2019 Skoda Superb Plug-In Hybrid — 2019 Skoda Superb Marks Skoda Electrification Age. As a Best brand that takes pride in its small price yet the high-value product, Skoda will be the last name appears in our mind when we think about the electric car. But turns out, going the electric route is exactly what Skoda is doing right now. And, the new 2019 Skoda Superb will be the company’s first ever electric car.
2019 Skoda Superb Plug-In Hybrid Specifications
The new 2019 Skoda Superb will be a plugin hybrid car and will be underpinned by Passat GTE’s platform. Consequently, just like Passat GTE, Skoda Superb will be powered by an electric motor and 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine.
Even though electrification definitely will increase the production cost, Skoda’s CEO, Bernhard Maier promised that plug-in hybrid Superb would stay true to its Skoda root and offers good value for the price. Furthermore, the CEO also stated that the car will be excellent and have plenty of space.
Most importantly, that ‘awesomeness’ the CEO proudly talked about will be translated through the unique design that screams Skoda’s signature styling.
Powertrain, Electric Range
2019 Superb Plug-In Hybrid marks Skoda’s commitment to join Volkswagen’s plan to produce the significant number of the electric car by 2020. Skoda is also planning to launch five electric vehicles by 2025. After plug-in hybrid Superb, 7-seat SUV that comes with the same technology will follow very soon. If the plug-in hybrid powertrain is a success, Skoda will continue its electrification plan by producing the fully electric car.
It is not a secret that Skoda is way too late in starting its electrified vehicle production. By the time Plug-in hybrid Skoda Superb is launched, other prominent electric car manufacturer will have the very strong customer base. And, that probably will come up with more sophisticated electrification technology.
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However, for Skoda, 2019 is not too late. In fact, it is a superb time to start since technology will be more advanced in this year. And, the market for electric car grows bigger. Hence production cost can be reduced, and it will be easier to attract buyers. Moreover, since emission rules will be stricter in the future, going green will be the most feasible option to compete in its main market, China.
2019 Skoda Superb Plug-In Hybrid Release Date
And come to think of it, Skoda is never a pioneer nor a trendsetter. And despite the late start, history has proved that Skoda always managed to offer high technologies at an excellent price. So, Skoda’s electric car definitely will find its own buyers. Due to its strong customer base in China, it seems like Skoda will sell 2019 Superb Plug-In Hybrid in China first before launching it globally.
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