Skoda enters e-mobility with Superb iV and Citigo-e iV
Skoda has raised the curtain on its revised flagship Superb. Because we’re living in 2019, they have also added a plug-in hybrid variant, the Superb iV.
Yes, that’s a small i and a capital V. Spelling gets even crazier for the first all-electric Skoda, the Citigoe iV. It features a 265km range (WLTP), a floating e and the same small i and capital V.
Christian Strube, Skoda Board Member for Technical Development, said: “Entering the era of e‑mobility is an important step into the future for Skoda. The Superb iV plug‑in hybrid and the Citigoe iV are just the beginning. The first all‑electric Skoda based on Volkswagen Group’s MEB modular electric car platform will follow as early as 2020.”
Skoda Superb iV
The Skoda Superb iV is the first plug-in hybrid drive model to leave the Skoda production line. It is powered by a 1.4 TSO petrol engine delivering 115kW (156PS) and an 85-kW electric motor. The maximum power output is 160kW (218PS). The 13-kWh battery has a range of up to 55km in the WLTP cycle and can be charged using a standard domestic plug socket. Used in combination with the petrol engine, the range goes up to 850km. Of course the Skoda Superb iV complies with the Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standard. Its CO2 emissions are below 40g/km.
Skoda Citigoe iV
The Skoda Citigoe iV is also a first for the Czech carmaker. Indeed, this supermini is Skoda’s first all-electric vehicle. Its electric motor delivers 61kW and the lithium-ion battery allows for a range of up to 265 WLTP kilometres. The battery can be charged to 80% in 1 hour at a 40-kW DC fast charger using a CCS charging cable.
The other Skoda Superb
Skoda has upgraded the Superb and added some new technology. It is the first Skoda production model with full LED matrix headlights and it also features new assistance systems like Predictive Cruise Control and Side Assist, which works at a distance of up to 70m. There are three diesel and three petrol engines to choose from with power outputs ranging from 88kW (120PS) to 200kW (272PS).
Another first for the Superb: it is also available as a Scout variant, which Skoda describes as more rugged. It has an off-road look and is available as an all-wheel-drive estate, including rugged body enhancements, 18-inch Braga alloy wheels, a rough road package with an added 15mm of ground clearance and a special Scout interior.
The Scout can only be had with the most powerful engines in the Superb family: for diesel lovers, there's the 2.0 TDI diesel engine which delivers 140kW (190PS) and delivers its maximum torque of 400Nm to all four wheels via a 7-speed DSG. Drivers with a preference for petrol can opt for the 2.0 TSI with an output of 200kW (272PS) and a maximum torque of 350Nm. This one also comes standard with a 7-speed DSG.
Both engines are Euro 6d-TEMP compliant.