Skoda announced just a few hours ago its launch plans for the next few years in terms of electric cars. Access to its range will be a small crossover similar to the ID.2. Skoda will follow in Volkswagen’s footsteps. The Czech firm hopes to present a complete range of 100% electric models before the year 2026, in which there will be bodies of all kinds, although those with an SUV and crossover appearance will prevail. The brand has already given the first indications of an access vehicle very close to the Volkswagen ID.2 and the production model of the Cupra UrbanRebel (the future Cupra Raval).
Years ago, Skoda already put an electric urban access model in its range, the Skoda Citigo-e, which did not have the expected success. In the coming years, they hope to repeat a similar formula since it also shared a good part of the elements with the Volkswagen e-Up and the SEAT Mii Electric.
The next access model to the electric range is announced as a small crossover and will adopt the new design language that Skoda has already presented on several occasions. The company intends that this model has a reduced size, around 4 meters, but that its driving position is high, to guarantee comfort and visibility for its occupants. They also affirm that its interior space will be completely extraordinary and will present a trunk with a capacity of more than 450 liters.
The electric future will be positioned as an alternative to the Skoda Fabia since both will be marketed in parallel for a few years. This is part of the company’s plan since this will make the transition from a combustion car to a 100% electric easier.
Skoda, they have affirmed that their future electric SUV will have the objective of starting its production at some point in the year 2025 at a price of around 25,000 euros. Some objectives are very close to those proposed by Volkswagen for its future ID.2. This goal is essential to “make electric mobility affordable”, said the company. Alternatively, the Cupra Raval is set to rank higher, and thus somewhat more expensive.
The new Skoda will be one of the first electric models to sit on the Volkswagen Group’s front-wheel drive MEB Entry platform. This can accommodate two battery sizes: 38 or 56 kWh. The last of them (and the most capable) has a range close to 500 kilometers.
The Volkswagen ID.2all Concept already claimed to incorporate a 225 hp electric motor on the front axle, which enabled it to run from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 7 seconds. However, nothing has been confirmed about the mechanics of the Skoda in this regard, so there is no official data.
An electric ‘made in Spain’
The small electric of the Czech brand will be assembled in Spain, although there is still no official confirmation on which specific plant it will be carried out. There is the possibility that it is Martorell or the Navarrese from Landaben, although everything indicates that it will be in the latter since the former will host the production of the future Volkswagen ID.2 and the Cupra Raval.