Report – Skoda has major EV plans image

The Czech manufacturer is seemingly transitioning into the future of the automotive industry, with major plans for the development of electric models that include a hatchback, a coupe SUV and even a sports car.

Skoda’s electric onslaught is programed just about at the same time as the assault coming from its bigger brother Volkswagen, meaning early next decade we’re going to see a raft of battery-powered vehicles. Before that happens, though, the Czech manufacturer is again reportedly preparing a transition period consisting of plug-in hybrid versions of current models – such as the current generation Superb flagship. After the latter’s introduction in 2019, a year later the manufacturer will launch a production variant of the Vision E concept, joining the group’s other MEB vehicles – the Volkswagen ID and an EV from Audi.

Soon after, Skoda will solidify its exit out of the affordable bracket into mainstream, introducing what could be its most expensive model to date – the coupe-SUV, which is going to fit in size in between the Karoq and Kodiaq. But with the new MEB architecture, interior space will suffice for five adult occupants, with an efficient electric motor providing ample power of around 300 horsepower (224 kilowatts). Skoda will then cater to its longtime fans of affordable models, possibly reintroducing a beloved moniker – the EV hatchback is expected to be affordable and about the same shape and size as the VW ID, with the Felicia name in the cards.

Via AutoExpress