Skoda has announced a mega EV roll-out plan of as many as six all-electric vehicles by 2026. Additionally, the brand plans to enter the affordable global small EV market by 2025 with a target price of €25,000 (around Rs 22.5 lakh), Klaus Zellmer, the global CEO of Skoda Auto, announced.
- Skoda’s EV plan includes two SUVs, a Wagon and an MPV
- Enyaq EV line-up to be updated in future
- ICE-powered new Kodiaq, Superb to be revealed later this year
Skoda’s electrification strategy: what’s the plan?
The company on Tuesday unveiled clay models for four all-new electric vehicles, ranging from a small SUV measuring 4.1 metres to a compact SUV, a Combi Wagon and an MPV with a length of 4.9 metres.
Announcing the Let's Explore plan at its headquarters in Mlada Boleslav, Skoda said it will be offering a complete range of all-electric models – with the “Small” EV in the small SUV segment, the new Elroq SUV, which will be an electric replacement for the Karoq, a spacious “Combi” estate, most likely based on the Octavia, and a seven-seater SUV “Space”.
Apart from these four vehicles, the Enyaq family will be updated by 2025, Skoda Auto informed. This range of SUVs will sport the new Modern Solid design language, claimed the carmaker. It, however, reiterated that cars with modern and highly efficient internal combustion engines and plug-in hybrid powertrains will continue to be an important mainstay during the transformation phase.
With the new generations of the Superb and Kodiaq, the refreshed Octavia, Kamiq and Scala as well as the new BEV models, Škoda says it will soon offer the most diverse portfolio in its history. Zellmer said: “With six new all-electric models across all segments by 2026, Skoda Auto is moving even faster towards sustainable, electric individual mobility. Together with our new and highly efficient conventional and hybrid-powered models, we are offering the best of both worlds – meeting our existing and new customers’ needs around the globe in this time of transition."
Wide range of Skoda EVs from “Small” to “Space”
Planned for 2024, the first upcoming BEV vehicle will be the “Compact” SUV, which will officially be called Elroq. Measuring around 4.50 metres in length and boasting a similar combination of compact dimensions, and a spacious and practical interior, the Elroq will be the all-electric successor to the Skoda Karoq. It will further expand the Czech brand’s model portfolio in the SUV segment.
The future entry-level model will bear the working title “Small” – a sub-compact car priced around €25,000 that will make electric mobility affordable. The model will be produced at a Volkswagen Group Plant in Spain and introduced in 2025. At around 4.10 metres in length, it will offer a similar luggage capacity as the Scala.
In 2025, the Enyaq and Enyaq Coupé will receive a comprehensive update and adopt the new Modern Solid design language first showcased on the Vision 7S. The Enyaq iV models were the first Skoda vehicles to be based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrification Platform (MEB) and as such have been emblematic of the brand’s new era of electric mobility since 2020 (Enyaq Coupé since 2022).
The “Combi” will play a key role among the four new models. This approximately 4.70-metre-long model will be the brand’s first all-electric estate car, taking the strengths of this particularly popular and successful Skoda body style into the electric age. The “Combi” estate BEV will be introduced in 2026.
The largest of Skoda’s future BEVs will be the “Space” – the production version of the Vision 7S concept. It will be around 4.90 metres long and round off the upper end of the portfolio.