New Skoda Elroq Electric SUV Revealed; Global Launch Likely in 2024

The Karoq will soon be replaced overseas by the Elroq, a brand-new all-electric SUV from Skoda that has just been unveiled globally. In addition to this new SUV, Skoda will have four more all-electric vehicles available on the market by 2026.

By Reetika Bhatt | on April 26, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

The Elroq, a brand-new all-electric SUV from Skoda, has just been unveiled and will soon take the place of the Karoq in the global markets. By 2026, the auto manufacturer will have four more all-electric vehicles on the market in addition to this new SUV. The upcoming model, which is approximately 4.50 metres long, combines small exterior dimensions with roomy, useful interiors. Meanwhile, with a starting price of about €25,000, Skoda's upcoming entry-level model, currently going by the name "Small," will make electric mobility more accessible. The sub-compact car will go on sale in 2025 and be manufactured at a Volkswagen Group plant in Spain. The updated Octavia, the Kamiq, the Scala, the Superb, and the Kodiaq, as well as the new BEVs, will make Skoda's lineup the most varied in the company's history. Skoda will continue to offer models with internal combustion engines and plug-in hybrid powertrains during the transition to all-electric mobility in order to meet the diverse needs of the market. Here's everything you need to know about the Elroq EV from the Czech carmaker. 

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New Skoda Elroq Electric SUV: Design Language

The Elroq will be the first SUV to feature Skoda's brand-new, tough design language, Modern Solid. It features a larger, more robust front end (dubbed Tech Deck), front and rear skidplates, enlarged, squared-off arches, and a raised, 4x4-like profile. The Elroq will give Skoda a foothold in the fiercely competitive - and expanding - electric compact SUV segment, where it will compete with rivals like the Jeep Avenger, the Mini Aceman, and the recently unveiled Ford Explorer EV. 

New Skoda Elroq Electric SUV: Other Key Details

In its most efficient configuration, the Elroq will probably be available with a 77kWh battery, giving it a range of about 480 kilometre, much like its Skoda Enyaq iV sibling, with which it will share the majority of its parts. In addition, the automaker will introduce a new 86kWh battery in its EVs beginning with the Enyaq next year. This battery could also make its way into the Elroq to provide a range of more than 595 kilometre. The MEB-based SUV is anticipated to be available in a variety of power outputs, with the most potent—which could receive the vRS nameplate—potentially bringing a dual-motor set-up with about 300bhp. However, it should be noted that the Karoq it replaces was always two-wheel drive only.

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Skoda's Electrification Strategy

By 2026, Skoda intends to introduce six new electric vehicles (EVs). The company plans to increase its lineup of electric vehicles to six models by 2026 after investing a total of €5.6 billion in e-mobility. The "Small" BEV in the small SUV segment, the "Compact" Elroq in the compact SUV segment, a roomy "Combi" estate model, and a seven-seater SUV dubbed "Space" are the four new EV models. The first two Skoda models to use the Modular Electrification Platform (MEB) developed by the Volkswagen Group were the Enyaq iV and the Enyaq Coupé iV. In order to reflect the new design language that will be present in all upcoming Skoda EV models, these models will be updated in 2025.

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