The fourth-gen Skoda Superb has been digitally imagined with styling influences from the VisionC concept.

An all-new Superb is on its way and according to the recent gossip it will be introduced in March at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Skoda has already promised "striking styling" and most likely the design will be heavily influenced by the VisionC concept but probably with more humble headlights and taillights. Expect to see a considerably sleeker appearance with a much lower roofline for Skoda’s flagship model which will be based on the new Volkswagen Passat.

It will borrow all engines from its German counterpart while the V6 3.6-liter unit will be dropped since it’s old and thirsty. An all-wheel drive system will be available at an additional cost and there are also talks of a plug-in hybrid derivative mixing up a 1.4 TSI with an electric motor to grant a combined output of 211 HP (155 kW). In the Passat, this hardware setup enables Volkswagen's mid-size sedan to have a low fuel consumption of 2 liters / 100 km (117.6 mpg US or 141.2 mpg UK) and travel for up to 620 miles (998 km) while in electric mode it does 31 miles (50 km) before running out of juice.

Sales of the overhauled Superb liftback and wagon are programmed to commence in the second half of next year. It will likely be more expensive than today's model but still cheaper than the Passat, although probably not by much.

Gallery: 2016 Skoda Superb speculative render shows upscale styling

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