New Skoda Superb due in 2024

The fourth-generation Skoda Superb will be larger but sleeker than the current model; our render images preview how it could look

  • Fourth-generation Skoda Superb will arrive in 2024
  • Likely to get a new PHEV powertrains
  • Will be larger than current model

The new, fourth-generation Skoda Superb is currently under development and is set to arrive in 2024 with a new design and plug-in hybrid powertrain. It will also be slightly larger than the current car, as the brand looks to further distance the Superb from the latest version of the Octavia, which grew in size for its fourth generation.

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Our spies have already spotted camouflaged prototypes of the new Superb undergoing road testing and the arrival of the all-new model is likely to coincide with the replacement for the current Volkswagen Passat.

Both will use Volkswagen's ‘MQB’ platform and are expected to be built on the same production line. When the new version arrives, the Superb will renew its rivalry with the Vauxhall Insignia and Peugeot 508, and will be available as a saloon and an estate.

2024 Skoda Superb: design and dimensions

The next Superb is expected to receive a redesign to bring it into line with the latest versions of the Kodiaq, Fabia and Octavia, and our render images preview what it could look like.

At the front, it will get Skoda’s latest, wider grille design, along with a slimmer headlight design and a new look for the LED daytime running lights. The side profile of the hatch will be sleeker, with a coupe-like roofline, while the shape of estate is likely to be very similar to the current model. Both variants will also have a far more prominent crease running the full length of the bodywork, giving the model a slightly wider look. The rear headlights will be slimmer, with a more angular look.

While the basic underpinnings will be the same as the old car, the prototypes spotted testing suggest the new Superb will be longer than the current model, with a longer wheelbase (the distance between the front and rear wheels) meaning it will be more spacious inside.

Engines

There will be a shift towards electrification for the new car, so it will get the brand’s new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrains, which are likely to be more advanced versions of the 1.4-litre petrol-based system fitted in the latest Skoda Octavia iV. These are likely to include an affordable entry-level version with a lower power output and a more powerful one for better performance. Both variants may have a larger battery, which would extend the pure-electric range beyond 30 miles.The PHEVs will especially suit company-car drivers, thanks to their low Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) rating.

The new Superb will also get the VW Group’s final generation of combustion engines, with a choice of 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engines available with front and four-wheel drive.

Interior and technology

The interior is likely to be less evolutionary in order to satisfy buyers keen to adopt the latest infotainment technology. Parts-sharing with VW could see the adoption of a similar digital instrument panel and touchscreen to the current Volkswagen Golf but some physical controls could remain. The group has also announced it aims to share software across the brands, albeit with different graphics for each one. This will place greater emphasis on connected services that provide live traffic and information updates, as well as over-the-air software updates.

Read our guide to the best family cars and our review of the current Skoda Superb Estate

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