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Wagons get hybrid systems

Marque launches station wagons with infotainment systems checking battery status.
Posted on 02 November, 2021
Wagons get hybrid systems

Skoda NZ is launching two Octavia iV plug-in hybrids in November with both qualifying for the government’s clean car discount.

The iV Style station wagon is equipped with a 110kW and 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine.

Its electric motor generates up to 85kW with a combined system power of 150kW and 350Nm of maximum torque. 

The battery has a capacity of 13kWh and a range of 60km. It takes about seven hours to fully charge from empty.

In hybrid mode, the electronic control unit continuously assesses the situation with the option of charging the battery via recuperation while the car is moving. It tops up the battery using the petrol engine and brake energy recovery.

The Octavia iV RS has the same petrol engine. When combined with the electric motor, it offers enhanced power of 180kW and maximum torque of 400Nm. It is also equipped with a six-speed DSG transmission and shift-by-wire technology.

Both variants come with the Columbus 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system. It allows owners to check battery status, set up pure electrical drive or select a drive with full system power. 

Skoda’s Octavia iV Style starts at $65,990 and the iV RS, pictured, is priced from $72,990, plus on-road costs.