The new Skoda Superb iV plug-in hybrid!
The new ŠKODA Superb iV plug-in hybrid!

ŠKODA Ireland introduced the updated Superb flagship saloon and Combi estate back in October and in 2020 they will introduce the exciting new ŠKODA Superb iV plug-in hybrid.

The new Superb iV is a petrol electric hybrid and combines a 1.4-litre TSI turbo petrol engine with an electric motor with a combined system power output of 218 hp. A lithium-ion battery is built into the chassis floor in front of the rear axle of the Superb iV. It is capable of travelling up to 62 km on pure electric power alone. The electric motor acts as an additional boost, providing dynamic driving performance and a 0 to 100 km/h acceleration time of 7.7 seconds.

CO2 emissions for this vehicle are rated from 33 to 35 g/km. Annual road tax is €170.

There are some subtle exterior changes including a new flap in the front grille that conceals the charge point for the car. It can be charged via the domestic mains supply or using a public charging point.

Driving Mode Select is another innovation fitted to the Superb iV as standard and allows the driver to alter the vehicles driving characteristics and comfort settings by varying the steering, transmission and Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC).

In addition to Sport mode, drivers can also select E-mode and Hybrid mode. In E-mode, the Superb iV is powered entirely by the electric motor. It can travel almost silently and accelerate from 0 to 60 km/h in 5.0 seconds. For safety, an E-noise sound generator creates a unique sound to alert pedestrians and cyclists.

The new Superb iV will go on sale priced from €41,850
The new Superb iV will go on sale priced from €41,850

In Hybrid mode, both power units work together, and their interplay is automatically controlled electronically.

The Superb iV can be charged in four different ways. It can be fully charged in about three and a half hours using the Mode 3 charging cable and a wall box with a charging output of 3.6 kW. Using the Mode 2 cable together with a standard household three pin plug socket, it is possible to charge the battery in approximately five hours. While in motion, the Superb iV can charge its battery or maintain the battery level using regenerative braking and also power from the petrol engine.

In Ireland, the new ŠKODA SUPERB iV is offered in as a saloon and Combi (estate) across four specification levels: Ambition, Style, SportLine and L&K. Pricing starts from €41,850 (excluding delivery charges and inclusive of government grants).

Commenting, John Donegan, Brand Director, ŠKODA Ireland, said:

“ŠKODA’s electric journey starts today with the Superb iV. The Superb iV offers the best of both worlds. The ability to plug-in and charge at home or work, means commuters in Naas, Drogheda, Navan or Greystones travelling to Dublin daily have the potential to commute, powered entirely by electricity. Plug-in hybrid vehicles offer significant advantages over so-called “self-charging hybrids” including significantly lower CO2 emissions and superior fuel economy.”

ŠKODA Ireland has advised customers to place their orders early to avoid disappointment as availability will be limited to 250 units next year.