Launch of the ŠKODA SUPERB iV and ŠKODA CITIGOe iV marks beginning of a new era for ŠKODA
Brand enters era of electromobility and develops new mobility solutions under ŠKODA iV
Flagship in new splendour: new SUPERB SCOUT added to the revamped SUPERB family
MONTE CARLO variants of the ŠKODA SCALA and KAMIQ make debut
SCALA and KAMIQ G-TEC added to the eco-friendly and efficient CNG fleet
This year sees the introduction of the new ŠKODA iV sub-brand and ŠKODA's two first electrified production models " the ŠKODA SUPERB iV and the ŠKODA CITIGOe iV " marking the beginning of the electromobility era for the Czech carmaker. In addition to the SUPERB iV, ŠKODA's first plug-in hybrid, a rugged SUPERB SCOUT has also been added to the portfolio of the recently revised flagship. The SCALA compact car and the KAMIQ city SUV also both come in two new variants: in typical ŠKODA style, the new, top-of-the-range MONTE CARLO versions exude a sporty lifestyle, and the two new G-TEC variants have been added to ŠKODA's portfolio of efficient and particularly eco-friendly cars that run on natural gas (CNG). All of the latest models can be found at stand A11, pavilion 3.0 at the IAA 2019 from 10 to 22 September.
Bernhard Maier, ŠKODA AUTO CEO, said, «ŠKODA has entered the era of electromobility. The dawn of this era is marked by the introduction of two models in one go: our first all-electric car, the CITIGOe iV, as the brand’s first step into the E-Mobility era and the SUPERB iV, the brand’s first plug-in hybrid. In addition, we’re presenting the latest version of our flagship, the SUPERB, featuring a refined design and new technologies.»
Stepping into a sustainable future: under the umbrella of its new ŠKODA iV sub-brand, the company bundles the development of its own family of electrified cars sporting an emotive design, a futuristic interior and state-of-the-art technologies, and the establishment of a special ecosystem for mobility solutions such as the brand’s own charging card for its customers. ŠKODA AUTO will be spending a total of two billion euros on this over the next five years. This is the largest investment programme in the company’s history.
The brand’s first electrified models: ŠKODA SUPERB iV and ŠKODA CITIGOe iV
The ŠKODA SUPERB iV and the ŠKODA CITIGOe iV are the first electrified production models in the company’s 124-year history. From early 2020, the flagship SUPERB will be available as a plug-in hybrid featuring both an efficient petrol engine and an electric motor, producing a combined power output of 160 kW (218 PS). The SUPERB iV can cover up to 56 km in the WLTP cycle purely electrically, without producing any emissions. Combined CO2 emissions are less than 35 g/km. With a fully charged battery and a full tank containing 50 l of petrol, the SUPERB iV can cover up to 850 km without any stops. The CITIGOe iV is the first all-electric ŠKODA, meaning it can run without generating any emissions. Its 61-kW electric motor ensures a nippy driving performance; the car has a range of up to 260 km in everyday driving situations*.
ŠKODA SUPERB with full LED Matrix headlights and as a SCOUT variant for the first time
During the targeted product upgrade of the ŠKODA SUPERB four years after the launch of its third generation, the new model has undergone delicate visual changes and, above all, has been equipped with new technologies. It will now also be available as a rugged SCOUT version for the first time. One technological highlight is the new, full LED Matrix headlights. Also making their ŠKODA debuts are the first, new EVO-generation 2.0 TDI engine delivering 110 kW (150 PS), Predictive Cruise Control and Emergency Assist for multi-lane roads (available from mid-2020). The ŠKODA SUPERB SCOUT, which is exclusively available as an estate, provides the perfect combination of off-road virtues – such as rugged body enhancements, all-wheel drive and a Rough-Road package offering increased ground clearance – and the elegance of a multifunctional lifestyle estate as well as all the advantages of the SUPERB family. It is exclusively available with either of the two range-topping engines: a 2.0 TDI with an output of 140 kW (190 PS) or a 2.0 TSI delivering 200 kW (272 PS). Driving Mode Select features an additional Off-Road mode; Dynamic Chassis Control is optional.
MONTE CARLO and G-TEC: new variants for the ŠKODA SCALA and KAMIQ
By adding a MONTE CARLO version for the ŠKODA SCALA and the KAMIQ city SUV, the Czech brand is expanding its range of sporty lifestyle variants in the compact car and city SUV segments. Both cars reference ŠKODA’s rally history with the name MONTE CARLO, appear sportier thanks to striking black design features and come with an even better range of equipment. They are available with any of the engines in the portfolio and will be launched by the end of this year. The SCALA G-TEC and the KAMIQ G-TEC will be added to ŠKODA’s portfolio of particularly eco-friendly and efficient CNG variants by the end of the year too. At the IAA 2019 in Frankfurt, ŠKODA will be presenting close-to-production studies of the new ŠKODA SCALA G-TEC and ŠKODA KAMIQ G-TEC.
*in the WLTP cycle