The recently facelifted Superb now offers advanced tech and a low emission hybrid engine, and will be in UK showrooms later this month. ŠKODA’s first electrified car will be available in four trim levels with the plug-in hybrid powertrain: SE Technology for fleet customers, SE L, SportLine Plus, as well as the range topping L&K.
The SUPERB iV combines a turbocharged 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine and 85kW electric motor, delivering a total performance of 218PS (160kW) and CO2 emissions of less than 40g/km. The SUPERB iV also offers a zero-emission drive up to 35 miles (56km) and can travel up to 578 miles (930km) on a single full tank and a fully charged battery when in hybrid mode.
The SUPERB iV is ŠKODA’s first electrified model and the brand’s flagship doesn’t disappoint with its enhanced driver connectivity and assistance features. The new-look SUPERB iV is noticeable by its remodelled bumpers, wider grille, new full-LED matrix headlights with anti-dazzle, full-LED taillights and dynamic indicators.
The sophisticated look continues inside, with the fleet-specific SE technology trim offering customers a leather interior and an 8” infotainment system screen. The SUPERB iV follows the new Scala and KAMIQ by including the new third-generation infotainment system (MIB3). Featuring an in-built SIM card for data and wireless connection for SmartLink and Apple CarPlay, it provides real-time traffic information and online support, allowing route suggestions to be calculated more quickly and accurately.
THREE DRIVING MODES
The SUPERB iV has three additional driving modes. E- mode operates the car completely electrically for up to 35 miles (average daily commute in the UK is 25 miles). Hybrid mode allows use for both the electric and petrol engines, either together or indepentially depending on driving conditions. SPOT-mode unleashes the power of the SUPERB iV’s 218PS hybrid drive.
POWERED BY MORE
By working together, the SUPERB iV’s 13 kWh battery and petrol engine offer a range of up to 578 miles. You can charge it with a Mode 2 cable in 5 hours using a domestic 3-pin plug. For a faster charge, the Mode 3 cable will provide 100% charge three and a half hours using 3.6 kW wallbox. Alternatively, when using the petrol engine the will re-charge the battery using energy created when breaking.
The new SKODA SUPERB Iv features some unique flourishes. The partly enclosed chrome-plate grille creates real presence and subtly incorporates the car’s charging socket. An e-noise generator makes the sound of a conventional engine at speeds of up to 32mph to ensure pedestrians know you’re coming. As a final touch, an exclusive ‘iV’ badge sits on the tailgatere ...