preview images of its new Superb flagship hatchback, ahead of a full reveal tomorrow.
The Czech firm’s poshest model will receive the latest technical and styling features in order to offer a value (but still high quality) alternative to the likes of the Ford Mondeo and Volkswagen Passat.
Continuing on from the crisp, uncluttered style of the recently released Fabia, Skoda is promising “clear geometry, striking contoured surfaces, sculptural shapes and elegant lines” for the Superb. Judging by the teasing images released so far, we’ll take their word for it – the detailing around the front looks far sharper than before, while LED daytime running lights built into the headlamp units contribute to a more modern appearance.
Intriguingly, the headlights appear to carry a crystalline effect element. A Skoda designer recently told carwow that the brand’s future designs will all carry features like this to remind us that its cars come from the heartland of the Czech Republic – famed for its Bohemian crystal glass.
From the top view, it’s possible to see that the new model will offer a hatchback opening for the boot. It is unlikely that the current Superb’s complicated dual-hinge system – which allowed the rear compartment to be opened either as a hatch (complete with rear window glass) or as a saloon – will be carried over on to the new version.
Be sure to check back tomorrow, when we reveal full details of the latest addition to the large family car segment. In the mean time, why not take a look at our full review of the current model?