The 2024 Skoda Superb has been revealed ahead of an early 2025 Australian debut with new styling, new engines, a new interior and significantly more technology than the current model throughout. Using a similar styling theme to the new – and also recently revealed – Kodiaq SUV, the new Superb will offer a wide range of powertrains in Europe, including a plug-in hybrid variant with up to 100km of all-electric driving range. Australian variants will offer just a 195kW 2.0-litre engine.
“The Superb has been the standard-bearer of Škoda’s ICE range for more than 20 years. In its fourth generation it will continue to be just that, offering an even more refined, sculptural design, outstanding spaciousness and cutting-edge technology. Further powertrain optimisations and improved aerodynamics make for even greater efficiency.” said Klaus Zellmer, Chairman of the Board of Škoda Auto
“We have reconstructed the plug-in hybrid powertrain from scratch, and it now offers an all-electric range of more than 100 kilometres. The completely new interior is even more ergonomic and features an exemplary amount of sustainable materials. Last but not least, we will continue to offer the Superb as a hatchback and a Combi estate version, perfectly reflecting our customer focus.”
Using the updated ‘MQB Evo’ platform as its Kodiaq and new Volkswagen Tiguan family members, the 2024 Skoda Superb is even larger than the previous version. The wheelbase is an identical 2,841mm long, but the Superb liftback is now 4,912mm long (+42mm) and the wagon is 4,902mm long (+40mm). The liftback has grown to 1,481mm tall (+12mm) and the wagon is 1,482mm tall (+5mm), whereas both are now 15mm narrower at 1,849mm. Because of the added length, the boot is now even larger with the liftback offering 645-litres (+25L) and the wagon a massive 690L (+30L).
Under the bonnet of the 2024 Skoda Superb – in Europe, at least – are a range of turbocharged four-cylinder petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid drivetrains. The entry-level petrol engine is a 110kW mild-hybrid 1.5-litre unit, with 150kW and 195kW all-wheel drive 2.0-litre variants sitting above it. For diesel buyers, there’s a choice of 110kW or 142kW 2.0-litre units while a 1.5-litre plug-in hybrid will also be available on the wagon version, capable of a claimed 100km of all-electric driving range. For Australia, just the 195kW 2.0-litre petrol variant will be sold initially.
The exterior of the 2024 Skoda Superb is a largely evolutionary update of the previous model, and shares a lot with the latest generation Volkswagen Passat (which won’t be sold in Australia). The overall look is softer and more modern than the current car, with an improvement in aerodynamics, according to Skoda – the liftback measures just 0.23Cd and the wagon 0.25. Wheels up to 19-inches will again be offered, with a refined adaptive damping system likely to be standard in Australia.
The interior of the new Superb has taken a greater step forward than the exterior with a new layout, a lot more technology and, at least from the photos, more luxurious materials used than the current model. While the driver’s display remains at 10.25-inches, the touchscreen has grown to 12.9-inches and features Skoda’s latest infotainment software. Below the screen are the same multi-featured climate controls as the Kodiaq, which control the temperature, driving mode, interior lighting and seat heating and cooling. The transmission selector is now behind the steering wheel and a head-up display will be offered optionally for the first time for the Superb nameplate.
The 2024 Skoda Superb is due in Australian showrooms in early 2025, with local pricing and specifications to be confirmed before then. Stay tuned to DiscoverAuto for the latest automotive news and reviews.