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.