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The SUPERB iV is the first ŠKODA to have two hearts beating under its bonnet. Depending on the situation and the selected driving mode, these provide drive either individually or as a pair, and combine the benefits of an electric motor and a combustion engine. The electric motor has a power output of 85 kW and, in conjunction with a lithium-ion battery, gives the SUPERB iV an all-electric, and thereby zero-emission, range of up to 62 km in the WLTP cycle.
This allows it to complete most daily journeys, even in urban metropolises such as Prague, Berlin and Paris. The SUPERB iV’s 1.4 TSI petrol engine – delivering 115 kW (156 PS) – and 50-litre petrol tank, mean the hybrid drive system, which is available for the Ambition and Style trim levels as well as for the SPORTLINE and L&K variants, also boasts unrestricted long-distance capability. With a fully charged battery and full petrol tank, drivers heading off on a business trip behind the wheel of a company car, or on holiday with their family can thereby cover up to 930 km without any refuelling stops.
In the interior, the SUPERB iV can be set apart from the models running purely on petrol or diesel thanks to specific buttons for the E- and Sport modes. A Mode 2 charging cable for household plug sockets is part of the standard equipment, whilst a Mode 3 charging cable is optional.
With regards to infotainment and connectivity, the SUPERB iV is fitted with the latest-generation systems. A built-in eSIM and an included data allowance, for example, ensure that the car is always online.