SUPERB iV pricing and specification announced

Priced from £31,970 on the road, the ŠKODA Superb iV plug-in hybrid will become the brand’s first electrified car when it goes on sale in the UK in January 2020.

The SUPERB iV combines a turbocharged 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine and 85kW electric motor, delivering a total performance of 218PS (160kW) and CO2 emissions of less than 40g/km. It also offers a zero-emission drive up to 35 miles and can travel up to 578 miles on a single full tank and a fully charged battery when in hybrid mode.

Four trim levels are offered: SE Technology for fleet customers, SE L, SportLine Plus, and the top of the range L&K.

Drivers opting for SportLine Plus or L&K trim will have Virtual Cockpit as standard – a customisable 10.25-inch display replacing the traditional dials behind the steering wheel.

SUPERB iV will feature the new third-generation infotainment system (MIB3), an in-built SIM card for data connection and wireless connection for SmartLink and Apple CarPlay. The new system provides real-time traffic information and online support, allowing route suggestions to be calculated more quickly and accurately.

Charging takes three hours and 30 minutes from a wall box (with a charging output of 3.6kW) and comes ready with a three-pin charger and charging cables neatly stowed under the boot floor.