Skoda: an electric compact and entry-level variants to come

Skoda an electric compact and entry-level variants to come

Skoda boss Thomas Schäfer has revealed some details about the Czech brand’s future developments: entry-level variants as well as an electric compact are coming.

In an interview with the German magazine Automobilwoche, the new CEO of Skoda , Thomas Schäfer, announced the brand’s desire to develop in emerging countries. He also gave some details on future models to come.

Skoda: a future electric Octavia on the program

As Mladá Boleslav’s firm launches its new Kushaq SUV in India, and is already present in no less than 100 countries, Schäfer clarified that other markets present interesting opportunities for Skoda, such as North Africa. for example, where the supply of electrified models is still to be developed.

The new Skoda boss has also indicated that electric models should represent 60% of its sales by 2030. To do this, new zero-emission Skoda will soon emerge , with at least one model located under the Enyaq iV SUV , as well as a new electric compact the size of the Octavia .

New entry-level models at increasingly attractive prices

The Czech manufacturer is also eyeing the success of Korean and French brands in Europe: to compete with them, Thomas Schäfer is considering the creation of entry-level versions of the brand’s models, at an even more attractive price. Skoda is in fact the brand of the Volkswagen group most able to occupy this segment, still underexploited by the German company.

 

Skoda: the next electric models become clearer

Skoda the next electric models

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 .