Prices revealed for Škoda’s first-ever plug-in hybrid
Škoda has revealed pricing for its Superb iV plug-in hybrid, which goes on sale in January, marking the first-ever plug-in hybrid for the brand and priced from £31,970 OTR.
Arriving as part of a range of updates for the facelifted model, the plug-in hybrid combines a 156hp version of the brand’s 1.4 TSI petrol, with a 116hp electric motor, giving a total 218hp and offered in both hatch and estate guise.
Joining alongside the existing 120hp 1.6-litre TDI diesel, 190hp 2.0-litre TDI and 190hp 2.0-litre TSI plus the range-topping 272hp 2.0 TSI 4×4 DSG model, the model is expected to prove popular with drivers, including fleets, aided by its sub-40g/km emissions (NEDC Correlated), all-electric WLTP-range of up to 35 miles and total range of up to 578 miles.
Driving modes include E-mode for electric and hybrid drive, and Sport mode, which delivers maximum system performance on hybrid drive. The iV also comes with dynamic chassis control, which constantly adapts to suit the road and driving conditions.
Charging takes three hours and 30 minutes from a wall box (using a wall box with a charging output of 3.6 kW) and the Superb iV comes ready with a three-pin charger and wall box charging cables neatly stowed under the boot floor.
It’ll be offered in four trim levels: SE Technology for fleet customers, SE L, SportLine Plus, as well as the top-of-the-range L&K. Equipment includes the Škoda’s third-generation MIB3 infotainment system already seen on the Scala and Kamiq, which features an in-built SIM card for data connection and wireless connection for SmartLink and Apple CarPlay and provides real-time traffic information and online support.
Drivers opting for SportLine Plus or L&K trim will have Virtual Cockpit as standard – this sees a customisable 10.25-inch display replace the traditional dials behind the steering wheel.
The new Superb iV will arrive in the UK in January 2020.