Another day, another Superb teaser released by Skoda, only this time, we get the chance to see the Scout version for the first time – or its outline anyway…
Set to be unveiled this Thursday in Bratislava, Slovakia, alongside the regular facelifted Superb, the Scout will get a raised ground clearance and, in all likelihood, some plastic cladding on the bumpers, wheel arches and door sills, as well as all-wheel drive.
Like the rest of the Superb lineup, the Scout will use the full LED Matrix headlights with incorporated DRLs and Coming/Leaving home function. The taillights have dynamic indicators as previewed by the Czech automaker in a previous teaser. Elsewhere, expect bumper revisions and SUPERB lettering in the middle of the tailgate.
The latest video released by Skoda offers a glimpse of the new Laurin&Klement range-topping variant, which adds a bunch of exclusive items, including soft-touch materials and special L&K badges, and a generous list of standard gear. A new infotainment system with standard smartphone integration is also part of the model’s mid-cycle refresh.
The biggest change made to the facelifted Superb will be the addition of a plug-in hybrid powertrain. The brand’s first PHEV should have a zero-emission driving mode with up to 50 km (31 miles) of range and the unit is thought be the the one used in the Volkswagen Passat GTE, which has a total output of 215 horsepower and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque and combines a 1.4-liter turbocharged four with an electric motor.