THE first electrified production car in Skoda Auto’s history has just rolled off the line at the Kvasiny plant in the Czech Republic.

Škoda has comprehensively prepared the plant for the manufacture of the new model, making it one of the world’s most technically advanced automotive plants, investing approximately 12 million euros in renovation work. The new Skoda Superb iV plug-in hybrid is made exclusively in Kvasiny, where it is built on the same production line as other Superb variants that are driven solely by a combustion engine.

In the Superb iV, 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 35 miles in the WLTP cycle, and up to 578 miles 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 Superb L&K.

The Škoda Superb iV and the new iV E-Mobility sub-brand celebrated their world premiere in the Slovakian capital, Bratislava, in May with the market launch set for the beginning of 2020.