12/11/2019

Discover the all new ŠKODA plug-in hybrid: The SUPERB iV

Discover ŠKODA Electric


The SUPERB iV combines the benefits of an electric car with the advantages of a conventional internal combustion engine vehicle.

It features some minor external updates to differentiate it from the petrol and diesel versions. These include:

  • New smooth grille with chrome-plated elements and which incorporates the charging socket cover
  • ‘iV’ badge on the tailgate
  • E-noise generator for the electric mode fitted under front wing (noise emitted up to a speed of 50kph)

The SUPERB iV is offered in both hatch and estate body styles, in SE Technology, SE L, SportLine Plus and Laurin & Klement trims.

In addition to the standard SUPERB trim specification, SUPERB iV offers:

  • 13 kWh lithium-ion battery
  • Fuel tank aeration button
  • E-mode button for electric/hybrid drive
  • SPORT button for hybrid drive delivering maximum system performance (218PS)
  • Dynamic chassis control (DCC) adaptive chassis (including drive mode select)
  • Wireless connection for Apple CarPlay
  • Two front USB ports (one C and one A)
  • New third-generation infotainment system (MIB3) with a built-in SIM card

The new infotainment unit provides specific graphics for the SUPERB iV:

  • Electric range monitor
  • Available charging stations
  • Maximum electric range within navigation map
  • Energy flow – electric/hybrid drive and brake energy regeneration

Powertrain

The SUPERB iV is fitted with a 1.4 TSI engine, supported by an electric motor and a brand-new six-speed DQ400e direct-shift gearbox (DSG), which can deliver maximum torque of 400Nm.

The electric motor is built directly into the DQ400e gearbox and is separated from the petrol engine by a clutch. It is used to start the engine and also functions as the alternator.

Compared to other DSGs, the DQ400e is characterised by a triple-clutch instead of the usual dual-clutch. The third clutch works as a coupling element between the electric motor and the engine. All three clutches are housed in an oil bath.

Charging

The car battery can be charged in three different ways:

  • Charging cable – 10 amp mains UK three-pin (MODE 2) or 16amp AC wall box/charge point (MODE 3)
  • Brake energy regeneration through the electric motor via the petrol engine

It takes five hours to fully charge the battery (from a flat state) using the 10 amp mains UK three-pin cable and three and a half hours using a 16 amp AC cable connected to a wall box/charge point (not included as standard specification).