New Superb to be Skoda’s first plug-in hybrid
1st Oct 2019 Danny Morgan
Skoda has announced the new Superb iV will be its first electrified car, which is due to go on sale in the UK in January 2020.
The flagship model in the Skoda range, the new Superb iV is priced from £31,970 and will feature an all-electric range of up to 35 miles (WLTP).
The 1.4L petrol engine combined with the 85kW electric motor produced a power output of 218PS or 160kW. With CO2 emissions of less than 40g/km, the new Superb plug-in hybrid will also qualify for the OLEV Grant.
The Superb iV comes with a three-pin charger, as well as “wall box” charging cables to allow for a charging output of 3.6kW from a dedicated home charging point. Charging the battery will take around three-and-a-half hours from empty using a 3.6kW home charger.
The new Superb iV plug-in hybrid will launch with four trim levels including the SE Technology “for fleet customers”, the SE L, SportLine Plus, and the range-topping L&K.
The SportLine Plus and L&K trim both offer a customisable 10.25” virtual cockpit as standard instead of traditional dials.
All plug-in versions of the Superb including an “E-mode” for full electric or hybrid driving, while Sport mode delivers maximum performance from the engine and battery combined.