Skoda Superb plug-in hybrid to arrive in 2019 - Report

01/03/2018 - 12:04 | ,   | Sagar Parikh

Skoda will start the electrification of its line-up in 2019 with the introduction of the Skoda Superb plug-in hybrid. According to a report from Auto Express, the Skoda Superb's plug-in hybrid variant will offer a pure electric range of more than 40 miles.

Skoda Superb plug-in hybrid launch in 2019
The Skoda Superb plug-in hybrid's powertrain will comprise a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine and an 85 kW electric motor. Skoda Superb Sportline pictured.

The Skoda Superb plug-in hybrid’s powertrain will consist of a 154 bhp 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine and an 85 kW (114 bhp) electric motor integrated into the car’s DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission. The petrol engine and the electric motor will together produce 215 bhp. The report mentions a 13 kWh battery as the electric motor’s power source.

The Skoda Superb plug-in hybrid will offer a zero-emissions drive of around 70 km (44 miles). According to Martin Hrdlicka, Head of Chassis and Powertrain Development, Skoda, the plug-in hybrid electric variant should achieve a CO2 emissions rating of around 31 g/km. Mr. Hrdlicka suggests that Skoda will not have any technical issues offering the Superb plug-in hybrid’s powertrain in the Kodiaq or even scaling it down to fit it into the Octavia and Karoq. However, the company will have to evaluate a business case before deciding to do so.

Skoda Superb Sportline profile
The Skoda Superb plug-in hybrid should deliver a CO2 emissions rating of around 31 g/km.

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Shortly after the Skoda Superb plug-in hybrid, the first fully electric Skoda vehicle will follow, Skoda confirmed in a release today. The company hasn’t revealed any details pertaining to the launch or specifications of this EV, though.

[Source: Auto Express]

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