The third generation Skoda Superb was unveiled in February with two petrol and three diesel engine options. But unlike for the VW Passat, a plug-in hybrid variant has not been announced for the Skoda Superb so far. However, a plug-in hybrid variant is in the company’s long-term plans, as per a report from Auto Motor und Sport.
When the Dutch publication asked Skoda CEO Winfried Vahland in an interview if the new generation model will get an alternative fuel variant, Mr. Vahland replied that the Skoda Superb plug-in hybrid variant will be launched in 2018 or 2019. The question is not only whether Skoda will offer it, but whether the customers are willing to pay for it, he added.
In addition, a bigger diesel engine is also on the cards for the Superb.
Speaking about possibilities of more versions of the flagship model other than the already announced Combi (estate), Mr. Vahland revealed that the Skoda Superb Scout variant may be offered in the future. It can be expected to come only in the estate form, just like sister brand Volkswagen did for the Passat with the Alltrack version. A sportier Superb may also be launched, but it won’t be a high-performance RS variant.
[Source: Auto Motor und Sport]