Skoda Superb 2024: Prices, specs and release date
- New Skoda Superb is stylish all-new version of popular large family car
- New hatch and estate even bigger than before – and even more comfortable
- Updated range of petrol, diesel, mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid engines, all now with a DSG automatic gearbox
- UK release in early 2024 with prices expected to start from around £35,000
The new Skoda Superb has been fully revealed to show off its sleek new look. The firm’s new flagship hatchback and estate has been fully overhauled to build on its famed space, comfort and long-distance prowess.
The new Skoda Superb is even bigger than before, with enhanced space for both passengers and luggage. The engines have been updated too, with more economical petrol and diesel motors, plus mild hybrid for the first time and a plug-in hybrid that has an extended pure electric range.
Alternatives to the new Skoda Superb will include the forthcoming all-new Volkswagen Passat, which itself has recently been revealed. The Peugeot 508 is a traditional saloon and estate rival, while the new Peugeot 408 and Citroen C5 X offer added crossover style.
2024 Skoda Superb prices and release date
The full reveal of the new Skoda Superb is a sign its UK release is getting closer. Online ordering may open towards the end of 2023, with UK deliveries probably commencing in Q1 2024.
Prices have not yet been announced. The new Skoda Superb will probably start from around £35,000, with estate versions costing around £1000 more than hatchback models.
2024 Skoda Superb styling, interior and technology
The fourth-generation new Skoda Superb has styling that “combines a striking design concept with advanced technology”. The aim is to make the new Skoda Superb look more upmarket and premium.
The design team say the new Skoda Superb represents the pinnacle of Skoda design and, “with its new sculptural lines and athletic proportions, the fourth generation is even more elegant, evocative and dynamic”.
Key changes include the new Skoda Superb’s slimmer headlights and tail lights, which both incorporate crystalline elements for a 3D look. The Skoda grille is larger than before, too, and optional LED Matrix headlights deliver 40% more light.
The new Skoda Superb is longer and taller than the outgoing model, which will serve up even more interior space – and the current car is hardly remiss in this regard. It shows the firm’s “clear commitment to customer centricity”.
Inside, the new Skoda Superb combines “the best of both worlds – manual and digital controls. Everything has been designed with the aim of further simplifying the overall user experience”.
The new Skoda Superb interior has a brand-new architecture built around a new infotainment display measuring up to 12.9 inches. It is the largest to ever appear in a Skoda Superb. The touchscreen will be comprehensive and feature-packed, but there will still be an array of manual controls.
A neat feature in the new Skoda Superb are the Skoda Smart Dials in the centre console. These have little built-in digital displays that are fully configurable for easy access to key functions.
Because every new Skoda Superb is an automatic, space is freed up on the centre console for a stowage compartment rather than a gearlever. The shift lever is mounted on the steering column instead.
The new Skoda Superb will have up to 28 Simply Clever details, too. Some of them are all-new, and include an electric roller blind load cover in the new Skoda Superb estate, and a centre armrest for the rear seats that has an integrated tablet holder. There are double storage pockets on the back of each front seat for magazines or smartphones, and an integrated filler in the windscreen washer reservoir cap.
The new Skoda Superb hatchback measures 4912mm long, which is 43mm longer than the outgoing car. The new Skoda Superb estate is actually a little shorter, at 4902mm long, but this is still 40mm up on before. Both new Skoda Superb share the same 2841mm wheelbase as before and, at 1849mm wide, are actually 15mm narrower.
The new Skoda Superb hatchback has a vast 645-litre boot, which is 20 litres bigger than the current model. The new Skoda Superb estate goes one better, with a 690-litre boot. This is 30 litres bigger than today’s car. Skoda adds that headroom has increased for front and rear seat passengers, too.
2024 Skoda Superb engines, performance and fuel economy
The new Skoda Superb will be powered by a range of petrol, diesel, mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid engines. Power outputs range from 150ps to 265ps, and every new Skoda Superb has a DSG automatic gearbox as standard.
The entry-level new Skoda Superb uses a 150ps 1.5-litre TSI petrol engine with standard mild hybrid technology and a seven-speed DSG gearbox. There is also a 204ps 2.0-litre TSI and a 265ps 2.0-litre TSI 4x4.
New Skoda Superb diesel engines are either a 150ps 2.0-litre TDI front-wheel drive, or a 193ps 2.0-litre TDI 4x4.
The new Skoda Superb iV plug-in hybrid is reserved for the estate version. It combines the 1.5-litre TSI with a six-speed DSG automatic gearbox and electric motor, for a system output of 204ps. The battery is significantly larger, with a 25.7kWh capacity increasing the pure electric range to more than 62 miles. It can now use DC 50kW rapid chargers, too.
The new Skoda Superb is based on the same MQB evo platform as other models including the new Skoda Kodiaq SUV and Volkswagen Passat line-up.
Is the new Skoda Superb a hatchback?
The new Skoda Superb comes in either five-door hatchback or estate guise. As practicality is a key feature of the Skoda Superb, a conventional four-door saloon design was felt too restrictive.
How big is the new Skoda Superb?
The new Skoda Superb is even bigger than its commodious predecessor, growing in both length and height. Width, though, is actually down by 15mm.
Is the new Skoda Superb an EV?
The new Skoda Superb does not offer a pure electric version. It instead sticks with diesel and petrol engines, plus a plug-in hybrid with an EV range of over 62 miles.