We bring you India-exclusive pictures of the third-generation Skoda Superb undergoing testing with minimal camouflage. The car was spotted testing in production form and seems to carry design heavily influenced by the company’s Vision C concept.
In comparison to the sedate looking second-generation (outgoing car), the new flagship sedan has a significant and energetic design, the lower-positioned front grille and the tight body design are a testimony to this fact. The spy pictures reveal that there is a wiper on the rear windshield a clear indication that the vehicle will continue its notchback design.
The new car will be underpinned by Volkswagen’s MQB platform which will give it many of the new Passat’s parts. However it might be longer and wider than the Passat with a marginally extended wheelbase.
It might also borrow powertrains from the new Passat and also get the new stonking 236bhp 2.0-litre TDI, paired to manual and dual-clutch DSG transmissions driving either the front or all-four wheels. While we might only get the standard engines with reduced outputs, Skoda should introduce this peach of a diesel engine here.
The Superb rules the roost in the D-Segment in India and Skoda would look forward to keep that momentum going. We are not sure of the pricing or the launch date, but expect it to cost marginally higher and to be launched in mid-2016 here.