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ŠKODA SUPERB iV: The dawning of a new era

ŠKODA SUPERB iV: The dawning of a new era
The SUPERB iV is ŠKODA’s first production model to be fitted with plug‑in hybrid drive. A 1.4 TSI petrol engine and an electric motor deliver a combined power output of 160 kW (218 PS). The all‑electric range is up to 55 km in the WLTP cycle; up to 850 km can be covered when combined with the petrol engine. This new drive variant is available for the Ambition and Style trim levels as well as for the SUPERB SPORTLINE and the SUPERB L&K. Production is set to commence at the Kvasiny site in early autumn this year; the market launch will take place at the beginning of 2020.

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.

Particularly dynamic thanks to electric support
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.

Additional assistance systems
Two more assistance systems are exclusively reserved for the ŠKODA SUPERB iV. The first, Trailer Assist, makes it effortless to simply and safely reverse park when towing a trailer. The display shows a diagram of the car and trailer pictured from above. The driver can select the direction and angle in which to reverse the trailer. To do this, they use the wing mirrors’ adjusting knob like a joystick and then all they have to do is keep an eye on traffic and control the acceleration and braking. The system takes over the steering. The second, Area View, uses four cameras to provide the driver with a 360‑degree panoramic view of the vehicle on the central display, thereby making it easier to park or manoeuvre in narrow streets.

*All fuel consumption and performance figures given are provisional.

Stylish visual accents and new technologies: first ŠKODA to feature full LED Matrix headlights

Innovative lighting technology used for the first time in a ŠKODA production model

New assistance systems with expanded range of functions make their debut

New design for the radiator grille and front bumper as well as new materials in the interior

New, further enhanced assistance systems for added safety
In addition to the Matrix technology for the high beam, two other assistance systems are also making their debut in a ŠKODA production vehicle. The latest version of Predictive Cruise Control uses images from the camera on the windscreen and data from the navigation system to detect speed restrictions as well as bends, and automatically adjusts the speed in anticipation. The new Emergency Assist for multi‑lane roads automatically steers the car to the roadside in emergencies, where it brings the car to a stop. It does so in a controlled manner and taking into account traffic in other lanes. To do this, the system uses Lane Assist and Park Assist as well as the radar sensors belonging to Side Assist. Whilst the familiar Blind Spot Detect has a range of up to 20 m, Side Assist works at a distance of up to 70 m. Furthermore, the ŠKODA SUPERB now also offers Front Assist with Predictive Pedestrian Protection. This warns of a potential collision visually, acoustically and by gently applying the brakes, and automatically slows the car down in emergencies. Also making their ŠKODA debut in all of the SUPERB models are a new electromechanical brake booster and aerodynamic covers on the rear axle suspension, which improve driving stability.

Three diesel and three petrol engines
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.

Exquisite chrome details and new seat covers in the interior
The interior of the ŠKODA SUPERB appears refined and elegant thanks to new chrome highlights on the instrument panel and door trims as well as new seat covers in the Ambition and Style trim levels. The revised ŠKODA SUPERB also comes with new decorative trims for the centre console and dashboard. The coloured contrasting stitching on the leather and Alcantara® seats as well as on the armrests in the doors is new too. The storage compartments below these are illuminated. Using the optional keyless vehicle entry system (KESSY), all of the car’s four doors can be opened straight away; the KESSY GO start button comes as standard. For the L&K version, there is now the option of an Alcantara® roof lining in black or beige including lined roof pillars. The ‘Laurin & Klement’ lettering adorns the passenger side of the dashboard’s Piano Black or beige decorative trim as well as the front backrests. These offer electric adjustment with a memory function. Ventilated front seats and a massage function for the driver’s seat are available as options for the L&K version.

An even longer list of Simply Clever features
The SUPERB family is also equipped with a wealth of Simply Clever solutions ŠKODA uses to make customers’ lives and the handling of their car that little bit easier. And three more features have been added during the update. In addition to wirelessly connecting smartphones to the car’s aerial, the new enlarged Phone Box also enables inductive charging. For the first time in a ŠKODA, there is a Space Organiser below the false boot floor – a shallow, divided tray for securely storing all kinds of equipment. Also new is an optional, Flexible Organiser in the luggage compartment with a movable horizontal bar on the adjustable false boot floor. The false boot floor is available exclusively for the estate version.

Two infotainment systems with navigation function
In the ŠKODA SUPERB, there is an optional Virtual Cockpit and a choice of three different infotainment systems, two of which also offer a navigation function. The Bolero radio and the Amundsen navigation system, including maps on an SD card, each come with an 8‑inch touchscreen. The Columbus infotainment system displays information on a 9.2‑inch touchscreen, and features gesture and voice control, as well as a DVD player and a hard drive for music and videos. SmartLink technology comes as standard for all of the systems, and enables access to smartphone apps via the infotainment system’s display. A SIM card provides Internet access, a Wi‑Fi hotspot and access to the ŠKODA Connect mobile online services. The L&K version is fitted with a CANTON sound system as standard.

*All fuel consumption and performance figures given are provisional.