The 2019 Skoda Superb Hybrid will be the first electrified model from the Czech manufacturer. As a part of the VW Group, this brand is also included in the company’s electrification program. Fossil fuels won’t last forever. Moreover, it is about time to starts some new project of the electrification. According to Skoda’s plan, all models in the lineup will have their electrified versions by 2025.
Although many car makers predicted that the first electrified from Skoda will be a new crossover Kodiac, company chooses a famous sedan. Also, the company won’t stop on this. This new hybrid version should be only the introduction to the further electrification. In upcoming year, we expect to see all-electric models as well. The new hybrid is under development and latest reports suggest its quick arrival. It should come already next year, as 2019 Superb Hybrid.
2019 Skoda Superb Hybrid redesign
Well, the new 2019 Skoda Superb Hybrid already fits to the hybrid powertrain. It rides on the famous MQB platform from VW. Moreover, this architecture is already in use for the VW Passat, which has a plug-in hybrid version in the offer. So, we could expect the same powertrain in the new 2019 Skoda Superb Hybrid. When it comes to the rest of the car, we don’t expect bigger changes compared to the current model. The current generation came two years ago. So, next year could bring some smaller updates but the core of the car will surely remain the same. Expect almost identical design with familiar driving characteristics. In terms of styling, we could see some smaller tweaks.
2019 Skoda Superb Hybrid styling
Although the new 2019 Skoda Superb Hybrid will be a highly important novelty for Skoda, we won’t see some more significant deviations compared to gasoline and diesel models. We are about to see a familiar styling. However, some reports suggest this occasion could be perfect for mid-cycle changes. Even if this happen, we could see just minor tweaks. All manufacturers from the VW Group are known for their conservative design philosophies, so these updates usually bring barely notable changes.
The same thing is expected inside. We are about to see the same base design of the cabin. Of course, there will be some distinctive details on the instrument cluster, but the rest of the dahs should remain the same. On the other side, we could see more standard features in the offer.
2019 Skoda Superb Hybrid powertrain
This will be the most important part of the new 2019 Skoda Superb Hybrid. We are about to see a pretty familiar powertrain. The famous sedan is in a close relationship with the iconic VW Passat. This model already has its plug-in version, which should find its way under Superb’s hood as well. This system combines a 1.4-liter gasoline engine with an electric motor. So, total output goes around 215 horsepower. The battery has a capacity of 9.9 kWh. This is enough to provide an all-electric range of 31 miles.
On the other side, overall range can go up to 600 miles. Besides the new plug-in hybrid version, the famous sedan will continue with internal-combustion units as well. There is a whole palette of gasoline engines with a max output between 123 and 275 horsepower. Famous TDI diesel units are in the offer as well.
2019 Skoda Superb Hybrid release date
According to latest reports, we are about to see the new version already next year, as 2019 Skoda Superb Hybrid. The new model will be in the offer in various countries of the world and compete with many hybrid sedans. In India, for example, there are famous hybrids like Toyota Camry and Honda Accord.