Škoda’s first electrified car the Superb iV has been a hit with customers since its release early last year. So far, the model has won the prestigious What CAR? Car of the Year 2020 award in the category for PHEV models less than £35,000. the Superb iV is available in four trim levels with the plug-in hybrid powertrain and is noticeable by its remodelled bumpers, wider grille, new full-LED matrix headlights with anti-dazzle, full-LED taillights and dynamic indicators.
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 battery can be charged conveniently at home overnight, for example, using a standard plug socket or in 3 hours 30 minutes using a wall box with a charging output of 3.6 kW. The socket for the charging cable is located behind a flap in the radiator grille. The ŠKODA SUPERB iV is also able to recharge or maintain the level of charge in the battery while driving, using its petrol engine and brake energy recovery.
Several interior features differentiate the Škoda Superb iV from the models powered exclusively by a combustion engine. It comes with a multifunctional Maxi DOT colour display as standard and can be fitted with the individually customisable, 10.25 inch Virtual Cockpit as an option. The infotainment system provides access to iV specific sub items such as the car’s current battery charge status or its purely electric range.