Skoda Vision E: electric car to offer SUV and coupe bodystyles

Skoda Vision E concept

The Skoda Vision E concept

The Czech maker’s upcoming zero-emission model is due in 2021 and will follow the e-Citigo

Skoda’s first stand-alone electric car based on the Vision E concept is set to get both standard SUV and coupé variants, akin to the Kodiaq and (China-only) Kodiaq coupé.

First deliveries of the production model are due at the end of 2021, but it is not yet clear which variant will arrive first.

The Vision E concept has a coupé rear, reflecting the growing popularity of SUVs with coupé rooflines to create a more sporty appearance.

Both versions will be based on the Volkswagen Group’s electric-only MEB platform, which is being used across all of the company’s brands.

Skoda sales and marketing boss Alain Favey has previously told Autocar that the Vision E “gives a very good idea of what the EV will look like.”

Inside, the car will adopt the ‘floating’ screen seen in the Vision X concept, shown earlier this year.

Both coupé and standard SUV variants will sit between the Karoq and Kodiaq in terms of size and each will have a battery that will be capable of at least 300 miles of range.

Pricing will be comparable with that of a mid- to upper-range Kodiaq so we can expect the EV to cost from around £28,000.

Ahead of the Vision E-based models arriving, Skoda will launch the electric Citigo-e, a sibling of the Volkswagen e-Up and future Seat eMii. The car is largely intended for Skoda and its network to gain experience in electric cars, to make sure dealers and repairers are ready. “The real first step [into electric cars] will be with the [stand-alone SUV],” Favey has said.


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Source: Autocar Online

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