Skoda working on an electric car below Enyaq iV

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Post by Rob » Tue May 18, 2021 8:35 am

CEO Thomas Schafer confirmed at the Skoda Annual Press Conference 2021 in March that the next new new Skoda electric car (excluding derivatives) will be a model smaller than the Enyaq iV.

Asked if the next all-new Skoda EV will likely be an ID.3-sized hatch, Schafer said that the next model will indeed be smaller than the Skoda Enyaq iV. The company chief didn’t disclose the body style of that model, though.

The question Schafer responded to was a follow-up to a query on Skoda’s plan to leverage the MEB entry platform, also referred to as ‘MEB-lite.’ For the original smaller EV topic, he said that if Volkswagen Group is working on such a platform, Skoda wants to be a part of it. He suggested that the MEB entry Skoda EVs need not necessarily come out of a Skoda factory. A recent announcement from Seat has confirmed that it is leading the MEB entry project, and is likely to be manufactured in Spain.

The Cupra Born - Seat / Cupras version of the ID.3 is due to be revealed next week.

Schafer indicated that the VW ID.2, which was announced last year, could have a cousin in the Skoda family. The ID.2 is expected to be a pure electric alternative to the VW T-Cross, slotting below the compact ID.4 when it is ready in 2025. Schafer hinted that future Skoda EVs wouldn’t be limited to SUVs. “Our e-portfolio cannot only consist of SUVs in the long term,” he said. Following the Enyaq iV last year, Skoda plans to unveil the Enyaq iV Coupe this year.

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