Škoda starts serial production of the new Superb model iV

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Škoda starts serial production of the new Superb model iV

The first electric production car of the Czech brand is already going on the Assembly line in Kvasiny alongside with the models for conventional internal combustion engine.

September 18, the conveyor Skoda Auto Kvasiny down the Superb IV. The Czech company fully prepared a platform for the production of the first in the history of the company electrified model, investing about 12 million euros in the modernization of production. New plug-in hybrid, Skoda Superb iV is produced exclusively in Kvasiny, where he built on the same production line, and modifying the Superb, which are driven exclusively by the internal combustion engine.

“The beginning of serial production of Skoda Superb iV is an important step in the future. Over the past few months we have carefully developed the conditions necessary to start production of our first hybrid module at the plant in Kvasiny. So today is also the result of great team effort,” said Michael Recklaus, member of the Board of Directors of SKODA AUTO production and logistics.

The company has modernized the production of body and Assembly plant. Due to repair works Superb hybrid iV can be built on the same production line as models with conventional internal-combustion engine. Since two versions of the actuator have different pallets, some of the equipment in the body shop had to adapt to the new requirements.

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Hall used for quality control, has been completely refurbished: jobs needed to be rearranged for the production and commissioning of vehicles within the manufacturing process. On the production line installed additional container for frames, chassis and manipulator for high-voltage and 12-volt batteries.

In addition, Skoda Auto has made a huge step forward in the training. To this end, the automaker has built a new training facility in Kvasiny, where the course was taken by about 5.5 thousand employees.

Recall that in the new Superb iV, which debuted at the Frankfurt motor show, petrol motor 1.4 TSI and the electric motor, total output of which is 218 HP Exclusively on electroate sedan can travel up to 56 km, and the total reserve is up to 930 km. This new drive option available for the Ambition trim, and Style, as well as for the Superb Sportline and the Superb L&C. the entry of new models is scheduled for early 2020.

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