The new Skoda Superb iV!
The new ŠKODA Superb iV!

ŠKODA Ireland has announced the arrival of the new ŠKODA Superb iV in Ireland. The new Superb iV plug-in hybrid will go on sale from €40,350 (excluding delivery charges and inclusive of government grants for plug-in hybrids).

The Superb was revamped back in late 2019 and the new iV gets the same updates to styling, interior and equipment as the rest of the range.

This is the first time hybrid technology has been used in the Superb. The iV uses a 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine and an electric motor with a combined power of 218 hp. It is capable of travelling up to 62 km on pure electric power as confirmed in the WLTP test cycle. It is now the quickest car in the Superb range with 0 to 100 km/h acceleration time of just 7.7 seconds. CO2 emissions are just 33-35 g/km. Annual road tax is €170 for the new Superb iV.

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. For safety, an E-noise sound generator creates a unique sound to alert pedestrians and cyclists.

The new Superb can travel up to 62 km on electric power only
The new Superb iV can travel up to 62 km on electric power only

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

The Superb iV can be charged in about 3 hours with a 3.6 kW wall box. It takes about 5 hours using a standard household three pin plug socket. While moving, the Superb iV can also charge its battery or maintain the battery level using regenerative braking and also power from the petrol engine.

The SUPERB iV is offered as a Liftback (saloon) or Combi (estate). It’s available in four trim levels – Ambition, Style, SportLine and L&K. Compared to the standard Superb, the iV has Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC), as well as the most modern MIB infotainment systems coupled to digital dashboard displays.

Sales of hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles have doubled in Ireland in the past two years to a total of 11,540 such vehicles registered in 2019. ŠKODA Ireland has advised customers to place their orders early to avoid disappointment, as availability will be limited to 250 units in 2020.

The ŠKODA Superb plug-in hybrid goes on sake from €40,350
The ŠKODA Superb plug-in hybrid goes on sake from €40,350

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.”

Combi€41, 850€45,350€47,350€49,850