Skoda Snowman Plug-in Hybrid — Skoda Snowman plug-in hybrid is making its first debut in April 1 this year. Rumor had it that they are going to release an SUV car under this name. The surprising part is that the particular car brings the name but it is not an SUV at all. Here is the detail you need to know.
Skoda Snowman Plug-in Hybrid Specifications
Power and Specs
First, you need to understand that this is not an SUV. This is a snow groomer. Yep. This snow groomer is a plug in hybrid vehicle that produces up to 400 hp of power-train with 480 lb ft torque. This engine is more than capable to support the vehicle for up to 20km/h or 12 mph top speed. This vehicle is also claimed to be able to move up to maximum 100% uphill gradient in total. We must admit, this is one hell of powerful snow groomer. The good news is the system of Skoda Snowman Plug-in Hybrid allows the vehicle to recuperate energy while climbing down the hill and to use the energy to recharge the Lithium-ion battery.
Exterior and Interior
The exterior looks standard at glance. The dimension is pretty huge though, 9.13 meter length and 5.26 width. The ground contact patch is huge and the vehicle needs it to distribute the whole weight in balance. The wide tracks are also huge and they make significant part of the performance.
The cabin of Skoda Snowman Plug-in Hybrid looks smooth from the outside with super wide glass for bright and free view from the inside. The front grille features chrome vertical stripes and headlight and fog lights in adjusted shape. On the inside, driver will be served by stick designed steering wheel with high tech system to help in control. The driver seat is air suspended and it can be heated. Cup holder with heating option, storage with climate control enrichment, and ashtray with fire extinguisher are also added for comfort.
Skoda Snowman Plug-in Hybrid Release Date and Price
This vehicle has been announced officialy by Skoda in April 1, 2016. They plan to release the car on several regions in Europe, like Liechtenstein, Austria, Switzerland, and other countries, in December 2016. We should expect it to be labeled in €280,000 Euros.
This is really exciting news. For the first time for the particular auto maker, they release this kind of vehicle. This is not a vehicle you can use for daily errands but it is entirely charming. As it goes for different segment of buyers, Skoda Snowman plug-in hybrid sale will be interesting to monitor.
|Release date||April 2016|
|Torque||480 lb ft torque|
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