Skoda Kodiaq Hybrid Plug-In Confirmed For 2019

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As a part of Volkswagen Group's electrification program, the Skoda Kodiaq is also getting a plug-in hybrid engine in three years. Last year, Skoda introduced its first electric model - a plug-in hybrid Skoda Superb.

Skoda Kodiaq Hybrid Plug-In Confirmed For 2019

Bernhard Maier announced about the hybrid variant at the launch of the Kodiaq SUV. He also confirmed that the seven-seater SUV, the hybrid variant will first hit the Chinese market, followed by European.

Skoda Kodiaq Hybrid Plug-In Confirmed For 2019

He said, "We will have a Kodiaq hybrid very shortly after the Superb hybrid. It will be in China first, as that is the biggest market, but Europe (will follow) soon after."

Skoda Kodiaq Hybrid Plug-In Confirmed For 2019

When asked about the three-year development of the hybrid Kodiaq SUV, Maier said, "As we've stated before, we do not have to bring all the technology available in the group immediately to Skoda - we can afford to wait. What's really important is that our current product remains popular in traditional markets. We reckon 2019 is a good time to launch a plug-in."

Skoda Kodiaq Hybrid Plug-In Confirmed For 2019

Skoda hasn't revealed any technical details about the hybrid Kodiaq SUV. According to reports, the SUV is likely to share a version of the VW Passat GTE's powertrain with Superb sedan.

Skoda Kodiaq Hybrid Plug-In Confirmed For 2019

So, the hybrid version will get a 1.4-litre TSI turbo petrol engine that produces 154bhp of power, which will work along with an 113bhp electric motor.

Skoda Kodiaq Hybrid Plug-In Confirmed For 2019

In Passat GTE, the power output is sent to the front wheels via a specially developed six-speed DSG transmission and the car can sprint from 0-100 km/h in 7.6 seconds and has a top speed of 225 km/h.

Skoda Kodiaq Hybrid Plug-In Confirmed For 2019

By only using electric power, the Passat GTE has a driving range of up to 50 km. And if used with the internal combustion engine, the range increases to 1,060 km.

Skoda Kodiaq Hybrid Plug-In Confirmed For 2019

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