The first Superb iV rolled off the line at the Skoda Kvasiny plant after nearly $18 million investment in renovation work.

The first Skoda Superb iV plug-in hybrid vehicle has rolled off the assembly line at the Skoda Auto Kvasiny plant.

Investment in the Kvasiny plant included a new manipulator for the Superb iV's high-voltage and 12V batteries The carmaker has comprehensively prepared the site for the manufacturing of the first electrified production model in the company's history, investing approximately $18.27 million in renovation work. The new Superb iV plug-in hybrid is made exclusively in Kvasiny, where it is built on the same production line as Superb variants that are driven solely by a combustion engine.

Akoda Auto invested approximately $18.27 million to prepare the Kvasiny site for the specific requirements of manufacturing the first electrified Skoda production model.

Thanks to the renovation work, the Superb iV plug-in hybrid can be built on the same production line as models featuring a conventional combustion engine. As the two drive variants have different floorpans, some of the equipment in the body shop had to be adapted or installed.

A new training centre in Kvasiny has also trained 5,500 staff in areas relating to electromobility The hall used for quality control was completely remodelled: Workplaces needed to be rearranged for the manufacturing and commissioning of vehicles as part of the production process. Within the production line, Skoda Auto also installed an additional containers for chassis frames as well as a manipulator for high-voltage and 12V batteries.

Furthermore, Skoda Auto has pressed ahead with staff development relating to electromobility. The car manufacturer has built a new training centre in Kvasiny which has trained almost 5,500 members of staff.

In the Superb iV, a 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine and an electric motor deliver a combined power output of 211bhp. The all-electric range is up to 56km on the WLTP cycle, and up to 930km can be covered when combined with the petrol engine. This new drive variant is available for the Ambition and Style trim levels as well as for the Sportline and Superb Laurin and Klement.