- The Skoda Superb facelift spotted sans camouflage reveals the slightly tweaked design.
- Expected to be launched in coming few weeks in the international markets.
- India debut is expected to happen either in late 2019 or early next year.
The current-gen Skoda Superb that’s on sale in India has been around since 2015. The flagship sedan from the Czech carmaker is due for a mid-life update. And ahead of its official reveal, here we have few images of the Superb facelift that were leaked online revealing mild cosmetic changes both fore and aft.
An estate version of the Superb was spotted in Czechoslovakia a few weeks ago. Now the leaked pictures of the sedan reveal the same tweaks to the bumper and redesigned grille. The headlight carries blink-and-miss changes in design which can only be noticed by the keen eyes. The sharp bumper creases on the current car seem to be ironed out.
The rear carries a reworked tailgate which now has a chrome strip joining the redesigned tail lamps. The tail lights have the same design but a different lighting signature. Similar to the all-new Scala, the SKODA lettering is now present above the chrome and the bumper is comprehensively revised.
There are no pictures of the cabin yet but things are expected to remain more or less unchanged. There will be new features which will debut given that the Superb is a flagship sedan. So we can expect a larger infotainment system with added autonomous tech borrowed from other expensive vehicles under the Volkswagen Group umbrella. The powertrain will likely remain unchanged. But according to reports, there will be a new hybrid system joining the pack. This will be a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol motor mated to an electric motor with a combined output of around 250-300bhp.
The updated Skoda Superb will hit the international markets in coming few months perhaps after a public debut at the Geneva Motor Show. The Indian debut might happen sometime in late-2019 or early next year. When it arrives at our shore, the Superb will continue its rivalry against the likes of Honda Accord, Volkswagen Passat, and the recently launched new-gen Toyota Camry.