SUV, city car, sedan … the next electric models from Skoda are talking about them.
After a first foray into “zero emissions” with the Citigo-e iV , Skoda has just launched its first exclusively electric model with the Enyaq iV SUV . Asked by the British journalists of the Autocar site , Thomas Schäfer, new CEO of Skoda, would have revealed some details about the brand’s next battery models.
“Regarding the electric, with the Enyaq and the Enyaq variant coming up, that’s enough for the moment but we need something smaller, maybe a template tailored for the city, and we we need something in the notchback range, maybe a future Octavia , in a way. For our brand, these are the most important electric vehicles that we will see develop in this decade “, he would have Explain. The city car in question could be based on the supposed MEB-Lite platform currently being developed for Volkswagen ID.1 and ID.2. The sedan could be a cousin of the future Volkswagen derived from the ID concept. Vizzion.
The Enyaq in the center of attention to begin with
Schäfer would not consider an electric Skoda compact sedan anytime soon. “Starting vehicle concepts takes at least two to three years in general, so maybe in the middle of the decade to be careful,” he would have indicated on this subject. Skoda would not seek to offer an electric range covering all segments as quickly as possible. “First of all, you have to pay for it. I could wish for ten more cars but the total investment will not take place. We are not going to double our catalog,” said the manager.
Unlike the Volkswagen brand and its simultaneous offensive on all fronts, Skoda would therefore opt for a more progressive approach. “We still believe that the Enyaq has a lot of potential to satisfy a wide range of demands, ranging almost from the field of sleek SUVs to that of station wagons. (…) The Enyaq is clearly our showcase for the year or the two years to come, and the Enyaq variant will be launched at the end of next year. That will guide us for the next two or three years, and then we’ll see how quickly we work on another model, “reportedly detailed Schäfer. The variant of the Enyaq in question is said to be a “coupe” version derived from the 2019 Vision iV concept car .