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Skoda teases next-generation Kodiaq and Superb models with plug-in hybrid power confirmed


After last week confirming six new electric Skodas, the brand has now also teased the next iteration of its combustion models

Skoda has announced that in September this year, the brand will premiere the next generations of Kodiaq SUV and Superb sedan and wagon. 

The brand teased basic side-profile silhouettes of the two models, which Skoda says will “come with new features, improved technology and a completely redesigned interior”. 

Skoda says that both models will be available with efficient petrol and diesel engines, as well as plug-in and mild-hybrid options. 

2023 Skoda Kodiaq and Superb outline
Skoda’s outline for the 2023 Kodiaq and Superb models

The Czech brand says that it has sold over 770,000 units of the third-generation Superb since its introduction in 2015, while the Kodiaq has sold more than 740,000 units since its current-generation’s inception in 2016. 

Plug-in and mild-hybrid variants to join lineup

Both Kodiaq and Superb models do not currently come with plug-in hybrid powertrain options. 

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Skoda’s teaser for the next Superb sedan

However, within the Volkswagen Group, a plug-in hybrid setup has been used with cars such as the Golf and Tiguan. This 1.4-litre TSI hybrid system joins an 85kW electric motor and a 13kWh battery pack. 

This is likely to be the same powertrain that Skoda will use for its next-generation Kodiaq and Superb models. 

What’s currently offered for Kodiaq and Superb locally?

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The current Skoda Kodiaq Sportline

The Skoda Kodiaq is currently available with three variants in Australia: Style, Sportline and RS. Style and Sportline variants use a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 132kW/320Nm. The sporty RS variant uses the same engine, but with power and torque turned up to 180kW/370Nm

Meanwhile, the Skoda Superb is available in two trim grades. The base 162TSI uses a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with 162kW/350Nm, while the 206TSI Sportline uses an uprated version of the same 2.0-litre engine and produces 206kW/350Nm

Fully electric Skoda models also announced 

Skoda EV group 2023
Skoda will bring six EVs to market by 2026

Last week, it was announced that Skoda would introduce six new electric vehicles by 2026

An Octavia-shaped wagon, a large and yet-unnamed electric SUV, the upcoming Elroq electric compact SUV and the next-gen Enyaq iV are all planned. 

Skoda is also planning a small electric EV to rival the likes of Chinese manufacturers such as BYD that could have a target price of around AUD$42,000.