- The Skoda Superb facelift was spotted in Czechoslovakia in the station wagon body style.
- Expected to be launched sometime next year in the international markets.
- India debut expected in late-2019.
The current Skoda Superb has been around since 2015 and is due for a mid-life update. Next year, the Czech flagship sedan will receive a facelift and a prototype of the same was seen for the first time in the carmaker’s home country, Czechoslovakia. The updated Superb will receive mild cosmetic changes along with added features.
The blink-and-miss cosmetic changes seen on the fascia are limited to slightly tweaked front bumpers. The sharp bumper creases on the current car seem to be ironed out. The characteristic moustache grille remains more or less unchanged. The headlights too get very subtle changes which can only be noticed by the keen eyes. It is unclear in the spied images but there might be a revised LED lighting signature in the headlamps on the facelifted Superb. The same can be said about the tail light design. Apart from that, we also expect new alloy wheel design and exterior body paints with the update.
There are no pictures of the cabin but things are expected to remain unchanged. There will be additional 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 early next year. The Indian debut might happen sometime in late-2019. When it arrives at our shore, the Superb will continue its rivalry against the likes of Honda Accord, Volkswagen Passat, and the upcoming new Toyota Camry.