It’s expected to arrive in showrooms before the end of January, and will be available with the same range of trim levels as the regular version of this large hatchback and estate, aside from the entry-level ‘S’ version.
The powertrain utilises a turbocharged 1.4-litre petrol engine paired to an electric motor to produce a combined 215bhp. Skoda claims it can travel for up to 35 miles on electric power, while it’s also promising CO2 emissions of just 35g/km.
It’s expected to be most popular with fleet users, with its low emissions meaning it will fit in a Benefit in Kind company car tax bracket of just 10 per cent. The hatchback is priced from £31,970, with the estate model increasing the price to £33,250.
Grades available include the fleet-friendly SE Technology, the more upmarket SE L, as well as the more performance-oriented SportLine Plus and the flagship L&K.
As well as being Skoda’s first plug-in hybrid, it’s also the Czech brand’s first electrified model to reach the market – just beating the all-electric Citigo-e iV to forecourts.