The 2020 Skoda Superb iV Hybrid is considered as the Czech brand’s first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). This European style executive car is available in either an estate or hatchback variant.
In recent years, Skoda has been building other types of hybrid cars in an effort to champion sustainability. The Superb iV makes use of the drivetrain found in a Volkswagen Passat GTE and Skoda’s body platform.
Under the hood, the Skoda Superb has a 1.4-Litre petrol engine which provides 115 kW and an electric motor that delivers 85 kW. The hybrid system has a combined output of 160 kW of power and 400 Nm of torque. It’s mated with a six-speed dual-clutch transmission that elevates its handling.
Is There a Hybrid Skoda?
Skoda also plans to launch other hybrid variants on their other car models. For example, their best selling large SUV, the Octavia in 2021. According to the Czech automaker, they will have at least ten hybrid or electrified models by 2025.
Aside from hybrid vehicles, Skoda also has its electric vehicle in the CITIGOe IV. This small car can charge from 0 to 80-percent in just an hour and has a decent range of up to 170 miles.
The Superb is also equipped with the company’s signature Green Tech and Eco mode, which makes it more fuel-efficient. According to independent tests, the Superb consumes 6.6 Litres of fuel to cover 100 kilometres and has a carbon footprint of just 105 g/Km.
Is There a New Skoda Superb Coming Out?
There is an upcoming 2020 Skoda Superb which is initially scheduled to be released on Australian soil in the third quarter of this year. However, the launch is expected to be delayed because of the WLTP emissions regulations that are happening in Europe.
Meanwhile, the new Superb is also getting some nifty features such as a feature that automatically steers the car to the roadside in case of an emergency. This is the first time that Skoda is installing said safety system into one of their car models.
Skoda cars are also known for their standard safety features like Emergency Assist and Predictive Cruise Control. Below are some of the changes made to the Skoda Superb after its timely facelift:
- Restyle bumpers
- Deeper grille
- Narrower LED headlights
- Full LED taillights
- Redesigned 18-inch and 19-inch alloy wheels
- Larger SKODA lettering at the back
- Inclusion of slat bars for some variants
- Two new colour options- Race Blue and Crystal Black
Is the Skoda Superb a Good Car?
The Skoda Superb is one of the top contenders in the executive car segment for several reasons. It’s one of the best looking cars in its class, thanks to its European influence. Its latest facelift also added 80 mm to its wheelbase compared to the previous generation.
The Superb also has a class-leading 625-litre boot space matched only by its spacious and comfortable cabin. Rear passengers can enjoy footrests attached to the floor mats which are perfect for long journeys. On the other hand, the driver seat gets electrically adjustable seats with memory function.
Additionally, the Superb is packed with several gadgetries and amenities such as the 9.2-inch infotainment system with Columbus Navigation. It also has Skoda’s staple “Simply Clever” features such as armrest compartment and illuminated glove box.
The Skoda Superb is one of the flagship products of the renowned car producer. With the introduction of a PHEV variant, the Superb is trailblazing the future of sustainability among Skoda’s fleet of impressive vehicles.