Plug-in Hybrid Skoda Superb will appear next yearFebruary 28, 2018
The hybrid installation will get to the Czech flagship from the Volkswagen Passat GTE version.
Skoda Superb with plug-in hybrid power plant can enter the market next year. This is reported by the publication of Auto Express, referring to its own insiders in the Czech company.
For Skoda, the flagship liftback will be the first model with a version of the plug-in hybrid PHEV. The power plant from the Passat GTE includes a petrol turbo engine 1.4 TSI with a power of 154 hp and one electric motor at 114 hp, which is paired with a DSG robot. The total capacity is 215 horsepower.
According to the insider, Skoda Superb PHEV will have a power reserve of electric traction of 70 kilometers. This is 20 km more than the Passat GTE. This is due to the fact that for Skoda will offer a battery of a larger capacity – 13 kW*h.
As Martin Hrdlica, the head of the Skoda power plant development department, says, the average fuel consumption will be 1.6 liters per 100 kilometers. Also Superb PHEV can be more environmentally friendly than a German colleague. Recall that the Passat GTE with such a hybrid installation accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.4 seconds, and the maximum speed is 220 km/h.
In the future, the plug-hybrid power plant can be used in other Skoda models. The closest candidate is the Kodiaq crossover. A more simplified version will be given to younger models – Karoq and Octavia. However, everything will depend on the analysis of demand and expectations of consumers on the market.
In the future, it is necessary to expect from Skoda the release of a fully electric car based on the future electric vehicle Volkswagen ID, which will be launched at the end of next year.