► New 2024 Skoda Superb spyshots
► Another roomy estate car in the works
► World debut expected in autumn 2023
Just when you worried that the useful estate car was going out of fashion, along comes the new Skoda Superb Estate. Our new spy photos capture the Czech wagon on durability manoeuvres in southern Europe ahead of a launch this autumn.
It’s proof that Skoda isn’t about to give up on its reputation for capacious family wagons any time soon – despite industry pressures to create more and more crossovers and SUVs.
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New 2024 Skoda Superb: what to expect
The new Superb is being codeveloped alongside the next VW Passat, but the Skoda version will be offered as a hatchback or estate car where the Volkswagen will default to estate only.
Both models will be based on Wolfsburg’s modular combustion engine architecture called MQB. This is the stepping-stone platform that will underpin the majority of the group’s mainstream cars, such as the Golf and Octavia, in the transition period as it ramps up the fully electric MEB hardware for its burgeoning range of EVs.
Our spies caught the Skoda Superb Estate undergoing hot-weather testing in the Mediterranean a few months ahead of its debut later in 2023. Tellingly, Skoda is leading product development for the Superb and Passat.
See the first official teaser picture of the Skoda Superb here.
Being based on the latest iteration of the highly flexible MQB hardware guarantees the new Superb will be predominantly front-wheel drive, with 4×4 available on higher-spec models, and a choice of manual gearboxes and twin-clutch DSG transmissions.
The new Skoda Superb will be increasingly electrified and most models will come with mild or full hybrid assistance, while the iV plug-in PHEV tech will allow for increased electric range and faster charging.
No word yet on boot volumes, but CAR magazine’s spy photos reveal an extended loadbay and a reasonably upright rear end, providing what looks like a capacious boot – long a stock requirement for a Skoda Superb Estate. Word is that capacity exceeds 600 litres even with the rear seats in place.
It will be built in Bratislavia in Slovakia alongside its VW stablemate.