Skoda Superb Gains Plug-In Hybrid Engine

Skoda has announced UK pricing and specifications for the hybrid Superb.

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Not only does the Superb gain an 85kW electric motor, but it gets a new name too: the Superb iV. This model is designed to drastically cut fuel consumption as well as taxation costs for business customers.

The Czech manufacturer has paired a 1.4-litre turbo-charged petrol engine with an electric motor to produce 218PS (nearing 245PS Superb vRS territory), whilst lowering emissions figures to less than 40g/km. The electric component alone can deliver up to 35 miles of range, adding to the combined range of 578 miles in hybrid mode on a single tank and a full charge.

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Charging takes only 30 minutes using a wall box with an output of 3.6 kW. Different driving modes will help drivers keep consumption under control: E-mode optimises the car for an economical electric and hybrid drive, whilst Sport delivers maximum performance on a hybrid drive. Hybrid driving modes will also show the user actual and potential ranges, the latter highlighting the possible range if some features like heated seats and air conditioning are turned off.

Four trim levels will be available on the Superb iV: SE Technology, SE L, Sportline Plus and Laurin & Klement. The latter two include a 10.25” Virtual Cockpit as standard, whilst all models will include the new third-generation infotainment system from Skoda. This is likely to include the recently announced digital assistant ‘Laura’.

The Superb iV is expected to hit the UK in January 2020, with a starting price of £31,970.00. This quickly rises to £38,960.00 for the flagship trim.

 

 

CO2

Basic List Price

RRP

OTR

BiK %

P11D

SUPERB iV Hatch SE Technology

35 g/km

£26,087.50

£31,305.00

£31,970.00

16%

£31,915.00

SUPERB iV Hatch SE L

35 g/km

£28,408.33

£34,090.00

£34,755.00

16%

£34,700.00

SUPERB iV Hatch SportLine Plus

35 g/km

£31,520.83

£37,825.00

£38,490.00

16%

£38,435.00

SUPERB iV Hatch Laurin & Klement

35 g/km

£31,912.50

£38,295.00

£38,960.00

16%

£38,905.00

SUPERB iV Estate SE Technology

38 g/km

£27,154.17

£32,585.00

£33,250.00

16%

£33,195.00

SUPERB iV Estate SE L

38 g/km

£29,475.00

£35,370.00

£36,035.00

16%

£35,980.00

SUPERB iV Estate SportLine Plus

38 g/km

£32,587.50

£39,105.00

£39,770.00

16%

£39,715.00

SUPERB iV Estate Laurin & Klement

38 g/km

£32,979.17

£39,575.00

£40,240.00

16%

£40,185.00