Skoda has caused mass panic by giving early indications that the 2015 Superb will only be released in two-dimensional form. Thankfully, it turned out it has only released a sketch of the new car rather than real production photos.
The drawing (above), showing the rear three-quarters of the car tells us a fair amount about what the final production Superb will look like. The car carries on Skoda’s styling language – subtle understatement using clear geometric shapes and strongly contoured surfaces rather than lots of stylistic embellishments.
It draws much of its design from the VisionC concept car (shown above in green). Most prominently, the proportions of the concept have been transferred to the Superb giving it a swooping rearward-angled roofline and a much more elegant look overall. While not exactly copied, the Superb’s rear light clusters echo the more angular feel of the VisionC’s.
What powers it?
Very little details exist about what will power the new Superb, though there are plenty of units in the Volkswagen-group that could work. 2.0-litre diesels are almost inevitable and the new twin-turbo unit from the Passat could well find its way into the Superb along with the newly-developed 10-speed DSG twin-clutch automatic gearbox. The MQB platform the new Superb (below) is built on allows for a wide range of engines and gearboxes.
How much will it cost?
There’s also no word on pricing but it’s not expected to move from its current point so should undercut the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes E-Class and Audi A6. Production models will be shown in February 2015, then at the Geneva motor show in March, and finally go on sale in the UK in autumn.
Take a look at our report on the new Superb’s camouflaged press shots to get the full story on the new model or follow the link below to check out our review of the current model.