The new ŠKODA SUPERB iV is the brand’s first production model to feature plug‑in hybrid technology. By combining an efficient petrol engine with an electric motor, it offers particularly eco‑friendly mobility without compromising on performance.
The battery has a capacity of 37 Ah and 13 kWh of energy: the car’s CO2 emissions are less than 40 g/km and the all‑electric range is up to 55 km (in the WLTP cycle). The ŠKODA SUPERB iV fulfils the Euro 6d‑TEMP emissions standard.
The battery can be charged conveniently at home overnight, for example, using a standard plug socket or in 3 hours 30 minutes using a wall box with a charging output of 3.6 kW. The socket for the charging cable is located behind a flap in the radiator grille. The ŠKODA SUPERB iV is also able to recharge or maintain the level of charge in the battery while driving, using its petrol engine and brake energy recovery. This allows drivers to cover a longer journey’s ‘last mile’ – in a city, for example – again without producing any emissions there.
The 85‑kW electric motor allows for the car to be driven purely electrically and also supports the 1.4 TSI, which outputs 115 kW (156 PS), when necessary – either automatically or when the driver wishes. Driving Mode Select offers three different special settings: SPORT mode, E-mode and HYBRID mode. In SPORT mode, drivers have access to the maximum power output of 160 kW (218 PS) and 400 Nm of torque. In combination with the 6‑speed DSG that comes as standard, this unlocks the car’s full potential for dynamic driving. In E-mode, the ŠKODA SUPERB iV is powered exclusively by the battery; in HYBRID mode, the electronics regulate the interaction between the petrol engine and the electric motor.
The lithium‑ion high-voltage battery is positioned in the chassis floor in front of the rear axle. The ŠKODA SUPERB iV’s boot capacity is 485 l in the hatchback and 510 l in the estate. The petrol tank can hold 50 l. From the outside, the hybrid model can be identified by the iV badge at the rear; the front is shaped by a redesigned bumper with a honeycomb structure and Air Curtains.
Thanks to the E-noise sound generator, road users such as pedestrians and cyclists will be able to hear an approaching ŠKODA SUPERB iV that is driving in electric mode in good time.
On the inside, several features differentiate the ŠKODA SUPERB iV from the models powered exclusively by a combustion engine. It comes with a multifunctional Maxi DOT colour display as standard and can be fitted with the individually customisable, 10.25‑inch Virtual Cockpit as an option. The infotainment system provides access to iV‑specific sub‑items such as the car’s current battery charge status or its purely electric range. The vehicle can also be directly set to E‑mode and SPORT mode using buttons in the centre console. Using the e ‑Manager app in the infotainment system’s menu, a time profile can be set. This ensures that the air conditioning turns on even before the journey has begun and that the battery is charged. The driver can choose whether the air conditioning is powered by the mains or the car’s battery.
The Amundsen navigation system, which comes as standard, with its 8‑inch display and the optional Columbus system with its 9.2‑inch display are both based on the latest infotainment generation. They feature a built‑in eSIM and are always online thanks to an included data allowance. Real‑time traffic information and online support allow route suggestions to be calculated more quickly and accurately; the system can notify the driver about traffic jams in real time and can swiftly calculate suitable alternative routes. The transition between online and offline services goes virtually unnoticed.
The Infotainment Apps that can be selected in the Shop directly from the vehicle using the central display are new too. These include a Weather app displaying weather conditions for the whole of Europe, and a News app, which allows users to set up a news feed subscription. Customers can also select additional data bundles using the Shop. These allow passengers to be provided with a data allowance via a Wi‑Fi hotspot, for example, or for it to be used for streaming services Automatic, ‘over‑the‑air’ updates for system software and maps are free of charge for one year. The same goes for access to the ŠKODA Connect mobile online services. These include services like Proactive Service, remote vehicle access or SUPERB iV-specific services such as ‘Charging’ or ‘Air Conditioning’, which allows the driver to conveniently control the car’s air conditioning remotely. If the air conditioning is used during charging, it has no effect on the battery’s level of charge.
ŠKODA has slightly modified the exterior of the SUPERB and has carefully refined the front section. The redesigned front bumper means the car’s length has increased by 8 mm to 4,869 mm in the ŠKODA SUPERB, and by 6 mm to 4,862 mm in the ŠKODA SUPERB COMBI. The wheelbase measures 2,841 mm, whilst the car’s width is 1,864 mm. Its height is 1,469 mm, or 1,477 mm in the estate. By offering a boot capacity that ranges from 625 to 1,760 l in the ŠKODA SUPERB and 660 to 1,950 l in the ŠKODA SUPERB COMBI, the Czech car manufacturer’s top model remains the very best in the segment.
The typical ŠKODA grille now bears double slats, is larger and protrudes a little further down into the front bumper. Even in their entry-level version, the narrower headlights come with LED technology as standard for the dipped and high beam, daytime running lights and position light, – and now reach up to the grille. At the rear, a horizontal chrome trim, which connects the full LED tail lights and the new ‘ŠKODA’ block lettering catch the eye. As part of the optional ambient lighting, LED spotlights project ‘ŠKODA’ onto the ground when the doors are opened.
Completing the model update, new 18- and 19‑inch alloy wheels and the colours Crystal Black and Race Blue have been added to the range of customisation options.The top trim level, L&K, offers identical dimensions but the Air Curtains, side sills and rear bumper set themselves apart with new chrome details. It can also be identified by the ‘Laurin & Klement’ lettering on the front wings. Chrome trim surrounds and connects the fog lights in the front air inlet. The aerodynamically optimised 18‑inch Propus Aero alloy wheels – available as standard – are new; and the standard equipment for the L&K variant also includes adaptive Dynamic Chassis Control.
In addition to the plug‑in hybrid drive available for the new ŠKODA SUPERB iV, there is a choice of six other engines which all fulfil the Euro 6d‑TEMP emissions standard. There are ten different engine/drive combinations to choose from. The 1.6 TDI producing 88 kW (120 PS) is fitted with a 7‑speed DSG as standard. For the 2.0 TDI delivering 110 kW (150 PS) – the first TDI from the latest EVO generation – the power is transmitted by either a 6‑speed manual gearbox or a 7‑speed DSG. The top‑of‑the‑range 2.0 TDI diesel offering 140 kW (190 PS) comes with a 7‑speed DSG as standard and all‑wheel drive is optional. All three diesel engines are equipped with an SCR catalytic converter with AdBlue injection and a diesel particulate filter. The 1.5 TSI outputting 110 kW (150 PS) is the entry‑level petrol engine and is available with either a 6‑speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed DSG. The new 2.0 TSI outputting 140 kW (190 PS) features a 7‑speed DSG as standard; the top‑of‑the‑range 2.0 TSI delivering 200 kW (272 PS) comes with all‑wheel drive and a 7-speed DSG as standard. All three TSIs are fitted with a petrol particulate filter.