ŠKODA launches all-electric CITIGOeiV and SUPERB iV plug-in hybrid

ŠKODA has launched an all-electric CITIGOeiV and SUPERB iV plug-in hybrid.

The ŠKODA SUPERB iV is the first ŠKODA model to feature plug-in hybrid drive. The SUPERB iV is powered by a 1.4 TSI petrol engine delivering 115 kW (156 PS) and an 85 kW electric motor; the maximum power output is 160 kW (218 PS), 

The ŠKODA SUPERB iV fulfils the Euro 6d TEMP emissions standard; the car’s CO2 emissions are below 40 g/km. The 13 kWh battery enables an all-electric, zero emission range of up to 34 miles on the WLTP cycle and can be charged using a standard household plug socket, a wall box, or while driving using the petrol engine as well as brake energy recovery. When used in combination with the petrol engine, the range is 527 miles.

In addition to the plug-in hybrid, there are three diesel and three petrol engines to choose from with power outputs ranging from 88 kW (120 PS) to 200 kW (272 PS).

The ŠKODA CITIGOe iVis the Czech manufacturer’s first all-electric vehicle, delivering a range of up to 164 miles on the WLTP cycle.

The 36.8 kWh lithium-ion battery can be charged to 80 per cent in one hour at a 40 kW DC fast charger using a CCS (Combined Charging System) charging cable. Using a 7.2 kW AC wall box, the battery is charged to 80 per cent in 4 hours 8 minutes, or 12 hours 37 minutes using 2.3 kW home charging. 

Its electric motor delivers 61 kW and maximum torque of 210 Nm.

Despite being just 3,597 mm long and 1,645 mm wide, the smallest ŠKODA also offers a spacious interior for four passengers and a boot capacity of 250 litres. The boot can easily be increased to 923 litres by folding down the rear seats. The front wheel drive CITIGOe iV can accelerate from 0 to 62mph in 12.5 seconds, with a top speed of 80mph.

Series production of the ŠKODA CITIGOe iV will begin in the second half of 2019.