Skoda Superb Plug-in Hybrid to debut in mid-2019
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Skoda plans to launch 19 new or facelifted models by the end of 2020. One of these planned 19 launches is the Skoda Superb Plug-in Hybrid.
Skoda will introduce 10 electrified models between 2019 and 2025. The first of these eco-friendly models, the Skoda Superb Plug-in Hybrid, will debut in mid-2019.
Reports say that the Skoda Superb Plug-in Hybrid’s powertrain will combine a 154 bhp (156 PS) 1.4-litre TSI turbocharged petrol engine with an 85 kW (115 PS) electric motor. The combustion engine and electric motor will together deliver 215 bhp (217 PS).
A 13 kWh battery will power the electric motor and provide a pure electric driving range of more than 40 miles (64.37 km). The plug-in hybrid variant could have a CO2 emissions rating of less than 40 g/km. Back in November 2016, it was reported a Kodiaq Plug-in Hybrid will follow the Superb Plug-in Hybrid. China will get it first, and then Europe. The Kodiaq Plug-in Hybrid will likely use the same powertrain as the Superb Plug-in Hybrid.
After the Superb Plug-in Hybrid, Skoda will introduce the Skoda eCitigo as its first pure electric car in 2019. The Skoda Vision E concept’s production version with more than 500 km driving range will follow in 2020. Skoda will position the MEB platform-based pure electric SUV coupe between the Skoda Karoq and Skoda Kodiaq.