Last April, Skoda announced its intention to launch a total of six new electric models on the European market between 2024 and 2026. This ambitious deployment will be supported by a massive investment of 5.6 billion euros in electromobility until 2027.
“With six new fully electric models in all segments by 2026, Škoda is moving even faster towards sustainable electric individual mobility. Together with our new, highly efficient conventional and hybrid models, we offer the best of both worlds: meeting the needs of our current and new customers around the world at this time of transition,” said Klaus Zellmer, Chairman of the Board of Skoda management.
Its first new-generation electric will arrive in 2024. It will be a C-segment SUV called Elroq that will measure approximately 4.50 meters long. In 2025, a 4.10-meter B-segment SUV will be added, which will boast a competitive starting price of around 25,000 euros before aid.
This model will be produced in Spain, specifically at the Landaben (Navarra) plant, while its batteries will come from Sagunto (Valencia). That same year, the restyling of the Enyaq and Enyaq Coupé will debut, which will adopt the new Modern Solid design language. Everything indicates that they will also receive improvements in the mechanical section.
In 2026 it will be the turn of a 4.90-meter E-segment SUV inspired by the Vision 7S Concept prototype and a 4.70-meter shooting brake equivalent to the Octavia Combi. As can be seen, except the latter, all Skoda electric cars will be SUVs.
The new Octavia Combi (in case that name is finally maintained) will be based on the MEB+ platform. This evolution of the current MEB platform will support ultra-fast direct-current charging at 175-200 kW of power, significantly cutting charging times (10-80% in 21 minutes instead of 35 minutes).
This architecture will offer ranges of up to 700 km WLTP. Given the family character of the Skoda with a Combi body, we can practically take it for granted that it will be around this range, thus becoming a perfectly valid option for long-distance trips.
The Octavia Combi range will continue to be crowned by two versions with radically different approaches: the Scout camper, which will have greater ground clearance and plastic protections on the underbody, and the sporty RS, equipped with a specific body kit and a more radical setup.