Skoda has previewed six new fully electric models which it plans to release by 2026, including two updated versions of the Enyaq iV.
Each of the new models will cover all segments relative to the brand’s customers including small, compact, and spacious body styles while it will continue to offer internal combustion engine and plug-in hybird powertrains with its new Superb, Kodiaq, Octavia, Kamiq and Scala nameplates.
Future Skodas will also wear new design language which the carmaker calls ‘Modern Solid’, combining “robustness, functionality and authenticity to create vehicles that embody modern simplicity, delightful practicality and honest design.”
Starting with the Enyaq, the model will continue to ride on Volkswagen Groups Modular Electric Platform (MEB) but adopt the updated design language and receive a coupe variant in 2025.
The first of the new cars includes what Skoda refers to as its “Compact” model, officially named Elroq, and will become the successor to the Karoq. All that has been said is that it measures in at around 4.5m long and boasts a “spacious, very practical” interior.
Next up is the Czech brand’s new entry-level model which takes on the working title of “Small”. This will be a sub-compact car that measures in at 4.1m long, priced at around 25,000 euros ($NZ44,641), and will be introduced in 2025.
Also joining the electric lineup is the “Estate”, which will be Skoda’s first fully electric estate car, measuring in at 4.7m long, and set to launch in 2026.
Wrapping up the six new models is the “Space”, the largest of the bunch. This will be the production version of the Vision 7S concept that it gave us our first proper look at the all-new Modern Solid design language when we first saw it last year. Length is estimated to come in at 4.9m which will be plenty to accommodate a seven seat layout as the concept’s name suggests.
We previously mentioned that Skoda won’t be putting ICEs by the wayside and that’s because the brand believes they will play an important role in meeting all of its customers needs during the transition period to EVs. The carmaker most recently took over the responsibility of developing the EA211 engine within the Volkswagen Group too.
As for petrol and diesel-powered model updates, it all starts with a refreshed version of the Kamiq and Scala which are set to be unveiled this year, along with the introduction of the next-generation Kodiaq and Superb.
The Czech brand estimates that it will have invested 5.6 billion euros ($NZ10 billion) into its electrified push by 2027.