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Skoda Teases Next-Gen Superb & Kodiaq

Skoda previewed the future versions of the Kodiaq and Superb, which are slated to be revealed in fall 2023 as the flagships of the ICE-powered range, only one day after previewing six new EVs and defining its plan for the next several years.

The Skoda Kodiaq 2024 preserves classic proportions while incorporating smoother surfaces and new stylistic accents. The smaller LEDs on both ends bring it closer to the Enyaq iV's completely electric counterpart. The inside will also be "completely redesigned" with new features and enhanced electronics. Like its predecessor, the second version of the big SUV will be manufactured at Skoda's Kvasiny facility in the Czech Republic.

The Skoda Superb 2024 will be offered in Hatch and Estate body variants. The former is a stylish sedan despite having a rear hatch for improved access to the cargo. The Estate / Combi, on the other hand, is more focused on practicality, with a broader loading space as a low-slung alternative to SUVs. Aside from the silhouettes, the teasers highlight the flagship's lighting signature, which the full range of new and revised Skoda cars will most likely share. The fourth generation Superb will be built in Bratislava, Slovakia, alongside the comparable but estate-only VW Passat.

The new Kodiaq and Superb are slated to be built on an improved version of VW Group's MQB design, which also underlies the current versions. According to the company, both will be available with economical petrol, diesel, mild-hybrid, and plug-in hybrid engines.

Skoda CEO Klaus Zellmer described the planned debuts as "two important cornerstones" of the company's model lineup. He called the Superb "the flagship of the ICE portfolio" and said it "will continue to set standards in terms of comfort and space." He stated that the Kodiaq will "take safety, technology, and versatility to the next level."

Skoda has sold over 1.5 million Superbs over three generations since 2001 and over 740,000 Kodiaqs since 2016. Skoda has already revealed a huge, utterly electric SUV for 2026 that might ultimately serve as a successor to the Kodiaq, so the new versions will likely be the last of their sort.

TopGear Magazine June 2024