Skoda shares first details of compact electric Elroq SUV

The Skoda Enyaq is about to get a little brother, the Elroq. The Czech manufacturer has revealed the technical details of the compact SUV, although the design remains camouflaged. The Elroq shares many components with the Enyaq and features a more than 560 km range according to the WLTP cycle.

Like the Enyaq, the new Skoda Elroq is based on the MEB platform, also used by the Volkswagen ID.4 and even the recent Ford Explorer. But the Elroq shares more than just its platform with its bigger brother: thanks to an identical wheelbase, the four doors can also be transferred.

New design language

The difference is found at the front and rear overhangs, where the Elroq is slightly shorter. It also features the new ‘Modern Solid’ design language with the ‘Tech-Deck Face,’ as the first model in the Skoda range to get this new smooth black panel, which hides most of the sensors for its active safety systems (ADAS) – although this is still hidden behind camouflage tape in the pictures.

The Skoda Elroq shares many parts with the Enyaq, including its doors, thanks to an identical wheelbase /Skoda

Skoda has also optimized the Elroq’s aerodynamics, with a drag coefficient of just 0.26. The streamlined wheel designs offer sizes of 19 to 21 inches. On the inside, much has been kept from the Enyaq, including the 5-inch driver’s display and the 13-inch infotainment screen.

Four powertrain variants

In terms of powertrains, four variants will be proposed: the Elroq 50 (52 kWh net capacity, 125 kW (170 hp)), Elroq 60 (59 kWh, 150 kW (204 hp)), Elroq 85 (77 kWh, 210 kW (286 hp)), and the Elroq 85x (77 kWh, 220 kW (299 hp)). The Elroq 85 will cover over 560 km on a full battery.

Although it is around 16 cm shorter than the Enyaq (4,488 mm vs. 4,649 mm), the Elroq still features plenty of space, with 470 to 1,580 liters of cargo space and many ‘Simply Clever’ features, such as a storage net under the parcel shelf for the charging cables.

Thanks to four powertrains with up to 77 kWh of battery capacity, the Skoda Elroq achieves a WLTP range of up to 560 km /Skoda

Coming this Fall

The official launch of the Skoda Elroq is planned for Fall 2024, when it will become the first of six new BEV models to enter the Skoda range by 2026. The others include the Epiq, a compact SUV with a sub-€25,000 starting price, a facelift of the Enyaq and Enyaq Coupé models, an estate model, and the production version of the 7-seater Vision 7S Concept.


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