Skoda launches mass production of its first hybrid

Skoda launches mass production of its first hybrid

September 18, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The Czech brand launched the production of gasoline-electric modification of the updated flagship Superb model

Skoda has begun mass production of the first model in its history equipped with a hybrid powerplant. We are talking about a gasoline-electric modification of the updated Superb liftback, which stood on the conveyor of the enterprise in the Czech city of Kvasiny.

A total of EUR 12 million was invested in the refurbishment of the plant, which went into the modernization of the body shop and assembly lines. At the same time, the hybrid began to be produced at the same production facilities with models equipped with traditional internal combustion engines.

The premiere of the hybrid Skoda Superb iV took place in May along with the standard model, which has undergone an update. The power plant included a 1.4-liter gasoline turbo engine with a capacity of 156 hp, working in tandem with an electric motor. In total, the units give out 218 horsepower.

The battery capacity of 13 kWh allows you to drive up to 55 kilometers on electric traction. You can recharge the charge from a household outlet, and the maximum range reaches 850 kilometers.

As for the usual version of the flagship model of the Czech brand, the 120-horsepower 1.6-liter diesel engine became the base unit. In addition, two-liter engines with “heavy fuel” capacity of 150 and 190 horsepower are available. The gasoline range is represented by a 150-horsepower 1.5-liter turbo four, as well as two-liter engines with an output of 190 and 272 hp.