Skoda has released this design sketch of the new Skoda Superb, ahead of its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2015.
The third-generation Superb features clear design traits from the Vision C concept car, first shown at the Geneva show earlier this year.
It’ll be based on the same Volkswagen Group MQB platform as the latest Volkswagen Passat, also shared by the SEAT Leon, Audi TT and Skoda Octavia.
Skoda boss Dr Winfried Vahland said: “The new Skoda Superb is the best Skoda ever. This latest generation of our flagship will appeal to new groups of customers in the business and private sector. The qualities of the Superb emphasise the brand’s values and point to the future of Skoda.”
Buyers will get a choice of petrol and diesel engines – although it’s yet to be confirmed whether they will all be sold in the UK when the new Superb goes on sale in autumn 2015.
Petrol engines range from a 125hp 1.4-litre to a 260hp 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol (replacing the V6), while diesel offerings include a 120hp 1.6-litre Greenline and a 190hp 2.0-litre unit.
The Superb will be available with two- and four-wheel drive, while an estate version is mooted for 2016.
We’ll get our first glimpse of the new model at its premiere in Prague in February, after which it will appear at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
Since its launch in 2001, more than 700,000 models of Skoda’s flagship Superb have been sold worldwide.