Skoda Superb 2016 to get plug-in hybrid tech

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15 Jul, 2014 4:00pm Jonathan Burn

Auto Express has learned the next-generation Skoda Superb, due in 2016, will be the manufacturer’s first plug-in hybrid

The new third-generation Skoda Superb will be the manufacturer’s first model to feature plug-in hybrid technology when it arrives in 2016, Auto Express has learned. Skoda’s flagship model will adopt the tech from the recently introduced eight-generation VW Passat.

At the launch of the new Skoda Octavia Scout, a Skoda insider revealed to Auto Express that the next-gen Superb will arrive in 2016 with a completely fresh design and new technology. It will sit a lot wider on the road and have more presence but our source wouldn’t give away any specific design details, apart from saying it will bear little resemblance to the current model.

The plug-in hybrid tech we already know about, so we can expect the same 154bhp 1.4-litre TSI engine and 107bhp electric motor from the new Passat to feature.

The Superb family could also grow when the next-generation model arrives in 2016. The Vision C concept (pictured) first revealed at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year hinted at a coupe version of the saloon set to rival the Passat CC. However, our source remained coy about future product plans.

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