The new Kodiaq and Superb models from Skoda, which have just finished their cold-weather testing in the Arctic Circle, are set to make their public appearance this autumn. The car manufacturer released footage of two disguised prototypes travelling through stunning Scandinavian scenery at night.
Naturally, the Kodiaq and Superb Combi prototypes were perfectly camouflaged, as our spy photographers had previously photographed. Despite this, the official film shows more of the new aesthetic than the most recent teaser sketches.
Compared to its predecessor, the 2024 Skoda Superb embraces a sleeker profile. Contrary to the nearly comparable next-generation VW Passat, which will only be offered as an estate, Skoda has announced that the new Superb will be offered as a sedan and estate.
The 2024 Skoda Kodiaq, on the other hand, appears to be less angular than the model it succeeds in while keeping certain distinguishing stylistic elements and well-known proportions.
The chassis, body, engine, heating system, and electrical system of the automobiles were tested by Skoda experts in temperatures as low as -38° Celsius (-36.4° Fahrenheit). To guarantee that there is no issue with all that snow entering the engine compartment and bumper intakes, they ensured that the doors, bonnet, tailboard, fuel filler cap, and charging socket could open and close under such conditions. Furthermore, the PHEV variations' battery packs demonstrated their resistance to the cold. At the same time, the all-wheel-drive system, electronic assists, and suspension settings were tested on slick, icy, and snowy roads.
The Kodaiq and Superb begin their last stage of development when the winter tests are over. Both models are anticipated to be built on an upgraded version of the MQB design. The availability of petrol, diesel, mild hybrid, and plug-in hybrid powertrains has been confirmed. While the Superb will be made in Bratislava, Slovakia, the Kodiaq will be made in Kvasiny, Czech Republic.