New Skoda Superb facelift unveiled with plug-in hybrid option
The flagship of the Skoda range has a new look
The new and revised Skoda Superb has been officially revealed today in Bratislava, Slovakia.
The range-topping Superb has received a cosmetic overhaul and a new plug-in hybrid powertrain. LED matrix headlights are available on a Skoda for the first time, while the Superb also receives the option of a fully-digital instrument cluster.
The electrified version is called Superb iV and it's the first production model to be fitted with plug-in hybrid drive.
A 1.4 TSI petrol engine which outputs 156 PS and an 85 kW electric motor deliver a combined power output of 160 kW (218 PS). The all-electric range is up to 55 km in the WLTP cycle; up to 850 km can be covered when combined with the petrol engine.
The battery has a capacity of 37 Ah and 13 kWh of energy: the car’s CO2 emissions are less than 40 g/km and the all-electric range is up to 55 km (in the WLTP cycle). The Skoda Superb iV fulfils the Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standard.
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 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.
The lithium-ion high-voltage battery is positioned in the chassis floor in front of the rear axle. The boot capacity is 485 l in the hatchback and 510 l in the estate. The petrol tank can hold 50 l. From the outside, the hybrid model can be identified by the iV badge at the rear; the front is shaped by a redesigned bumper with a honeycomb structure and Air Curtains. Thanks to the E-noise sound generator, road users such as pedestrians and cyclists will be able to hear an approaching Skoda Superb iV that is driving in electric mode in good time.
In addition to the plug-in hybrid drive available for the new Skoda Superb iV, there is a choice of six other engines. There are ten different engine/drive combinations to choose from. The 1.6 TDI producing 88 kW (120 PS) is fitted with a 7-speed DSG as standard. For the 2.0 TDI delivering 110 kW (150 PS) the power is transmitted by either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed DSG. The top-of-the-range 2.0 TDI diesel offering 140 kW (190 PS) comes with a 7-speed DSG as standard and all-wheel drive is optional. All three diesel engines are equipped with an SCR catalytic converter with AdBlue injection and a diesel particulate filter.
The 1.5 TSI outputting 110 kW (150 PS) is the entry-level petrol engine and is available with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed DSG. The new 2.0 TSI outputting 140 kW (190 PS) features a 7-speed DSG as standard; the top-of-the-range 2.0 TSI delivering 200 kW (272 PS) comes with all-wheel drive and a 7-speed DSG as standard. All three TSIs are fitted with a petrol particulate filter.