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:
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:
The new infotainment unit provides specific graphics for the SUPERB iV:
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.
The car battery can be charged in three different ways:
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).