Skoda’s first hybrid launchedSeptember 19, 2019
Skoda made the announcement that the plant launched the first hybrid of the brand – Superb iV. The novelty will be assembled at the enterprise in Kvasiny.
The Czech automaker has invested about 12 million euros in preparing a plant for the production of hybrids, so that it meets special requirements.
The hybrid novelty Superb iV will have a 1.4-liter TSI engine and electric motor under the hood. The total power of the power plant will be 218 horsepower (160 kW).
A hybrid car has a power reserve of 930 kilometers, which is how much it can drive without additional recharging. It is noted that up to 55 kilometers can be passed through the WLTP cycle. The battery is fully charged in 3.5 hours. And the socket for the outlet is located to the right of the radiator grille.
The “green” version of the power plant is available only for Ambition and Style trim levels, as well as for Sportline and Laurin & Klement. Sales should start at the beginning of next year. Deliveries of a hybrid Superb are not planned yet.
The updated version was shown back in the spring of 2019. The car received an updated body and technical options. An off-road version of Scout has also been added.
In the European market, the flagship will be offered with a 1.6-liter diesel engine rated at 120 horsepower and a 2.0-liter engine rated at 150 or 190 horsepower. The range of gasoline engines is also represented by two engines: a 1.5-liter engine with 150 horsepower and a 2.0-liter unit with 190 or 272 horsepower. The most powerful version comes with an all-wheel drive system.
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