Skoda has released photos of its next-generation Kodiaq and Superb undergoing extreme winter testing in the Arctic Circle.
The Czech manufacturer says the vehicles teased in camouflaged form will be unveiled in northern spring 2023 (September-November).
Currently, only the two of the two Terrific will be offered with a plug-in hybrid drive, but not in Australia. Both models are expected to get Volkswagen Group’s new 1.5-liter TSI EVO2 plug-in hybrid powertrain.
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This is the most revealing look at the fourth-generation Superb yet. Despite being camouflaged, it looks more angular than the current car.
A range of petrol, diesel and PHEV powertrains will continue to be available for the new Superb, as well as liftback and estate body styles.
Recently Skoda published a photo of the upcoming model in liftback and wagon design with large parts Green fabric draped over it.
However, like the Superb, it seems to have a largely evolutionary design language. However, a previous teaser revealed that there will be a striking new LED daytime running light signature.
Both models are expected to have the Skoda lettering on the rear.
As of this writing, there is no information on the interior changes of either model, but it is expected that Skoda’s latest infotainment system will be used.
Both may get a tablet-style infotainment screen display.
Cold weather testing allows manufacturers to identify potential engine and mechanical problems in temperatures as low as minus 30 degrees.
According to Skoda, thanks to the latest tests, the engineers were able to ensure that the engines switched on without any problems even in extreme cold and that all doors, windows and charging sockets opened.
The company also tested the effects of loading while frozen.
Skoda has a flood of fresh products on offer.
Skoda has also detailed it upcoming range of electric vehicles in Europe. A refreshed Enyaq and Enyaq coupe are planned for 2025, while a new Volkswagen TiguanThe large model Elroq will replace the combustion-powered Karoq in 2024.