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SUPERB iV: opens for ordering on 19 November

The SUPERB iV, ŠKODA’s first plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model, will open for ordering on the 17th November and will arrive in our showrooms in January 2020.

ŠKODA’S FIRST PLUG-IN HYBRID

The ŠKODA SUPERB iV is our first model with a plug-in hybrid powertrain, combining the best of electric and conventional ŠKODA technology for an eco-friendly yet dynamic drive. The brilliant ŠKODA SUPERB, only more so.

The SUPERB iV will start from £31,970 and will be available in four trims, SE Technology, SE L, SportLine Plus and L&K. The plug-in hybrid comes with dynamic chassis control to ensure maximum customer comfort. The system constantly adapts to suit the road and driving conditions. Drivers opting for SportLine Plus or L&K trim will have Virtual Cockpit as standard – a customisable 10.25” display replacing the traditional dials behind the steering wheel.

Specification

13 kWh lithium-ion battery

Fuel tank aeration button

E-mode button for electric/hybrid drive

SPORT button for hybrid drive delivering maximum system performance (218PS)

Dynamic chassis control (DCC) adaptive chassis (including drive mode select)

Wireless connection for Apple CarPlay

Two front USB ports (one C and one A)

New third-generation infotainment system (MIB3) with a built-in SIM card

The new infotainment unit provides specific graphics for the SUPERB iV:

Electric range monitor

Available charging stations

Maximum electric range within navigation map

Energy flow – electric/hybrid drive and brake energy regeneration

Powertrain

The SUPERB iV is fitted with a 1.4 TSI engine, supported by an electric motor and a brand-new six-speed DQ400e direct-shit gearbox (DSG), which can deliver maximum torque of 400Nm.

The electric motor is built directly into the DQ400e gearbox and is separated from the petrol engine by a clutch. It is used to start the engine and also functions as the alternator. 

Compared to other DSGs, the DQ400e is characterised by a triple-clutch instead of the usual dual-clutch. The third clutch works as a coupling element between the electric motor and the engine. All three clutches are housed in an oil bath.

Hybrid drive

The SUPERB iV uses the petrol engine and the electric motor in three different ways, depending on the driving mode selected:

E-mode – electric motor only

Hybrid mode – automatically switches between combined or individual use of the petrol engine and electric motor

SPORT mode – harnesses the maximum power of both the petrol engine and electric motor

Charging

The car battery can be charged in three different ways:

Charging cable – 10 amp mains UK three-pin (MODE 2) or 16amp AC wall box/charge point (MODE 3)

Brake energy regeneration through the electric motor via the petrol engine

It takes five hours to fully charge the battery (from a flat state) using the 10 amp mains UK three-pin cable and three and a half hours using a 16 amp AC cable connected to a wall box/charge point

Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme

The SUPERB iV is approved for the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme grant, which provides up to £500 towards the installation of a home charging station. SUPERB iV has also been added to the list of eligible vehicles within the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) pages on GOV.UK.

For home charger installations at addresses in Scotland, the Energy Saving Trust will provide up to £300 further funding on top of this.