The fourth generation of the Superb came in two shapes: sedan and station wagon, the latter being traditionally named Combi by the Czech car manufacturer.
Škoda introduced the Superb nameplate in 1934, and it produced that vehicle until 1949, when the automaker had to adapt to its new, after-war status. As a result, it dropped the elegant, V8-powered luxury car and started to build affordable vehicles for the masses. But the Czech brand kept the nameplate in its inventory, and after Volkswagen bought the company in the ‘90s, it started to pursue its new owner to re-create the former flagship model. That eventually happened, and in 2001, a new Superb appeared in Škoda’s lineup.
Starting with the model’s second generation, the automaker produced the car in two shapes: hatchback-sedan and station wagon. The latter was traditionally named Combi by the Czech automaker. Fast-forward to 2023, and Škoda introduced the fourth generation of the Superb and the third generation of the station wagon version.
While the Superb was mostly considered a mid-size vehicle, somehow, it breached into the large-family vehicle segment. Škoda looked like it didn’t really care about traditional standards. It did the vehicles in its own way and won. The station wagon of the 2024 model year Superb shared its front fascia with its sedan sibling, sporting angular-shaped headlights swept-back on the sides and two LED blocks for the high and low beams. These were underlined by bi-color LED stripes that served as daytime running lights and blinkers.
An octagonal grille dominated the car’s front with its chromed vertical slats and featured a pinch on its upper side in the middle. From its profile, the Superb Combi unveiled its massive side panels that continued after the rear doors. Its long roofline ended with a tilted-forward tailgate adorned at its upper side by a roof spoiler.
Like its predecessor, the 2024 Superb Combi featured a vast interior space. At the front of the cabin, customers were greeted by a minimalist-looking dashboard with an instrument cluster filled with a ten-inch display that showed the much-needed data for the driver. In addition, Škoda installed a 13” touchscreen placed atop the center stack in a free-floating position for the infotainment system. Underneath it, the automaker installed three digital dials that included small displays with a haptic feedback feature. As a result, all of them could control various functions depending on how they were rotated, swiped, or touched.
On the center console, the automaker placed the gear selector and a few storage spaces. But the main reason why customers bought the station wagon version of the Superb was its cavernous trunk, which, with the rear seats folded down, provided up to 1,920 liters (67.8 cu-ft) of space.
Under the hood of the third generation of the Škoda Superb Combi, the automaker installed a wide choice of engines that included a mild-hybrid, a plug-in hybrid, three gasoline powerplants, and two turbo-diesel units. All versions were paired with DSG automatic (dual-clutch) transmissions, and the most potent versions were fitted with traction on all corners.
Information about this model's engines has not been yet made public, but we will add it as soon as the car is launched or more data becomes available