Skoda Auto is further stepping up the pace of its electric mobility campaign and transformation. Launching four all-new e-vehicles and two updated Enyaq iV family models, the Czech carmaker plans to expand its BEV range to six models by 2026.
Skoda Auto will have invested a total of 5,6 billion euros in e-mobility by 2027. With the ‘Small’ BEV in the small SUV segment, the ‘Compact’ with its official name Elroq, in the compact SUV segment, a spacious ‘Estate’ model, and a seven-seater SUV called ‘Space’, Skoda will significantly expand and diversify its all-electric portfolio, now consisting of two Enyaq versions.
Klaus Zellmer, Chairman of the Board of Skoda Auto: “With six new all-electric models across all segments by 2026, Skoda Auto is moving even faster toward sustainable, electric, individual mobility. Together with our new and highly efficient conventional and hybrid-powered models, we offer the best of both worlds – meeting our existing and new customers’ needs around the globe in this time of transition.”
Martin Jahn, Skoda Auto Board Member for Sales and Marketing, adds: “By 2026, our new battery-electric models will cover all vehicle segments that are relevant to our customers. We’ll be providing customers with the means to explore the world in style – sustainably, safely, and confidently with products that feature our new ‘Modern Solid’ design.”
Widening the EV range
In 2024, the first upcoming BEV Skoda will be the ‘Compact’, which will officially be called Elroq. Measuring around 4,5 meters in length and boasting a similar combination of compact dimensions and a spacious, very 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’. It will be a sub-compact car priced around €25 000, which will make electric mobility affordable. The model will be produced at a Volkswagen Group Plant in Spain and introduced in 2025. At around 4,1 meters in length, it will offer a similar luggage capacity as the Scala. It will share platform, drive, and production with the upcoming entry-level EVs from Seat (Cupra Raval?) and VW (ID.2).
In 2025, the Enyaq iV and Enyaq Coupé iV 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 cars to be based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrification Platform (MEB).
The ‘Estate’ will play a key role among the four new models. This approximately 4,7‑meter-long model will be the brand’s first all-electric estate car, taking the strengths of this particularly popular and successful Škoda body style into the electric age. The ‘Estate’ BEV will be introduced in 2026.
The largest of Skoda’s future BEVs will be the ‘Space’. It will be the production version of the Vision 7S concept and around 4,9 meters long to round off the upper end of the portfolio.
Intermittent ICE generation
Over the course of the transition phase to e-mobility, models with modern ICE engines and plug-in hybrid powertrains will continue to be a mainstay of Skoda’s model portfolio. “With the new generations of the Superb and Kodiaq, the refreshed Octavia, Kamiq, and Scala, as well as the new BEV models, Skoda will soon offer the most diverse portfolio in its history,” says the Czech manufacturer.
Skoda Auto has provided a first glimpse of the new generation Superb top model (Hatch and Estate) and its top SUV, the Kodiaq. As part of the brand’s “Let’s Explore” event (on 25 April 2023), the Czech car manufacturer has released the first official silhouette images.
The Superb and Kodiaq will be among the brand’s highlights of the year, marked by separate world premieres this autumn. Both cars will offer modern, efficient gasoline and diesel engines, as well as plug-in and mild hybrid options.
CEO Klaus Zellmer: “The Superb and the Kodiaq are two important cornerstones of the Skoda model range, which is why it’s so special for us to introduce the new generations of both model series this autumn. The Superb is the flagship of our ICE portfolio and will continue to set standards for comfort and space in its fourth generation, in both Hatch and Estate forms.”
“The second-generation Kodiaq will take safety, technology, and versatility to the next level. We continue to offer the best of both worlds and meet our customer’s needs, so both models will also be offered with plug-in and mild hybrid options,” he added.
In addition to a new exterior, each model has new features, improved technology, and a completely redesigned interior. The fourth-generation Superb will once again be available both as a Hatch and as a very spacious Estate. It will be manufactured at the Volkswagen Group plant in Bratislava, Slovakia. The new generation of the Kodiaq will be built at the Skoda plant in Kvasiny, Czech Republic, also the home of its predecessor.
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