The Czech brand has released a base-price for its new plug-in hybrid Superb, which combines a 1.4-litre petrol engine and an electric motor
Skoda has confirmed the new Superb iV plug-in hybrid saloon will be priced from £31,970 when it reaches the UK market in 2020. The brand has already started production of the new model at its Kvasiny plant in the East of the Czech Republic, which recently underwent a €12 million (£10.5 million) refurbishment to enable the production of electrified cars.
The new Skoda Superb iV is powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, an electric motor and a 13kWh battery pack, which delivers a combined output of 215bhp and 400Nm of torque. Skoda also claims the new powertrain will provide the Superb with emissions figures of 40g/km of CO2 and a maximum all-electric range of 34 miles.
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Skoda’s plug-in hybrid Superb will be produced alongside the firm’s combustion-engined models in Kvasiny, where just under 400 examples are produced every day at a rate of one car every 198 seconds. Of these, the plant can currently accommodate up to 60 PHEV models per day.
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In addition to the Superb, the Kvasiny plant also produces the Skoda Kodiaq, the Karoq, plus SEAT and Cupra variants of the Ateca. In total, the plant produced over 300,000 cars in 2018, and employs around 9,000 workers – with a further 40 new jobs being created as a direct result of the Superb iV’s productions.
Skoda’s fully electric models will be produced elsewhere. It’s first full EV, the Citigo iV, is produced in Bratislava, while the firm’s first MEB platform vehicle – expected to be closely related to the Vision iV SUV – will be built in Mladá Boleslav.
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