Skoda Teases Next-Gen Kodiaq And Superb
Both models will be available with petrol, diesel, mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrain options
April 26, 2023 at 03:35
by Thanos Pappas
One day after previewing six upcoming EVs and announcing its strategy for the next few years, Skoda teased the next generations of the Kodiaq and Superb, which are set to be unveiled in autumn 2023 as the flagships of the ICE-powered range.
The 2024 Skoda Kodiaq retains familiar proportions but adopts cleaner surfacing and modern styling touches. The slimmer LEDs on both ends bring it closer to the fully electric Enyaq iV. Similarly, the interior will be “completely redesigned” adding new features and improved technology. The second generation of the large SUV will be produced at Skoda’s Kvasiny plant in the Czech Republic, just like its predecessor.
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The 2024 Skoda Superb will be available in both Hatch and Estate bodystyles. The former looks like a sleek sedan even though it has a rear hatch providing easier access to the boot. On the other hand, the Estate / Combi is more focused on practicality with a larger loading area as a low-slung alternative to SUVs. Besides the silhouettes, the teasers also reveal the lighting signature of the flagship which will likely be mirrored by the entire range of new and updated Skoda models. The fourth generation of the Superb will be produced in Bratislava, Slovakia, alongside the closely-related but estate-only VW Passat.
The new Kodiaq and Superb are expected to ride on an evolved version of VW Group’s MQB architecture which underpins the outgoing models. The automaker confirmed that both will be available with efficient petrol, diesel, mild-hybrid, and plug-in hybrid options.
Speaking about the upcoming premieres, Skoda CEO Klaus Zellmer said they represent “two important cornerstones” of their model range. He described the Superb as “the flagship of the ICE portfolio” that “will continue to set standards in terms of comfort and space”. About the Kodiaq, he said it will “take safety, technology, and versatility to the next level”.
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Skoda sold over 1.5 million units of three generations of the Superb since 2001, and over 740,000 units of the Kodiaq since 2016. The new models will most likely be the last of their kind as Skoda has already announced a large fully electric SUV for 2026 that could eventually serve as a replacement for the Kodiaq.